Monday, November 7, 2011

The Pumpkin Thief - American Crafts

Hello everyone! Hope everyone is enjoying their November now. I'm back with the second part of my pumpkin carving. While Morgan and I were carving pumpkins, Jada thought she could sneak away with our scraps. Unfortunately for her, Donna was snapping away at her with the camera. Some really cute pictures surfaced with the evidence (and a lot of tongue showing).


I used the American Crafts Nightfall collection again. I love the use of blue tone in these pages. It's so fun and unexpected. I inked all the edges with Tim Holtz's Broken Twig ink. I think that's one of his best browns. It's got a red undertone so it comes across so warm. I stitched a zig zag stitch around the edges with brown thread. Sewing on your layouts gives it such a beautiful dimension. I'm really glad that I worked up the courage to try it.


I chose one of the pictures as a focal photo because it showed the carved pumpkin as well as Jada sneaking off with some pumpkin in her mouth. I wanted to draw attention to the little bandit, but I didn't want to cover any of the picture, so Chipboard was out. I looked at the outside stitching and thought it would be cute to stitch around her. I brought the star shape out from the background paper and used different shades of brown thread. It's one of my favorite parts of this page now.


The letters where so cool! I loved the thin weight of the letters and how tall they were. They did not want to cooperate, however. Every time I use letter stickers I always turn them sticky side up and arrange them how I want them to go. When I'm pleased with the look, I'll flip them over and secure them down. These, however, did not want to go sticky side up. They wanted to tangle on each other or stick to me. So, for the first time ever, I had no choice but to just stick them down with no rearranging. The journaling was written with an ink pen. I like the juxtaposition of the tall letters with the small cursive journaling.

I hope everyone had enjoyed this layout today. I'm really proud of this one and I can honestly say it's one of my favorites now. I love the Nightfall collection. I've saved enough of it to make a Thanksgiving layout later on. I hope you all enjoy your Monday and make sure to come back and see me. :)

14 comments:

Danielle said...

Cute page-love those title letters!

Mary Jo said...

That is so adorable!
Love that collection :)

Mary Pat Siehl said...

too cute!!

Pamela said...

This is awesome! :)

Jennifer Marie said...

Love your page. The pumpkin carving is cute too!

Blessed Ladybug said...

i guess all you can say is BUSTED.. my DOG name is Bandit and he lives right up to his name...

Christina said...

I love this-your sewing is amazing on this layout! And your dog is adorable. :)

Christa said...

That's really cute!

Tammy said...

Too funny! Gotta laugh at the animal antics! Love all the stitching on your page. I really like Broken Twigs too. Used mine for the first time this weekend and really liked it. Didn't think I needed another brown but this one is special! :)

Margie H said...

This page and the story is too cute!! Love what you did :)

Amy said...

and what a cute thief she is! Love the stitching!

Diane said...

That's such a cute story. Love the stitching and the color combo.

LG said...

Great design and a moment to remember!

Tania said...

What an awesome page.