Thursday, February 9, 2012

Pixie Dust Paperie February Challenge

Our challenge at
Pixie Dust Paperie for February is...

Create a project (card, layout, altered project, etc.) based on this inspiration photo.

When Pixie-in-Chief Kirsty
sent me this assignment, I was awe-struck at the beauty of this image... and I immediately knew what I wanted to do... a mixed-media college.

I started with an
8x8 canvas from Darice. I first applied a coat of gesso to the canvas. I then mixed some of my acrylic paints with more gesso until I got what I thought were the right shades of blues and grays... dividing the canvas into 9 equal squares and painting them with these paints. When they were dry the colors were more intense than what I wanted, so I applied a coat of Picket Fence Distress Stain over the squares. I ended up doing this three more times, drying between coats, until I was happy with the results. 
The papers I used are 
from the My Mind's Eye 6x6 Meadowlark Designer Paper Pad. The castle image I found online and I added the Once Upon a Time sentiment.

This lace applique 
is from my stash, the heart and leaf trinket pins are Maya Road, the crown is by Melissa Frances and the leaves are Prima Lovely Fabric Leaves in dark gray.

The rose trim is from
a local craft store, the leaves were cut with Martha Stewart's Rose Leaf punch and sprayed with English Ivy Glimmer Mist. The branch was cut with Tim Holtz Alterations Mini Branch & Leaf Set and sprayed with Goosebumps.

The trees were cut
with TH Alterations Mini Pine Tree & Holly Set. I heat embossed it with Pine Needles Distress Embossing Powder and wrapped the trunk with Natural Burlap String from May Arts. The green glittered leaves are from Recollections as is the black bling.

The key I bought on
clearance from Michael's jewelry department and I added a Tim Holtz Bauble. The mini frames is by  Melissa Frances, the white rose buds from I Am Roses and the metal flourish is a Prima Vintage Trinket.

The clock is also a Vintage 
Trinket and I added jewels from TPC Studio. The corner pieces are Shabby Chic Treasures by Prima.

The bird is SCT as well.
The tiny feather was found on our front porch by my granddaughter and I thought a perfect addition. I applied a bit of Black Soot Distress Ink to give him a little color.

 I used Spellbinder's dies:
Large Classic Scalloped Ovals, Large Classic Ovals, Floral Doily Motifs, Classic Hearts, Labels One.
White satin ribbon from my stash, Black Soot Distress Ink.

The winner of the February 
Pixie Challenge will receive a $15 gift certificate to the Pixie Dust Paperie Shop! So get your entry in before 2/29/2012.

Thank you for stopping by today!


Rebecca said... are sooo amazing! I just LOVE your work. So interesting reading how you created this work of art! LOVE IT!


Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely stunning, love all the embellishments espesially that key, what a great

Ros said...

Beautiful piece of art Linda ... love all the trinkets

Sassy said...

Out of this world fantastic! I look forward to seeing your creations.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a beauty, this is just PERFECT for the challenge!

Chriss America Real said...

Oh Linda, this is so lovely! It absolutely took my breath away! I am sitting here in tears! My 91 year old father passed away last Friday and something about your work spoke to me about my childhood and my time with him. It comforted me...the key, the clock, everything just made me think of time gone by. Thank you for creating such a beautiful piece of art.

Your DT buddy,

Linda R said...

So many wonderful elements here.. You card is gorgeous..

Hugs, Linda

cnelson said...

AMAZING! !! LOVE this GORGEOUS work of art!!

Davi said...

WOWOWOWOWee Linda this is stunning!! I love all the wonderful detail and color. Such a feast for the eyes ;)

Kate said...

This is lovely! Such detail and shine!!!

lauren bergold said...

holy ♥WOW♥ that is just absolutely stunningly MAGNIFICENT!!!!!!!!!!! i am in awe, truly! (wow, wow, woOOoOoOOW!!!!) ♥♥♥

Angi Barrs said...

Super duper Gorgeous! Love that metal key.

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