October 2020 ACOT DT Hop!

As we head into the Halloween season, myself and my fellow ACOT Design Team members agreed that Pumpkins were the perfect theme for this month’s hop! I decided to take a very non-Halloween themed collection and make it work for a 4×6 picture of these jack o’lanterns that my kids designed! Believe it or not, I used the new Pinkfresh Studio Celebrate collection for this one!

Using a patterned paper background with a mixed media style circle already painted on and building a crescent shaped floral wreath that wraps around the left-hand side of the circle. This floral wreath creates a design feature that draws the eye into my photo without filling the entire page. I added a few bits of wood veneer that I painted with a gold paint pen into the wreath as well as a few stray green ephemera pieces from my stash.

To finish off this wreath, I dug into my fall stash and found some Prima puffy stickers from an older Amber Moon collection and placed them around the photo, along with a few enamel hearts and several dots of Nuvo Crystal Drops. A little gold ink splatter and this one was done! I love the way this turned out and I think it was a fun little challenge to scrap very themed photos with a non-themed collection!

If you’d like to see this layout come together, check out the process video below:

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31 thoughts on “October 2020 ACOT DT Hop!”

    1. Thank you very much, Melissa! I wondered if I could achieve a fall vibe without having to use a fall collection and I’m really happy with how it came out!


    1. Thank you very much, Rachel! I tend to add a small amount of splatter to nearly every layout, love that effect!


  1. Love this and will be lifting! The full moon with the crescent wreath is beautiful. I also lol at your description in your youtube re: the different pumpkins! Thank goodness for individuality ๐Ÿ™‚

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    1. Thank you very much, Deanna! Agreed! I love how unique each of them are and how well they reflect my kids’ personalities!


    1. Thank you, Heather! I figured even though this is technically a birthday collection, if I made a crescent moon shape, it would still feel Halloweenish!


    1. Thank you very much, Sherri! I was going for a crescent moon shape to play on the Halloween theme in my photos!


  2. That turned out beautifully! I like the coral as an alterative to traditional orange. The sage green, honey and dark grey colors are already autumn tones so it works well!


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