I always admire people who use nontraditional colors for holiday cards, so I thought I'd try it myself with the color palette at the Play Date Cafe Challenge this week.
Although it isn't too much of a stretch to get "witch" out of these colors, I probably wouldn't have used them together if it wasn't part of the challenge (especially the evergreen, I would have just made the hat and boots black, and how "not fun" is that?)
I've also had the Moxie Fab World challenges in my head from their new handbook:
If you haven't gotten a chance to check them out, I would highly recommend it. I felt like I was going back to school just like my kids this week! Really basic lessons/reminders you can apply to everyday card making.
I started out using the focal point challenge and drawing the spiderweb in the background to call attention to the witch (the focal point) in the center of the card. Please excuse the messy web, I was just playing around to see how it would look with the intention of redoing it later, but then I changed direction slightly ...
and made the web off center using the principles in the asymmetry challenge. To balance it a little I added the spider. Once the spider got on the card, I thought it would be kind of funny/ironic to have the witch scared of it, so that's where the "eeek" came from. Originally I was just going to use a "Trick or Treat" sentiment underneath.
Then the lessons from the movement challenge came to me and I wanted to incorporate these too. So, I colored a streak in her hair and restamped/tilted the spider body. Here's the movement I was trying for:
- start at the wide, white, witch eyes;
- from the eye, follow the purple streak in her hair, the purple arm, and the point on the frame across the line of the spider web;
- stop at the dotted line going down, and follow it to the spider;
- follow the spider's eyes across to the witch's reaction upon seeing it, "eeek!"
- done. loop is completed, eyes can rest : )
Thanks for looking!
stamps: My Mind's Eye Blackbird Stamps, PSX alpha
dies: PTI Fillable Frames
ink: Spectrum Noir Markers