Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Pumpkin Party - Carving Pumpkins Layout | with Melinda

Photographs are the artwork that hang in our memory gallery, and without them we'd lose precious moments forever. But, that doesn't mean they have to be of a certain 'traditional' shape or size. Every now and again it's fun to let a photo take on the shape of the particular subject it's representing which is why I decided to cut this particular photo to mimic the pumpkin... except for the ears which were left as they were as you can't have a dog without ears!

For the layout background I decided to use the grid side of the new Floral/Grid Petite Prints as I wanted a fairly plain backdrop for the photograph and stitching.

To create the pumpkin I printed a pumpkin shape onto plain copy paper and positioned it onto my layout before pin pricking all the stitching holes. Using a multi-colored embroidery thread and literally stitched from one side to the other criss-crossing my way around the design. All the embellishment pieces were from the Pumpkin Party 'Chit Chat' Pack which has 117 fun words, phrases and sentiments that are perfect for enhancing your project.

The title piece 'Carving Pumpkins' was also from the Pumpkin Party Chit Chat Pack and my journaling was created using Doodlebug 'All Mixed Up' rub-on alphas. They really were the perfect look the theme of this layout. I added little stars and spiders to soften the overall look of the layout.
Finally I decided on adding a couple of border strips from the 'This n That' sticker sheet as I felt the layout needed something to really drag the eyes down the page.
So, for all of you taking Halloween photos tomorrow, don't forget they don't always have to be square, you can have any shape you want, even if the ears stick out.

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