Saturday, September 3, 2011

Let's back things up a bit, shall we?

Hi All!!!

I gave you a taste of Christmas last week with the stockings - but I feel like I needed to back it up a bit - maybe back to the season at hand.  Well - back to school plus one......how about some halloween eye candy?  LOL!!!

Guess What!?!?!?!?  I finally got to bring an idea to fruition this morning.......it has been a busy week so this was the first time I got to sit down in my studio to get inky.  You know where I went first for inspiration, right???  Oh yeah - the Create with Connie and Mary challenge!!!  This week it was a color challenge.  Wanna see?



What did you immediately think of when you saw it???  I mean - the "first thing" you thought of????  I immediately thought - Greeting Card Kids.  Really - that is what I first thought of.......honestly - pinky swear ;)  Want to see what I cooked up this week?  Well, if you don't turn your head.....you are about to see it- LOL!!



Isn't she the sweetest little witch?  We will start with the card and move up to her, shall we?  You know me - I always have to add a bit of creative liberty - and add a neutral or two......so I went with a basic black card base and cut a panel from First Edition - an absolute MUST have pack of designer series paper - just sayin'.  ;)  I then stamped it with the flourish from Creative Elements in pumpkin pie.  I'm gonna LOVE that stamp - I am just warning you now - I can see it being on everything - e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g.

And when you think of halloween - you immediately think of a "baby themed" pack of designer series paper, right?  Of course you do - so I pulled out Nursery Nest for the addition of pear pizazz.  The rich razzleberry panel is from the brights designer paper pack.  Did you notice the same flourish stamped on those panels with basic black ink???  I warned you ;)  I sewed the rich razzleberry, pumpkin pie and basic black buttons right onto the panel with linen thread before adhering it to the card - that way - you do not have to worry that  the adhesive will allow the buttons to come off - and it only takes a second to pierce holes where the button holes are and tie linen thread through them.  easy peasy - i swear. 

Now onto that adorable little witch - wanna see her a little closer???



I stamped her onto watercolor paper with black staz on ink.  She was then colored in with ink refills and an aquapainter.  I did have to add a small glow of so saffron ink around her - if I have said it once, I have said it a million times - watercolored images need some sort of "grounding" - in my opinion - for what I know....which isn't much - lol!!!  It is very subtle looking at the card, but it really does make the image pop out.  Did you see her hat buckle???  No? - go back up and look - I colored it with gold smooch ink.  She was then punched with the 2 1/2 inch circle punch.  And see that scalloped circle around her????  It is from the NEW Perfect Pennants Bigz L die - LOVE that there are two scallop circle dies on there - YAY!!!!!!  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes (no shock there from me, huh? lol)  If you look closely enough - the flourish from Creative Elements is also stamped there in pumpkin pie, it is stamped off so it is subtle - but it is there  :)  All edges of the card are sponged with basic black ink - I had to dirty it up a bit.........had to.

Wait!!  There is more - I did up the inside as well.  Wanna see?



The sentiment there is from Grateful Greetings -


Well - what do you think of this little sweetie?  She sure was fun to bring to life.  Now - go stamp some goodness, it is good for your mental stability, really........... 

10 comments:

Renae Lyon said...

Yes, she is the sweetest little witch! I love how your card is put together and all the little details!

Gotta Stamp Mary said...

Love, love, love it, I guess that would be LLLI.

Susan said...

love your card, & your descripton of individual items is explained so well, TFS!

Deb said...

So very sweet! I, too, adore these little kiddos!! I love all your details! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Adorable! These colours are perfect with that little witch image and your colouring is just lovely. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week!

Nance said...

I am in awe! This is amazing...not only your coloring and thefantastic layout but I love all the background stamping with the CE flourish--fabulous! So glad you play along with us at CCMC!

Lisa said...

One of my favorite Halloween stamps. What a cute card! Love the layout...it works very well here. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson said...

Awwww......this little stamp image is so cute. I've had this set since it came out and haven't inked this one yet! Thanks for playing CCMC!

Connie Babbert said...

Great job coloring that darling little witch! I must remember to pull her out for the upcoming holiday! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown said...

Absolutely ADORABLE and I love the use of the first edition dsp with this! Thanks for joining us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!