The theme was inspired by a Falliday Fest challenge, but I also drew from Stamp Ink Paper challenge #70, ColourQ #364, Naughty or Nice #32 and Hand Stamped Sentiments #249. I wanted to pull out an old Stampin' Up! stamp set that I always have fun revisiting, Greeting Card Kids. I used the witch and used some Halloween supplies with her, but I wanted to turn the card into something that could be used for an October birthday. To do that, I used the sentiment "Make a Wish" from the Oh Happy Day card kit. I think the "wish" ties in with both the witch and a birthday. I've used the Halloween Night Baker's Twine sold in the current Holidays Catalogue to tie a bow at the top of the card. The purple cardstock was embellished with sponged ink using one of the Seasonal Decorative masks (also from current Holidays Catalogue). My main image was colored with good ol' Prismacolor pencils (that I have from my school years).
On a side note, I used Shimmery White cardstock from Stampin' Up! to stamp and color my image and it works exceptionally well to move the color around. I've had this cardstock pack for years and I used to use this cardstock only when I wanted something shimmery on my project, and when we came out with the glimmer paper and foil sheets, it quickly took a backseat. Recently, Stampin' Up! pointed out to everyone that this cardstock was great for watercoloring, so I've given it a try and I can't help but wonder why it took so long for this information to circulate! I'm going to use it way more now that I know about that and I think SU! would have sold more over the years if people had known how great of a coloring medium it really is.
Stamps: Greeting Card Kids, Une belle journée (Oh Happy Day - Card Kit)
Cardstock: Tempting Turquoise, Lovely Lilac, Shimmery White
Patterned Paper: Polka Dot Parade
Ink: Tuxedo Black Memento, Craft Basic Black, Tempting Turquoise, Wisteria Wonder
Accessories: Iridescent Ice Stampin' Emboss Powder, Oval Framelits, Prismacolor Pencils,
Stampin' Dimensionals, Toil & Trouble Die-Cuts (Making Memories), White Medium Envelope,
Spiderweb Doilies, Oct 31 Chipboard Ornaments (Fancy Pants Design),
Black Bling Sheet (Recollections), Seasonal Decorative Masks, Sponge