Monday, March 12, 2012

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

If you've followed my 
blog for awhile, then you know of my love for Pixie Dust Paperie Kits. The March kit, Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary, was delivered to my doorstep by our wonderful mail carrier (she is the best ever) last week and I have been enraptured ever since. Kirsty has most definitely put together a fabulous combination of designer papers and embellishments. Although this year's kits are smaller than the previous year's (lower price also) they certainly aren't lacking on quality and versatility. All components of this kit seem to coordinate and while looking through for the first time, I immediately started to plan projects. Now, that's what I call inspiration!!!
Here is my first...

 From my own stash, I 
chose a sheet of Ice Cream Canvas Texture Core'dinations cardstock for the card base and a sheet from My Mind's Eye 6x6 Fine and Dandy for the first mat. Then I cut into the Glitz Design Vintage Blue papers... both "Rose" and "Floral". These are so gorgeous... wish I had two of each. As I started to put this together I realized I wanted some other color of cardstock, preferably a blue, for a mat. So I went to my kit album to see what was available.

I put this album together
so I would know what's in each of my kits and could access the contents faster. And I did... I pulled out October 2011's Blue Moon and a sheet of American Crafts Pale Blue. While thumbing through, I also discovered more Glitz papers in the March 2011 Floribunda kit that coordinate beautifully with these, so I now have materials for another project at hand.

flowers and leaves were just what I needed to accent the papers. I sprayed them all with Lindy's Stamp Gang Cactus Gold Glitz Spritz. I also tucked in a Jolee's Bling Dimensional Sticker Gem in yellow.

This layer starts with
two Vintage Photo distressed paper doilies. Then comes the pale blue cardstock mat and Glitz "Rose" that's been embossed with Cuttlebug's Textile Tuxture embossing folder and sprayed with CG Glitz Spritz... also distressed with Vintage Photo. Atop that is a music sheet lacy heart die from my stash and a Glitz Peek-A-Boo birdcage, with a heart lock charm glued on. A Tim Holtz Mini Paper Clip holds on a set of keys. Both charms are from Charm Emporium on Etsy.
I can't wait to see
what else I can mix and match with these fabulous kits!

Thanks for stopping by today!


cnelson said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!

Tracy said...

You're just too organized lady. LOL What a smart thing to do. I keep saying I'm going to do something similar with all my stamps. Have a great week!

Ros said...

Beautiful!!! Just love it

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card.. So organized my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy Cow! This is stunning, Linda! Love, love, love your design here. Gorgeous yellow and blue color combo and such great detail everywhere. SO love the charms you added!

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