I started with this adorable stamp from Unity, some more paper from the Witch Hazel line, and watercolor paint (along with a couple Copic markers and StazOn ink in jet black):
I stamped my image a couple times on each sheet:
Initially, I wasn't sure if I wanted to use the music note paper as an accent; after stamping once on that page, I knew it was going to be too busy for this piece.
I chose one of the ledger stamped images as my background and trimmed around it. I then colored in the fence, grass, and pumpkin stems with watercolor ink:
Next, I cut a ghost from a second stamped image on the ledger paper; I cut the pumpkins and patches for the ghost out of the orange print:
I adhered the patches to the ghost with liquid adhesive and then adhered the ghost and pumpkins to the background with pop-dots:
I used the Copic marker (in toner gray T3) to outline the background image and used the colorless blender to soften the lines. Next, I stamped the sentiment on the same ledger paper and trimmed that. Both pieces needed a little something to define the edges, so I took an edge distresser (circa 2006?) to scruff them up a bit.
Because I really wanted my image to pop, I adhered the background paper on top of the glass:
To finish it off, I pulled out the pop-dots and attached the image + sentiment to the background:
And it's done! Maybe it's me, but that little ghost just makes me smile. :)