As Halloween is round the corner and a favourite time of year for me I really wanted to do a Halloween layout but felt I should try a more non-tradtional Halloween layout. I found this wonderful picture of the children's great grandmother and wanted to use it to create a fun layout.
For my background paper I used Log Cabin and then layered a piece of Dotted Swiss on top of it. Even though this paper was a dark orange I decided to wet the paper and then use the gorgeous Cosmic Shimmer Pixie Powders in the colours Rich Gold and Firework Burst and Lava Red to create a textured dark background. I then further layered a piece of the gorgeous Botanical on top of the papers. I dotted the Cosmic Shimmer Mist in the colour Ancient Copper and a Heidi Swapp black shimmer mist on top of the Botanical paper and matched this look with some enamel dots in similar colours.
I cut out some leaves using the Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves die and some leftover Log Cabin and then used my trust Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot to make them a dark. I then went a step further and rubbed some Rich Gold and Ancient Copper Pixie Powder onto them to highlight the stitching and to add shimmer. To add a little interest I also used Sprigs to make a couple of penants for the sides of the photo.
I hope you enjoyed this non-traditional Halloween layout, thanks for looking. Julie x