I had a riot yesterday creating this little witch...her personality just began to come to life as I went along. She started out with a face, body and dress from a Vogue magazine I had on hand that I cut out and then scanned into the computer. From there I built the rest of the page with shoes and a hat from a clown costume, a black and white border I created myself and the scalloped edges from Sandy Kreiger along with one of my favorite butterflies from Kate Pertiet.
But the best imaginings were adding her pets - a bunny I pictured she'd keep hidden under her hat as well as her loyal and friendly siamese cat rubbing up against her leg.
After I printed the finished image onto cloth, I then attached it to felt, and machine stitched several areas, then handstitched the other bits of lace and fiber,and the 'fishnet stockings' (which made me laugh in combo with the saddle shoes....)
I made this for an on-line art friend who recently had a surgery and added "Keep the Faith, Sister" as encouragement for her speedy recovery. She's also a participant in one of the two skinny book projects I'm involved with so the page can be added to her other stack.
The second 'version' was an after thought for Betsy who has specified she wanted a Halloween themed skinny page, focusing on lime green and purple. The good little witch seemed like a perfect subject for Halloween and so I modified the colors, added a moon another friend Marsha sent me (thanks Marsha) and changed the caption to suit her theme. This version is all created in paper, each image cut out and added in layers and then a few little bits of fibre and cording added on.
Below, as usual, several macros and snapshots of the final pages. Don't be surprised if the 'good little witch' pops up again!