Thursday, October 4, 2012

Webster's Pages "Trick or Treat" Blog Hop!!

**For my October giveaway, please go HERE**

Hi everyone and welcome to the Webster's Pages "Trick or Treat" Blog Hop!! If you've arrived here from Diana's blog, then you're right on track! If not, head back to the beginning of the hop HERE at the Webster's Pages blog :). Why? Because there are SEVEN mystery prizes hidden amongst the blogs along the way- and the only way you can make sure you're in the running to win is to leave a comment at EVERY blog along the hop!!

Blog Hop Order
Erin Blegen <---HERE!

I hope you've enjoyed all the amazing ideas thus far for inspiring your own "handmade Halloween", and I assure you- there's much more to come!! We're celebrating this spookiest of holidays with the fabulous "Once Upon A Halloween" collection from Webster's Pages~ and let me tell you, it's been a real TREAT (hee hee) designing with this range. And for this very special event, I put together a fun "Halloween scene" layout.


 All a project like this needs is a little bit of inspiration. I had the adorable photo- but I needed the perfect "scene" in which to place him. So I started with this "Haunted House":


I fussy cut the house and then layered it over the windows. Of course this house needed to be brought to "life" to suit my spooky scene. I wanted it to be a bit grungy and scary- one that might entice the "spooked" look on my little guy's face! So I used some texture paste and a brick mask for the wall, which I then sprayed with a bit of orange and black mist. 

Then with a small circle punch I punched away at the "Lantern Light" paper before snipping in half and layering over my rooftop.

I brought to life the "lights" in the doorway with a little bling and then borrowed a treat bag from the "Trick or Treat" paper...

Let the fussy cutting begin! Lots of intricate details "carved" from the "Pumpkin Carving" paper:

Other Products Used:

Halloween Frame (Scrap FX)

Thanks so very much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my project :). I hope I've added to the inspiration today and encouraged you to keep on going~ Your next stop is the gorgeous and talented Tomoko Takahashi~ I'm certain you'll be blown away by what she's created just for you :D~ Happy Hopping and Good Luck~!!

99 comments:

Tana said...

OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!SUPER!!!!!!!!!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Your little one looks incredible in this elaborate layout. I can't believe how you staged it!! Looks fantastic.

Romy said...

Ooh, this looks gorgeous, Erin! So love the cute little scenery you created for this photo of your son. The lanterns are so pretty!

Аня said...

Fantastic layout! So much details, love the compostion and the scene))

Renee said...

Erin, your layout is really great! I love how you captured the holiday. Oh, and I love the pic inside the haunted house....it looks so real!!

Krolli Kat said...

O.O I. am. stunned. I don't know how it is even humanly possible to fussy cut such intricate pieces! Your LO is absolutely phenomenal... I just found myself sitting here staring at it for an eternity and I still don't know that I caught all the detailed work you put into it! LOVELY!

'cine said...

Beautiful inspiration, awesome.

Sisters Craft Cafe said...

I Looooooooove it! The roof is soooo cute! Oh, fussy cutting is my weakness, I like what you did!

Corinne said...

Ooohhh! So much detailed work! I do believe you spent a lot of time in fussy cutting... But it really worth when I see how you brought your layout to life!

gersende crumble said...

so beatutiful !!

morkaren said...

Hvor er du dygtig, det er det mest kreative og fine LO jeg længe har set, det må have taget meget lang tid at sætte sammen, man kan blive ved at finde nye detaljer, flot flot. knus morkaren.

{ Yu'er } said...

Wow, love how u did the brick wall of the hunted house! Thank you for sharing!

Amy Voorthuis said...

Oh Erin just beautiful as always!
Really love that you have shown us the papers you've used amzing fussy cutting BTW....Stunning picture! That roof is just WOWSERS thanks for sharing and the inspiration.....have a wonderful weekend hugs Amy :)

Lizzyc said...

Oh wow, so much work you have put into the details on this.. very spookey....fabulous layout...

Abigail Stoops said...

Thanks for sharing!

misty said...

This is so cool erin! Love it!

Heather M said...

Very creative layout Erin! Love it all. The photo is too cute for words.

Margie said...

Wow! Love all of the details!!

Em said...

This is such an awesome page, Erin! Love what you did with the spooky house! ~Em xo

Hitomi said...

Love this layout!!!

Beverly Sams said...

Wow, Erin! This is such a amazing layout! It's completely a scene brought to life! Love it! :)

stampinlara said...

Love love love this! So darn creative, and thanks for sharing your tips. Your blog is amazing.

Angel said...

i absolutely LOVE how you fussy cut everything, even the photo! And that roof made out of the circle punch is just amazing! WOW!

Amy Jones #8546 said...

LOVE this!!!! It is so beautiful. All the details are stunning.

pattyo said...

Simply amazing! Love it!

Miriam Prantner said...

Wow! Amazing details and fussy cutting! Love that you fussy cut the kiddo too!

Jodie said...

I LOVE LOVE this layout, it is gorgeous. As always your work is such an inspiration and great read. Thanks for the comments on how you achieved this fab look, will be giving this one a go! I would pick my fav bit but i love it all!

Laurie LaRiviere said...

ok, this is my FAVE page of yours, omg soooo cute! looks like a story book illustration, love it!!

lovescrapbooking said...

great colors on the brick wall, the whole page is telling a complete halloween story!!!

dlwidder said...

Awesome page! Love how you created a scene. Fab texture on that wall and wonderful use of gauze! TFS!

Rebecca Yahrling said...

That rooftop is awesome - so cute!

jnolte said...

Love the use of product. You must have the patience of a saint to do all that fussy cuting.

Michelle said...

This is AMAZING, so much detail to look at! Really really wonderfully done! Love it!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Fantastic page! I love all the layers. Thanks for the inspiration!

Wendy said...

Thanks for a fun blog hop and all the inspiration along the way!

Nicolle74 said...

Awww, what an adorable layout! Love all the details.Amazing layout

KellyG said...

WOW, lots of great techniques! LOVE that house! Great work!

Helene said...

Such an elaborate scene, so perfect for halloween!! Well-done!

Jean Bullock said...

My goodness, what a terrific Hallowen layout. It's spooktacular! Trick or Treat!

Lauren Collis said...

This is stunning! I held my breath in a moment! Thank you for sharing this and your technique.

Keren Tamir said...

Amazing Halloween scene Erin. His expression is fantastic!!

JPScraps said...

Wow! All that cutting made one amazing layout!

Pendra said...

Amazing layout Erin, love all the fussy cutting and gorgeous brick wall, not to mention one cute little guy!! Great job!

silvia said...

FABULOUS!!!!

lynda said...

What an intricate LO! Just gorgeous!

Kate said...

O so lovely! Just loving these papers and your design!

Andrea said...

wow Erin, I don't know how you do it! What you did to the house with the brick is awesome!

Наталия Яркова said...

Дорогая Эрин ! Ваша работа как всегда безупречна и неподражаема !!!
Мне все нравится , что вы делаете .
И это страничка с малышом - маленькая сказка ))

Sherry said...

OHH Erin... You are just so super talented.. Your work so captivating and knocks you over with talent!!! I LOVE the layout.. so perfectly made.. with such awesome details. I'm so impressed!!!

Sherry P

Big Mamma~ a.k.a. Mary S said...

what a great layout.. Love those lanterns.

ajscrappy said...

WOW! You really made my jaw drop....lol, you're super talented lady! I' m so inlve With all of your LO. You really inspired me a lot. Thank you so much for sharing fabulous layout like this.

Jennie P. said...

Awesome page! I love the cobblestone and the shingle roof!

Kristal said...

Erin as always your work is stunning!!! The amount of detail you put in just makes me not want to look away! its just stunning!

Donna Bolo said...

love everything... you always create such interesting and gorgeous details!

Nicole Doiron said...

wow Erin! So many gorgeous details in this layout! Your artwork always amazes me! Thanks for the inspiration!

cherryajj said...

WOW. with just orange, black and white, the layout is fantastic!

Debbie said...

Amazing Erin! Loving all of the details!

ginnye said...

I love the detail in your super cute layout.

tallulah1 said...

Wow ! This is awesome! That picture is too cute! Gosh where do I begin, there is just SO much eye candy here that I am awestruck! Love love love this! Thanks for sharing !!

Marcia said...

This is the most amazing layout and still doable.

Nelliebell said...

Wow! There are just so many great details in this scene. The 3-D effect of the gate and the shingles are amazing!! Thanks so much for the inspiration!!

Tina Merritt said...

LOVE that Halloween frame! So, so pretty!

DonnaSue said...

Looks like a lot of work, but worth it!

Caryn S said...

Love this fun little LO! Great photo cutout and the scene you created for him is the best!

Ashley Horton said...

What an awesome page Erin!!! LOVE the frame around the photo and the pops of orange in the "roof tiles" and the hanging lanterns are really fabulous!!

Stacey Michaud said...

love all your detailing and how you used the branch!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

Freakin' amazing!!!! I really love all the creativity that went into this!

Sharon said...

Black cats, owls and crows - oh my! I just love the 3-D effect of this layout. The design of circles on the roof as shingles is awesome and I love the little trick or treaters bag that she's carrying. And the autumn leaves all around the gate really seals it. The cameos pumpkins are just out of this world. A nice twist. Thanks for sharing!

Leonie said...

Wow what a completely fabulous layout Erin!

Karenladd said...

OH WOW!! What a fun and original layout! I love the way you set it up as a scene!

Александра Кивина said...

The way toy use webster's collections is amazing!!

Kline said...

wonderful wonderful details! i especially love the idea of half punched circle rooftops! :D

julie e said...

Beautiful as always. Thanks for sharing.

Svetlana said...

OMG! I love it! so great idea to combine photo with cut-outs!!! Love-love-love!

lynda said...

I follow your blog & have to tell you how impressed I am with the number of LOs you're able to get done. And the LOs are so complicated that they have to take quite a bit of time. I don't know how you get it all done!

michele said...

Don't you just love the moon hidden with the lady image , i do .
Your roof layers are fab too!

claudia said...

I love your Lay out!So creative!

MamaKaraba said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your page! SO much detail, right down to the trick or treat bag! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

Cheryl said...

This is absolutely adorable and SO clever!!!

Paper Pile Kitten said...

Your page is just stunning! All those details are amazing!

Judy said...

I love this page and all the details. Awesome!

Susan Wagley Batson said...

This page is gorgeous! The details make it so interesting....you eyes can concentrate on the whole page and then move to each special design element.

Linda Pekrul said...

Oh my gosh ... I LOVE this page! Thanks for sharing the details of how you created it!!

jayjay said...

Wow, that is so gorgeous! It must have took you hours to do all that fussy cutting. I especially love the circles and the lanterns hanging from the branch.

{VICKI} said...

OMG!!!!!!

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This!!!!!!!!!!!!!

This is my fave so far!!!!!!!!!

Pam said...

OMG ! I LOVE this LO ! what a great idea. Totally spooky.

Renee said...

Oh my!! What's not to love about this?! I'm just stunned at that house (roof/bricks), the cute way you added the paper bag to the trick or treater, the script paper, the branch and lanterns.. all of it is simple amazing!

nanatam said...

Love,Love,Love this LO! All the fussy cutting is amazing! TFS!

Ruth G said...

Your LO is amazing! I love how the bling just stands out like little lights all over - it has a fabulous effect! Thanks so much for sharing!!!

BarbaraW said...

Wonderful layout. Love all the detailed elements.

Ginny said...

Beautiful layout. I love the Halloween tree. Thanks for a chance to win.

Lea L. said...

What a cool layout! Love all the texture, and the roof looks amazing!

Lavinialusenkofta said...

Now that's a cool layout!!!! :D

BethW said...

This really is brilliant. I wish I could see product through your eyes.

pbp908 said...

Love love love this LO. It reeks of Halloween goodies!

Pam P

Yoshiko Sata said...

I love the idea , you made the rooftop used circle punch.
Your texture technique on the wall is so great!

Camille said...

Funny little scene ! Well done !
I go on hopping (and hoping) !

mommyx2 said...

Wow - what an amazing layout! So detailed and awesome!

Michelle said...

Very nice