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Friday, March 26, 2010

Miss Witchy from Catherine Moore

I think this is absolutely the most adorable stamp image that I have.  This stamp is also from Catherine's Bee & Bird Paperie collection.  I once again used grey paper with white swirls to give the windy, eerie look of a Halloween night.  I attached a paper spider web in the upper left corner of the card.  I cut the top row of the Bingo card copy and attached it to the lower left corner.  I stamped the image twice:  once on grey paper and once on orange paper.  I cut out the orange dress and glued it over the cut out image from the grey paper.  I stamped the arms on orange paper and cut them out and attached them to the cape with brass brads.  I used a petal from a silk poppy for the skirt and attached it to the back of the witch.  I used black and white striped paper for the legs and folded them accordian style.  I cut the black shoes free hand from a black cardstock scrap and glued them to the end of the legs.  I attached the legs to the back of the witch with glue dots.  I used orange dotted ribbon at her neck for the cape and attached it with a black brad.  Next I edged a Bingo paper button with orange ink and tied a bit of embroidery floss through it.  I attached it to the image with a glue dot slightly under her arm.  I drew the scroll and wrote the message with a Zig black pen, cut it out and glued it to the card as though it is in her hand. To finish, I added the decorative orange brad at the Bingo card corner.

Catherine Moore's Bird & Bee Paperie images

I love Character Construction images by Catherine Moore.  This is Miss Pumpkin Head  (not Catherine's name for her, but mine <**>).  I really should have done a taller card and put a pumpkin skirt on her, but alas, she is gone from me now.  ")  I used a grey cardstock with white swirls to give the feel of a windy night.  I first stamped the spider webs and bat with black ink on the card.  Next I adhered gold-leafing flakes in a swirl so it would appear behind her.  I stamped Miss Pumpkin on orange paper and used markers to accent her bow at the neck.  I computer generated the text (my little diddie ) and printed it off.  I sponged on some orange and ochre inks and cut out and layered on black scrap cardstock.  I glued one  partially covering the spider web at the upper left corner.  The other text I glued to Miss Pumpkin's "hands" so she would be holding it.  I drew the little pumpkins, colored them in and cut them out.  I glued them in front of the lower spider web.  I used a black Zig Micro pen to draw the spider on the web.  I attached Miss Pumpkin to the card with dimensional tape.  I sponged orange ink around the edges of a paper button and added the orange embroidery thread and attached it to the card. I then added the gold moon to the card with glue dots.  I lightly edged the card with brown ink.