24 Jan 2019

So beautifully Wicked

I'm absolutely thrilled, delighted and super-excited today because I have a special dispensation to share this card with you.

You see, this stamp is in a new release and the stamps will only go on pre-order from tomorrow, Friday 25th January 2019. So this is an early peek at one of the inspiration cards I made with one of the sets in the fantastic new Wizard of Oz collection of stamps by Visible Image. I love all the stamps in the range and they are so easy to colour too. Over the next week or so you will be seeing some superb projects from the rest of the design team using all the characters in the release.

When I first saw the package of the Oz Wicked Witch I thought it looked like she was trying to come off the paper to get at you, so the idea of making a card where she was part in and part out of a frame was born.

I really like that photo because you can see that I haven't even had to layer her up at all, so the illusion of her coming off the paper is from the wonderful artist drawing, the shading on the colouring and the trick of just popping the hat, broom and hand over the edge of the frame. Easy!

The simple background was made by wetting some water colour paper and adding distress stains in 3 hot colours (Mustard Seed, Carved Pumpkin & Candied Apple), letting the colours swirl together. As it dries spritz with water to add some interest. When it was totally dry I added some more of the stains, neat (as in I didn't add water), onto my craft mat and dipped the piece into the droplets and dried it again. That created the speckles that you can see on the finished piece..

A 'frame' was made by attaching two rectangular dies together, like so, and cutting 3 frames out of white card. Those were glued and stacked together.

The smaller of the rectangle dies was used to die cut an aperture into a 'card front' sized piece of card, and the same die also used to die cut a rectangle from the water coloured background. These were attached to a card bland so that the coloured card sat in the aperture, and then the die cut frame was glued on top.

Then came the colouring; all done with Promarkers.

The best way to colour any of the Visible Image character images is to follow the picture on the packaging. That always shows you where to add the darker and lighter colours. With the Oz Wicked Witch the packaging also show you where to add the folds and creases in her clothes. I followed the packaging image pretty closely, except for making her clothes a little more grey than black and I gave her blue hair - just because I felt like it. ;-) The final touch was glossy accents on her eyes.

Clothes were coloured in Black, Cool Grey 1,2, 3 and 5.

Skin in Lush Green, Mint Green and Pastel Green

Hair in Indigo Blue, Azure,Sky Blue and Arctic Blue

The broom handle in Raw Sienna, Terracotta, Chestnut and the Bristles in Raw Sienna, Warm Grey 5, and Pastel Beige.

When it came to the fireball, I roughly coloured all over one of the flames with yellow (not caring if I went over the lines because it was being cut out), and then added a few dots if red and orange. The colours used were Canary, Mandarin and Poppy.

The witch and the fireball were fussy cut, then Stickles were added to the fireball to give a glittery shimmer. Once the fireball was dry the two pieces were attached onto the card.

The sentiment was stamped onto the same linen card as the card blank and this was fussy cut and raised onto fun foam.

So, here you can see how my colouring compares to the packaging.

Isn't she going to make some awesome projects next Halloween? You bet!

Stamps Used:

Other Supplies:

Water colour  paper, Distress Stains, Water sprayer, White marker-friendly card, Memento tuxedo black ink, Promarkers, Glossy Accents, Stickles, My Favourite Things inside out stitched rectangle, glue, fun foam.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting From The Heart #235 - Anything Goes
Dragonfly Dreams 11  Jan - Anything Goes
Everybody Art #439 - Anything Goes
House that Stamps Built J2319 - Anything Goes
I Love Promarkers #376 - Anything Goes (I didn't do the optional Love theme)
Papercraft Challenges #29 - Bright Colours
Stamps + Fun = Creativity #338 - Anything Goes
The Corrosive Challenge  January - Anything Goes (a 2nd entry from me)
Through The Craft Room Door 22 Jan - Anything Goes (THANK YOU for selecting one of my projects in the top 3 for January 8th!!!)

Visible Image social media and other links (just click on the words in capital letters):

SHOP where the fantastic stamps are sold
BLOG with all the latest news and posts
FACEBOOK PAGE with info, inspiration and weekly giveaways
FACEBOOK GROUP come share your work with us and enter the monthly 'show and tell' challenges

That's it from me for now. Thanks for stopping by and I really hope to see you again soon.

Sharon xx


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Tip Top said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for explaining how you created the background - never tried it with distress inks, so that is next on my list! Thanks so much for joining in at I ♥ Promarkers!

Sharon Noble said...

Such a delightful make with wonderful colouring Thanks so much for joining in at I ♥ Promarkers! Big hugs Sharon xxx