Monday, August 25, 2014

Little Witches Layout

Hello everyone!! It is Monday, and of course a new challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog. This week our challenge is a bit of word play: witch-kraft. You can mix both themes up, as I did, or stick with the witches or kraft theme.
I made a layout, which might seem to be about Halloween, but isn't really. My son got scared of a very sweet little kiddies programme about a friendly witch when he was smaller. I can't remember the exact origins, but he started talking about 'little witches' on the way to school one day and this has developed into a whole elaborate story during the past two years or so. The 'little witches' are very kind tiny child witches, they have their own school, houses, a teacher and so on.

The house on the layout is the nursery school of the little witches. I die cut it from grungeboard and painted with various Distress Paints. It was sanded, inked and stamped with a spider and spider web stamp. I used mica for the windows. The tree was done in the same way, with green, brown and black paint. Both dies are Sizzix dies by Tim Holtz.

Here you can see the texture of the house a little better.

The little witches are sitting in front of their school, with a fence die cut from kraft-core cardstock behind them.

The background is Motif cardstock, which has an embossed pattern, which will resist ink and paint - if you wipe the paint off from the embossed parts before it dries completely. I used Picket Fence paint and also splattered the layout with some green paint.

Some more witches and a blueprint hat were stamped, lightly coloured with Distress Ink and cut out.

I hope you have time to join us this week in our fun challenge. As every week, one participant wins a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy crafting!


Surfaces: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Grungeboard, Motif Cardstock; Tim Holtz Core'dinations Kraft-Core cardstock
Dies: Sizzix: Halloween Shadows, Ironworks Gate, Branch Tree, Rickety House
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Mini Blueprints 7, Halftone Halloween, Mini Halloween 4, Mini Halloween 3, Retro Halloween
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black; Distress Ink: Antique Linen, Gathered Twigs, Bundled Sage
Paint: Distress Paint: Bundled Sage, Iced Spruce, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Peeled Paint, Picket Fence
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Deco Type Industrious Stickers, Frames & Trims Industrious Stickers, Seasonal Chit Chat stickers, Laboratorie Tissue Tape, Commute Tissue Tape


  1. So very creativity on this page... little boys really have the stories at times.. .LOL... so cute and sweet... but this page is delightful and I love all the details you have used... very nice... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  2. This is adorable! The scene you created goes so well with the photo. Love how you did the house and love the fence with the little witches in front. What a cute little owl in the tree!

  3. Fantastic LO! So funny and positiv!

  4. Anna Karin this is so sweet and love the story about the little witches it had me thinking about my own kids stories. Love your beautiful layout and how the little witches are lining up to go to school!

  5. This layout is so absolutely adorable! That picture of your son has got to be the cutest shot ever! Just seeing the layout made me smile and then reading the story behind it made me smile even more. Thanks for the inspiration and the heartwarming photo and story!

  6. A fabulous layout AK with lots of wonderful details. Gorgeous photograph too. A real treasure

    TFS and crafty hugs Annie x

  7. What a wonderful imagination your little fellow has and what a great way to preserve those precious memories. The photo is adorable.
    I love the little row of students all lined up and ready to go learn magic. Great treatments for all your diecuts.
    A special LO for his story. Love it! :)

  8. I do love the little story and you layout is amazing!

  9. Oh my goodness! What a cutie pie, your son is! I love this layout and the stamping and embellishing you did with it :)

    Simon Says Stamp!

  10. Love all the beautiful details and embellishments you created on this layout, Anna Karin. Your son is super cute. :)

  11. What a gorgeous layout, Anna-Karin! Love the picture of your son! So much pretty details. Fabulous! Hugs, Sandra

  12. I love this layout. Just gorgeous and with all the elements - fun! What a darling story. Thanks so much.

  13. Beautiful layout! The stamped images make darling embellishments. And I love the story of the little witches. What a charming story. He's so creative! (Like his Mom!) and his photo are so expressive. This pic is priceless!

  14. I've got to tell you that every time I go to the Simon blog and see that sweet little face, I smile. Every time!

  15. Fabulous Halloween themed layout Anna-Karin! Great photo! Love the spooky house! The texture and color palette looks awesome!

  16. What a great layout to showcase the cutest little boy ever! Great story behind the layout, too. I love all these little die cut details and how you put it all together.

  17. This is a superb Halloween layout! Love the fun colors an effects u created on the haunted house :)

  18. great page and an absolutely adorable photo!

  19. As always all details of your pages are incredible! this is not different! Absolutely amazing layout! BArbarayaya


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