This week is Thanksgiving in the United States and before we head into Christmas, I thought I would share a couple of Halloween pages I created with the Pebbles Inc. Midnight Haunting collection.
I was inspired to use a gray spiderweb on the background of this page by another Halloween page I saw this year … I want to say it was a page created by Kim Watson (LOVE her work!), but I’m not 100% sure. … Anyway, I just loved the softer look of the gray against the lighter background and decided I wanted to do that on a page, too!
The base of this page is a cream grid paper I had in my stash by BasicGrey. I then used the Midnight Haunting 6×6 paper pad, cardstock stickers, die cuts, and puffy stickers to fill in the spaces around my photos.
I love the florals in this collection … okay, okay … I love florals period. But how cute are these flowers in their fall colors with their black leaves?!
I cut the title using my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine using a cut file by Jamie Koay from the Silhouette Design Store (unfortunately, I could not locate the cut file number for this one … I’m so sorry! I’ll come back and edit this post if I ever figure it out.)
The headstone die cuts look so cute clustered together to the right of the title. I like how the skeleton is in “pieces” below the appropriate caption and that the arrow of the other headstone points your eye to the year/date.
Here is the second page I created with the darling Midnight Haunting collection! For this one I began with a Kraft cardstock base … Kraft always works so well for Fall and Halloween layouts!
My pen was acting funny while I was journaling … thus, the darker and lighter looking words … but it’s okay, I will just roll with it!
The scariest part of creating a page for me (besides hand-journaling and unpredictable pens!) is at the end of designing when I decide to add a bit of ink to a layout. (I really don’t know why I don’t just begin a page with misting … I always seem to leave it to the end!) On this day, an ink droplet landed on the cat die cut where I didn’t want it to and ended up making it look “dirty.” To try and camouflage the unplanned ink spot, I darkened the edges of the moon/cat die cut and created a midnight “sky” around it with Pebbles chalks.
I can’t decide if I like it or not? But for now I will keep it that way. The great thing about chalks is that if you change your mind, you can always go back and erase it away.
I used my Silhouette Cameo 3 machine to die cut the “Halloween” title and black leaf shape (die cut information is listed at the bottom of this post). I added a small strip of pinked black cardstock below the pumpkins to balance out the other two die cut cardstock pieces on this page.
I almost always mat the background to my layouts, but when that seems like a little much, I will do what I did here and use a black journaling pen to outline the edge … or add a line of machine stitching.
Spooky Title Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Spiderweb Cut File by Hero Arts (#13650 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Halloween Cut File by Rhonna Farrer (#155941 in the Silhouette Design Store)
Autumn Leaves Cluster Cut File by Jamie Koay (Design # in the Silhouette Design Store couldn’t be found)
Pebbles Midnight Haunting 6×6 Paper Pad
Studio Calico Clay Mist
Sewing Machine/Orange Thread
Computer/Printer for Journaling
Black Journaling Pen
Black/White Baker’s Twine
I hope you enjoyed seeing these pages today … and even though Halloween is over and we are heading into Christmas, maybe it will inspire you to get this year’s Halloween memories scrapbooked!
See you again soon!