Monday, October 17, 2011

Too Cute To Spook...

Today I am featured over at Authentique's blog, so be sure to head over and check out my post! I created a layout using Authentique's Glowing collection, Glue Arts amazing adhesive products and some cute pictures of my hubby, daughters and nephew from Halloween last year.

I just happened to use a sketch created by the amazingly talented Van Nguyen, who was a guest sketcher over at Scrapbooksteals recently, as a spring board for this layout, so here is the sketch:

And here is the layout I created:

I think this is probably my all time favorite Halloween layout that I've ever done. It's not overly spooky, doesn't have bright colors (like the greens, purples, etc you usually see in Halloween lines) and is fairly simple. But I love it.

As I noted on my Authentique post, The circle was a labor of love. The patterned paper I used originally looked like this:

Because I didn't want this layout to have too many bold colors to distract from the colors in the pictures, I chose to cut out a bunch of the diamonds, using only the cream, black and mildly decorated lighter pieces. It was a bear to put together, but I am so happy with the way it turned out!

This was also the first time I tried bunching up ribbon and using sewing pins as decoration. (See my Authentique post for more detailed photos.)

Hope I was able to inspire in some way!! Until next time...


  1. Cristine you did a fabulous job with this!

  2. When I first saw this I kept trying to figure out why it didn't look like Authentique Glowing. You are so crafty and amazing. It looks stunning!

  3. Wow! I am glad I stopped by! That circle is just what I needed! I am working on a similar idea but felt it might be too big an undertaing to to cut out the pieces I didn't want..but you did it! I really appreciate your inspiration and you have great style!

  4. I'm glad the sketch I did was able to spring board such a great LO! And I love how you changed up the paper quilting idea to work with that fantastic patterned paper!


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