Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Pixie Cottage #17 Sketch or Make Your Own Charm Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,
Once again I have to apologize for my disappearing act but lately I have been dealing with some major "Life Events". My MIL had a heart attack early last week and we have been back and forth to the hospital on a daily basis. My husband visits his mom everyday, and when he stopped by to see her, he found her on the floor and called an ambulance right away. She is 91 yrs. old but she is a fighter and although she is going to need a lot of family support, hopefully she will be released from the hospital soon. On top of that, my best friends husband died of a heart attack in his sleep last week and that was a total shocker! He was so young! As I sit here typing, I'm still in shock but I know that God has his reasons and I try not to question him.

In the event you aren't familiar with The Pixie Cottage Challenges, we are trying something new this round. You have a choice, you can either make a card according to the sketch or make a card that supports the theme. This weeks theme is to make your own charm. If you aren't crazy about the theme, you can choose to design your card on this sketch by our guest designer Rowena from Crafty Pagan Designs.

My image is designed by the super talented ArTish and the name of the stamp is Waking Up To Spring. My image is colored in with Copic Markers and I airbrushed the background skies. To created the clouds, I held a scalloped shaped oval die cut in one hand and while airbrushing, I would randomly move the die cut around. I did attempt to make a charm but I think it is rather pitiful looking. I had an idea to add beads to some jump rings but the effect wasn't nothin' like I imagined in my head! *lol*

For more DT inspiration and for the official Pixie Cottage Challenge rules, please click here.

card details....
stamp....The Pixie Cottage (Waking Up To Spring), c/s Bazzill and PTI, DP October Afternoon's (Ducks In A Row) and piece from My Minds Eye (Quite Contrary), inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers, Embellishments Stickles,ribbon, jump rings, beads and a silver charm.

I also want to thank everyone for stopping by and for your kind comments. Today I am taking a breather from everything and I'm going to spend some time visiting blogs etc. Take care and I hope that your day is a beautiful one!



Tanya Rudd said...

Now this is so cute. Love the vibrant colors, and your charm is fabulous.

heidy said...

Oh Risa ,life can be hard ,this is all so sad dear.

I wish you all the best and a big cyber hug.
Your card is lovely,the colors are so cheerfull ,love it.
Big big hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

Stunningly Beautiful card Risa!!!Your colouring is so Amazing1!!!TFI
Enjoy the rest of your week:)x

Deb said...

fabulous card Risa, so love that sweet image! Hope your MIL recovers quickly, take care hugs debx

Courtney Baker said...

Such a cute card!

Jen Shults said...

Oh Risa this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the fun bright colors and your take on that sketch is fabulous! Gorgeous work!!

Annika said...

Cuuute teddy. Pretty flowers. Stunning coloring. Yummy papers.
Aaahhh, I must be in heaven.

Sharon said...

Fabulous card Risa. This is just so much fun.
I adore the way you coloured the image and the charm is fantastic.
Sharon xx

Sparkle said...

Such a darling card!

Cheryl said...

ADORABLE! I love how you used the charm and the ticket.

2 Worlds said...

Its amazing card Risa !

Teri said...

Risa, I'm so sorry to hear about your MIL and your best friend's husband. Sending lots of get well wishes to your MIL!
Your card is just beautiful! The image is so cute and I love the added charm! Please take care of yourself too! hugs, Teri

1LuvnMama said...

Oh that charm is so adorable! The image is too cute and luv your coloring! You always blow me away!

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous, sweet card Risa.

Andrea, said...

Gorgeous card, fab image and papers

Laura said...

WOW, your work is AWESOME!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh dear Risa you have been coping with so much. I hope your MIL recovers fully soon. I am so sorry about your friends husband how tragic.
Your card is so very stunning!
Coloured to perfection and love your charm!
kim x

Tina said...

Incredibly sweet! I love the coloring here, always a delight.

Davi said...

Risa, I love your card. You colored the image so beautifully and love the wonderful sky background!! Glad your mother in law is getting better.

Davi said...

Risa, I love your card. You colored the image so beautifully and love the wonderful sky background!! Glad your mother in law is getting better.

artish said...

prayers for your family and for that of your friends.
your color choice is so vibrant--radiating it! great job on the charm...i like to add beads to everything!

Denise said...

Very Pretty Risa. I LOVE your embellishments. Hope you have a very Happy Mother's Day!!

Rita said...

Love your card & colors are so vibrant & cheerful!

So sorry to hear about all your news Risa. My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family & your friend.

Have a great Mother's Day with your family & hope your kids put a smile on your face today!


Anonymous said...

I love how you colored this image. It is just beautiful. so bright and cheerful.