Design By Ali Edwards
A coat of black paint and a rub-on make an appropriately striking album cover.
SOURCES: Album: Maya Road. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (harlequin), The Girls' Paperie (all other). Transparencies, rub-ons: Hambly Screen Prints. Stickers, ribbon, metal accents: The Girls' Paperie. Die cuts: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Punches: We R Memory Keepers. Pen: Sakura of America.
Standard-size prints serve as full "pages" in the album, with stitched and drawn frames. Some of the 4x6" photos bear label stickers, and some are overlapped with transparencies that add character. The transparencies can easily be flipped up to get a good look at the images.
This simple album leaves only this page and the back page for handwritten journaling.
A preprinted transparency was added between pages.
To fill an entire page with two small images place them next to each other and draw and stitch the border across both to help them connect visually.
Use stickers and handwritten journaling to label photos.
Include small bits of journaling about your Halloween adventure, such as a list of costumes. A simple label will evoke a memory that will last for years.
It's OK to run both horizontal and vertical photos throughout your album.
Add paper and fabric embellishments that suit your theme.
When taking photos for your album be sure to take both closeups and wide shots.
Don't be afraid to stitch on your photos and on the preprinted transparencies to add texture and interest.
Ali finishes her Halloween story on the back page of her mini album.