Friday, October 16, 2015

Best Witches - FFFC #150 'Orange, Black and/or Purple'

Hello.  Happy Friday!

We're kicking off a new challenge at the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge.  The lovely Gunn-Eirill is our hostess for this challenge and it's a colour challenge 'Orange, Black and/or Purple'--choose at least 2 colours.  We are being sponsored by The Ribbon Girl.  To get complete details on the challenge, the prize being offered and how you can join in the fun, visit the Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge blog.  Check out also the fabulous cards that my DT teammates have created to inspire you to play along with us.

And so I've created this card for the challenge.

I've also decorated the inside of my card.

I found the little poem on the internet--don't know who the author is.  Based on the poem, I've created this night scene with diecuts using dies that I already have, except for the cats.  I don't have any cat die--I know there are some out there.  I found the cat silhouettes from the internet and cut these out by hand.  I left the centre of the circle blank for writing a personal note.

Here's a close-up of the adorable witch I'm featuring.

Her name is Hazel designed by Sylvia Zet of Wee Stamps.

As usual, I've used my alcohol-ink markers (Letraset Promarkers and Pantone Trias) to colour the image with a few coloured pencils mixed in there.

Challenges for this card:
Crafty Friends Challenge #16 - To Use Gems and/or Pearls
Quirky Crafts Challenge #21 - Using only 2 colours (black and purple)
The Ribbon Girl - October Any Image Anything Goes Challenge
That Craft Place Challenge - Halloween
Get Creative Challenge #25 -  Halloween
Through the Purple Haze October Challenge - Halloween/Magical
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes
Addicted to Stamps Challenge #166 - Anything Goes
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge #102 - Halloween
Crafty Gals Corner Challenge #41 - Witches, Ghouls and Goblins

That's all for now.  Thanks for stopping by.  Your visit is always very much appreciated.  Have a wonderful day and enjoy the coming weekend!

Materials and Tools Used:
Sentiments:  Computer generated
Designer Papers:  DCVW The Old World Stack paper pad and Bohemian Mat Stack
Dies:  Go Kreate XXL Square Frames Frilly #7; Lifestyle Crafts Nesting Circles; Impression Obsession DIE071-I Spiral Daisy; Memory Box 98312 Fancy Blossoms, 98890 Blushing Bouquet; Penny Black 51-016 Dancing Leaves; CC Design Bats; Our Daily Bread Designs Fence; Dee's Distinctively IME-128 Tree Base 2 
Punches:  Nellie's Choice Floral Punch Jumbo FLP031 Rose Leaves
Miscellaneous:  Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Ink stamp pads Walnut Stain, Dusty Concord and Black Soot; pearls from my stash

Colouring medium:  Alcohol ink markers from Letraset - Promarkers and Pantone TriasShin-Han Touch markers; coloured pencils to help with the shading
- face and skin:  blush, coral, soft peach, vanilla--for the cheeks:  oatmeal, pastel pink
- hair and broom:  burnt sienna, Touch BR100, caramel, sandstone, black coloured pencil
- purple shades:  shale, tawny owl, winter berry, lavender 
- black shading:  cool greys 3 - 5
- buckles, watch and jingle bell:  raw sienna, mustard, pastel yellow
- bat:  march hare, grey squirrel, cool grey 3
- white shading:  warm grey 5-T, cool grey 4-T, cool grey 1-T
- dotted background:  grey green, 5507-T, tea green, 5527-T  


Pat K said...

Stunning card Norma, made extra special by your completion of the inside. Wonderful design and detail. Pat K x

Unknown said...

What a brilliant card,the colouring is amazing and I love the verse inside,thank you so much for joining us at Get Creative Challenges.
Dorothy (DT)

Jacee said...

Fabulous Norma, great colours, fab image and perfect colouring, love it!
Hugs Jacee
Simply Paper Card Design

pst said...

Stunning card. This is one of the cutest Halloween cards I have seen. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Friends.

Flo said...

Your cards are always so beautiful and painstakingly done.

Karen Arthur said...

WOW, this card is amazing and your talent really shows through it. Your coloring skills are awesome.... wished I had a small amount of your talent.

papinou87 said...

beautiful bravo bravo A+

Mojca said...

Oh this is soooo pretty! hugs! Mojca

Neets B said...

Such beautiful layering and who knew purple and black could look so pretty. Your colouring is faultless, you have a real talent.
Thanks so much for sharing at ATSM this week, Anita x

Danielle Champagne said...

Norma, your card is totally gorgeous. I love the inside scene, beautiful! Your little witch is adorable, wonderfully colored and showcased. again your flowers are awesome! Hugs.

Claudia's kaartjes said...


Stunning card.


Julie B said...

Fab design and colouring. Such a well finished card inside and out.
So pleased you joined us at ATSM this week.:)

anncreatief said...

Wouw beautiful i love it, and thanks so much for playing along with us at CC&CC.
Hugs Anneke DT

Rae Ann said...

Love all of the details in this card from the flowers to the details on the inside. Such a gorgeous combination of purple and black.

Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner for our Witches, Ghouls and Goblins challenge.

Diane Louise J said...

hello Norma... Absolutely beautiful, your card has just a fab image and love all the embellishments you have used. Thanks for entering the 'Gems and/or Pearls' challenge over at Crafty Friends. Hope you will join us for our next challenge... Good Luck!
Diane Louise (DT

Engelchen said...

love your card :) It's very nice.

Greetings Geesje

Candy said...

Such a wonderful card, Norma !!! Love the purple and black and such a CUTE image.
I love the inside as well.
Beautiful as always my friend.

Big Hugs, Candy

Unknown said...

What a stunningly beautiful card and I love love love the inside. Such fabulous colours. Thanks for sharing it with us at TTPH this time. Hope to see you again next time.

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