Thursday, 6 October 2011


 Hello - this LO is for the challenge over at ARTastic - we having something a little different this month.  As well as being inspired by the painting - the following criteria are also required:
* include a house
* include a tree
* give you LO a spooky feel
I must admit that the 'spooky feel' was quite hard for me to achieve - I'm not into Halloween or anything spooky - but this is what I came up with.  It's quite amazing that with the right papers and elements - you can give your LO a 'dark' feel.  Also printing the photo out in sepia helped set the mood.
My background is made up of squares of Crate Paper - Random - I've stitched them like patchwork and also added in some stamping.
I've also added in a dash of Hambly - love how it frames the picture.
Here are some close-up's:
 Both the house and tree are chipboard items - I've stamped some words onto the chipboard house and inked the edges.  I've also added in some hearts and buttons.  I've added in a owl bottle cap to the tree which is my 'spooky' element.
 The cute bottle cap owl - sticker letters are by American Crafts and October Afternoon.

... and here is the painting for inspiration ...
We hope you will play along this month - check out the blog for lots of fantastic inspiration and details of how to join in.

Ok, I'm off to do some packing for our 'little' camping trip this weekend and hopefully squeeze in some crafting before we leave.  Thankfully I'm pretty organised as we have only just come back from a camping weekend - yep ....... we love camping.
Thanks for the lovely comments and happy crafting.


Jasmine S said...

I love the patchowrk but not patchwork pieces. The curled corners look great. Great mix of colors and papers and the stamping on the house is great.

Elaine said...

This LO came out great. Love the photo of Caden. The sepia suits his expression. It's all packing for me, see you tomorrow!

Irini said...

fabulous layout! I love all the embellishments!!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

This is fantastic!!! I reckon the hambly frame kinda adds to the spooky feel too in a way! It's fantastic! Great challenge too! TFS!!!

Marelize said...

Beautiful layout Chantelle!! Love the mix of embellies and your gorgeous photo.
Hope you are having a good weekend. :)

Rachael Funnell said...

Another Awesome layout!!!
The patchwork is FAB... Really Love the Design of this!!!