Halloween is almost here, so it is time for a spooooky sketch!Posted: October 14, 2011
I’m pretty sure that I can’t possibly convey how much I loved creating this Halloween themed layout. There’s not a thing on this extremely cluttered layout that I dislike, which doesn’t happen very often with me. I love the kraft paper. I love the thick, haphazard paint, I love the punch of orange in the prima flower, and the imperfection of the flower made of an old piece of paper and tissue tape. I just love this layout. I also love the fabulous memory of my Haley’s excellent acting as I photographed her in this black cape…a la little red riding hood. We laughed, we goofed around……..but she always maintained a level of “character” that was so perfect.It was 65 days before Halloween…..at the beginning of August. And I loved it. ( and I know I am probably annoying some of you with the “tooting of my own horn” here…hehe).
This leaf frame was the basis of the layout. It is a Balzer Designs frame, and I used it on brown heavy canvas fabric, by layering on linen distress paint, and once that dried..black ink. The mat for the photo is an old book page that my fabulous friend Emily sent me.
I thought that the book page worked perfectly for this recklessly folded flower. 😉 I love all of the neutrals in this layout, but thought it needed a bit of color added, so the big lovely flower in orange, and the thread framing the layout in turquoise adds a little splash.
All of this came together using a REALLY fun sketch by the fabulous Marie Johansson at Punky Scraps. The spider? SO freaking cute.
Please come join us at Punky Scraps in creating something awesome with this sketch………..it was wildly inspiring to me, and I bet it will spark some super hero creativity in you as well! 🙂