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When I saw the reveal for Sketch 253 at Creative Scrappers, I immediately knew I was going to use it for a Halloween layout. I didn't want to use any of the photos from last year, because I knew we were getting the kids costumes for this year and taking pictures soon. So last Friday, they got all hero-ed up and I took candy for bribes, and we made it through a little Halloween costume photo session. Sadly, I was not overly thrilled with the way most of the photos turned out. We were planning to do the pictures around 5:30PM, but it was overcast and the light was already fading fast at 5PM. And on top of that, I didn't get to take them at the exact location I was planning, because it's a neighborhood clubhouse that gets used for receptions, parties and weddings, and of course with it being a Friday night, they were already setting up for something. :( But since everyone was already dressed, we went ahead with the photos anyway. I am debating a possible re-shoot sometime this week, to see if we have better luck, but I don't know if my nerves can handle it!! :)
But, back to the layout and Sketch! I managed to get at least one group shot that was useable for my layout, and I knew I wanted to use the new Thirty-One collection from Pebbles Inc. and I mixed it with some of the Halloween collection from American Crafts, that's exclusively available in Target stores.
I took some inspiration from Missy Whidden and Shannon Morgan, with the fun, big ink splatters, but I still don't think mine turned out as cool as theirs!! :) I will have to keep practicing! The circle behind the photo on the Sketch, was a perfect spot for adding a die cut Spider Web, using my Cameo. Once I got the design put together, the layers behind the photo and the Spider Web kind of reminded me of a bat shape! I also incorporated some of the Tags from the October Exclusive Kit from Chic Tags!! You can pick up a Kit HERE, in the store.
Supplies: Patterned Paper & Letter Stickers: Pebbles Inc., Clothespin, Star Stickers, Phrase Stickers & Sequins: American Crafts; Large Sequins & Flair Button: The Paper Bakery; Spray Mist; Studio Calico; Tags: Chic Tags October Exclusive Kit; Star Paper Clip: Two Peas in a Bucket; Fonts: Anime Ace & Pacifico