Monday, February 7, 2011

Witchy in purple

Nothing like coming in under the wire. The Anita Be Stampin' pretty in purple challenge ends tonight. So, when did I work on a project? You guessed it...tonight. The challenge was to use light purple, dark purple, yellow, and kraft. My yellow is in the image, on her hair. Otherwise, I pretty much stuck with the purple and kraft. I made a magnet to hang on my fridge. Here she is:
I used my an image from Anita Be Stampin'. This little cutie is named Tabitha and she comes with her friend, the bat. In this case, she has her friend, the flying monkey! I have a thing for the flying monkeys. I don't know why. I've got flying monkey figurines, signs, even a snow globe. Well, a couple of years ago, my cousin found these little rubber flying monkeys in a novelty shop. She got me a few packs, figuring I could use them on something. In this case, I used my awesome KI Gloo and glued one on to the hanging part of the magnet. I cut around the image with the scalloped circle spellbinders, then inked the edges of the scallops and all of the papers with creamy brown cat's eye ink. I used my paper piercer to pierce holes around the edges of the scalloped circle.

It's hard to tell here, but the large portion of the project is 4x6 and will fit into one of those clear acrylic photo holders that has a magnet on the back. You can get them for a buck at AC Moore and Michael's. The the bottom part of the sentiment ("I have flying monkeys, and I'm not afraid to use them!") will hang freely. To make sure the magnet does not slide out, I'll use some adhesive along the bottom edge of the acrylic frame. The pink grid in the backgrounds is my Fiskars self-healing cutting mat.

Since this is a magnet and will go into a flat frame, I had to keep the dimension to a minimum. Therefore, I used gold cord that squishes a bit, and rather than adding pearls or rhinestones, I used liquid pearls. Once they are totally dry, they'll flatten out but still add visual interest.

Tabitha is colored with the following copics:
 
Thanks for stopping by. My flying monkeys are napping and all is good with the world tonight. Check in again tomorrow and I'm not sure I can say the same! I'm moody like that.

9 comments:

Brenda said...

LOL, this is so you!!! I hope I can come back tomorrow and not see those monkeys!! Great card Gina. I love that you made a magnet to go with it!

Tracy S said...

This is so cute and so you Gina! How cool that you made a fridge magnet out of it! Love how the flying monkey part is dangling off the bottom. So creative!
Thank you so much for joining us this week over at Anita Be Stampin! Good luck!!!!

Rachel Hope said...

LOL!!! :) Love it!!! Great magnet! Thanks for playing along with the Anita Be Stampin Challenge!

Anita said...

Gina, this is absolutely fabulous! You totally cracked me up with the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at the Anita Be Stampin Challenge! :)

Starla B. said...

Super cute, Gina!! I love flying monkeys, too! Cute, evil, little flying monkeys... LOL

Vicki said...

Gina, this is adorable!

Sara I. said...

I love this Gina !! LOVE the sentiment and want one of these on my fridge now!!! Gorgeous coloring and super cute image, too!

Charlene said...

Oh my lord Gina this is too good! I love, love, love the sentiment...way too funny! And your little witch is just adorable...the color scheme you had to use for her was so perfect for her. I'm with Sara...I want one of those for my fridge...and one to give to my dd who collects monkeys lol I showed it to her and she loves it too!

KrissyClarkMcKee said...

What a fantastic idea to make a 4x6 and put in an acrylic photo frame for the fridge. Your design and image are adorable!