Friday, March 8, 2013

Witches Rule

Hello everyone!

Today's post is my first as a Designer for a new challenge website, Left of Center Creative Challenges!  Please head over there right away to see all the other designer's projects, they are gorgeous!!!  This challenge blog specializes in steampunk, goth, dark, grunge, Halloween, mythical, anime, edgy, etc. I really love the idea of designing for it!

The challenge is sponsored by Floppy Latte, who provided the crow-on-a-branch image in the upper right corner. LOVE IT!!!

So let me tell you a little about the layout. Of course, I'm the witch in the big pointy hat! lol  This was taken at work, my co-worker here and I were the only ones in our department who dressed up in costume! Everyone else were party poopers! lol

The papers are We R Memory Keepers line from last Halloween (gifted to me!). I really wanted to use the spider web paper as the background since my co-worker is wearing a web-y cape, but the die shape just seemed to disappear on it. So I glued the die shape to some Kraft cardstock and cut around it to create a "shadow" of the die shape, so that when I glued it down to the background it would stand out more.

  I used some ephemera around the photo, and the mirror is cut from my cricut from the French Manor cartridge but this mirror does NOT have a shadow feature, so again I glued it down to Kraft cardstock and trimmed around it to create my own shadow. I used a piece of adhesive-backed metal from Ranger for the mirror part, it cut just fine on my cricut!  I hand-snipped some ribbon for the upper right corner.

The raven image from Floppy Latte was printed on adhesive-backed canvas! How cool is that? I've never tried that before but it worked super well. I think the adhesive paper backing gave it enough stiffness to go through my printer. I took an edge distresser to the edge of the canvas to get it looking distressed.

Now off with you! Head over to Left of Center Creative Challenges and see what the other designers did with the challenges and then join in!

Thanks for stopping by!

oh and PS... everything in this layout is from my stash! :)


  1. Such a wonderful layout, Michele. Vee xx

  2. Awesome layout, Michele!!! I'm off to the new Challenge site to check out the other projects!

  3. Awesome layout, what a fun page. Love the canvas and how you distressed the edges.

  4. What a fun LO! I love how you put all the elements together for this page! Congrats on your first post as a designer!

  5. omgoodness, michelle! it's been way too long since i've visited! i hope all is well and that life has been good to you. absolutely love your creation! love everything about it!

    stay well, my friend,

    hugs :)