Monday, October 3, 2016

My Cards and Tags: Halloween Witches Made with Authentique's Fabulous Collection

We have the wonderfully wide open theme of Halloween this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog.  We're also featuring some fine products from Memory Box.  I made a couple of witch tags out of some retro ladies that are part of Authentique's new Fabulous paper collection.
I am always a sucker for images from the 40's and 50's, so I adore Authentique's Fabulous paper line.  I chose two ladies to transform into witches.  These ladies are in both the Authentique 3x4 journaling card pack and also on the bigger sheets that come in the 12x12 paper sets.  I cut them out from their backgrounds, then traced them and drew some hats and a cloak for them out of black paper.  I darkened their clothes with a sharpie and by dabbing black ink here in there.

On the first tag, I finger-painted some teal, black and white streaks onto a tag cut from Tim Holtz's Tag Collection Sizzix set.  I cut the spiderwebs out of black paper using a Memory Box die and glued them to the background, then streaked more paint on.  I added some green-tinged plus signs cut with Tim Holtz's Crosshatch die.  I printed the sentiment out in Word and added it to my witch once I glued her on.

The second tag was cut with a My Favorite Things Stitched Tags die and I smeared green, purple, black and white paint on the background.  I inked one little spot with teal.  I cut the caldron's bubbles with a Loopy Rings die from Memory Box.  I glued on the loops and then added more ink and paint.  I added my girl on top and drew a cauldron for her, complete with a stirring spoon.  The sentiment (you know I love me some Shakespeare) was printed out on Word.

I've never met the classy ladies on my tags, but who doesn't love a great makeover?  I had fun and hope they will, too!

These are the supplies I used that you can find at Simon Says Stamp:

I love this time of the year and can't wait to see what interesting things you come up with for our challenge!  Upload your creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog for your chance to win a $50 voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


  1. you're far too clever!!! ;-) I love how you have transformed these ladies into witches! absolutely brilliant, very creative and the tags are fabulous! you're a marvel! :-)

    Lols x x x

  2. Wow.. both tags are gorgeous! Andrea. Love the beautiful color scheme and the lady witches are so pretty. :)

  3. This is so stinkin' clever, Andrea! I love both tags and gorgeous colors of your backgrounds that really make the images pop. Amazing!!!!

    Cathie ♥

  4. Wowzwers!! Awesome makeovers, Andrea! Love how you looked at those retro ladies and saw the inner witch! Colors are gorgeous and those loopy rings make great bubbles!! Maura xx

  5. This week I'm really in awe! your creativity is amazing! Love the way you've transformed thei mages and the use of dies.... spooktacular! Fabulous colors as always! barbara

  6. So FUN! I just love the way you create.....anything and everything!!!

  7. This is so funny! I love the nice ladies turned out into witches :-) Lovely colors especially on the bigger tag where I love the grey and green. Hugs, Marzena

  8. Awesome so funny and creative. Love it.

  9. LOVING the retro look and feel of these tags, Andrea! Just FAB!

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Cool and inventive! I agree the retro look and feel is awesome! Two gorgeous tags!

  11. You bring me here with your lovely comment Andrea
    you are sooo very clever lady
    I never think to make that lady to be Halloween card
    I lovee your clever idea
    I wish I am living near you and can learn trick and tips from you
    LOVE THEM all
    do you like to exchange with my CAT halloween card Andrea?
    In Germany we dont celebrate so much the Halloween
    also I made so less the card with this theme
    if you like my card I would be happy to send it to you
    just reply here to monik1973 at yahoo dot com with your Address and that card is yours

  12. So clever! What an amazing transformation and your sentiments are perfect too!

  13. wow Andrea...what an amazing your happy smiling witches...great colours as always and that web die definitely has my name on it...have a great weekend hugs kath xxx

  14. Oh Andrea, this is fantastic! I love how you added the standing collar to create the halloween cape and the witches hats. Utterly brilliant! Such a fabulous creation using these 1950's housewives. I'm a big fan of these images, so this is right up my street! You are always so clever! Hugs, Wends xoxo

  15. As a huge fan of the TV show, Bewitched ~ these instantly appealed to me! I love the retro vibe you've got with these and how you've transformed the journaling cards into something for halloween, is so, SO clever! I love them, Andrea and once again, you've blown me away with your unique creation!! :)

  16. Wow! Amazing, you are so blessed with talent. I curtsy to you Creative Mama!

  17. This is super cool Andrea!! I love how you altered and dressed those ladies to turn them into witches. Fantastic background and colours. And I love those bubbles.

  18. Of COURSE they love their makeovers! Well, the one's name is obviously Hecate... right??? (I had to look that up... but I remembered one had a name...) These are rad, and I have loved them since I saw them. Were you having so much fun, like playing with paper dolls as you made their new clothes? Yes, I know you were ;) HUGS

  19. Wow,this is sooo creative!I love love love the transformation!Absolutely fab!

  20. This is so cool, Andrea! Love these two tags! The two witches are amazing! Love that you're using more black lately! The contrast is fabulous! Hugs, Sandra