I love October!!!!! Next to December, it is my favorite month. Scraps of Darkness (SOD) is famous for having a fabulous October kit. This year it is full of papers collections from Graphic 45 "Rare Oddities", Echo Park's "Hocus Pocus", with a few Authentic "Moonlit" included. Heaven!!!!!
My first layout (lo) is of a photo that I took 3 years ago and have been waiting for the perfect papers. I wanted a theme that says OCTOBER to include Halloween, Fall, pumpkins, orange, black and gold. I think I got it!
I started by layering my background papers all from the kit. I distressed the edges, but I didn't ink them this time. I used some modeling paste and the Tim Holtz stencil "Gothic", which I purchased at Reneabouquet from her website.
Once the paste was dry I applied the Faber-Castell Gelatos "Gold Champagne" included in an older kit add on. I sprayed some water on the gelato and rubbed it around with my fingers to get a nice shimmer and color. Next I applied Prima's Color Bloom "Gilded" which is a light tangerine color and blended it with the gold. Once that dried (with the help of my handy heat gun), I applied some splatters in the same paints. I mixed some water with the gelatos on my mat to get my little gold splats. When the splatters were dry I did some stamping around the lo.
There is some beautiful mocha-colored lace included in the Elements Add On that I glued to the left side of the lo. I created the black filigree frame using some doilies I bought at a craft store some time ago.
I created the mat for my photo by using the Graphic 45 "Journaling and Ephemera Cards" that are included in the Elements Add On.
The chipboard I used is from 2 Crafty. I applied gesso and hand painted it with the new Blue Fern Imagine Ink in "Leaf" (it came from a Scraps of Elegance color add on that is sold out). Then I applied Ranger's Distress Crackle Paint in "Clear Rock Candy" to get a little texture on the leaves.
I used some wheat shafts from the craft store. There are some beautiful velvet hydrangea flower petals from Petaloo which is in the floral Add On that I sprinkled around the chipboard and on the corners of the frame.
There is also an adorable tag that I used in the far top corner of the photo mat. It came from the chipboard collection from Graphic 45 included in the main kit.
I really tried to use less on this lo than normal, which is really hard for me. I hope that you enjoyed it! Join in the fun at the following and to purchase kits use the web site below.
That's it for me this week. Have a glorious week, and get out and enjoy! Mother Nature is really showing off right now.