Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Mojo Monday #207 - 9-19-11 - Halloween Witch

This is the Mojo Monday Sketch 207 for the week of September 19, 2011.   Are you playing along this week?  What a great site for inspiration if you're hung up on an idea, but you're just not sure how you should lay it out.

I'm thinking Halloween lately because I should be sending them out soon!  At least now I have ONE made!!    Do you like the neat background I got on this one?  Well, here's how....   I stamped the witch with Momento Tuxedo Black ink, colored in the moon with 4 shades of Copic, and then die cut using Spellbinders Labels 20.  I kept the paper inside the die and distressed with Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Dusty Concord, and then Chipped Sapphire to make the night sky look luminescent from the moon.  The distress ink is perfect for this because you can add as much or as little as you want and the colors blend together nicely.
I didn't like all the straight lines on the sketch challenge so I used shaped squares and the fancy cut as my focal point.   OK so maybe I wanted to start using some of my new Spellbinders - I just got my hands on that postage stamp!   I made my bow with two colors of seam binding and tied on a flat bat button with a little bit of twine.  I attached a few ebeads to the twine strings for a little halloween sparkle, and gave that bat button some yellow gem eyes.  SPOOKY!  I think that purple textured background really pulls it together and adds alot of depth.

Thanks for stopping by - I hope you like this one and that you're creating something spooky yourself!

Products used:
Patterned Paper:  K&Co.
Stamps:  Flying Witch: Stampabilites,  Sentiment: Stampin' Up!
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders Fleur De Lis Squares, Labels 20, Postage Stamps, Nested Pennants
Embossing Folder:  Sizzix Diamonds (from Diamonds and Snowcap Set)
Copic Markers:  YR12, YR04, Y19, Y15
Ink:  Momento Tuxedo Black, Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Dusty Concord, Antique Linen, Chipped Sapphire
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Lavender and Orange
Twine:  Martha Stewart

9 comments:

Olena said...

Cool card! great job! Olena

Carmen O. said...

This is soo very AWESOME!! Love all the wonderful detail and texture.

Kelly S. said...

I LOVE how you use seam binding! It looks so crispy yet airy when you make your bows! Love the teeny bat in the center. Your use of color and all of the cool shapes are so fantastic on this card!

Kathryn said...

What a neat combination of several shapes. It gives great visual interest to the card. :)

Debgem said...

Brilliant!! Love the mixture of Spellbinder shapes and the colours are wonderful - a really super Halloween card!

Operation Write Home said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous!!!

Marevka said...

Великолепная открытка!!

Pauline said...

Wow Jeanne, this is fabulous! What gorgeous rich colours, a wonderful card!

Dana said...

This is amazing! I especially love the seam binding!!