Monday, August 27, 2012

The Good Witch Hazel

Hello - I know it is kind of early to think about Halloween but I was asked to design a card for our local scrapbooking store using this adorable Whimsy Stamp called "Hazel".  I decided she was way too cute to be anything other than a good witch and take a look at the bat on the end of the broomstick - he is also way too cute!!  I enjoyed the challenge in coloring this image as I was trying to incorporate an imaginary light source coming from the left hand side and therefore I paid close attention to how my shadows would fall.  I am really trying to focus on this more and more in my coloring as it does make quite a difference.  I tend to look at things differently now-a-days and pay close attention to color and shadows and light sources.  It really is a learning process but a fun one.  I used a few different papers from Graphic 45 called "Happy Haunting Collection" (love this paper!!) and I layered with black, purple and orange cardstock.  The fence is from Memory Box and the pumpkin patch is cut out of the design paper as well as the sentiment and the stars in behind.  I am going to enter this in the current Whimsy challenge "lots of layers".  Thanks for stopping by for a visit and hope you have a wonderful week.  I have listed the copic markers I used below.

Hair - E25, YR24, Y26, Y21
Face - E000, E11, E21
Dress - C8, C5, C3, C2, C0, V17, V15, V12

I also used a few prisma pencils to get greater depth in some areas.

Your stamping friend, Debbie


Elaine Lawson said...

I wrote to you on Splitcoasters to say how darling this is! Your coloring is soo gorgeous; I try to make do with my Inktense pencils for fear of breaking the bank should I get into Copics!

Did you cut her out and mount Hazel on the background? Awesome job, if so. I've got her colored and not sure what to do next.
Elaine Lawson

Shannah said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous Debbie! Beautifully coloured and your layout is fab! So many wonderful details - I LOVE it! So glad you joined our Whimsy Inspirations Challenge! Hugs, Shannah xox