Saturday, August 18, 2018

Happy As A Witch

Hi there! How's it going today!!

Hope you are having a super Saturday, (or a Sunday depending where you live or whatever day it is as you are reading this).  I am so amazed how fast this year has gone by so far. I am already getting projects ready for the Christmas holidays. I am working on cards, bag toppers, tags, dimensional flowers, gift card holders and some decor items. 
Whew, I sure hope I get this all done by my deadline.

Speaking of getting ready, it's time for the next challenge

The sponsor for this challenge is Fabrika Fantasy

The prize -  3 images
The theme is always Anything Goes

Let me share my project and I hope it gives you some inspiration. 

I decided to get in the Halloween mode and this witch was really calling to me. As I was coloring her I decided to make her a broom, and you know, 
that is still the witch's main mode of transportation. 
She is called Little Witch (and she is just old enough to fly, LOL)

Her broom was super easy to make.  
Let me show you.

I started out with a strip of scrapbook paper 8" X 1 1/2".
 Next, I applied some yellowish ink,  in a direct to paper mode, using Scattered Straw.
Make sure to ink both sides of the paper.

Next, I snipped the paper to resemble straw. 
I left about 1/4" on the top (unsnipped) to use to place my tape. 
Make sure your snips are pretty close together. 
Apply double-sided tape to the unsnipped top area.
For the broom handle, I used a 6" bamboo skewer. I laid the skewer on the end of the snipped paper and rolled it til all the paper was attached. 

Since most straw brooms appear to be sewn at the top area, I used some thin gold thread to wrap around the top part of the paper. I trimmed the handle so it didn't appear to be too long.

And there you are, a broom.

Stamps: Digital Image- Fabrika Digital Image - Little Witch, Rubber Image - Impression Obsession - Cover-a-Card Spider Web
Paper/Card StockYellowish scrapbook paper, Black CS, Orange CS, Purple CS, White CS
Ink: Distress Ink - Scattered Straw, VersaMark
Dies Used:  Spellbinders Ovals 
White embossing powder, Spectrum Noir alcohol markers - various colors, skewer.

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

I hope you enjoyed my project. It was fun making the witches broom.
I hope you will submit your project in the challenge.
 I'd love to see what you've been working on. 

Thanks for visiting my blog today, 
and I'll be back soon sharing another fun and creative project. 


Heather said...

Very cute!! And that broom is fabulous!! It finishes everything off perfectly! Thanks for playing with Jo's Scrap Shack.

Dmitry L said...

Such a fun and beautiful card! Thank you so much, dear Barbara, for using this image!
We have monthly challenges on our Challenge blog Fabrika Fantasy Digis, and we would love to invite you to join us there too. Thank you again!

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Shona Erlenborn said...

Super fun card, Barb! Love the spider web background as well as your awesome little broom and the little witch is colored beautifully.

Verna Angerhofer said...

You are so clever to make a broom look so realistic. Love the witch too and all the cobwebs and other spooky things.

Sherri said...

What a fun, fun, adorable card! LOVE the witch! And your coloring is awesome! I'm so glad you joined our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

Annette Stapylton said...

Wow you have done a magical job with this project. I love your image and design it is fantastic. Lovely colouring job too. What a great broom you created, that looks amazing. thanks for the tutorial on the broom too.
Nice work I love it.
Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.Annette DT for

Annette Stapylton said...

Back again, and again, just absolutely stunning work here. I love it.
Thank you for sharing with us here today at World Wide Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Annette DT Registered Owners/Admin for World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

KathyA. said...

What a great card... and thaThanks for joining the QKR Challenge this week. DT Kathyt broom? Wow! Thanks for providing instructions. I'm going to be CASEing that in the future.

Debbie Mageed said...

You created such a pretty witch so I'm sure she's a good one! Wonderful card! The broom is so creative. Thank you for playing with my dies/punches challenge at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you can join us again soon.

Loose Stitches said...

Fabulous creation, great idea for the broom! Thank you for sharing with us over at Colour Crazy! Hope to see you again!
~ GDT Sherry x

Loose Stitches said...

Awesome creation! Thank you for sharing with us over at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month. Thank you.
Sherry DT for

Michelle Windsor said...

Great card love the broom you made Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Michelle DT Owner/Admin for

Wendy Batchen said...

What a gorgeous card Barbara, thank you for sharing with us here at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and good luck with your entry. Wendy DT for

Vic said...

Great card! I luuurve your little broom - so creative! The sentiment made me smile, too. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Patties Creations.. Vic - DT X

Dawn said...

Such a cute, sassy little witch. Thanks for sharing and playing at the Brown Sugar Challenge. I wish you the best of luck.
Dawn DT

Chrissy said...

Fabulous fun Halloween card and I love your cute broom.. Thank you for sharing with us over here today at the Classic Open Design Team Challenge and best of luck with your entry.

Chrissy DT

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cardz 4 Galz, good luck!!! Amy DT

Arlene said...

Great webby background and darling witch. Perfect colors. So glad you joined us at Morgan's Artworld Open Challenge and best of luck with your entry. Love to see you join in each month.
Arlene DT for

Shylaa Shree said...

cute witch barbara. love the way you have created her broom. A great card.Thanks for playing along with us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
Shylaa DT@Polkadoodles

Wendy R. said...

I'm bewitched, Beeeeautiful!! Thank you so much for joining us Cardz4Galz xx

Melanie said...

Such a sweet witch! Thank you for the instructions on making the broom - well done! Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenge.

Nana Connie said...

Great coloring, Barbara, and I love that broom! I'm delighted to see you playing in our "Anything Goes" challenge at World Wide Open Design Team this month and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Margreet said...

Gorgeous card and a lovely broom!
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Rocket.
xxx Margreet

Ellen said...

Great card, well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Rocket Challenges.

groetjes, Ellen

Shylaa Shree said...

visiting again for Pattie's creation.Thanks for playing along with us at Pattie's Creations Design Challenge. Hope to see you again
Shylaa DT@PCDC

Pattie G said...

This is so nice! It goes perfect with our current challenge “Anything Goes” at Patties Creations Design Challenge. Thanks for joining us…
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