GULP! It’s October!! I quickly figured that out because BabyOfTheFamily started asking about her Halloween costume. Honestly…it will be VERY difficult to top last year’s costume. Take a look….
|The Mad Hatter!|
This year she’s in Grade 6….and wants a costume with MAKE-UP that will make her look beautiful. Don’t we all??
Another reason I know it’s October is because there is a new Sketchy Challenge over at Canadian Scrapbooker! Woohoooo!
Jill Sarginson designed a fabulous sketch once again…
And here is my layout….
|Every Halloween I take a photo of the Jack O’Lanterns my kids carve 🙂|
The black background patterned paper and the pumpkin patch are from the new FancyPants “Oct 31” collection….
Confession time….I had this layout design sketched for last year’s Halloween! EEEEK!! Now that’s scary! I even had altered that Dusty Attic tree and printed out the vintage seed packet from Graphics Fairy. Better late than never, I guess 😉
|Vintage seed packet printed from Graphics Fairy, held with Tim Holtz Memo Pin.|
|Dusty Attic tree altered with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Stiletto (Black)|
My sweet scrappy friend from Newfoundland had sent me that border punch awhile ago (edging the brown Basic Grey strip) and she very kindly gave me that gorgeous yellow moon paper, which is Basic Grey “Curio.” I barely had to ink the edges, it has such perfect shading on it…thanks Michelle!
The “Boo” chipboard title and bat is from an older Basic Grey Halloween collection, which I believe is called “Eerie.” I picked it up in a sale bin last year …yay!
|Love this set of Basic Grey chipboard stickers!|
I went a little nutso with my Big Shot and Sizzix dies to create that pumpkin patch!
I used 3 different dies for the leaves and vines, plus stamped more leaves with a Magenta stamp and cut them out…
|I used 2 shades of Distress Ink: Peeled Paint (dark) and Crushed Olive (yellow-green).|
I die cut the “spooky fence” out of grunge paper, painted it with Picket Fence Distress Crackle Paint, and finally inked it with Weathered Wood Distress ink….
|I added a little shading to the pumpkins and leaves with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.|
Now…”Trick or Treat” over to the Canadian Scrapbooker website and upload your layout for the October Sketch!
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