October 9, 2011

A Bewitching Halloween

Hi crafty friends!  This is Jennifer (Simply Sassy Scrapper) from http://simplysassyscrapper.blogspot.com/!  I am so super excited to be a guest here on She's a Sassy Lady Blog and share with you a fun Halloween Layout!

For this project I used 2 (12 x 12) sheets of black cardstock as the base.  I chose to use plain cardstock and add glitter throughout the sheets myself as I felt that the glitter papers I had were just too glittery for what I had envisioned.  So to add the glitter I simply lightly sprayed the cardstock with Elmers Craft Bond Spray Glue and added JoAnn's silver Craft Glitter/shimmer to it.

To create the Web Base/Background Embellishment I used the TC Chic & Scary cartridge at 8 inches each on white card stock. I then glued the Webs on the base cardstock at opposite sides.  I then added some cotton like product I had left over from making Santa's beard last Christmas that I had picked up at a craft expo to give the Web its "webbing".  To get the web to stick, again I lightly sprayed some more of the craft bond over the web cardstock and glued down the "webbing".  I then added a spider from the  TC Chic & Scary cartridge at 2 1/2 inches.  I gave the spider some red bling for eyes at placed on the web with a few small glue dots.
To give the bottom of ea. page a sort of foggy/eery look, I mixed together some paint to make grey and painted it on using crumpled up paper towel & added some silver spray glitter. 

I then placed the photo mattes down with papers from last years DCWV Midnight Spell Paper collection (base matte 4 1/2" x 6 1/2"/top matte 4 1/4" x 6 1/4"), (3 1/2 " x 3 1/2" base matte/top matte 3 1/4" x 3 1/4"),
(2 1/2 " x 2 1/2" base matte/top matte 2 1/4" x 2 1/4"). I also added some ribbon to a couple of mattes. 

Title Instructions:
The Title "A Bewitching Moment" is made from several carts. 

"A" is from the Blackletter cart (base letter/blackout&shift 2.23"w & 3"h; top letter layer shift only 1.97"w & 2.65"h). 
The "bewitching" is from the Happy Hauntings cart (base word/Phrase&Shift 7.96"w x 2.18h; top title layer Phrase only 7.85"w x 2.18"h).
The "Moment" is from the Gypsy Wanderings Cartridge (base word/Phrase&Shift 3.71"w x 1"h; top title layer Phrase only 3.66"w x 1.02"h)
**I did remove the S from moments manually with scissors to change the word to Moment. I used Stickles (icing) to trim the words of the title.

Other Page Embellishment Instructions:

Moon with Witch (used my G to weld) - George Fonts & Basic Shapes for Circle at 3.21"w x 3"h;
Happy Hauntings for the witch, use the shift key for the witch at 2.38"w x 1.82"h. added some black distressing ink around moon.
*Bats (layered with white base & red bling for eyes) - TC Chic & Scary cart; white base 1 1/2", black at 1 1/4". Also used pop dots in between layers to give it diminsion.
*Spooky Tree - Cut 2 Trees at 6" from the TC Chic and Scary cart.  I layered the 2 trees and folded the branches to give it diminsion and then I added some Diamond Dust on branches for some extra pizazz.
*Flowers were cut using the Flower Shop Cart (my G file for these didn't save so I apologize for not having the exact shape and diminsions), the flowers are 3 layers I believe the base began at 2 1/2", then 2", then 1 1/4".  I also added Diamond Dust on pedals to give the embellishments more pizzaz.
*Canvas Tickets and Scalloped Embellishment are from Little Yellow Bicycle Halloween Collection.

 Thank you so much for looking!!!  I appreciate everyones creative ideas that inspire me!!! Hope you have a fantastic day!!! Jennifer 


Kim said...

Cool page! Thanks for the tutorial:)

Leah said...

Jennifer! Your layout is so spooky, cool! Have I said, "I love Halloween?!!!" Great tutorial! TFS

Crafty hugs,

Bamabel said...

What a beautiful page! It looks great!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Jennifer this pages is wonderful it has that spooky look too it and I bet it just glistens. Thank you for sharing with us today.

Adele said...

Great LO Jennifer
TFS with us

Granny said...

What an awesome page this is, i love the spider web and the glitter you used.

. said...

Fabulous layout! Very well done. Thanks for the tutorial!
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Sandy from Ukiah said...

What a great layout

Cricut Couple said...

Such a cool project and amazing techniques!!! TFS!

GabyCreates.com said...

Great tutorial Jennifer.... this is spooky I can handle, I think! Thanks for sharing all those techniques! Love the layout!

Audrey Frelx said...

Beautiful job, Jennifer!!! Spooky page layout, so well done! Looks like you really put effort into it!!!

Jeannie said...

Wow, wow, wow and double wow!