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Sandy, The Little Witch

This little witch will most likely be my last Halloween project this year!  
Created last night while listening to Hurricane Sandy's wind howl and rain pummel our house.  
She was quite the storm. Thus, I've christened my little witch - Sandy!  
Not that this little one would cause such havoc...she's way too sweet, don't you agree?  Maybe because I was treating her kind and gentle, she returned the favor?  As we were lucky.  No lost power, no damage...

Just a very soggy paddock.

I used a new product I've been playing with on this project...

Creative Inspirations Paint - Blue Ice.

It's a bit hard to see in the photo, but added such a nice shimmer to her dress and the lacy border (and a wee bit in the web on the tag)!  I can see myself going broke once again in the near future getting lots of awesome glimmery colors!

The little witch and "boo" is from the Phyllis Harris Unity Stamp kit, "A Tiny Witch" (such a darling girl) and the ribbon is a the 3GirlJam Crinkle ribbon, "Spooky Bundle".  Everything else, from the punches to the cardstock is Stampin Up! 

I used watercolor card stock and my Schmincke watercolors (LOVE these more than any other watercolors I've used!) and after it dried a minute or two, I painted her dress in strategic places with the Blue Ice paint.  The effect I was looking for was the shimmer that would naturally occur when walking in sparkles!  I think it worked.  Then I wanted to carry the shimmer forward...that's why I painted the lacey border (also watercolor card stock) with the same paint.  I believe all the added shimmer brought out the shimmer in the crinkle ribbon.  What do you think?

So, there you have it.  My stormy little witch (she really gets around, doesn't she!)

Straight to you from me..Drying out on the east coast!


Jessica S said…
Oh Rebecca, such a lovely post and quite fitting for such a lovely little witch. Darling job adding the sparkle to this one. Glad you are having fun with the paints. I still need to get mine out and play!
Jessica S
downrightcrafty said…
fabulous image great colouring and love your little tag
Hugs Kate xx
Tina said…
such a cute witch creepy and spooky...thanks for sharing at cupcake inspirtaions

sweetie dt
Tammy said…
Awesome Halloween card! That image is adorable!! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calender this month!
Tammy x
Sandie said…
Such a sweet card...

Thank you for joining us over at Craftymess.

Sandie x
Ruby said…
Very cute card.
Love her green glow, or did she eat too much candy?
Julie Odil said…
Looks like we were thinking alike this week, but I like your witch much better. I've never heard of watercolor card stock. I'd love some info on that, if you'd be kind enough to leave a comment on my blog or email me again

julieodil at charter dot net

I got your lovely package of creations. NW I feel like I owe you a thank you card as your creations were so stunning. I will treasure them!

I was so glad to see your post this morning. I was worried about you when you hadn't linked up yet last evening!
bethann said…
cute card. i've been surfing. my dear sweet brave,wonderful almost perfect husband died two weeks ago from a rare, agresive cancer after 8 mths of horrible treatment. so i'm trying to distract myself and find other things to think about so i'm not crying 24/7. i've followed your blog for a long time since we both have cream poms. thanks so much for being there. just went thru my first hurricane alone but it wasn't as bad here as i was anticipating.
Carol L said…
Purple & green is my favorite color combo, and the details you added here look fantastic! I LOVE the little tag!!
Emily Keaton said…
Awwwwwwwww! That is super sweet! i love the purple and green, and your layout is lovely. :)
Lucy said…
What a cute witch-I love your watercoloring! Good luck cleaning up from Sandy!
Laura Jane said…
I like the button and tag:)
Lindsey said…
LOVE this! She is perfect in green and purple. The embossed card base works so well, too, as does the little tag on the ribbon. Sweet!
Angela said…
Your card looks so cute.Thank you for joining us at Cards und More.
Many greetings
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Steph said…
What a fab image and love that colour combo! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x
Gaynor said…
Really pretty card, love your design, many thanks for joining our challenge at Anything goes, Gaynor x
Claudia said…
That's just lovely. Like the embossed background, the colour combination and all the details.

Thank you very much for joining us at the Cards und More Challenge.

Hugs Claudia
Emily Hammann said…
Great card! Thank you for joining us at CI Paints!
Sweet Fairy said…
What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the colors and that image is so cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic cards which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.
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