Con-tent-ed Swiss Pixie

The Sketchie Challenge for the Let’s Get Stamping group over at Craftbubble was set by Karen this week in the form of this sketch along with the twist of only using two colours :

As soon as I saw this layout I saw the potential to make another tent card.I’ve used an adorable Swiss Pixie stamp by CC Designs coloured with tones to compliment the colour scheme of the card.I’ve used the Out-of -the -Box technique and taken away the starkness of the cream card with Vintage Photo and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink.The papers are freebies from Summertime Designs.Please read and respect her terms of use.The red and tan card are from my stash and the colours have been toned down with the same inks.I’ve used Standard Circle Nestabilities to cut the apeture and matting layers.The red one has been embossed with my new Cuttlebug Polka Dots folder and I’ve applied Frayed Burlap ink with a cotton bud to tie in with the ladybird.I found some tan eyelets in my stash and used some tan waxed cord to hang her up.The flowers have been cut from felt using the Tattered Florals Tim Holtz Sizzix die and because they were too vivid I took the colour down with more Distress Inks.I threaded some buttons with more cord before adding them to the centres.I adhered two pieces of raffia lace either side of the apeture then tied some red raffia around,splaying and tearing the ends.I feel these elements tie in with the Vintage/Rustic look of the card.The sentiment is from the same set and the flower on it has been coloured with ProMarkers. and the edges have been inked.

I’m going to enter the following challenges with this card :

Passion for ProMarkers – Anything goes

The ABC Challenge – V is for Vintage

Charisma Cardz Challenge – Going round in circles

E.C.P.Challenges – Buttons

Flutterby Wednesday – Open theme

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge – Make your own flowers

Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge – Buttons and Blooms

Creative Inspirations – Distressed

Totally Gorjuss – Wings

Crazy 4 Challenges – Tent card

Daisy Doodles – Anything goes

PaperPlay Challenges – Up in the air

One Stitch at a Time – Use something new (stamps and folder)

Rosie D’s Challenge – Fairytales

TFL

Lisa x

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12 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Debbie
    May 31, 2010 @ 22:28:59

    gorgeous gorgeous! honestly you make some stunning cards! x

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  2. cheryl
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:17:03

    gorgeous card hun love the image and super colours too thanks for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

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  3. Makiko Jones
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 00:56:16

    This is just adorable, Lisa!! Love the flowers on the corner! Fabulous coloring job, too!
    Thank you so much for joining the FTTC with us 🙂

    Reply

  4. saskia
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 07:48:17

    Oooh… sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D’s Challenge with your beautiful work! Good luck!

    Saskia 🙂

    Reply

  5. Silli
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 11:40:48

    Wonderful card! Love the image!

    Reply

  6. Tammy
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 20:02:29

    This is a wonderful card. Great image and set up.
    Thanks for playing OSAAT. Smiles…Tammy

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  7. Tracy
    Jun 01, 2010 @ 23:04:49

    Fab entry, thanks for joining Rosie-D’s challenge, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

    Reply

  8. joanne (cardology,etc)
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 02:20:42

    This is the cutest card! I need to learn/try making a tent card. So thanks for the inspiration!
    Daisy Doodles thanks your for entering the challenge and invites you to the blog hop, where you have the chance to win some images, get free images, play a word search game and have some fun!

    Reply

  9. allison
    Jun 02, 2010 @ 22:14:34

    gorgeous card
    thanks for playing along at Charisma this week
    Allison x

    Reply

  10. Cheryl (shestamps)
    Jun 03, 2010 @ 22:46:05

    Very cute! I love the colors. Great job with the sketch.

    Reply

  11. Rhonda
    Jun 04, 2010 @ 06:00:45

    Great Card! Thank you so much for playing with us at Daisy Doodles! We hope to see you again.

    Reply

  12. Jackie
    Jun 04, 2010 @ 19:05:47

    Great card, I love your fairy. Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D’s this week 🙂

    Reply

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