...for a shot at a lovely prize! just create a project of your choice (layout, card, journal page, altered item) and include a butterfly; then post it at the pixie blog before august 5th. EASY PEASY!!!*
another very cool current challenge in the blogosphere is moxie fab world's "fanatical about botanical" for which we're asked to depict *realistic* plants and flowers, but in an interesting or innovative graphic style.
i told you the other day that once i had broken out my new pti poppy stamps i just could not get enough of stamping them in watercolory custom-blended inks and mists... and then going back with a brush and some regular water colors, smooch spritz, and black stickles to give the flowers depth and a sense of dimension. i hope you like the effect because i think i am HOOKED! my favorite part is how you can use so many of the exact same items and get a completely different look!
i'd say this card is about two thirds pixie dust kit leftovers from various months (most of the papers, signature crinkly ribbon, and the mme brad) and one third other stuff (the vintage tickets and rub-on, plus the flowery paper strip). i also matted the layers and die-cut the butterfly out of my beloved glossy black ranger cardstock. i love the way it both anchors all of the elements and makes everything just seem to pop off the page.
so what are *YOU* going to make? can't wait to see, darlings! ♥
*lemon squeezy!!! :)