Sometimes using non traditional colors for a themed layout is lots of fun. This month my color inspiration was this gorgeous photo:
I guess I could have jumped ahead to Thanksgiving pictures (since the table setting definitely makes one think of a holiday meal), but since this was my October project I was leaning more towards a Halloween layout. So I decided to just go for it. There’s no black, orange or purple, but since my daughter’s costume is pink I figured those colors wouldn’t really work anyway. AND since the background of my pictures (our pool, and the cement wall) bring in blues and browns, this color combination is actually perfect.
Obviously since I wasn’t using traditional Halloween colors, I also did not use a traditional Halloween collection or pattern. But, again, since my daughter’s costume is cutesy rather than scary, most traditional Halloween papers wouldn’t really work here. Instead I used an animal pattern from the Boys Animal Crackers collection (to go with the pony theme).
I used a pocket from the Funhouse Collection to tuck my journaling into and one of those fun Cabochons too.
I am sure I will be using more nontraditional colors for this year's Halloween pictures too!
GCD Studios patterned paper from the Boys Animal Collection and The Great Outdoors, Cabachons from the Funhouse Collection, Popcorn Journal Tags from the Funhouse Collection and Metal Rimmed Glass Brads and Die cut paper from the Boys Animal Crackers collection.