Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Pixie Cottage Challenge #78

Happy Wednesday!  That means only two more days till Friday, then it's the weekend.  Woohoo!  That also means it's time for another sketch/theme challenge at The Pixie Cottage.  This week's theme is wrap it with ribbon.  As always, you can follow the sketch, go with the theme, or combine the two.  Have fun with it!  This week I went with one of the new digital images by ArTish, called Feathers. 

This image reminds me of a very good friend who lives in Miami.  One of her  neighbors has lots of plastic flamingos in her yard, and when I was visiting out there, my friend and I snuck over (at night of course)  and hung some Mardi Gras beads around the birds.  Next morning one of the flamingos was in my friend's front yard.  Turns out the neighbor was watching us from her balcony the whole time;  we gave ourselves away because we were giggling too loudly.  Oh, those carefree days from...three years ago.  LOL!   I decided to fancy up this image a bit. I printed the image three times, twice on DP and cut out the body, "bloomers", wings and flower from the DP, and colored the rest of the image with Copics.  Added a bunch of sparkle with Stickles.  Thought the sentiment was perfect.  Double layered some ribbons and added these gorgeous little butterflies cut with dies from Cheery Lynn Designs.  The doily was also cut from a Cheery Lynn doily die.  The DP is Basic Grey Lemonade pack.  Lemonade and flamingos...couldn't get much more summery!

Come play along with our sketch/theme challenge.  The randomly picked winner will win two stamps of their choice from The Pixie Cottage College collection

Other challenges:
Basic Grey:  Doilies and ribbon.
Crazy4Challenges:  Summer theme.
Gingerloft:  Make it sparkle.
Paper Sundaes:  Paper piecing.

Stamps:  Feathers digi image from The Pixie Cottage; sentiment from Verve.
Paper:  Basic Grey Lemonade.
Ink:  Copics, Colorbox Queues.
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies and French Pastry Doily die, Spellbinders Circle die, Stickles, ribbon, foam tape.


Maya said...

Such a wonderful card!
Love the butterflies and the image is adorable :)
Hugs from Maya

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Bye, Sandra

Tanya R said...

PERFECT placement of bling! What a fantastic and fun card.

Barb said...

Very funny story! I can just see you sneaking around by dark of night, giggling like a teenager! Love the card, too, and your take on the sketch. Hey, can't wait to see you next month! Big hugs!

Davi said...

So very pretty with the fun image and pretty butterflies Nancy ;)

Rica said...

Hi Nancy, fabulous card - I love your colour scheme, the butterflies are stunning and that bird is just delightful - I love your story and your glittering is just perfect!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Basic Grey this week,
Heather xx

Faye said...

What a super creation! The flamingo looks fab paper pieced. Thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Sundaes this week. x

Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Nancy, super cute image and I love the colours
hugs Mandy xx

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

LOL Now that is one spunky flamingo if I do say so. This is adorable.