Friday, October 12, 2012

Halloween Gorjuss Girl card

I usually don't care for images that have no noses or mouths, but there's something about the Gorjuss Girl images that appeal to me. They're cute, but have a forlorn and edgy look that I love.

I haven't played along with SCS's Sketch Challenge in a while, so I decided to give it a go.

Here's the sketch, which I flipped by 90°.

Here's my take on the sketch.

The card features The Lost Heart. She was stamped with Tuxedo Black Memento ink and colored with Copic markers, which I'll list below. Her barettes were touched with Orange Spica Glitter pen. Her eyes, shoes, coat button and the bear's eyes and nose were touched with a clear Gelly Glaze pen to add dimension and shine.

She was masked and Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, and Rusty Hinge Distress Inks were pounced on using an odd tool I got at a stamping convention a while back. It's kind of like the Rough Stippling Brush by Art C, but the springy bristles aren't as dense.

The patterned paper is all from a Chillingsworth Manor 6x6 pad by Echo Park. The pumpkins in the pumpkin paper were colored with Copic markers to be all matchy-matchy with the image. I know matchy-matchy is not cool. Tell that to my inner Virgo control freak.

The spider webs were punched with an EK Success/Martha Stewart Border punch.

Thanks for visiting today!

Copic markers:
Skin: YR000, YR00, YR01, RV000 BV20
Hair: B42, C3, C5, C6, C7, C8
Dress: YR12, YR14, YR27
Pumpkins: "
Coat: W3, W4, W5, W6, W7
Stockings: W0, W2, W3, W5
Bear: E41,E43,E44

I shall be entering this card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp & Show Rustification challenge
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Dies & Punches challenge


  1. Your sweet Halloween card is adorable. "The Lost Heart" image is so nicely colorized to coordinate with your papers. Very very nicely done and a good design! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

  2. Awesome card Kathi, Your coloring skills look design on this cute little girl!

  3. Fantastic Halloween card, Kathi! Love the papers and the cute image! Terrific design!

  4. Gorgeous card Kathi :-) such a cute image and the papers and colours are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
    Lols x x x

  5. A stunning card Kathi, your papers are just gorgeous. Fabulous colouring for your adorable Gorjess Girl.

    Heather xx
    Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge.

  6. coloring the pumpkins- BRILLIANT!! I kept looking at it thinking, I don't remember paper that fabulous in the pack, well, because it isn't! :)

  7. Matchy-matchy may not be cool, but I love it. (And I am not a Virgo!)
    This is one of the sweetest Halloween cards I have ever seen. I heart it. You're right about those Gorjuss images looking forlorn. :^)
    You colored her beautifully, I love the stippling, great paper combo, and cool spidey border. :^)
    Hugs, Penny

  8. So forlornly lovely! There is a real wistfulness about the image and it's so appealing - love the matchy-matchy too :)

  9. I love this! She reminds me of Rhiannon. I don't typically care for images that are missing features either, but she is just great! Love that paper you used too.