Despite the fact that most of the Halloween-themed scrapbook supplies out there are predominately black and orange (with the occasional green and purple thrown in), those colors rarely work with my photos of the holiday. My kid's costumes have run the gamut from hot pink (prom queen) to bright yellow (banana) to putrid green (zombie skeleton). So finding Halloween supplies that coordinate has always been a challenge.
So quite often I reach for non-Halloween-themed supplies, choosing papers and embellishments that work with my photos, rather than ones that match the page theme. Here are two pages that aren't typical Halloween color schemes, but pay homage to the holiday, nonetheless!
On this page, I used two Lily Bee collections - Autumn Spice and Persnickety - to create a layered grid backdrop for my photos. Since my daughter was wearing pink, and my son's shirt was blue, I chose lighter hues of both, as well as neutrals of gray, tan and ivory. A small touch of orange keeps the palette looking fall-ish, while still working with the photos.
For my next layout, I did select a few Halloween-themed die cuts from the BasicGrey Persimmon line. But I paired them with neutral papers in ivory and tan, accented with navy and a light coral pink. The coral helps soften the orange elements, so the color palette isn't as high contrast as a typical orange and black scheme. Lots of ivory helps to keep it light, too.
And since this page is about me and my go-to Halloween costume, I added some girly touches. The punched scalloped border and glittery sequins keep the design from looking too Halloween-y. Or is it Hallo-weenie?
So don't be afraid to try new, unexpected color palettes for your holiday pages. You'll be documenting these typical celebrations with pages that are anything but typical!