Monday, September 19, 2011

Halloween Witch

Hi everyone, it's Geli. I’m not normally a double layout scrapper but once in a while you need more than one photo to tell the story. In my case, it was my youngest, Leah, trying so very hard to look the part of an evil witch at the Halloween parade last year and failing in the cutest possible way. She’s got Daddy’s acting genes. So whether or not you are a fan of Halloween here is an easy-peasy double with 7 photos that you can try.


You don’t always need the exact embellishments to go with your theme; sometimes it’s more fun to turn one thing into something else. I had an extra alien from my "Bookmonster" page. He is so cute, but what I really wanted was a ghost. So off with his antennae, paint him white, give him a coat of ghostly sheen with Perfect Pearls and zombie eyes.


Perfect.

In the true sense of “waste not, want not” I used the cut-off antennae under the paper rosette. To make a rosette, punch a 2x12” strip of paper with a scallop punch along one long side and pleat like a fan, nice and tight (let the scallops guide you). Glue the ends together so you get a ring and glue it flat onto a cardstock circle. Hold it till it dries and add a brad in the middle. To give it a bit of shine, I embossed the outside with some glittery silver embossing powder and gave the balls of the antennae a coat of German Glitter Glass.

I used a flame set to get Leah flying on her broom stick. 


First I painted them white and gave them a coat of orange embossing powder, but I wiped off a little here and there before heating it. I then sprinkled a tiny bit of black Opals on (you can also use embossing powder) and heated it again.


The other 2 wings from the set were embossed in 2 coats of black for a nice glossy look.


I hope you like my cute Halloween witch. Mwah-ha-ha. 

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