Monday, October 14, 2013

I Brake for Halloween with Magic Wanda


Happy Halloween! Another fun project for you today. I really like this time of year, but it’s just too short in Oklahoma. It seems like we have our summer, then a little time for fall, and here comes our first freeze.  On a more positive not, it will be warmer for Trick or Treat night. We usually have around 100-150 kids knocking on our door. One other favorite crafting project that I do every year is carve a Frankenstein’s Monster pumpkin. Yep, it really looks like Boris Karloff as the Monster.  Fun, Fun! It does take me around 2-3 hours to carve, but so worth it. You would not believe the faces of people when they see it, especially the adults.



My project today is a 5¾” Halloween card with the beautiful image of “Magic Wanda.” Isn’t she a beauty? Wanda was designed by Rick St.Dennis MFA for I Brake for Stamps (IBFS). You can find Wanda in digital format, or as a rubber stamp, whichever you prefer.

Magic Wanda was colored with Copics and accented with Spica pens. After I was finished coloring her, I trimmed her with Spellbinder’s CardCreator A2 Curved Matting Basics B. I then distressed the edges with Black Soot Distress Ink. Wanda was then layered on Stampin’ Up!’s Old Olive and Basic Black cardstock.

Copics used:
Skin: E000, 11, BV000, R20
Hair: Y11, 21, E39, 59, 97, 99
Collar: YG21, 23, 67
Hat: C00, 1, 3, 5, 7, 9
Background: W0, 1, 2, 3, YG21



My designer paper is Echo Park’s “The Apothecary Emporium” collection. Wanda’s web is from a Cheery Lynn die-cut that I painted using Viva Décor black 3-D Stamp Paint. Wanda’s stars are wood veneer from my stash. I decided to use a little gold lame Smooch Ink to make them stand out.



Magic Wanda will be entered in the following challenges:
Challenges 4 Everybody - Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' - Halloween

I hope you will visit our IBFS blog every day for creative inspiration. Also, check our IBFS Facebook page for all the happenings in Della’s online shop.

Thanks for stopping by. If you have any questions, don't hesitate contacting me.
Aletha Jane


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