Monday, October 29, 2012

Black, Purple, Orange, & White Only...Color Challenge

The weekly challenge over at Scrapbook Fantasies is to create a layout using black, purple, orange and white only. I knew immediately that I would use the photos of last night's pumpkin carving as the inspiration for this challenge.  I began by cutting 2" squares from orange and white polka dot and purple and white checked patterned papers. I used my sewing machine to stitch around the four edges of a piece of black cardstock, then I adhered the 2" squares to the upper left hand corner of this black cardstock. You can't see the black border stitching on the above photo, so I've included a close up below.  Next I added orange bows to the center of each purple and white square.  I mounted my photos and adhered them to the lower right hand corner. Next I hand-cut the white banner that holds the title. Around the edge of the banner I attached pieces of patterned papers and stitched with my machine along the bottom and top edges with black thread.  I used orange and white twine and wrapped it around the banner, than attached the black and purple chipboard letters to spell Halloween.  I used MS Word to print my journaling and then adhered it to an orange square.  I finished by cutting out the 2012 date and attached it to the upper most square on the left.  This was a super fun challenge and my page came together quickly. Thanks for the inspiration Scrapbook Fantasies!

This photo shows the border stitching around the outside edges of the black cardstock.
Cardstock: Paper Relections
Patterned Paper: Source unknown (purchased at a going out of business sale)
Chipboard letters.
Thread: Coats & Clark All Purpose black
Adhesive: Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive, Scotch Advance Tape Glider
Ribbon: Offray
Twine: Twinery, mandarin



  1. LOVE this and what great Halloween colors :)

  2. Those pumpkins are great! I can't stand the smell of the inside of a pumpkin so I didn't carve any this year.

  3. Awesome creation! Love your use of quilt-like squares and twine!