Saturday, May 12, 2012

even ♥PIXIES♥ have moms, you know!

which is why, for the may challenge at pixie dust paperie, pixie-in-chief kirsty vittetoe has asked us to create a project that relates to mother's day!

it can be a card, a layout, minibook... or perhaps some sort of special gift you'd like to make for your mom on this occasion?

i made a card... because, well... it's what i do!!! :)

(vintage: illustration and text from a czech children's book; patterned paper: basic grey, creative imaginations; prima, girls' paperie; vellum: susan branch; florals: prima; butterfly ribbon: may arts; white ruffle ribbon: tim holtz; ink: colorbox; adhesives: tombow monorunner, scotch gluestick, 3m foam tape, hot glue, sewing machine)

i started with the vintage illustration, obviously; i mean what could be more ♥PERFECT♥ for a pixie-inspired mother's day card?! as it happens, my own mother is a big fan of fairies--and vintage illustrations--as well, so i'm hoping she'll love this one as much as i do! i mounted the illustration on some thin white cardstock (to strengthen it) before fussy-cuting it and mounting the result on a couple of layers of foam tape. the mats are (once again--can you tell i made this on the same day as my 2nd jingle belles embossing card?!) two different nesties* that i really love together**, set on a background of layered patterned paper and some text from a children's book, embellished with some suitably ethereal florals and a lovely pink butterfly!

you have until may 31st to link up your mom-inspired projects at this post on the pixie blog; up for grabs is a generous $15 gift certificate to the fabulous pixie shoppe, so put on your crafty thinking caps and get creative, darlings!

*one of which came from miss leslie's blogiversary candy; ta missus! ♥
**i also used card patterns sketch #164 again, which wrapped up last night, but that doesn't stop it from being fantastically helpful and inspiring, does it?! :)


  1. This is absolutely wonderful....your choice of images is perfect and love your fussy cutting...layers...check out all those wonderful layers!!!

  2. gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous...what more can I say?


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