Sunday, 19 October 2014

Best Witches

I don't really 'do' Halloween cards, but couldn't resist entering a few challenges using this cutie.  I printed the image really large to give her the focus with a very simple layout.

I've tried a bit of a new technique (video here) in the shadowing of the colouring by using some (fairly dark) grey.  I think I did OK on her legs, and parts of the dress (well, her arms at least), but I was not so happy with her hat!  I also should have been more brave with the folds in her dress. Oh, well, it's all a learning curve!

I used purple tissue paper with threads in it for the backing paper which I thought looked a bit spooky, as though the random threads were spider webs?

D'ya think?



Ok.  I'll get my coat!  ;0)

Card Recipe:
  • Image - Spell on Ya from Tiddly Inks
  • Colouring - Copics, Sakura Stardust Gel pens (wand), DI Markers (hair detail)
  • Cardworks Card base
  • Purple tissue paper
  • Purple Ink (for edging)
  • Pearls
I've been inspired by:
Happy crafting


Chrissy said...

Take that coat off and stay...fabulous Annette and I love the shading and your awesome design..great papers too..


Carol S. said...

Gorgeous card and love this sweet image. Colouring is great. I have done this grey shadung sometimes. I found it worked with some colours ok and not as well with others. Hugs, Carol S.xx

KT Fit Kitty said...

I think your colouring and shading look amazing! I really like the curved shape of this and the beautiful purple background paper!

Anonymous said...

Hugsss, Gaby

Sarah said...

Great job Annette, your shading looks perfect, after all is there any other colour of shadow?? Love the fibres showing through the paper too...perfect xx

Squirrel x said...

Take your coat off, she is fab! Hugs xx

Christine L said...

I'm loving this little cutie witch... and yes those threads definitely look like the cobwebs in my corners!! lol!

I THINK I did a shading video a while back... have you looked at mine? It's under the tabs at the top of my blog.. but I think it was only the blue shading if memory serves me well.. (and it often doesn't!) It was a couple of years back so now I often use N copic shades or warm/dark grays. I do think the shading makes such a difference to an image... glad you're enjoying experimenting!

Christine x

Christine L said...

Sorry - please totally ignore that last comment.... I thought you were talking about the shading AROUND the image!! D'oh.... MAJOR senior moment!

Christine x

Chris said...

Lovely design, cute image...your colouring and shading look amazing! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Sammy said...

Such a fab image. Love it! Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

Cheryl said...

Love the purple and green, and your shading looks wonderful! Cute card! Thanks for joining us in the Tiddly Inks Non-Traditional Halloween Color Challenge!

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

Love the threaded tissue paper in the background and your colored image is just the cutest in the corner, so sweet! Thanks for joining us at Tiddly Inks for our "Non-Traditional Halloween Color" Challenge, best of luck to you :)

Dawn said...

Just beautiful! Thank you so much for playing along at Tiddly Inks!

Kate (Small Bits of Paper) said...

What a sweet, sweet card! The design is wonderful and you've done a lovely job with the image.

Thanks so much for playing along with us at My Craft Spot!

Small Bits of Paper

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