Today I'm joining in all the fun over at Shirley Pumpkin's blog "Look At My Cute Stuff" for week three of her twelve week Halloween Blog Hop! What fun! Shirley is picking a winner from all the entries submitted each week and then at the end of 12 weeks she'll draw a winner who'll receive $25.00 in prizes from the Holiday Mini. It's not too late to join in. All the details on how you play along are on Shirley's blog and it's so easy, so come along and join in the fun too!
For my entry I decided to combine this Shirley's challenge with this week's Mojo Monday Sketch 206 challenge. I really liked this sketch and chose to do the square one. Here's what I came up with
I'd decided to use my "Wicked Cool" stamp set for this week's card but couldn't decide how to do the witch. I had her hat and her legs but what to do with the body? I thought about this for quite a while and then the "light came on" while I was doing another project using the "Aviary" set. You guessed it! I decided to convert one of those fancy bird cages into my witch. And here's the result.
I used Tangerine Tango, Old Olive, Concord Crush, Basic Black and Crumb Cake cardstocks. Concord Crush ink was used for the bird carge and sentiment. The Tangerine Tango was embossed with the Spider Web Embossing folder.
The witches shoes were stamped in versamark and basic black ink and then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. The same technique was used on the hat but in Concord Crush and I repeated the embossing to give a little bit more shine to the hat. I also embossed the sentiment using versamark and Concord Crush inks. The "bird cage" dress was stamped on a small piece of "Cottage Wall" a retired DSP and a few green rhinestones were added at the neck and bottom of the dress. The leggings were stamped on and old olive piece of the same DSP. Dimensionals were used to give some elevation to the hat and the two squares and sentiment.