10/8/09

Halloween photo album

I've made a halloween photo album using some old family photos from my husbands side of the family. My little grandson likes halloween stuff...he growls like a lion whenever he sees something that he thinks is spooky. He is so silly~ So I thought what better than to use family photos to make a little picture book for the two of us to enjoy together. I printed some photos onto cardstock paper using only black ink, no sepia tones. I then colored the clothing, hair, cheeks and lips on the people in each photo using chalk and colored pencils, leaving the rest black and white. Once everything was colored, I cut each photo out, then I backed each with a frame of white cardstock. I had bought a huge bag of silver photo corners at a yard sale for $1... I added one to each corner and then just glued the corners into this old photo book that I got at a thrift store for .25cents. I added stickers to the photos as well. Witches hats, spiders, trees and crows .... I'll pick up some more halloween related stickers to have on hand as I add more pages to this book. Taaaaaaaaa daaaaaaaaa! A fun way to enjoy old family photos with my grandkids. For some unexplained reason, blogspot kept turning this photo (pictured below) So, I've just posted it that way-- I've only completed two full pages...it is a work in progress~

7 comments:

Nancy @ Live love laugh said...

You are so clever!! What a fun transformation. When my youngest was very little, he would roarrrr-we say that it was his first word! Your little g-kids are adorable! You must have such fun!
~Nancy

maryboys said...

this project is truly amazing - i love it:)

mary

vivian said...

another great idea from the amazing cheryl!
happy weekend!
viv

Suzie Button said...

Hi there! I just found your blog through the Kansazhi flowers that you made, and I made too! I love your blog and am going to add you to my blog list! I love your album and too your witch shelf below! I found an old metal bank box and made a halloween scene in it for a swap just last week myself! I have it at my blog if you'd like to peek! I'll be back soon! Suzie

fawndear said...

What a positivly magical idea. I must try this. Thank you so much for sharing.

Laurie said...

Wow, you are the best grandma! You're going to have so much fun! It's awesome!

Jen R. said...

I love this! it is so clever!