Thursday, 12 September 2013

Freebie Witch Mercedes from Simply Betty Stamps

I have not been on here for a long time, two years I think it is (sorry). Life has been a hectic mess and took over everything. Well I joined a group thanks to a friend called Trudie who suggested it. It is called Simply B Stamps Fan Group, on Facebook. Since joining this group I have bought a new printer and filled out my Promarker pens. 

Well Betty was giving out a free digi and this was the witch in the card above. I don't normally get digis but I just had to get this one and with it being free it was a huge bonus. The was only one request that was asked of people if they did ask for the freebie and that was to make a something with it, in your fave Halloween colours. So I did!! 

After changing my idea 3 times and finally settling on a stepper card I began to colour. This was so frustrating for me as I am new to colouring 'properly' with alcohol markers. I think it was the 4th time lucky of colouring in one of the witches that I was some what happy and choose only to change her hair, lips. eyes and buckles each time. I knew I wanted to pop them on a sky background with cauldrons and head stones. So off I went to make a start on getting things together to begin to make the card up. 

I was inspired by the Hocus Pocus Sanderson sisters. I was so mad once I realised I had stuck 'Winifred' in the wrong place as I wanted her in the middle!! But not to worry, she still looks great and is the First sister, so they are in 'age' order LOL!! I cut the cauldrons out with a stampin up circle punch and placed it on it again to chop a little off to get the top rounded. I then embossed them with black glitter embossing powder then added glossy accents on the rim and down the cauldron, sprinkled micro beads on and left them to dry. To make the grave stones I used the ticket punch from stampin up and just shaped them a little to round them, chopped the bottoms off so they was flat. Then I used distressed inks to colour them. I wrote on the R.I.P with a fine liner pen and wham I have headstones. The grass and sky is also coloured using distress inks (If you wish to know what colours please just ask as at this moment I have no idea, but they are still out so can get names for you). The 'fence' is a Martha Stewart punch, the moon is masked with the same size punch as the cauldrons, the plastic bats and spider is from a pack of goodies I found at a shop here called poundworld (a pound for 50 assorted Halloween goodies can't be bad). I added gems for stars to add a little bling and twinkle, the little sticker bats are just some stickers I found in my stash. The sentiment comes with the digital stamp which can buy at the Simply Betty Store, with this I embossed it with my 'blood' dripping folder (not sure of the name but can find it if needed) and used distress ink to make it look like blood dripping. 

I really enjoyed this and it was the first card I have really made in a long time!! I want to thank Betty for giving this image away for free as I know a lot of work goes into making these and I can't wait to make another now......

Hope I haven't talked for to long and you like my card. Thank you for stopping by and here is to many more blog posts now :) x