Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Love and Kisses at The Pixie Cottage

How did another week go by so quickly?!  I finished my daughter's veil and headpiece; plan to post pictures of both in next couple of days. I will also post a picture of the invitation, and eventually get each of the different favor boxes posted; there are 22 different ones, and I posted one way back here. Just need to get the rest up here.  

Wednesday means another great challenge at The Pixie Cottage!  This week's theme is "Love and Kisses".  There is also the great sketch you can follow.  Go with the theme or the sketch, or do both!  I used this gorgeous digi image from the Pixie Cottage, called "A Bloom and Her Trio" by , available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  I was in a tinkering mood, so printed the image onto regular copy paper, then quick colored it with Prismacolor pencils.  I spritzed the image with water and then smeared it around with my fingers.  When it was almost dry, I sponged on some Distress Ink all around the image.  I layered a piece of vellum over the image to give it a soft focus look, and cut both layers with Spellbinders Twelve.  I cut the doily and inked the edges with Distress Ink. Put all the layers down, added the butterflies and the lady silhouette cutout.

Stamps:  "A Bloom and Her Trio" by Artish, from The Pixie Cottage.
Paper:  "Fairy Flora" by Prima, The Paper Studio CS and vellum. 
Ink:  Distress Ink.
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs French Pastry Doily die, Marianne D LR0139 Elegant Lady die, Spellbinders Big Scalloped Circles and Labels Twelve, Martha Stewart butterfly punch, Stickles, flat back pearls.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

The Pixie Cottage #104 - Embossing

I have been MIA for several weeks.  Life sometimes knocks the wind out of our sails temporarily, and I had a few days of feeling pretty ragged.  My daughter, Shelbie, was home from December 24 and left late Sunday.  I truly enjoyed her being home, and also seeing and hearing her and Tyler bantering with each other again.  They are both such a joy.  Shelbie and I managed to get quite a few wedding items taken care of checked off the list, the main thing being finishing all of the invitations and getting them mailed out.  I also managed to get the earrings and necklaces for the bridesmaids made, Shelbie's veil finished, started on her headpiece.  Got the fabric for the flower girls' dresses, and finally got the measurements for all five bridesmaids so I can get started on their dresses.  March 10 will be before we know it! 
So here we are again with another weekly challenge at The Pixie Cottage, this one being one of my favorite themes - embossing.  There is also a wonderful sketch, and you can choose do follow the theme, the sketch or both.  I have used the sweet Valentine Hannah by Sandra Hammer, available at Michelle's Scrapbooking.  The image is colored with Copics, as well as the speckled background around it.  All DP is Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box.  The vine is a Cheery Lynn die that I cut apart.  Can definitely say that die can hold up to repeated cuts...I have used it many times before, and also used it for the 250 wedding invitations, and it's still like new.

Stamps: Valentine Hannah from the Pixie Cottage.
Paper:  Rhubarb Tart by Memory Box, The Paper Studio.
Ink:  Memento, Copics.
Accessories: Spellbinders Deckled Oval, Deckled Rectangle, and Labels Twelve dies, Cheery Lynn Fanciful Flourish, embossing folder, corner rounder, gold leaf pen.

One Stitch at a Time:  Anything Goes
Crafty Cardmakers:  No Floral embellishments
My Time to Craft:  Favorite embellishment (flourish)