Wednesday, December 22, 2010

We have an entry from a newbie.....

Gina Baj - Our-Jack

Hi Shazza,
                  My name is Gina Baj and stumbled across your wonderful blog thru a friend. I love it. I have never submitted for anything, scrapbook wise. When I saw the December inspiration it just called out to me. I live in a small country town in Australia and halloween isn't celebrated much. This year was the first year I had ever seen pumpkins that could be carved. I love the idea of halloween and have had fun with my kids for about the last 7 years, but when I saw a pumpkin I just had to give it a go. We decided to carve a Jack Skellington face. My halloween photos were perfect for this challenge.
I have included all the items:
Pumpkins- in the photos and hanging from the tree.
Large moon- behind the photo and on the vintage halloween postcard.
Jack Skellington- in the photos, in the bottom right hand corner, and as a charm         hanging from the pin in the top right hand corner.
Spooky Tree- chipboard cut out that has been hand glittered.
Fence- another chipboard cutout that I have painted, embossed and wrapped a chain and lock(covered in Staz on ink- black)and cobweb, to represent a cemetery gate. Jack has the keys on his finger.
Yellow/Purple colours- all over
Large Swirl- under the hand made flowers, chipboard painted purple and cover in Ranger crackle paint, black soot.
I had sooo much fun with this challenge thanks for putting it out there. I really enjoying looking at everyone's creations and how from the same poster everyone comes up with unique ideas. Well done everyone!!! and Merry Christmas to all.
                             TTFN Gina

Hi Gina! I'm so glad you decided to join in the challenge this month...and what a great page you have submitted :) You did such a great job of carving your pumpkin. I love your layout, the spooky tree with the hanging pumpkin heads is awesome!! And love you little one eyed ghosty :) It looks like you have covered all the criteria aswell....Well done! Cheers Shazza


  1. Hi Gina,
    Thanks for joining us this month. Check back next month to see who wins and you might want to give January's poster a go too.
    I particularly love your scary tree. Great layout. Well done.

  2. oh my gosh Gina, this layout is totally amazing, that scary tree really looks awesome and I just love all your elements! Welcome aboard and I hope you are able to jump in again next month, I will look forward to seeing your future works!

  3. So glad you played along with us this month, looking forward to seeing more of your creations in the coming months. Just love the tree and your photos of your carved pumpkin are fab :) well done!

  4. Awesome page Gina! I so love your spooky tree with the hanging Jack-o-lanterns! This is fantastic!!! Well done! :D

  5. Firstly...can I say what an amazing job you did carving your first pumpkin!! That is an awesome face!! Then you've turned the photo's into a fabulous layout & managed to include ALL of the added criteria! Great to see you here & I can't wait to see what you do for January's challenge poster!! :)

  6. Great layout! Love all the pumpkins and the tree. Thanks for playing along this month!

  7. Great work on getting all the required elements in. What a fantastic page!

  8. this is fab- love the little ghost and pumpkin hanging form the tree and the use of the colour scheme

  9. great page Gina! super cool carved pumpkin photos. great take on the challenge.

  10. There's so much happening on this page - it's brilliant. Great work.