Saturday, October 23, 2010

Good Witch or Bad Witch?

Whew, what a week this has been.  I have been so slammed with overtime at work and really scrambling to try to make design deadlines.  The week has just flown by and I can't believe it's Saturday again!  So here I am back with you again to show you what I have made for Our Creative Corner.  This week, Diane Gilbert, our October hostess, has cooked up a color challenge for us that just smacks of Halloween.  She is asking us to use Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Rich Razzleberry and Early Expresso or our closest match.  Can you believe it?   I had all of those card stock colors. 

So those are the colors of card stock used here, plus I added some old Daisy D's designer paper.  I used this cute vintage witch image from The Graphics Fairy but I altered the colors in my PhotoShop Elements.  Here is the vintage image so you can see how she started out. 

I started out trying to make her skirt green to coordinate with Certainly Celery by changing the hue on the entire graphic.  So when the skirt changed color, so did her skin and hair - LOL!  I decided I liked her with green hair and skin which begged the question - with green hair and skin, is she a good witch or a bad witch?  You decide - I had fun with PhotoShop and got a much-needed giggle out of making this card. 

What else did I use? A couple of Spellbinders dies - Long Rectangles and Scalloped Rectangles plus Lattice Borderabilities, some orange glitter, a Tim Holtz ticket stamp, Stampin' Up! spider web embossing folder, Vintage Photo distress ink, hand dyed shabby seam binding and a couple of orange and green rhinestones from the $1 bin at Michael's. 

Hope you like my vintage witch card.  Thanks for any comment you care to leave.  Please stop by the Our Creative Corner blog to see what my team mates have made and maybe think about playing along this week.  Have a great weekend.

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
Crazy4Challenges - Halloween
Drunken Stampers - Halloween
Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge - Use a Punch or a Die Cut
Totally Gorjuss - Sparkle
The Crazy Challenge - Halloween
Oh La La Creations - Scary Stuff
Stamp With Fun - Halloween
Crafts & Me Challenges - Halloween
Creative Cottage Challenge - Halloween
Creative Imaginations - Spooky
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Spooky
Stampin' for the Weekend - Halloween/Fall


Sian said...

Gorgeous card, love what you've done to the image and the ribbon is yummy!
hugs, have a great weekend.

Lori Rider said...

Wow, Linda, how cool is this? You are brilliant to play with the colors in Photoshop - I love it. The rest of the card is fab as well - perfect for Halloween!

LorettaL said...

Linda, you are a darling, darling woman!

I am in your boat - I don't have a much time to browse around as I would like because life is moving by so quickly! I get a little thrill every time you pop by and leave me a comment.

Sounds like life is pretty hectic for you too. That's a lot of overtime!!!

Have a wonderful weekend, Linda.

Diane Gilbert said...

I think she's a GOOD Witch,she looks fabulous with this color challenge!! LOVE your details as always! Hope your having a great weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my word Linda this is beautiful the colours and design as always are superb I love it.
Lorraine x

Netty said...

I love it. Totally fabulous.
Annette x

Beverly G said...

I think she's a GOOD Witch--love what you did in Photoshop.

HappyCrafter said...

This looks great! The colour combo works surprisingly well. I'm very impressed with how you changed the colours in photoshop, I'm grateful when I can get my pics cropped right LOL! Have a great weekend, rest up for the week ahead :-)

marsha said...

This is just scrumptious - definitely a good witch! I love your rich colors and ribbon. Sorry to hear you've had such a busy week!

raindropecho said...

Gorgeous creation, Linda! Your ribbon treatment always amazes me :)

- Ann

Pam said...

This is absolutely fabulous! Makes my entry look so plain!LOL

Christine said...

Good witch!

Lori said...

Another gorgeous creation, Linda! Hope you can relax a little today!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great take from the inspiration! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

CarlaKH said...

fabulous the witch!

Kat said...

Despite the green hair I think she's a good witch, she has a sweet face lol! Love the sparkle. Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

Diamond Doll said...

Wicked card Linda i love it.
Thanx for joining us at Crafts and Me.
Trish (-:

Sam Royal said...

This just perfect so wonderfully vintage x

Lynn McAuley said...

I love this vintage Halloween masterpiece!

Thank you, Linda, for sharing this exquisite die cut design with the Friends of Speedy the Cat in this week's challenge!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

So cool...I just love what you did with that witch image...GORGEOUS creation!!!

Andrea said...

Very great card! Great motiv and Design! Thanks for joining stamp with Fun.
Big Hug

Virgo5 said...

WOW...I love this fabulously wicked card! Such great details!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Anne said...

Fab card, thanks for playing along with Creative Cottage & Crazy challenges
Anne x

Joanne Travis said...

I love the vintage witch and pretty ribbons!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends on our special anniversary week!

Wendi said...

Fabulous card I love that bow and gorgeous stitching my fav technique
Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week

Kate's Makes said...

Wow this is stunning! I love what you have done with it - very beautiful :o) Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge and good luck :o) Kate x

Wendy J. said...

She's definitely a good witch! She looks too calm and peaceful! Love the card, Linda! Totally fabulous!

Sarah Gough said...

Very spooky, love it!

Michelle Singer said...

Spook-tacular entry. I'm so glad you entered it on our challenge. Thank You! I hope to see you again for the next challenge at Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog. xxx

crafty amy said...

What a brilliant Halloween card I love the colouring :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafts and me and good luck.


Amy xx

CuddlyBunny said...

Your creation is outstanding! I love the embellishments and your PhotoShop-ing of the vintage image is perfect!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Annika said...

I think she's a good witch. Definitely a cute witch!! I should really play around with Photoshop more and DEFINITELY play with pre-coloured images more too! I tend to do the "if I haven't coloured it, then things ain't right" thing, lol
Love that cool ticket and the colours are so deep and rich - yum!

Sandra said...

Wow!! That's a stunning card!! Congrats for your talent!!


sammi said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at Ooh La La.

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