We've had such rotten weather here recently that I thought I cheer myself up by making a really pretty card that has nothing to do with Halloween, fall, winter or Christmas. I've even made a pretty box-velope to go with it.
This is my Pixie Cottage Challenge DT card where the themes this week are a sketch and/or use 2 colours.
I love this new hummingbird stamp by ArTish and even though I've used unusual colours for a hummingbird I tried to capture the iridescent nature of a hummingbird's feathers by adding kaleidoscope embossing powder on the bird after it was coloured. The picture below captures some of the sparkle and shows the difference between the stickles and the subtler sheen of the kaleidoscope embossing powder.
I'm entering this into the following challenges:
Ai Factory - Garden Party (something you'd see in a garden)
S2G TT - giving Thanks
Pixie Dust Studio - Pretty Colours, Pink Blue and Lime Green (couldn't quite get the lime green but you do get a flash in the iridescent embossing)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Make a Square Card
Our Creative Corner - An Air of Gratitude
Sweet Stampin - Photo Inspiration (inspired by the sugary sweet colours)
Top Tip Tuesday - Use an image/sentiment
Drunken Stampers - Punch Me! (MS punch made a border)
This photo shows that I did actually stick to the two colour theme when the light is not catching the sheen on the bird.
I even made my own template for a box-velope (is that what you call them?) and I carried on the theme of my home made background and the floral stamps that I used on the card.
You can purchase the Hummingbird image by clicking HERE. It's image C. I can see this is going to be quite a versatile image to use, for Thank you, Get Well and Birthday cards and it looks so pretty when it is coloured up.
I also used distress inks in Tumbled Glass and Spun Sugar for the background, Stardust Stickles, kaleidoscope embossing powder and a Martha Stewart Punch. The flowers were in my stash so I can't be positive but I think they are Prima.
Please take a look at what the rest of the talented Pixie DT have created this week. There is such a lovely selection of different styles this week.
Thanks for looking,