Eastern Bluebird - Male

Eastern Bluebird - Male
Eastern Bluebird

Friday, February 11, 2011

Pixie in a circle

Here we are again for another Bellariffic friday challenge.  This weeks challenge was a 'circle card' - some probably liked it, some not, but I was okay with it. That's what it's all about - a challenge, right?

I finally got my new release stamps this week, sooooooo excited about that.  I was so overwhelmed I sat there Monday night and just looked at them, didn't even color anything that night.  I think this was one of Emily's best releases. So much yumminess! (hehe)

Okay on with the card.  I picked one of the Pixie's to color up.  These Pixie's come in a set of 4. I think this one is my favorite!

What I did for this card, I kind of work backwards than my usual way of coloring firs, then make the card.  I wanted the card to be bigger than what the s/binder dies can cut, so got out my Cricut  machine (poor thing has been neglected) and cut a 5" circle out of the green c/s. The next layer is 2 pieces of white c/s cut with my lacey circle s/binder dies and then just overlapped them.
DP paper is Basic Grey - Pheobe collection, as is the pink scallop layer.
Then comes the image.  Stamped her using black memento ink on bella's bestest paper.  Colored her with prisma color pencils and blended with gamsol. Added some blue shading around her, then after she was cut out, left the die in place and sponged some pixie pink versamagic ink around her. Tied the ribbon with my trusty little bow maker, then snipped a small flower of a string of lace I had and glued it to the center, then added a small green rhinestone.  Finished off with some glitter on the pixie's wings and on the dots on her dress.
Isn't she just the cutest?

Next weeks challenge is a sketch done by Ebru - our Video Babe! I love this sketch (see below), and think you will to.  Hope you get a chance to play along with us babes, if so, email your card to Emily by thursday night.  Not only will your card be posted on Bloggabella for all to see, but you also get a chance to win some bella bucks!

Well ladies, I'm off work today, have some errands this morning to do, then plan on working on cards this afternoon.

Thanks for dropping by, have a great weekend!


Ebru- aka- April said...

OMG she is super cute !!! I love the pink and green color combination and the that little bow is just darling. I can't wait to get my pixies to have fun !!
Have a great weekend.

The Spotted Chick said...

Accck! I LOVE how you overlapped the dies. It looks just like lace! Girl you are TOO clever! Love everything about this!

Dana White said...

Pauline she is CUTE!!! I need her (why didn't I order her?!) LOVE your circle card

Crafty Cath said...

Ok ditto with Dana. I was too afraid to get these guys but this card has me rethinking my next order. Great job!