Happy Halloween to those who celebrate. I was lucky enough to see 3 of my grandchildren today before they head out with friends to trick or treat. I expect the galleries to be flooded with Halloween layouts in a day or two but there weren’t so many scary ones today. Of course there’s no shortage of beautiful pages making it difficult to choose as always. It’s Beatrice and here are my picks for today.

Urban Life by AnikA68

The skewed paper stacking really suits the theme of the layout. The photo is exceptional and represents urban life perfectly. I like the bit of diagonal stitching across the top of the page and the branch laid atop the paint splat. The scattering of stars completes the layout just right.


Quiet Moment by Veronika

I find this layout to be quite serene. I love the blocked masking. I like the way parts of the girl sitting quietly reading are shown in full, like her floral sweater, while others are masked.  The repeated text emphasizes her subject and the pop of blue in the leafy branch is a lovely addition.

Race Day by Miki

There are so many parts to this layout yet they all come together to create a cohesive and impressive page. I really like the recoloring of the driver and the triangle framing which emphasizes the subject. The extracted race car is equally important and the vertical lines, as well as the speedometer underscore speed. The brush work is well placed to frame the title and journaling.

Glorious Memory by Arte Banale

It wasn’t possible for me to pass up this fall themed page. I really like the diagonal flow of the page. The photo treatment is so soft and pretty. The added word art combines to tell the story of the page and I love the hand-drawn leaves and pumpkin.

Believe You Can by EHStudios

Kraft always makes such a perfect neutral background. I love the strokes of white paint and black dots. The text and sketchy lines placed at the edge is an artistic touch. The strip of photos tell a story and I like the way she rotated the title. I’ve always been a fan of combining realistic and hand-drawn elements and the resulting splash of orange and green is very creative.

2017 Mood Board Challenge by PaperWings

The large photo in this layout is amazing. I like the way she placed the three smaller photos across the bottom. The vertical cluster across the base adds to the movement of the smaller photos. Placing the journaling on the book and tucking it into the corner is a skilled and innovative technique.


I’m wondering if many of you are reading this post late tonight or early tomorrow, enjoying a bit of your favorite candy left over or snagged from your child’s stash. I hope you enjoyed my picks for today and if you have a minute please click through the links to leave these artists some love.

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