Thursday, October 2, 2014

My Little Pumpkin Layout

Halloween is just around the corner (if you can believe that) & let's not even talk about Christmas!  Besides all of the retails stores are doing the talking for us.  Lately, all the stores I walk into are a Christmas wonderland already.  How time flies!

This page is one that is long overdue.  This is my son celebrating his very first Halloween which was last year.  I dressed him up as a little lion & went to town with my camera.  :-)  I'm not sure yet what he'll be this year--am still giving it some thought.

All papers used are by Authentique's newest Halloween themed collection titled 'Spirited'. 
Once again, I based my design on a fabulous sketch from Page Drafts.  What fabulous sketches--I can't help but use these sketches as much as possible in my work.

Watercolors!  Another new adventure for me!  I'm starting to slowly start playing around with them & I'm very much enjoying the effects.  For this page I used pearl watercolors in soft hues of orange & purple.

This glitter spider I found at my local Michaels.  When I saw them, I knew they'd make for a cute embellishment to a Halloween themed project.

I added splatters of black mist to my background & created random coffee stains with the use of a Crafters Workshop stencil (conveniently called 'Coffee Splotch') .

As is a tradition with my layouts--I included journaling.  It's stored in a pocket that I tucked behind my two photos.

These hinges are part of the sticker collection that come with 'Spirited'.  They fit right in with the design of my page.  It almost looks like these two hinges are holding my layout together. 

After making this layout, I officially decided that I need to do more fussy cutting!  I love, love, love how my little guy looks in this cluster.  I hardly ever cut my photos out from their backgrounds--but I think I need to do this much more often!

Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Flowers - Kay's Kreative Korner, The Felt Shoppe, Embellishments - Authentique, Bling - ZVA Creative, Mist: Heidi Swapp, Stencil - Crafters Workshop, Other - Doilies, Watercolors Spiral Clips, Glitter Spider

Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week...