Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Mix a little gore with a few screams, add a dash of sparkle and you have a scrapbook layout

Q: What happens when your child wants to be a serial killer?
A: You grab a camera, snap a few photos and create a gory scrapbook layout.

My oldest daughter (age 7) has always enjoyed watching scary movies, but when she chose the Scream costume as a preschooler, I was a bit surprised. She had never viewed that particular movie before, but after walking through the costume store, she insisted on being a serial killer. The costume was too big for her, but I made it work to make her happy. This wasn't a regular Scream mask. It was connected to a heart that pumped blood into the mask. She proudly wore it Trick-or-Treating.

Through the years, my daughter continued wearing a variety of masks and it didn't have to be Halloween for her to do so. When my youngest daughter was old enough to be scared, a masked girl chased her little sister around the house and masks have terrified my two-year-old ever since. The scrapbook layout I'm about to show you tells the story of a little girl and her scary masks.

  • Glue Dots® adhesive: Pop Up, Mini, Continuous Line, Memory Book
  • Paper: DCWV, Paperbilities, American Crafts, The Paper Company, scraps
  • The Craft Lounge Sparkly Fluff
  • Making Memories ink and letter stamps
  • American Crafts marker
  • Sakura Gelly Roll pen
  • Deco Art acrylic paint
  • wire
  • button

Step 1: Create a bloody background page. Slice open your hand and drip blood on a nice sheet of white cardstock...or use red acrylic paint like I did. Let dry for several hours.

Step 2: Make a mini serial killer hold a bloody banner. After cutting out a little white mask and black cloak, attach the face with a Pop Up Glue Dot®.

Using two pieces of scrap paper, create a pop-up banner. One piece will be for the title and the other for a background. Drip "blood" onto the title.

Attach wire to the background paper with Pop Up Glue Dots® and place the title on top.

Step 3: Balance the gore with a little Sparkly Fluff. Carefully take a strip of Mini Glue Dots® and adhere to a piece of scrap patterned paper.

 Repeat two more times.

Sprinkle Sparkly Fluff over the Mini Glue Dots® and shake off the excess.

Step 4: Mix together the gore with a few screams, add the sparkle and you have a bloody and kinda scary scrapbook layout.

Bonus Step: Make a pocket for your gruesome mask stories. Place Continuous Glue Lines® on the back edges of your matted photo block and adhere to the layout.

Insert your journaling and the gorey scrapbook layout is complete!

Thanks for stopping by ScrappinMemories4U.com! Be sure to visit this Thursday for The Retweetables: Halloween Edition and to see another layout that will make you SCREAM!

Disclosure: I wrote this blog post while participating on the Glue Dots design team.

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  1. cool LO...I mean very scary 80)...tell me more about this sparkly fluff stuff please

  2. Wowee, Danielle, this is an incredible project! I love the way you described your layout! Great job!!

  3. Thank you! This was my first time playing with Sparkly Fluff and I really like it. It's soft like cotton and sparkly like glitter. There are a variety of colors. Here's the link: http://www.ourcraftlounge.net/Sparkly-Fluff_c_13-2-0.html. I'm using the stuff again for another project that I'll be posting on my blog next week.

  4. What a cool lo. Great techniques!

  5. I don't think I've ever shuddered during the instructions of a layout, but you manged to send a shimmer down my spine. LOL Very creative.

  6. I grew up watching horror movies and adding a little gore just came naturally...Glad to make you shudder, Debby :) (Boo!)

  7. Thanks for bring this favorite back!!

  8. This is Brilliant!! Thanks for the idea.. I was makin a scrap book for a friend and wanted to bring out the Evil and good in her :-p Devil and an Angel.. Angel part is pretty easy and I was lookin for the other... Bumped in to this! Thanks again :-)