Monday, September 13, 2010

Fancy Pants Spooky Halloween Layout

Crop Chocolate and Halloween!!! One of my all time favorite holidays for which to go all out. Christmas is the FIRST. I guess I like the late summer early autumn days because they signal the end of summer and the beginning of Fall. Life renewing itself by going into a restful state. I told my son that if I don't get out soon with my camera, we will miss the changing of the leaves. Everything seems to be happening much faster. I am a Chocolatier and wanted to share with you the project I posted to Sweet Talk using the Fancy Pants Trick or Treat Paper Kit.


This picture did not come out as bright as I wanted, but I was also trying to avoid having light reflect from the pictures. The background paper is the Skulls sheet. I used the stars on the reverse.

I started out by creating the tree for the project. I drew this freehand and then used a Fiskars texture plate, Black Distress Ink and some of the Pebbles pearlescent chalks to bring it to life.


I cut the tree larger than I needed it to be so that it could be trimmed. Next time I think I will leave a bit more trunk width.

I used foam dots to lift the branches. The moon was stamped with a Foam Stamp from Martha Stewart. I used the Spiced Marmalade and Mustard Seed Distress Inks and clear embossing powder.
Again, blogger will not allow me to turn the photo.

I cut the frames using Spellbinder dies. Instead of using paper to mat the photos, I thought I would create a frame to go over the top. The sign was cut from one piece, I used the reverse solid side of the Candy Corn on which to stamp.



I will most likely incorporate the leftover pieces into a card or a companion layout.




Now on to the title. I cut one of the strips from the Trick or Treat Strips sheet. EEKS! was perfect.

 











I achieved this look by using Ranger's Glossy Accents and a variety of Martha Stewart Beads. They really make the page shimmer.


The border strip was created in sections using the Martha Stewart Pumpkin punch and emboss.

After stamping them, I used ink to bring out the embossing and glued them together. The hats and the black cat are from Spellbinders. The fall leaves are from a swap.


The bats are from a Making Memories Foam Stamp Set. I stamped onto the back of some American Crafts glossy paper, cut them out and used the scoreboard to create bones for the bat's wings.


The remaining embellishements were either from a swap or my stash. I used rhinestones on the spider's eyes and the cat's to make them just a wee bit spookier.

Hope you have a lot of fun getting ready for Halloween, for those who celebrate. I love driving by the homes and seeing what people have done. Did you know that Halloween is the most celebrated holiday and really brings in the big bucks? Kidding, I made that up. Seriously, it is true.

As you decorate and prepare, think of what might look a little more frightening with a bit of glitter, sparkle or even ink.

Until then.

3 comments:

  1. Vee,
    This is simply beautiful, great job! Keep up the great ideals. Thank you for sharing this.
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  2. Vee, this is the cutest page ever!! Love it!!

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  3. Vee...what a great page. I just love it.

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