Monday, 12 September 2016

Willow the Witch

As a certain observant pal reminded me yesterday, for someone who doesn't 'do' Halloween, I'm spending a fair amount of effort on it!

Today's card is a 'challenging' image (for me) of Willow the Witch. She was challenging because I usually manage to freak out at this amount of fuss on an image (both the hat and the dress made me twitch) but I persevered and this is the result!  I even added a bit of sparkle to the frilly bits.

I used a Simon Says Stamp Die (Stars Parade) as a stencil and used various shades of purple chalk to create the starry backdrop.  I then stitched around the image before mounting it onto a simple black base card.

Here is the die cut with my chalky outlines!  I kept the outside of the die intact as much as possible to stop excess chalk getting on my base card, but it was easy to remove any little smudges with a tiny pencil eraser.

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Happy crafting


Christine L said...

WOW! Love this one Annette... wonderful colouring and that starry background is fabulous!

Christine x

Janine - Ellabella said...

Wonderful card! Love Stamping Bella!!! And the Idea with the stars is great! Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Creatalicious Challenge, Janine (DT)

Kat W said...

I don't usually do Halloween either but it I was going to, Stamping Bella images would be at the top of my list to use! This is a fab image and oh my gosh, I am in awe of your colouring of the fluffy hat trimming and skirt...those folds are super duper amazing :-)
Using the die cut as a stencil is a brilliant idea and the soft detail of the stars frames the image beautifully.
Big hugs, Kat xx

Catherine said...

I love your card, Annette! This is such an adorable image and I love the starry background. You have amazing coloring skills and the glittery hair is a fabulous touch. Thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge.

Cathie ♥

Sarah said...

This is sooooo good Annette, incredible painting!! xx

Carol S. said...

Fabulous card and amazing colouring, as always. Don't do Halloween myself. Don't really get it. My son-in-laws' birthday is on Halloween, so his is the only card I make. Hugs, Carol S.xx

Sue said...

Oh Annette - this is an amazing card. You have coloured that gorgeous image beautifully - everything about it looks perfect, folds, sparkle, stars - total gorgeous ness all round - and using the stencil to add the star detail is absolute genius! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this.

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Annette! I love the cute image you've used & you've coloured her beautifully.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Mandy xx

Squirrel x said...

Absolute stunner! Her frock is strokeable hun, and I love the depth of colour on her. The stars make for a great backing to her. As for the ghost chicks, just too cute!! Xx

Melanie said...

A gorgeous card!
Thank you soo much for taking part in our "anything goes with optional anniversary” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw.
Hope to see you again in our new challenge as well…

(DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)

(DT Crafty Friends)

(DT The Sketchy Challenges)

PS: Sorry for the late comment, life had been very busy the past couple of weeks…

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