Saturday, February 27, 2010

A New Tutorial at The Pixie Cottage and a New Card from me too :)

It's time for another fabulous tutorial from The Pixie Cottage team and this one was created by the very talented Peggy of Beautiful Greetings!
She's showing us all how to watercolor with Distress Inks and I for one will be getting out my paintbrushes this afternoon to give it a go!

Also on The Pixie Cottage news, Michelle has recived so many new stamps in the last couple of weeks and they are all so super cute! You've seen 2 of my cards using them already this week and here's the trifecta!

Cupcake Crafts want Friends/Friendship
Crafty Calendar want Love/Friendship
Rosie Dees had a Friendsip theme too
Cuttlebug Spot wanted to see the Double Embossing technique (they have a great video showing how to do this over there)
Lord Have Mercy had a sketch that worked great with the embossing technique
Sophisicats wanted Embossing
Incy Wincy want Touchy Feely!
Peachy Keen had a recipe. Must contain Green and Yellow, a 3D object/embellishment and a stamped image
Copics Colour Challenge had the combo of YG03 Yellow Green, Y17 Golden Yellow and C7 Cool Grey #7
Paper Garden wanted to say Farewell to Winter

Card Recipe

Image - Spring Friends at The Pixie Cottage
Paper - DCWV The Citrus Stack
Flowers - Wild Orchid Crafts
Paper Lace Punch - Martha Stewart
Sentiment - The Paper Studio for Hobby Lobby
Die Cuts - Nestabilites by Spellbinders
Medium - Copic Markers

Inside is more of the wonderful dp and a message mat.

Here is a close up showing that double embossing technique. You can see the video tutorial for this Here.
It's hard to show in the photo as the mat is white but I hope you can see both the Swiss Dots embossing and the edge embossing from the Nestability.
I nearly gave up on this technique as I couldn't get it right and then I spotted my mistake and it worked wonderfully!
Be sure to check out all the wonderful new designs that Michelle has in the store right now, perfect for your Spring crafting!
And also remember the latest challenge (a new sketch) is still going on over at The Pixie Cottage and we'd love to see your entry over there!



Marlene said...

This is such a sweet card. Thanks for the tutorial. :)

Unknown said...

Super card Katie, many thanks for joining us at Sophisticats this week. Hugs Avril xxx

Cathy at Paper Garden Projects said...

Such an adorable card! And it certainly does say goodbye to winter! Thanks for playing the Paper Garden Projects challenge!

Liza said...

A really cute card and fab colouring. Thanks for joining us at CCC.

Liza x

Moshie said...

What a cute card!!! So bright and cheerful!!! Thanks for joining us at Sophisti-cat this week.
Hugs, Diana

Anonymous said...

lovely card. xD

Juls said...

gorgeous!! such a cute image! and I love the fab bright colours! Hugs Juls

Unknown said...

Such a great job Katie, I love the double embossing!

gina g said...

Lovely card fab colours too. Thanks for joining the Sophisti-cats Challenge this week. luv gina xx

cheryl said...

lovley card thanks for joining us at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Vel said...

Wow, this is so cute! You put so much work into your cards!

Tam said...

Hi Katie,

Awesome card. Soo cute.
Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.

Janice W. said...

Great job coloring this cute image. Love the gingham bow too! Thanks for playing along with us at Peachy Keen!

Donna said...

Super sweet little card...thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake this week :) Donna x

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft ! Your card is adorable ! Love the pretty papers and the image is so sweet ! Smiles from Catherine

KathyJ Peachy Keen Stamps said...

Lovely card and beautifully colored! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Peachy Keen Stamps! :)Hugs, KathyJ

~JulieH~ said...

Kate what a cute card the colours are gorgeous and you certainly mastered the double embossing technique! Thanks for joining us at the Cuttlebugspot this week

Unknown said...

This is adorable!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie D's this week. We hope to see you again soon!



Victoria said...

Wow such a lovely creation. Love the inside too and the double embossing,

Thanks so much for playing along at Cupcake this week

Carol<>< said...

awwww, so cute!


Nikki Foraker said...

AWWWWW That is a SUPER CUTE card! I just LOVE it! Thanks so much for playing along with us at PKS! Good Luck!


Mandy said...

Gorgeous card Katie, so sweet.
Thanks for joining us at Sophisticats, hope to see you again next week
hugs Mandy DT xx

Saskia said...

Ooh, so cute! Thanks for taking part at Rosie-D's Challenge! Good luck!

Greetings, Saskia :)

Tracy said...

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-D's with this great card. Good luck.
Happy crafting
Tracy x

Mervi said...

great colouring, fab image,
thanks for joining in with the fun at Rosie D's challenge;-))m

Caroline said...

Cute card and great colour choice! Thanks for joining us at the Crafty Calender Challenge this month. Caroline x

My Creative Time said...

This is such a super sweet card! Thanks for joining us @ Peachy Keen!

Lorie said...

This is adorable, and I love all the texture you've added with the embossing! Thanks for playing along with the PKS challenge!