I started this little mini album a few years ago at a Make 'N Take event while visiting in Redding, CA that fall. The design of the original version was by Cammi Crandall, a member of the design team for a little scrapbook store located there, which has now closed. Since I had never finished my little book, I decided this was the year to do so and give it away as a Halloween card. Though I did not have a picture of the original book, I had the background papers adhered and the front cover almost completed. I still had a lot pieces leftover over that were not yet place. From my memory of the original design, I decided to make some changes from where I thought things were placed. I believe my book still retains the flavor of the original by Cammi, but with added embellishments and switching of some items around.
This is the front cover. I dropped my shoe label down on my book to balance the negative space and added rhinestones to each left corner of the shoe's black base.
This is the centerfold of my book. I added a bat tag with a Halloween verse and Martha Stewart bat stickers to the pocket's outside for added decoration. I moved the Spooky circle from the pocket side and placed it on the witch's hat panel. I colored the hat band with purple and lime Copic markers and added the purple rhinestones. I also added the rhinestones to the corner of the orange panel. The Spooky panel lifts up a bit, and I placed my personal Handcrafted by Chatterbox Creations below.
I added a scallop circle mat under the orange have a WICKED halloween circle to finish off my back cover. I am happy with my results, honoring Cammi's original design, yet adding a little bit of Me with a few more interesting details and embellishments.
Recipe: Papers: Bazzill cs: Raven, Navel; Authentique - Enchanted: Haunted (front/back covers/p. 3)/ Spooked (p. 2/3). White paper sack: 9" x 4-3/4" (Michaels). SU stamp: Wicked Cool (Annual 2011-12). Dies: Spellbinders--Circles LG #2/3, Scallop Circles LG #1, Petite Scallop Circles LG #2, Labels 11 (modified to tag). Cricuit: Web Silhouettes. Martha Stewart Bat stickers. 3/8" Black Satin ribbon. Stash: Rhinestones LG/ petite; button. Copic markers: witch hat, shoes. Colorbox Chestnut Roan distressing.