Friday, October 10, 2008


This week's TCP Tuesday challenge was hosted by Jen, who challenged us to make a card, based on this image.

I didn't find this image inspiring, at first. The stamps I have from The Cat's Pajamas just did not lend themselves to the objects in this vintage photograph. However, I knew I had the new Fright Night set coming in the mail, so I waited a couple of days to work on my card.

I decided to start with the black and white (and gray) colors. However, while working on my card, I just had to introduce color! I chose orange, not only because orange flames under the cauldron would look good, but because I wanted to color the witch's hair red as soon as I saw the stamp. Why red? Because Alma named some of the stamps in her new line interesting names.... Trevor, Hedwig, Ginny. If these names are meaningful to you, good for you! It means you enjoy books, just like the woman in the picture! Anyway, Ginny is the witch. And the witch she is based on certainly has red hair, since all Weasleys have red hair.

Here is my card.

Elements I pulled from the inspiration piece are the colors. The square layer represents the book. The witch represents the woman. The cauldron and the witch's circle pick up on the round shape of the pumpkin.

Supplies used to make card:

All stamps from Fright Night set from The Cat's Pajamas
Cardstock: SU Going Gray, Basic Gray, Whisper White, Apricot Appeal
Ink: Palette Noir, Prismacolor pencils
Other: D'vine swirl embossing folder, circle nesabilities, wave scissors to make faux rik-rak. Cauldron and Giny were cut out; cauldron was attached with dimensional sticky dots.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Great halloween card! like the embossing with little miss witch n' her broom