Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #38 - Orange - Guest Sketch

It's time for another challenge over at and this week we have a Special Guest Sketch Artist and it's Aud Nordheim!
She created this fabulous sketch for us:

As the additional challenge this week we'd love to see you use Orange in your creation. That shouldn't be too difficult with Fall upon us and Halloween racing fast towards us.


Digi Doodles Shop - Emboss It
Stamp Insanity - Emboss
Stampin For The Weekend - Tag It
Wee Memories - Tags
Stamp Something - Fall colors
For Fun - Fall
Meljens - Fall Colors
Stamptacular Sunday - Colors of Fall
Creative Stamp Friends - Autumn
Craftalicious - Autumn Colors
Drunken Stampers - Fall
A Crafty Little Place - Autumn
Flourishes - Autumn
Tuesday Taggers - Autumn sponsored by The Craft Barn
Speedy The Cats Friends - Pumpkin
Corrosive - Masking (I masked the image so I could airbrush the background)
One Stitch at a Time - Anything Goes
Incy Wincy - Anything Goes
Make It Crafty - Anything Goes
Random Amusing - 2 different Ribbons

Card Recipe:
Image - Pumpkin Molly
Medium - Copic Markers and Airbrush System
Paper - Autumn Splendor by DCWV (not available online but I got it from Michaels)
Embossing folders by Sizzix (Tim Holtz) and Cuttlebug (flower border)
Ribbon - Hobby Lobby

I really love how this one turned out, I airbrushed the background (thanks Risa for the super Tutorial) and colored another image, cut it out and popped it up for some more dimension.
I added some brown paint to the centers of the flowers on the embossed border and also embossed the punched border across the middle.
I love the colors of Fall, so bright and cheery and I hope it got the theme across in this card.


Aud said...

It's such a beautiful and vibrant card!
Love how good you made my sketch look!


Good Kardma by Jules said...

Love the DP you chose and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us again at StampInsanity!

Choccy said...

Such a stunning card. I love it !! The image and the colours are fantastic.
Thankyou for sharing with us at OSAAT, for the anything goes challenge.

Choccy x

Helen Dooley said...

Awe Katie this is just too adorable!! Great card for our challenge at FOr Fun. Thanks for playing along.

Jayne said...

Great card Katie, beautiful colours, perfect for Fall. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Pretty detailed card~ great coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Nicole said...

WOW, just lovely again, Katie! Inside AND out!!! PERFECT coloring, too! Thanks for sharing it with us at ACLP! Nicole, DT

Lisa said...

Adorable card..perfect for fall.Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun callenges!

Karen said...

Lovely Katie, love the image and the colours too, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

artish said...

airbrushing~ wowee!
so festive!
already getting pumpkin patch dates from kiddo's school...almost that time!

Kate's Makes said...

Aww this is so sweet! Really made me smile! Thanks for playing along with our SFTW challenge and good luck! Kate x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful card, love the colours.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Love the Popped up image!

Annette said...

Such a charming card from front to back! that adorable image goes so wonderfully with the vibrant fall colours, the perfect layering & just the right bit of ribbon & embellies! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week.

Love crafts forever said...

Hi Katie. Very cute card. And you finished on inside gorgeous. Thanks for playing with us at OSAAT. Hugs, Nataliya.

CraftinGranny said...

Super cute card and that's a great sketch you used. Love the colors, the LO and that adorable image. Perfect coloring. Thanks for joining us at FF this week. "Hugs" Carol

pinky said...

Excellent use of air brushing with the masking technique Katie, just love this gorgeous card. Thanks for sharing at The Corrosive Blog this week.
Pinky Guest DT

Tracey said...

Hi Katie, I love this card, especially the bright colours & that image is soo cute :)


Sharon Traynor Designs said...

Fantastic card Katie! You image is so beautifully coloured. The papers are just amazing. Sensational work.
Sharon xx

Beth said...

This one is gorgeous, too! Again - fab papers, and awesome coloring! I abso LOVE how you use ribbons... awesome!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at StampInsanity!!

Glenda J said...

Wow - so cute! Love it - great colours! Thanks for playing along with my two ribbon challenge!

Danielle Champagne said...

Hello Katie, what a wonderful fall image, the little girl is darling! Such a nice paper combo, and beautiful warm fall colors.VEry nice layout, and beautifl coloring. Thank you for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and hope to see you again soon.

redwasher1 said...

Awesome card and great coloring!!!!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy's Friends.

Sarah said...

Sooo sweet! I really love your card. The image is way too cute, and the colors are great. I love fall for only the colors. Thanks for playing at OSAAT.

Gwen's Busy Little Hands said...

Amazing autumn splender! The vibrant colors are gorgeous and the image too cute. Love that ribbon you used. Always a pleasure to stop by and see your work, Katie!


Sprytebyrd said...

Wow, Katie, this is awesome! I had to take a really close look at those flowers, they don't look embossed, it looks like you placed each one there! Love the fun ribbons and great coloring!
Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamptacular Sunday and Meljen's Designs ♥ Good luck on our Autumn challenges!
Dee (Spryte)
Sprytebyrds Spot

chrissy xx said...

Oh! This is gorgeous. Just LOve your colours. Thank you soooo much for joining us at OSAAT this week.

Anonymous said...

Oh Katie this is fabulous. I love your coloring and all of the wonderful layers. I am so glad to play catch up on visiting some of my favorite blogs tonight. I would of hated to miss this adorable beautifully designed and created card.
((Hugs to you girl))

Lynn McAuley said...

What a sensational background design for this delightful autumn image!!

Thank you so much, Katie, for creating this exquisite card to toss into Speedy the Cat's pumpkin patch for this week's challenge!!

Denise @ kc242 said...

hi Katie, Wow such a lovely orange card. Simply perfect for the Pixie Cottage Challenge! Beautifully done!

CuddlyBunny said...

Wow! Love the "pop" you created with a die cut style layering to highlight the stamped image!

Thanks for dropping in at the Drunken Stampers craft pub!

Unknown said...

Was für eine wundervolle Karte einfach genial.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempefreunde-Creative stamp Friends.
LG Nicole

Kreatives von Andrea said...

A beautiful card, a great design and wonderful colors.

Thank you for your participation at Creative stamp Friends.

A nice greeting Andrea from germany

Anonymous said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at For Fun Challenges this week.
Amelia x

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous card and I love all the detail work you did. Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories!

Sally H said...

Cute autumn project! Thanks for sharing with us at TT and good luck!

Nikki Schmaltz said...

This is really cute. What a great sketch too. That image is adorable. Thanks for joining in at ACLP:D

Gemma said...

What a sunny fall card this is, great reminder of the beautiful days we can have in fall.Love your use of colurs, cute stam and many nice deatils, Great take on our challenge, Thanks for joining us at SSC this week and happy crafting, Gemma

Margreet said...

great bright fall colours and a lovely image....thanks for joining OSAAT
xxx Margreet

Sheri Gilson said...

Darling card, Katie!! Love the sweet image!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Laurel said...

What a fantastic card!
Thanks so much for playing at Wee Memories.

Mary Ski said...

Love the bright colors!! Thanks for sharing with For Fun Challenges

Amanda said...

Great card, I love the bright colours!
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.

Crafty Creations by AJ

♥ Lydia ♥ said...

Gorgeous!!! Loving the warm colours and great colouring x Thanks for playing along with the Make It Crafty team this week x

Piali said...

Sweet Card katie!! Love your coloring!Thanks for playing along with us at ACLP!!

Heather "Hev" said...

Totally fun and adorable :)

Zoe said...

What a fabulous mix of colours and papers! The image is very cute too and your colouring is so nice! Thanks so much for joining the fun at Make it Crafty! Hugs xxoo

Lisa said...

Such a perfect card for a fall challenge! Thanks os much for playing along with us at FFC.