Friday, 2 April 2010

Little Witch

At first glance this could seem like an odd image to use to use for a retirement card, but this one is for a friend who is retiring (through ill health) from running her new age / gothic shop so it seemed quite apt.

As far as techniques go I'm still using my prisma pencils which i thought produced a really nice look on this image, in general I'm finding them a lot easier to control than watercolours (and I'm less inclined to go too heavy handed with the colours).

Products used:

  • Papers - Black Market Paper Society, Purple pearl
  • Stamped Images - Witch from Belles 'n Whistles
  • Embellishments - Black ribbon, Card candy
  • Tools used - Primsa Pencils, Paperstumps (for blending)

I coloured the images using Primsa color pencils and blended using sansador, i used nestabilites to frames her but left the top of her hat peeking out of the frame.

I'm entering this for the following challenges:



  1. Adorable little witch! I love the black and white with the splash of purple! Stunning! Thank you for joining us at SSW!

  2. Your card is adorable! You have done an amazing job on the coloring! Very good!!! Love your colors and take on the sketch! Thanks for joining us!
    Nancy SSW-DT

  3. Very sweet and thanks so much for joining us for Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

    Peace & Luv,

  4. What a sweet image and love how you colored it.Love the fun paper. Thanks for playing along @ SSW!!!

  5. What an adorable witch...too cute to be a witch!!! Your coloring is perfect! Thanks for playing at SSW!

  6. oh how lovely. I'm so glad you joined the DCD challenge this week and good luck.

  7. Gorgeous card and image Carolyne, your papers are super delish.
    Thank you for joining us at Die Cut Dreams.
    Nicola -x-

  8. I love this card, your colouring is fantastic and I think your friend will just adore it. thankyou for joining in the DCD challenge this week.
    Love n hugs
    Vikki xx

  9. Wow - you have colored this card to perfection!!!!! Love it! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Deanne :)

  10. What a marvelous card!!! I think the image is perfect for the occasion!Thanks a bunch for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!!!

  11. Everything mixes and matches so well, sucha darling image too! Thanks for joining in the fun with SSW this week :) Donna x

  12. Such a darling little witch - love that image. Great way to tie in the purple with the scallop - it's beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday! :)

  13. So beautiful, Carolyne:O) I love the black/white with a dash of purple. Cute image. Lovely papers, pretty design.
    Thank you for joining us at Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  14. Gorgeous. Love the colours and the image is sweet!

    Thank you for playing along with us at Stampin' for the Weekend. Good Luck!