Monday, October 12, 2009

Halloween Costume Ideas

It's time once again for your weekly dose of SP Color Challenge!!  This week's combo:

I think I've figured out when the color combos most often trip me up...when there's 1 or more pastels in the bunch.  I could've rocked out a layout with Green Galore, Close To Cocoa, and Taken With Teal in a heartbeat!  But then Sam has to go and throw in a pastel and foomph! the creative blinders snap in place. 

Got that cotton-pickin' pastel in there, though!  The Basic Grey paper had a very close Almost Amethyst fade in this patterened paper.  Woohoo!  Leave it to Basic Grey to bail me out!!! 

Of course, couldn't get through a layout without my paint splatters.  Had an epiphany on this one that if you add A LOT of water to the paint, not only does it splatter well and "bigger", but it leaves a cool multi-colored, water stain-looking mark, too. 

I really used to despise when people used staples on their layouts.  I thought it looked cheap.  Now I LOVE it!!  I think they're a cool looking embellie AND they're very useful.  Funny how tastes change.

So, this was my daughter's first snow encounter and I'm surprised we've ever gotten her back into it for all the trauma this snow suit caused.  She HATED it.  Poor thing looked just like the kid in A Christmas Story, her little arms wouldn't lay flat at her sides. 

The journaling tag says, "Observations > Halloween Costume Ideas:  Michelin Man, Stay-Puff Marshmallow Man, Sumo Wrestler."  All NOT good ideas for her!

Details:  Paper - Basic Grey, The Paper Co.; Making Memories paint & clip; Prima ribbon; Zig Milennium pen; Creative Chaos journaling tag.

Be sure to head on over to SPCC to check out what the Design Team has in store for your inspiration this week.  Gorgeous stuff!! 

And be sure to link up your creation to Mr. Linky for your chance to win this week's prize from the fabulous Miss Susan Zuzarte!!

Susan is the sweetest, most generous person!!  Be sure to check out her blog and give her some love!




Leah the Orange said...

oh, it IS cute... you know you could have foregone the pastelly ribbon because it's IN THE PHOTO! :)

just sayin'. and i totally agree about the staples. when they're overdone, or unnecessary, they bug me, but the occasional little swingline baby is just swell!

Perfectly Precocious said...

I thought of Basic Grey when I saw the color combo, too! I love your paint splatters, and your little one would be properly dressed here (24 degrees and snow!). My costume dilemma is how to put a costume over a snow suit :).

Mo said...

love the lo heidi! those paint splatters are awesome in those no likey pastels...i just have a hard time using them!

Emily said...

this makes me laugh! Love it

Emily-SP Diva

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

This seriously crack me up! Great job this week, Miss Diva!

Danielle said...

Great job Diva!! And I love staples too!!

Susan said...

Your LO just makes me giggle!

Sandra Farrell said...

Great job! I love the paint splatters and the closeup shots of all your details!

~kelly marie~ said...

Great LO! I love the paint splatters!

Kristin said...

I LOVE the Paint Splatters! Awesome LO!