Wednesday, February 24, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #10


Hello Everyone,

I can't believe how fast the time rolls by, today is Wednesday and time for another Pixie Cottage Challenge. This weeks challenge is to make a card base on the following sketch designed by our very own, Anne! Thanks for the sketch and inspiration Anne! Before I go any further, I would also like to thank all of the participants of our Love Challenge. We had over 100 entries and all of your cards were fabulous! Thanks for playing with us, without your participation, these bi-weekly challenges would not be possible.


I decided to give my Copic Markers a rest and simply paper pieced my image (Beary Much) together. I stamped my image several times on different pieces of card stock and once I decided which card stocks to use, I started to assemble the puzzle. I sponged all of the pieces with coordinating inks and proceeded to attach the limbs to my images base. I worked from the bottom up and continued this process until I was finished. I think the paper piecing gave my image so much more depth.

Remember, you have almost two weeks to complete your cards and all finished cards are be to linked directly to The Pixie Cottage's Blog. You aren't required to use The Pixie Cottage Stamps, but if you have them.....show us what you can do with them*ΓΌ* For more DT inspiration and the challenge rules, click here.

Oh....we have a new Pixie Cottage DT member and she also happens to be the artist who designed my cards image. Welcome aboard to The Pixie Cottage Tish (aka ArTish)!

Card Details....
image The Pixie Cottage ( Beary Much), sentiment from Impress Rubber Stamps, card stocks Bazzill and Papertrey Ink, design paper Graphic 45,Inks, inks Memento Tuxedo Black and SU's blue, brown and red, Nesties lg. oval and scallop dies. Embellishment and tools....paper pierce tools for oval scallops, ribbon and light green gems.

Take care and if the weather is terrible in your area, drive safely and be safe!

hugs
Risa:)

20 comments:

Elena said...

Wow! This card is so adorable! Fantastic detailed job on the bear image! I really love what you did, Risa! :)

Annika said...

Oh wow, I would have never thought that image was paper-pieced! Looks absolutely fabulous. Gorgeous card, tfs.
Hugs
Annika

Tina said...

Entirely too cute!

heidy said...

Hi Risa,He's so sweet!!!!
Stunning card.
Hugs Heidy

scrappyjan said...

Risa, he is cute in blue!! love the card sweetie..
hugs, Janiel

2 Worlds said...

It worked great ! the bear is too cute

Tanya Rudd said...

I would never have thought to color the bear blue. That is what makes this one of the cutest cards. I love the ribbon you added in his hands and the paper pieced nose and ears!

Hugs
Tanya

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is completely adorable Risa! I love the paper piecing you did he turned out fabulous!

Tammy said...

What a cute card, Risa!! I just love all of the cards that you create and this one is no exception!!! FABULOUS!

Denise said...

Cute! Love the blue bear, and a great layout.
Aloha & Big Hugs to you Risa,
Denise

Kim Piggott said...

Risa this is fabulous!
hugs
kim x

Deb Neerman said...

Tooooooo cute, Risa! Love this! Great sketch, too ...

Alex said...

Now, THAT is adorable Risa, what a cute image!!! I love this card, so very pretty, and the sketch is fabulous! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Aw, Risa, he is so very cute! I must agree. I think the layering of your paper pieces brought this big guy to life!! So sweet. :) Hugs, Kel

P.S.- Hope you are safe and warm from these dog-gone storms too. *come on SPRING!* :D

1LuvnMama said...

That bear is adorable Risa! :)

Donna said...

Risa...How cute is this card!! I LOVE the layers and the sketch!! REALLY gorgeous! Xx

Jodi said...

Oh how fun that you made him blue!! That is so very cute!!
Hugs
Jodi =)

Deb said...

so cute!!! he is adorable, love how you paper pieced him and that paper is fabulous! hugs Debx

Katie said...

Risa,
This is fabulous! I love all the paper piecing (one of my favorite techniques) and I agree it really does bring him to life.

Pam said...

Ahhh who wouldn't love this goofy looking ole' blue bear! Too cute!
Hugs,
Pam