This is a layout I created yesterday featuring The Haunted Mansion at Disneyland. The pictures are from 11-17-2013. During this time the Mansion is decorated for the Halloween and Christmas Seasons. I've done an overview video that you can WATCH ON YOUTUBE
This frame is an unfinished wood veneer piece I picked up at Michaels. I painted it black and added Martha Stewart's chunky black glitter around the center. The banner is from one of the pictures I took and I printed it the size I needed and let my Cameo cut it out.
The title was cut with my Cameo. First I cut "Haunted Mansion" from my black background paper. Then I cut the title again from beige paper. I inlaid the positive beige cuts into the negative space in my black background. This makes the title look like it's part of the paper because it lays flat. The only part that is raised is the word "THE" in the title because I was afraid it might not cut as smoothly out of the thick background paper. So I only cut it once from my beige paper and glued it on top.
This is the double-sided paper I used to cut out the title. The striped side I used to trim my edge after I had cut out my title from the center of the opposite side that has the skull. That way I got "double duty" from this paper. I also backed everything with a solid piece of black cardstock. This covered up the cut out title as well as giving extra strength to the layout because that oval frame is a bit heavy.
Happy Haunting Collection - My Mind's Eye
This is the background paper I used. It's interesting to look at all by itself and it was a great base to start the layout.
Happy Haunting Collection - Carta Bella (same collection name, but different companies).
Saturday my 5 year old niece, Grace, spent the day crafting with me (and we even had time to bake cookies). This is the layout Grace did. Again, it started with the wood veneer frame. When I was at Michaels trying to get ideas of stuff for us to do, I found that frame and thought it would be fun to paint for our Halloween picture of our time at the Haunted Mansion (she is in that picture too). Grace loves Halloween like I do, so I thought painting and decorating a spooky frame was something she would like to do. Plus, I want to get her hooked on scrapbooking at a young age! ;-)