Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Pixie Cottage #18 Sketch or Vintage/Distressing Challenge

Hello Everyone,
I think that I can safely say that all is almost 100 % normal around here again. My MIL should be released from the rehab facility Friday and my BF is feeling a lot better as well. When I was a kid, I dreamed of becoming a nurse but changed my mind when I was in high school because I didn't like chemistry. However, when I think about it, I would have made a great least that is what everyone tells me☺ At any rate, I have missed my crafting room the past couple of weeks and I'm more than anxious to just sit back ...relax and create!

This weeks Pixie Cottage Challenge is to make a vintage/distressed style card or you can make a card designed by our guest, the talented Suzanne Dean!

My card is based off of the vintage/distressing theme and I have to admit that this challenge was a tough one for me. I am such a fan of vintage and distressed cards but I can't seem to make it work for me. At any rate, I had fun with the challenge and look forward to seeing what you all do with the challenge!

One randomly picked winner will get their choice of 2 Pixie Cottage Stamps and the Design Teams Top Three entries will get to display the winners badge on their blog.
Winners will be announced on the Friday following the end of the challenge. For more Pixie Cottage DT inspiration and the rules of the challenge, please click here.

card details....
Stamp designed by The Pixie Cottage's new artist Di Carubia (Baby Maisy).
Sentiment My Favorite Things... Card Stocks PTI and Bazzill.....Design Paper Graphic 45...Inks Memento Tuxedo Black and Copic Markers...Background was airbrushed for vintage effect....Embellishments ribbon, fabric flowers, paper doily, Nesties lg. circle and scalloped circle dies, Stickles and half pearls.

I also want to thank all of you for your kind comments and support, you guys are the best!



heidy said...

Hi Risa,great to hear that thing going normal for you and that you can have some you time.
Your card is gorgeous,love the colors.
Big Hugs Heidy

2 Worlds said...

Love the doily , beautiful card

CraftyC said...

This really is a sweet card Risa. Love the image and pretty doily!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh Risa and am so happy that your MIL will be able to go home on Friday. Especially as she disliked it so much. It is good to know that your friend is feeling a lot better too.
Your card is absolutely gorgeous!
Such a cute image and your colouring is superb!
kim x

margie c said...

Oh, sweet Risa, I'm happy to hear that everyone is getting better and that things are looking up :)
I adore your lil vintage card! The coloring is awesome and I'm in love with doilies! SO cute!

Sending lots of hugs your way :)

Danni said...

Oh this is so wonderful! I just love all the contrast...and that red dress just pops!! Gorgeous card!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, this is absolutely gorgeous, Risa! LOVE this distressed doily, those pretty flowers, and that adorable image!! TOOOOO cute!

Glad to hear things are settlin' down in your life and you're back to creating your gorgeous works-of-art!

Sending hugs!

1LuvnMama said...

Oh that is the cutest! Luv the doily and that image is darling! :) Doesn't it always seems like life can never be 100%? There's always something going on like a curve ball being thrown our way. But that's what makes life so interesting. Hope all is well and take care!

Anonymous said...

This turned out darling. "Distressed" isn't my thing either. So you weren't they only one struggling!LOL!

Anne said...

Risa your card is wonderful! Beautiful colors and coloring =)

Wish you a wonderful weekend!

Hugs, Anne

Jodi said...

I love how you used the doily on your card! Cute image and great coloring too!
Jodi =)