Every year, the theme park in our state has a Halloween outing for kids. The park does a spooky event at night for adults, but during the day, it's family friendly. Events include trick-or-treating from park characters and picking your own pumpkin from the patch.
For Cory, any outing that involves the plastic pumpkin is a good one as he associates it with candy. When we went to the park's pumpkin patch, I tried to convince Cory to leave his plastic pumpkin in the stroller so he could pick a real pumpkin. But as you can see, that didn't happen.
For this layout, I used Simple Stories, mostly Harvest Lane with a little bit of Fabulous and Awesome thrown in. I used paper both from 12x12 sheets and a 6x6 paper pad. I love the smaller patterns on the 6x6, especially the little journaling cards like the title block, "Autumn Days."
To color the doily, I used spray mist from October Afternoon. It gives great coverage and dries quickly. The kraft leaf below it is from the dollar spot at Target. I just added a little ink and stitching and it was perfect for my page.
Here's a closeup of the embellishment cluster on the bottom left. At first, I had just the tree and fence there and they looked a little lonely. So I added the house, which balanced it more. For a decorative touch, I added a bit of orange/brown twine around the tree from Trendy Twine.
The layout is based on the new sketch by My Creative Sketches for our monthly challenge.
The sketch challenge starts today and runs through Nov. 15. We'd love to have you play along and we have a great prize for the winner, chosen by random draw. You can find all the details on the My Creative Sketches blog.