Thursday, September 12, 2013

Witches and Spiders and Bugs - Oh My!

Welcome to all our crafty friends out there!   Marie here and I want to share a little Halloween treat I will be giving out to a few of the special little witches that come to my door on Halloween this year.    I don’t know about you but it seems that every year I would go through my closets and trunks to find that perfect witch costume.   I don’t know why – but I loved dressing as a witch!
Well,  the Gill Robert’s Collection from SP & Company has the most adorable witch  stamp called GR Hallowwen Girl.   She has the most adorable face! She must be a very good witch with a sweet face like that!
Close up of my work in progress.
I used Copic alcohol ink markers – Sketch for this project.
Skin tones:  E50, E51, E53, E11, E000, R20
Hair:  E99, E97, YR 24 and YR20
Hat and Robe: C3, C5, C7, C9, R24, R22, R24
Pumpkin: YR 24, YR20, YR 24, YR27  (Y00 for the inside)
Cat with Scarf:  C2, C3, C5, R4, R22, R20
Background: C1, BG10, Colorless Blender, Opaque White Ink
Broom  E30, E33, E35, E47, YR 20, YR24
I drained a bottle of water.
I allowed the inside of the bottle to fully dry.
I cut a flap in the side of the bottle to allow me to slip miniature candies into the bottle
The bottle was then stuffed with Halloween paper trim.
The flap was sealed with tape .
My matted focal image was adhered to the bottle to allow the flap to be consea;ed
This technique can also be used with back to school themes,
using pencils, pens and note paper,
erasers and any other school supplies can be used to fill the bottle.
This is a close up of my matted image.
I am linking this card with the following wonderful challenges:

So what's been happending with me?  I am working this week and we have been very busy at the hospital.  I had a wonderul beading class from Andrea Tuesday and my online classes are going GREAT!   I have the best students!   They a  FABULOUS!
I hope you have a wonderful, crafty week!  Be same and healthy! :D

Creative Background Classes.  HERE 

Hugs, Marie


  1. Wow, that colouring is just stunning. A wonderful image and fab Halloween Treat idea. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday this week.
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  2. LOVE IT, Marie! The background is superb. I know your students are going to love your class!!

  3. What a terrific, creative way to give out some treats to some special Halloween visitors. I love the background, of course, on your focal image. I see you have had a very busy week. I truly enjoy viewing all of your creative projects, Marie. Keep them coming. Enjoy the rest of your week. Gotta to try another background technique.

  4. this is a fabulous project and that is some outstanding colouring! Thanks for joining us at ATSM

  5. So happy that I saw your creation on MIM x DT DT DT

  6. A stunning project idea - so clever! And your colouring is just fantastic :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  7. Fun idea for a Halloween project! Cute!

  8. What a clever treat holder and great way to recycle. Your coloring of the cute image is enviable. Terrific project to share with blogland, THANKS!

  9. Wow this is stunning Marie I loved how you used a empty water bottle and turned it into a fab Halloween treat :) amazing colouring again and how cute is that witch!!

    Have a lovely week



  10. Thank you for the Nice comment on my blog :-) I use dies (Spellbinders, Magnolia, Marianne Dies) and a Big Shot machine to make the die cuts on my Cards. Lovely blog you have :-)


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