Friday, September 17, 2010

WMS September Waltz - Halloween!



I was stumped at first on what I could do for the September WMS Waltz with its theme as Halloween. I need to remedy my lack of Halloween stamps! Then, I knew I had a page from last year's pumpkin carving party yet to scrap. So armed with my trusty Waltzingmouse Stamps Off Beat Backgrounds I tackled a Halloween page!



I stamped the checkered background stamp all over my purple cardstock. I tried the measured grid trick Claire shared with the WMS fans a little while back to help me with aligning my stamp. Things went pretty well as I practiced stamping, but I kept the rougher stamped images too cause I think it adds character to my page. I kept that distressed look to the photos too by matting them on black but then distressing all the edges. Distressing is also on the patterned paper edges. Finally, I added some Halloween ribbon I had picked up at Target last year and some fun lime green Thickers!

Thanks for stopping by. I can't wait to see what all the friends of WMS make for this waltz. Be sure to visit the WMS Forum for more information and the links to all the waltzers.

14 comments:

Carly said...

What a fun layout and great design!

Julia Aston said...

Great Halloween design on this fun page Laurie! love all the carved and decorated pumpkins, the bg stamping and cute ribbons!

Joanne Gilch said...

fabulously clever. who would have thought to use that bg stamp and if you hadn't said anything would have thought the over stamping was planned cuz yes it adds to the character of the layout. I am rambling...hope you get the message...tee hee

Belinda said...

Fabulous! The bg stamping is just perfect and love the character it gives the layout! And yay for joining the waltz this month!

Antje said...

Great pics and a wonderful scrap page!

Jen said...

Fun layout. I like the checkered background. And the *green* jack-o-lanterns. LOL
Thanks for sharing

Jen Cuthbertson said...

I love the layout and the overstamping is the perfect touch!

anya said...

Its so great to see you joining in with a layout! This is really fun - its a great design! Glad you could waltz with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

WOW Laurie! I looove your LO! What a clever way to use the WM BG stamp! Looks like pumpkin carving was a blast! Thanks so much for waltizng along :)

Monique said...

Wonderful LO!! The Pictures look like so much FUN!!

Jaala said...

This layout is great! The BG stamping and the ribbons are super cute! Love those green jacks, too! :)

Maureen said...

Really great LO - love all the distressing!

BethieJ said...

Your LO is WONDERFUL!! Love your stamped BG paper!

Ren-Yi said...

very fun indeed. love the lime green thickers. fun fun fun!