Friday, October 30, 2015

Trick or Treat with Witch Hazel

Hello everyone!  A couple of weeks ago I was asked to be a guest designer on ArtbyMiran Challenge Blog. I wanted to share with you the card I made.  The image is a digi called Witch Hazel.  I thought she was adorable and quite fitting since tomorrow is Halloween. 

I had so much fun creating this little Halloween scene.  It has a lot of different elements in it.  I started by masking off a big circle in the middle of my cardstock and I free hand cut some masking paper for the bottom where my grass was going to be.  I used my daubers and various inks from Close to my Heart to get the sky background.  After unmasking, I went in with my Copics and put in my ground and some details on the moon.   I colored my Witch Hazel with Copics as well, and fussy cut her out.  I found a pumpkin stamp in the Fall Favorites (retired) stamp set from CTMH, stamped it, colored it, and then cut them out as well.   I wanted to add a little bit more to this card, so I found some  designs on my CTMH Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  I thought they worked perfectly.  The cat, fence, and bats are all on that one cartridge.   I found some scraps of vellum in my stash and free-hand cut some clouds.  I didn't want to cover anything up really, so using vellum worked out great.

After getting my background piece all together, I mounted it on a 5 x6.5 black card base.  I had found some old K&Co. Halloween paper that used for the accents on the side.  I stamped out my little Trick or Treat circle using a CTMH stamp set called Perfect Fit Halloween.   I added a little bow from some ribbon in my stash and, Voila!   The inside of the card has the verse, "When black cats prowl, and pumpkins gleam, may luck be yours on Halloween!"  I thought it fit perfectly. 

If you get a chance, do stop by and check out all the lovely creations at ArtbyMiRan.  There is always an "Anything Goes" challenge going on.  You have a chance to win some wonderful images by Mi Ran Jung.  You can find her on Etsy, too! 

I'm going to enter this card in a couple of challenges, which I will list below, along with the supplies I used.  Thank you so much for stopping by!

Happy Halloween!

Inkspirational Challenges - Cute Halloween #94
Simons Says Wednesday Challenge - Anything goes
Craft Your Passion - Anything goes #285
One Sweet Challenge - Fall colors or All Souls Day
Digidesigns Challenge - Include a pumpkin
Inspiration Destination - Anything goes #57
Not Just Cards - Anything goes #25
Create and Inspire - Anything goes #32

Image - ArtbyMiRan - Witch Hazel
Cardstock - Copic Xpress It; CTMH - Sunset; Recollections -Black; K&Co.; 40lb Vellum 
Stamps - CTMH - Fall Favorites, Perfect Fit - Halloween
Inks - Memento Tuxedo Black, Versafine Black Onyx; CTMH - Pear, Black, Gypsy, Moonstruck, Outdoor Denim
Copics - Witch Hazel -E000, 00, 11, R20, C3, 5, 7, 100, G20, YG03, 13, 17, V20,17, 09, Y21, E51, 53, 55, 57, 59; Pumpkins - YG03, 13, 17, Y18, YR16, 18, E53, 55, 57
Other - CTMH Artbooking Cricut Cartridge, 3d foam adhesive, ribbon, CTMH - purple sparkle


  1. Great scene and fantastic image, beautifully coloured!
    Thank you so much for shating it with us at Create and Inspire!
    Hugs and Smiles
    Frances a

  2. This card is so lovely. Great colours.
    Thanks for playing with us at Inspiration Destination.
    Good luck. xxx Michelle (DT)

  3. Gorgeous card Stacy! So cute and beautifully coloured.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx

  4. Nicely done! Perfect for our challenge at Inkspirational!