Sunday, October 31, 2021

Costume Party Clowns

 Hey there, everyone, Happy Halloween! How's your weekend going?
I got my assignments done and took my breather: I played in my faux travel notebook again and made a spread. I even made it more like a scrapbook layout this time and used a really old pic of Honey and me. We'd been married 2 and 1/2 years and Katy was 14 months old. LONG time ago, lol. Anyway, we used to have Halloween costume parties back then and one year we dressed up as clowns, but then it took us 2-3 days to get all the make-up off afterwards. So that was the last time we were ever clowns, which was a shame because our costumes were pretty fabulous. Now, as soon as I can get focused enough to write that in much fewer words, I'll fill in the journaling spot, lol. That's why it's still blank. 😏
For my design I used the latest sketch over at TN Time with Lisa and Lori. Lisa's challenge is the sketch and Lori's added use orange and a label. 
All patterned papers used are from my Halloween stash...I think Making Memories and DCWV but don't hold me to that. The title was made with alpha stickers and the collage sheet images are all Gecko Galz. The red label is a Jenni Bowlin stamp on red paper. The clown is a Basic Grey stamp. The jack o'lantern is an Art Impressions mini-die. The white flourish is a Verve die.
The Fig. 1 label and the journaling card are Daisy D and I stamped the Basic Grey clown on the card. I also created the Clowning Around subtitle in PSE and then stamped a 7Gypsies label around it and cut it out. The black trim edging the photo is a Paper Trey Ink border die. The black zig-zag circle is an Avery Elle die. 
And a final view. I learn so much every time I do these spreads. This time I forgot to put a little green on the righthand side, since I have some on the left. And, creating clusters is hard! I need to make mine tighter. Thanks for coming by and bet wishes for a fun and safe Halloween, XOX

I used Gecko Galz digital collage sheet images
Dies Used: Art Impressions Jack O'Lantern, Verve Flourish, PTI zig-zag border; Avery Elle Signature seal


My name is Erika. said...

I think this is a super spread for Tracey's challenge at AJJ Aimeslee. That is a great picture of you and your husband as clowns. It is fun to have a partner in costume, isn't it? This page is fun for Halloween too. I like that bright green ouija board piece you added. Thanks so much for sharing with us at AJJ. And have a wonderful but safe Halloween also. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

What fabulous pages! Wow, your clown costumes were amazing and it looks like you had so much fun dressing up too - that's wonderful photo of you both πŸ˜€. Happy Halloween! Hugs Jo x

Sue said...

This is absolutely fabulous Aimeslee, it's so nice to have such a wonderful keepsake. It's so scary how time flies isn't it, we have a BIG anniversary next year. Thanks so much for joining in with us at Lost Coast Designs and Country View Crafts, and have a very happy (and spooky) Halloween, Sue xx

Rain said...

Happy Halloween Aimeslee!! πŸŽƒπŸŽƒ
Your art is so fun to see! ☺

Laurie said...

Love your Halloween journal pages! The bright colors are great - that Ouija board jumps right off the page. Lots of fun elements and papers. Thanks for joining the Lost Coast Design Challenge!

Lisa in Texas said...

This is an amazing spread!! I love the vintage fun feel it has! Thank you for joining us this month at TN Time with Lisa & Lori!!

craftytrog said...

Fabulous pages Aimeslee!
Happy November!

Cut It Up Challenge Blog said...

This turned out fabulous! I liked looking at all the elements that added to your theme.

Thanks for sharing your Halloween project with us at Cut it Up!


ahlers5 said...

I love those clown costumes. These pages are amazing.

Pamela said...

A fun spread and I like the clown outfits!
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Kinjal Trivedi said...

Oh what a wonderful layout. This definitely is a lovely theme. Thank you for sharing your project with us. Hugs, Kinjal - DT

Judy McKay said...

Great page. Love the theme and layout. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week.. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Jocelyn said...

Great outfits and fabulous pages. So nice to record those memories. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
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Carol said...

Hi Aimeslee. I love all the many bits and pieces you have used but my special favourite is the image of the pumpkin 'cave' with the cats creeping out of it. Did you know that Halloween started in Ireland?

Thank you for sharing your scrapbook page.

Carol xx
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Seafield Jo said...

Wow, what an amazing creation. So much to see and such lovely bright colours.

Thanks for sharing it with us.

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Margarets designer cards said...

Fabulous pages and great outfits
Thank you for joining us
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Lori said...

This is such a fun spread! I have a hard time condensing my journaling down to a small area, too. I always have so much that I want to say! Thanks so much for playing along with us at TN Time With Lisa & Lori!