Monday, October 20, 2014

Happy Halloween Meeting

Hi and welcome! It is Monday and a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is up, and this week anything goes.

I wanted to scrap some photos from last year's Halloween, about a happy meeting with Spider-Man. When Anton looked at these photos recently he was thinking it was a little strange that Spider-Man, who is a good guy, seemed to get very well along with the bad guys at this occasion, reasoning that he was probably keeping a check on them. For the background I used Tim Holtz Laboratorie paper and dressed it up with stamps. It might even be a little hard to see which images are stamps and which are part of the original paper. I like using stamp to change patterned paper.
I had fun using the new Halftone Halloween stamps, which are great for stamp layering. The shadow parts were stamped with Archival Ink Monarch Orange and the black parts with Jet Black, on Specialty stamping paper.  
The background paper had a spiderweb pattern so I stamped some spiders here and there to populate the web.
The title stamp is also from the Halftone Halloween set. Since the stamps are cling stamps with the image printed at the back, they are easy to align. Stamp the outline first and then the filler part.
This is another of the Halftone Halloween stamps.
I made a border of tissue tape and jute string and stamped the row of children just above it. The journaling is tucked behind the layout, something I do often since I tend to write a lot.
I love this owl stamp, and it isn't only for Halloween projects, it will work any time of the year.
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Thank you so much for stopping by here today!
Happy crafting!!
Surfaces: Ranger: Specialty Stamping Paper; Tim Holtz idea-ology: Laboratorie paper stash
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Monarch Orange, Jet Black; Distress Ink: Black Soot


  1. I don't think I've ever seen a layout like this that made me simultaneously sigh over its cuteness and shiver over its spidery-ness! LOVE how you shared such a heartwarming hug picture even though this is a Halloween page filled with ghoulish goodies! Way to preserve a wonderful moment in time!

  2. That's a good idea to dress up your scrapbook background with stamps. I want to try this. Your layout looks real nice.

  3. this is a really wonderful layout-just filled with so many great details! the background really shows off the delightful photos!

  4. Gorgeous layout! Love all the Halloween stamps and cute pictures! Hugs, Sandra

  5. Fantastic layout! Love the cute photos and all the fun stamping!

  6. Wow! I love the gauzy patches under the images and the way you kept the background and the LO in the low key colours and black to allow the photos to really pop. You are so creative! :)

  7. Such a sweet layout, Anna-Karin. The photos are wonderful :)

  8. Wonderful stamping !!!! Your works are always inspirational! you're a great photographer too!!!!BArbarayaya

  9. Fantastic Layout! Love the way you mixed in all the fun halloween images with the cute photos!

  10. The halftone stamping is so fun! Those images made such fun embellishments for your layout. Love it!

  11. Such cute photos and a gorgeous layout Anna-Karin! I love how you've used the halftone stamps, they look fantastic!


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