Layout is great.. I saw the video of this product over at You tube.. LOVED it videos make me want to SHOP!!!! great how you broke up the elements, etc.. more unique!
Video - Kristina's Picks 10.8.10 (witch)
I love this Hocus Pocus collection [twopeasinabucket.com] from Pink Paislee. I think it is one of my favorite Halloween collections of all time. I love all the details and vintage icons, with swirls and damask prints, trees and birds, etc. Yet, its not overly scary. Its more grown up. Its trendy and current. I think its great for Halloween decor. I have the idea floating in my head of putting the die cut paper in a frame and adding a 3Dimensional spider over the printed one and using that as an easy, yet not at all cutesy Halloween decoration for my living room. I will always love the cute and whimsical halloween products, but as my kids are getting older and as times change it is nice to switch it up and bit and get into something a bit more “serious” looking. Yet not too dark and freaky.
I liked this collection for the photos of my daughter — she is very trendy and very much loves the vintage damask look, and she loves scary things. She reads a lot of scary books, loves to go on scary rides, watch scary movies, and just basically scare herself. Yet, when she chose her costume shown in this photo, it was not at all scary and really quite the opposite.
The Hocus Pocus collection [twopeasinabucket.com] has a nice collection of colors. The usual orange in several different patterns, the damask [twopeasinabucket.com] being my favorite. And then also greens and aqua colors, purple and some great stripe and polka dot prints. I really like the papers that have the big vintage imagery. Very interesting and not something we have seen before in Halloween collections. I love the game board, the ornate frames and the very detailed skeleton. For this layout, I ended up using some of those prints from the smaller 6x6 paper pad [twopeasinabucket.com] instead of the bigger sheet so that I could get them on the layout. I cut out a lot of the elements and just played with them and layered them all around the layout, rather than using them in full or as they intended. Just tucked things and scraps here and there.
The letter stickers for this layout are from my own stash, lots of random collections. Some Basic Grey, American Crafts, October Afternoon, Echo Park. I really like to put the same color letter stickers on top of paper for some reason. I realize that it makes it harder to read, but I do like the way it looks and when you look at it in person in my albums, you can read it. And I like to make long titles, rather than one word titles.
I used a Basic Grey solid for one side of the layout, and a Bazzill black for the other. There really isn't a lot of black in the Hocus Pocus collection, so if you are looking for it, you should grab some from another source like I did. I threw in some patterns from my stash bin—the polka dot and the text (a really old 7Gypsies paper).