Thursday, October 25, 2012

witch hats layout

It's been such a long time since I've shared a layout on here!


"Happy Halloween 2008"
Supplies - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper: Echo Park and Pink Paislee; Stickers: Echo Park; Alphabet stickers: Echo Park; Brad: My Mind's Eye; Spider: Little Yellow Bicycle; Embroidery floss: DMC; Rubon flourish: unknown

I can't believe how little the boys are in these pictures! Drew barely came up to his dad's waist and now he is almost as tall as I am. There is also no longer a trace of the little chunky legs and cheeks that Jackson wore so cutely in those pictures!  I miss those days.

This layout is based on one of my favorite sketches from the Halloween Bundle that is available as a download at the SG online store. (You can get more info by reading this post.) I think what I like so much about this particular sketch is the cluster of witch hats. They kind of remind me of Christmas trees, which I love to make, and it's not because of the obvious shape similarities. It's because of the many, many ways you can embellish them.


I used a different embellishment for each hat. For the largest I just did a strip of paper with a small twine bow on the bottom. The medium hat has an accordion folded strip with hand stitching along the edges. The smallest has a small strip with notches cut at each end with a spider brad in the center. Some other ideas would be to use twine, stickers, ribbon, border punches, rows of brads, several strip of different patterned papers, or word stickers. There are endless possibilities!

You can read more about the Halloween bundle by checking out this post I put together earlier this week.

Have a great weekend! :)

15 comments:

Scrapthat said...

So cute Ali!! Love the whole shebang!

julieinsweden said...

Super cute. Love the costumes.

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Love the downloads!!

Shara

Cynthia B. said...

Looks great - glad you're sharing - love those hats, esp. the pleating on the one hat.

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Adorable! You always have the cutest holiday layouts...love the photos of the boys! Love the hats and banner!

Cathy A. said...

So happy to see you post a layout on your blog (I miss Sketch Support). Thanks for sharing!

Lisadwb said...

Oh how cute!! I will be doing this layout out next. I love all of the layouts in the Halloween Bundle. (And the hats would make fun Christmas trees.)

Cheryl said...

I am suach a fan of your work! Thank you for sharing a new layout!

Michele's Scrapy Creations said...

so adorable! i'm planning to buy this on friday. Thanks for creating these sketches. I love your 6x6 class as well.

wteagon said...

This looks great!! I was a little nervous about picking up this bundle because of the witch hats and having two boys, but this just looks wonderful! This assures me that I can definitely make this work.

Linda said...

Very cute layout. I purchased the bundle and hope to get photos tonight so I can make this layout. If not, I guess I will have to make Christmas trees!

Rodriguez Family said...

Love it! PLEASE share MORE!!!

laurellanecrafts.com said...

Great layout Allison! Oh, I've so missed seeing your layouts! What a treat. I did one of your August downloads for a Halloween Layout and posted it last week. The hats are great and I totally see how it's just like that Christmas sketch with the trees.

Allison Davis said...

Thank you everyone! It was nice to finally share a layout on here! :)

Janette said...

So happy to see this post Allison. Fantastic layout. Love love LOVE the hats!!
I have to tell you that I really miss creating for SS.