Sunday, September 4, 2016

First Halloween - Layout

A glittered moon and sparkling pumpkins don't distract from the glistening spider webs that haunt this cute Halloween layout.

Robin's Nest Supplies:
Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock, Pumpkin Glitter Chipboard, Limoncello Glitter Cardstock, Ivy Trim Cardstock, Red Snowflake Cardstock (plaid on reverse), Black Dew Drops 6mm, Halloween Dew Drops, Cherry Kisses Archival Seeds, Glitter Word Titles, White Alpha Stickers, Dew Dew Glue

Other Supplies: Black & Silver Permanent Marker (Sharpie), Black Gelly Rolly Pen (Sakura), Embossed Zig Zag Edge Paper Punch (Martha Stewart), Mini Spider Stamp (Studio G), StazOn Black Ink (Tsukineko), Holly Border Embossing Die - CTDI7051 (Crafts Too Cutting), transparency, mini star paper punch, green / brown / black cardstock, small leaf buttons / charms, sparkly embroidery floss 8", craft knife, cutting matte, dimensional foam pads

1. Attach a 1.25"x12" strip of rusty orange plaid (reverse side Red Snowflake Cardstock) to the bottom edge of Spiderweb Glitter Cardstock. Fussy cut along the edge of Ivy Cardstock following the outline of the leaves to create a strip of pumpkin patch vines. Attach the ivy strip to the background. In addition, fussy cut 4-5 complete leaves from the left over Ivy Cardstock and set aside.

2. Matte the photo (3x4") onto the reverse side of Red Snowflake Cardstock. Use a black gel pen to add zig zag faux stitch lines to the edge of the matting.

3. Cut a 4' circle from Yellow Glitter Cardstock. (which will be the moon) Use a mini star punch to cut stars from Yellow Glitter Cardstock. Adhere them randomly to the upper portion of the layout.

4. Select the letters for your title, place them on a piece of transparency for the ability to practice perfect placement of the title.  Color the letters with a permanent marker. Cut a glitter word title from the Halloween sheet and matte it with rusty orange plaid. Use a zig zag paper punch to trim the lower edge of the title and attach the title to the yellow moon.

5. Give added dimension to the cowebs by using a craft knife to carefully slice along some of the scallop sections of the spider's web. When slicing, alternate rows and vary the number of scallop sections cut. Finally, turn over the background, apply dimensional foam pads to raise selected areas, and attach a piece of black paper to cover the back of the layout.

6. Use black permanent ink to stamp 8-10 spiders onto a piece of transparency.  Carefully, fussy cut around all the spiders.  Adhere 6mm Black Dew Drops for the spider's body and use 4mm Round Dew Drops for the spider's head. ( TIP: If you don't have a spider stamp, simply draw a spider onto transparency using a permanent marker.)

7. To add a kinetic element to the page, make a hangling spider that will dangle and giggle when the page is turned by attaching two spiders together back to back with a piece of thread between them. When thoroughly dry, secure the thread to the back of the layout.

8. Build the pumpkin patch by adding vines, leaves, & three pumpkins surrounding the photo. Cut stems from brown cardstock and attach them to the top of the pumpkins. Adhere a scattering of leaves and twisting vines to the lower edge of the layout.  Take care to overlap items and adhere some with 3D foam pads. Attach the rest of the spiders.

9. Lastly, add the finishing touch by making 3 sets of spooky eyeballs. Use red & white marbled Archival Seeds and draw pupils on them using a black gel pen. Attach the spooky eyeballs peeking out of the darkness in the pumpkin patch.

(TIP: I removed the spider web that is underneath the moon because it would be hidden and I saved it for another project.)

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The Robins Nest OCrowley said...

So super cute!!

Colleen said...

So cute. Love how you did the leaves and what great spiders.

Tracy F. said...

This is just so cute! Love all the details!

Michelle Wells said...

Such a fun layout! Love everything about it!

Robin O'Crowley said...

Adorable layout! Love your layering and the stars are so good!

Bev Code said...

adorable.. too cute.. great layers and fun design

marie-christine denis said...

beautiful layout for Halloween, love it!

Michelle Wells said...

Halloween perfection! And such and adorable tigger too!

Charity said...

so much adorable here!!!

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