javascript:void(0) Pixel Mischief: Halloween Idea #1

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Halloween Idea #1

Over the next couple of weeks, I'll be posting some Halloween and Fall crafting/decorating ideas. I love this time of year...it's unpredictable, yet colorful and comforting too. 

Here in New England we have everything from frosty cold mornings to warm and sunny indian summer afternoons. Whether I'm outside enjoying a brisk and breezy fall day or in the house snuggled under a blanket with a scented candle and good book - I love it all the same!


Here's today's fun idea - I found this old vintage photo album for $1.00 at a garage sale. I have it out on the kitchen table with creepy Halloween decorations.




The album even had a few old photos left in it, which makes me kinda sad, thinking of someone's old and forgotten memories. I removed the old photos and saved them for some other craft (even though I'll always wonder who they were) The photos had been held on with the old fashioned photo corners, which I carefully peeled off the pages and saved. I wasn't real worried about the condition of the pages, I wanted the book to look old and abused, anyway.

I then went through all my halloween photos, and changed them to a vintage black and white using Photoshop. I have a PS action called Olde Vintage that I used, available in a kit called Photo Decor which is for sale in my shop at Plain Digital Wrapper.  You don't need this, but hey it's good advertising, LOL. then I printed them on photo paper and trimmed them to fit in the album. I re-used some of the old black photo corners to make it look like the photos have been in the album for years!

I used my Halloween freebie sampler for the inside cover page:

Here are some of the inside photos. I used deckle edge scissors on some of them to give an old look. On others I used a square hole punch down one side to make them look like they came from another old album.

Some pictures are from Halloween parties we've had and trips to the pumpkin festival.





 This one's a scanned of a 1960's slide with yours truly on the left!



I love looking at all the pictures, and remembering the good times!

I'm linking this up on Funky Junk Interiors Saturday Night Specials - be sure to visit Donna's Blog by clicking the picture below!






I'll be back tomorrow with a Halloween tassel I made!


Coming soon - 13 days of Halloween FREEBIES!

2 comments:

TracyMB said...

What a GREAT idea!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

Anonymous said...

I agree this is a great idea. It looks on my screen like an orange tint was added. bb