Monday, August 30, 2010

Is it too early for Halloween?

...because I couldn't wait to dig into my new Hocus Pocus from Pink Paislee.  It is Halloween paper that is truly pretty!  I started cutting and experimenting and a layout was born!  I figured I would walk you through it to give you an idea of how one of my pages evolves.  Here it is:


I first started by cutting out the Hocus Pocus title from a sheet of the patterned paper.

I am so in love with the shade of green on the Good Fortune sheet so I made that my base.  Notice the scallop on the bottom.  Using my craft knife, I cut along the edges of the scallop, being sure to leave the left and right side edges in tact.  I took a second piece of the Good Fortune and cut out the same scalloped border.  Then I tucked it underneath the first one.  Instant texture and layers.

I started experimenting and wanted to add a light color for contrast.  I grabbed the die-cut paper:

 I had already cut the border to use on a different layout so only the middle was left.  When I placed it under my photo, I notices the curves for the webbed lines.  The idea to randomly cut along them just popped in my brain.  I am experimenting lately with more random layouts.

I added other patterns for interest and mixed up my title using the new alphabet stickers. I realized that I wanted a flower, but not any ordinary flower.  The new canvas borders are awesome and I thought why not. 
I took the scalloped skeleton one and began rounding it, folding at the line between each scallop.  I simply curved it around folding it until five petals were formed.  It was sticky so I put some baby powder on the back to take the adhesive off, making it easier to work with.  A little mist and I had a custom flower.


Something was still missing to me, so I added the glitter cobweb sticker in the corner and cut some strands to decorate my flower with!  A few more details and my page was complete!

I wanted to share my enthusiasm for this line!  (Have I ever mentioned how much I love Pink Paislee) Even though Halloween is quite a way away!  LOL!


13 comments:

  1. this is one of the best halloween layouts i've ever seen. i love everything about it. bravo

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  2. Totally cute! (And no it's not too early! Any excuse is a good excuse to get festive!)

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  3. That is toooooooooooo funny! I just made a Halloween lo yesterday for a DT assignment!! I love love love yours!! That photo is ADORABLE and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the web! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

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  4. Stacey, FUN FUN page!!!! gosh...if I took a pic of my process...well, let's just say it would take forever, because I change my mind constantly!!!! Hugs, Katrina

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  5. It's definitely not too early for cute stuff like this!

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  6. Love what you did with the paper!! Great layout!

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  7. LOVEEEEEEEEEEEE this one and no never to early for a Halloween LO!!!

    I love every single detail!!!

    Wishing you a great one!!!

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  8. Heck no, never too soon for Halloween! I mean it's one night but there are tons of fun scrappy products to use. LOVE what you did with the PP. :)

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  9. WOW Stacey!!! I just LOVE that layout! You did a fabulous job with all those embellies and that pic is too cute!

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  10. No of course it's not too early!! I LOVE your layout!!! and those papers are definitely on my wish list!! TFS!

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  11. It's never too early for Halloween. Fall is one of my favorite season to scrap. Thanks for the great layout!!

    Caroline

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  12. Beautiful-must get some of this!

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