Monday, October 22, 2018

Graham's first Jack-o-Lanterns...layout by Lynne

Hey there crafty friends! I have a shocking confession to make....unlike what seems like pretty much all of my fellow crafters, I am NOT a huge fan of Halloween! GASP! I do however love the trappings of fall: pumpkins, acorns, squirrels and pretty leaves! That's why I decided to create a fall layout this week using a photo I just love of my son when he was about 2-1/2 with his very first Halloween pumpkins (ten guesses what he loved to watch on TV!) I love how the frame allowed me to add the fussy-cut image of my son-in the original photo he had been standing near the pumpkins but there was a lot of background clutter!

Th chipboard pieces were all painted with gold acrylic paint then rubbed with Hero Arts shadow ink in Orange. 

The pumpkins were run through my Cuttlebug in a Darice embossing folder. The orange ink emphasized the lovely embossed leaf pattern.

I randomly punched around the border of the paper with vine edge punches, then tore the paper in between even with the punchwork. I then inked all the edges with the same orange ink that was used on the chipboard. I stencilled with homemade texture paste and misted with Tattered Angels glimmer mist. The flowers and pumpkins were fussy cut from some pretty Prima paper.

I love layering different elements to create interest with a variety of materials and textures.

That little boy in the photo is now 26 years old, so this page brings back a lot of happy memories-thanks so much for stopping by and letting me share them with you, and have a wonderful week! xoxo


Layered Frame Victoria Round
Fall Shape Set
Halloween Word Set-coming soon


Prima flowers and paper
Inkido paper
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Prima and Tim Holt stencils
Hero Arts Shadow Ink

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