Wednesday, January 13, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #7....sketch

Hello Everyone,

Now that The Pixie Cottage DT has rested up, it is time to resume our bi-weekly challenges. We are starting the year with a sketch designed by our very own DT member, Renata. Way to go Renata and thank you for the inspiration!
While cooking dinner a couple days ago, an idea for this sketch came into view. I hurried up finished dinner and planned to make a frame with my new EK Success Hearts & Scroll border punch. I cut four pieces of card stock into 1" strips and punched each strip of c/s with my punch. I then carefully placed each piece of the already punched c/s onto my card and very lightly drew a line at an angle on each of the corners. After cutting each of the strips on the angle, I replaced them on my card and numbered them. Then I carefully glued each of the punched out strips making a frame.

My card base is a square piece of c/s and I ran the top mat through my Cuttlebug using the Swiss Dots embossing folder. I created another mat with my Nesties large oval and scallop dies. I paper pieced my images dress and she has three layers for her dress. I applied two small pop dots to the center of the first piece and gently glued the outer edges of her dress. The second two layer are glued on top of the first layer minus the pop dots. To keep her head from looking too small, I stamped another image, colored her and then cut out only the head and hair portion and glued it over the original stamped image.

While making my card, I forgot about how everything would look underneath her dress! I should have pre-colored my images dress before paper piecing it. I tried to cover up the whiteness but it still looks a little messy. When I finished my card, I tied a piece of ribbon applied a half pearl and adhered it to her dress.

For more sketch challenge inspiration, be sure to check out The Pixie Cottage's DT cards at The Pixie Cottage Blog. Have fun with the challenge and we can't wait to view your creations!

Card Details.......
image The Pixie Cottage (SouthEnd Girls2) and no sentiment at this time. card stocks, The Cut Cardstock Company (blk.) and Taylor (white), DP from DCWV, inks Copic Markers and Memento Pitch Blk., tools used EK Success scroll & heart punch, nesties lg. oval & scallop dies and Cuttlebug's Swiss Dots embossing folder. Embellishments are roses and mini roses, half pearls, Shimmerz Baby Breath spray (on the roses) and extra fine glitter.

We also would like to thank all of the participants of our previous challenges, your participation means a lot to all of us! For those of you "new" to The Pixie Cottage Challenges, here is a outline of the rules. You are free to use any stamp that you desire and you have a week and a half to complete your cards. Once you are finished with your challenge card, simply link your creation to The Pixie Cottage's Blog. The winner of the challenge will receive a prize and the runner-up's will receive a Pixie Cottage Top 3 Blinkie as a trophy. To see the complete list of the rules, click here.

I hope you all have a beautiful day and thank you so much for stopping by!




Gina Wrona said...

Oh Risa,

I'm speechless! What an awesome dress that "pops"! She looks sad, but I'm sure it's just my first impression of her facial expression and in her eyes.


Andrea, said...

Another fab card Risa, great image and I love the punched detail and the flowers

Anne said...

Your card is avesome Risa! Beautiful work and details!! =)

Hugs, Anne

Beth Norman said...

OMG I love this!!! The image is darling. Your colouring is awesome, and so is the b&w with a touch of red. Cool flowers. I'm so glad you popped over to my blog. Somehow my subscription to your blog disappeared on it's own, so I'm signing up again. Happy New Year GF!



CreaRenata said...

Way to go Risa! I think this is stunning, gorgeous, beautiful, pretty! What else can I see. I ljust love this card!


Tanya Rudd said...

Such a stunning card! She is beautiful Risa.

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, Risa! This is just stunning!

Love the color combination and those roses are just beautiful. It looks like they've been dew-kissed!

Stampin Mindy said...

This is stunning! I love how everything is black and white except the flower. Gorgeous!

Denise said...

Such Elegance! Love the layout & those Roses are so beautiful on this very pretty card.
Aloha & Hugs,

Katie said...

I know I said it before but this card is stunning!
The colors are so striking and the paper piecing is perfect.
I simply love everything about it!

Tammy said...

This is absolutely stunning, Risa!!! Wow...I really love your take on Renata's sketch and I REALLY MUST get me one of those southend girls stamps!! They are FABULOUS!!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow!
What a beautiful card!
Love your amazing design and gorgeous detail!
kim x

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card! I love how the red really pops out.

Diana said...

This is sooooooooo gorgeous! I love every single part, I can't even pick one part to compliment I love the whole thing so much!!

Jodi said...

So cute! I love the way you did her dress, really comes to life!
Jodi =)

Danni said...

Stunning card!! Simply fabulous!

Donalda said...

Risa this is so pretty dear. Love the papers and your border is just gorgeous!!! Love what you done with it dear. Big Hugs

2 Worlds said...

Wow that frame looks really good Risa Great job !

margie c said...

Wow! I don't know what to day! This is absolutely stunning!!!
Love the layering and paper piecing! The red flowers are perfect against the black and white! Beautiful!!!

Thank you for all you sweet comments :)
hugs! margie

Elena said...

Stunning card, Risa! I love the frame you created! So delicate and very beautiful! Also like the dimension you created! Thank you for the inspiration, Risa!

Corie said...

WOW -- this is so elegant!!

Sandra said...

Very, very nice Risa!!! Love the blacks and whites together!!

pescbrico said...

I really love the dimension on the skirt! Stunning card!

Anonymous said...

Risa this card is drop dead gorgeous! I love it! You did a beautiful job. I loved working with your sketch also. It was just perfect!

Rita said...

OMGosh are brilliant girl! This card layout is so beautiful & I luv your frame idea! Luv the black & white with that touch of red to make it pop, this is AWESOME!!!

Barb said...

Amazing! Amazing! Amazing! I love all the details on this one. And the B/W color combo is that little pop of red too.

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