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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Headline news: Witch Framed!

The five background elements all provided by
I have to admit that even though I use digital images frequently, I have never played with layering images [I am a Rubba-girl at heart!] - so this turned out to truly be a challenge for me!  Learning how to manipulate layering of digi elements and png files was new to me and there was a learning curve with my very elementary tools... [I use Libre Office - it is free and I am cheap!  However it is not the friendliest graphics tool in the shed I'm afraid!]  The long and short of it is - I like how this turned out!  [And dang, I learned a lot!]
613 Ave C's challenge this week is an Anything Goes - and the sponsor I am working with is a new one - DÉCOSSE'S DYNAMITE DOODLES.  Lisa's images are pre-colored digital sentiments, papers and other embellishments.  I chose to use five elements from her brand new bundle of Halloween images and papers: the frame, "washi tape" [at the bottom inside of the frame], the word art, lantern and raven.  There are a huge number of choices in this set and if you are looking for elements for your digital projects, either as a focal image or background... check Lisa out!!

I then used a Sassy Cheryl image [a gift from a sweet friend!] called "Sassy Witch" as my focal image.  For Sassy, the Raven & the Lantern, I used a "Paper Sculpting Technique" that consists of: printing the image(s) multiple times, coloring with Copics, fussy cutting different layers, sculpting the individual pieces [dry embossing each individual piece from the back using a large ball tool] and layering with foam tape to maintain the dimension.  The frame is just printed on the base layer by the way - look at the visual dimension you get!

This card should be eligible for the following 
Pile it On #40 – Autumn [yellow-gold-beige-green & purples]
Sisterhood of Crafters – Lots of Layers [Sassy Witch - 4 layers]
Tuesday Throwdown #215 – Opposites Attract [purple and green] WINNER
Inspiration Destination- ATG
Delicious Doodles #104 – Cute Halloween
Beyond Grey #60 – Human Character
ABC Challenge –U is for Unique
STAMPlorations – Stamps & Embossing
One Sweet Challenge –Halloween Theme
Robyn's Fetish #232 – Autumn Colors  [yellow-gold-beige-green & purples]

IMAGES: All of the background, including the frame, raven, lantern, sentiment and the Washi tape below the sentiment, are individual elements from a Halloween bundle by Lisa at  DÉCOSSE'S DYNAMITE DOODLES Sassy Witch is from Sassy Cheryl.
PAPER:  Neenah Classic Crest Solar White 80# Cover Wt. used for the images; base CS is from stash.
EMBELLISHMENTS: see the digi elements indicated above in images.
INKS:  Sassy Witch was printed on an Epson WF-3520 printer & hand colored with Copics:
This 613 Ave C challenge has several sponsors in addition to Lisa Decosse's Dynamite Doodles, and as a result there are a huge number of prizes available!  It's an Anything Goes - so grab your supplies and get going - you get up to three entries!  If you need a kick in your mojo, take a look at the incredible projects from the!  Something there for everyone!

Create wildly and color with abandon!  ~ginny


  1. Another awesome Halloween card liking the colours Ginny x

  2. Wow! One fabulous card! The little witch is gorgeous... such attitude! Gorgeous design and colours! Thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles this week.

  3. Wow! Very impressive Ginny....I love how everything came together & once again your coloring is just awesome Hun! FAB project gf & TFS!!!!!

  4. Cute image, fabulous coloring and awesome design! Well done! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘LOTS OF LAYERS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters

  5. She looks fierce, as if she is about to put a spell on us all! Such a great card Ginny and you have done a fab job with the layers and colouring on the image.

  6. thanks for your nice words, Ginny. :)
    Your little witch is super cute and would fit perfectly to a few of my school kids. :D
    Hugs, Natalie

  7. Love it!!! love how it looks!! Love your paper sculping technique! Hope one day I can do it as perfect as yours!

  8. I cannot thank you enough for playing along with my Dream Team and me on the launch of our new ATG challenge blog!

    About your Halloween card... too stinkin' cute! I love all the elements you've used and that Sassy Cheryl stamp is too adorable! Love the layering! xx

    Again, thanks for joining us for our current ATG challenge. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Inspiration Destination - Owner

  9. Oh, what a cool card!

    Thanks for playing with us the first challenge of Inspiration Destination!

    Good Luck and I hope see you again!

    Gr. Meggi DT.

  10. Wow. Lotsa work went into this cutie. Great result. Love your "embossing", it sure did the trick. Thanks for playing at STAMPlorations this month.

  11. What a darling card. Love the image she is adorable. Great embossing too. Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges.
    Linda K. DT

  12. What a fun little witch, great card, thanks for joining us at Robyn's Fetish Challenge this week

  13. What a fun card. Love the expression on the little girls face. Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Doodles this week

  14. Fabulous make......thanks for joining us over at Delicious Doodles this time & good luck!
    hugs Jo x

  15. HI Ginny! this is such a cool card. I don't normally use digital elements either but I find sometimes you can create really unique stunning card with them. Thanks for the inspiration.
    Hugs, Aurora

  16. Amazing colouring. Love this card!! Thanks so much for playing along at STAMPlorations xx

  17. Fun card - love that sassy witch! Thanks for joining in at STAMPlorations :)

  18. Such a Fun-tastic card !
    Love the colors
    thanks for playing with us at BGC#60- Stamping challenge

  19. Beutifully coloured card!
    Thank you for playing at BGC this time!


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