This was the year my son chose his own costume. He was very specific – he wanted to be a super reader, like Super Why! Well, good luck finding a Super Why costume locally. Thank goodness for online stores and enough notice to order a costume, get it shipped, and still have time for Auntie Wendy to do some minor alterations to make it fit well. But he was soooo happy, and that makes it all worth it.
So I created what Cathy Zielski calls a common margin around my photo area using my first layer of designer paper. Then I put another layer of designer paper to frame my photos, title and journaling. I did anchor the photo area with another strip of patterned paper, which breaks up the layout nicely. It ended up being pretty bright, but it matches the colours of his costume so well I couldn’t resist.
I matted my photos on a bright blue Bazzill cardstock, including one photo that opens up to show the journaling for the page – that’s the one in the middle. I pulled out some felt alpha stickers from my HUGE stack of alphabet stickers and the green was perfect! I placed them at the bottom of the page and printed off the smaller sentiment on my printer.
Finally, I chose to only use a few Halloween embellishment on this page, since it was already pretty bright. I stamped a few images from the Brutus Monroe Trick or Treat stamp set on alcohol ink paper and coloured them in using my Spectrum Noir markers. I fussy cut them out and placed them in a few strategic places. Lastly, I took the little bat stamp from the same set and just scattered a few bats directly on the background.
In the end, he was the perfect little Super Why on Halloween night!
Cardstock – Bazzill and Spectrum Noir Ultra Smooth Premium White
Paper – My Mind’s Eye Mambi Sheets Halloween
Stamps – Brutus Monroe Trick or Treat
Letter stickers – Making Memories Felt Alpha Green
Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers