Wednesday, September 15, 2010

The Pixie Cottage Challenge #36 - Mellow Fruitfulness - Guest Sketch

This week we have fabulous sketch from team member Adrina over at The Pixie Cottage and I'm sure you'll agree it's a great one!

We have the additional theme of Mellow Fruitfulness to go with the upcoming Autumn Season. The theme was inspired by the following poem.

John Keats - To Autumn

SEASON of mists and mellow fruitfulness!
Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;
Conspiring with him how to load and bless
With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eaves run;
To bend with apples the moss'd cottage-trees,
And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;
To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells
With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,
And still more, later flowers for the bees,
Until they think warm days will never cease,
For Summer has o'er-brimm'd their clammy cells.
Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?
Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find
Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,
Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;
Or on a half-reap'd furrow sound asleep,
Drowsed with the fume of poppies, while thy hook
Spares the next swath and all its twinèd flowers;
And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep
Steady thy laden head across a brook;
Or by a cider-press, with patient look,
Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.
Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?
Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—
While barrèd clouds bloom the soft-dying day,
And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;
Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn
Among the river sallows, borne aloft
Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;
And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;
Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft
The redbreast whistles from a garden-croft;
And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.


Crafty Catz - Paper Piecing
Daring Card Makers - Masking
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Real or Faux stitching
Ann's Creative Nook - Scallops or Squares
Frosted Designs - Quotes
365 Cards Day 196 - Country Charm
Pollycraft - Autumn Colors
Paper Make Up - Autumn
Paper Players - Fall color combo
Creative Card Crew - Autumn
Theme Thursday - Autumn
Paperplay - Autumn Colors
Incy Wincy - Autumn Colors
A Spoon Full of Sugar - Colors of Autumn
Wee Memories - Fall into Autumn
Stempel Magie - Fall Colors
Allsorts - Colors of Autumn
Raise the Bar - Orange, Brown and Green
Delightful Challenges - Colors of Autumn and Ribbons
Timbro Scrapmania - Anything Goes
Chamber Maids - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Anything Goes
Tellens Place - Anything Goes
Stempeltraume - Inside your Card
Crazy Challenge - Friends Forever
365 Cards Day 198 - Busy Background (3 dp's to cover the base)

Card Recipe:
Images - Pumpkin Bench by Sandra Hammer masked with Whispering Maisy & Matt by Di Carubia
Paper - DCWV Amber Autumn
Medium - Copic Markers

I masked the two images together and then paper pieced the pumpkins to add a little more texture to the piece. I love how the stamps all coordinate together perfectly.

Be sure to check out the challenge this week as we have a free digital stamp that you need to grab as it is perfect for (BIG HINT) the challenge we have planned for next week!
So run on over to The Pixie Cottage, grab it and have a little Fall Fun at the same time!


♥ Audrey ♥ said...

What a gorgeous card. Luv the 'autumny' colours used here. Thanx for playing at 365 Cards!

Lisa said...

Great job on the delightful challenge, thanks for joining us

Céline said...

an other fab card. you are productive !!!
thanks for playing again at stempelträume

Barb Hardeman said...

You accomplished all those challenges so beautifully! How fabulous and rich and comforting your card appears...hugs...Barb

Random Acts of Krafting said...

Great card Katie!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Katie. This is a beautiful card. Love the image and those fabulous papers and wonderful Autumn colours are just so perfect.
Thank you so much for joining us at Tellens Place and look forward to seeing you again.
With love, Sandra xx


Hi Katie
A gorgeous card and fabulous image,thankyou for joining us on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx :)

Lynda said...

Another stunning card! Thanks for joining in again with DCM.

Lynda xxx

Anne said...

A gorgeous card Katie! Beautiful colors and I love the inside too;)

Thanks for the challenge list =)

Hugs, Anne

Christi Flores said...

This is just too cute!! Thank you so much for playing along in this week's Makeup 4 the Weekend challenge!!

all the days of our life said...

Beautiful Card. Thanks for playing with us at Frosted Designs.

Debbie said...

Love the beautiful fall colors! Thanks for joining us at Frosted Designs!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful layout! I love how you incorporated the fall challenge colors! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

Davi said...

Katie, Love your dps with the sweet image.As usual it wonderful and I do love that poem!! You know at the bottom of your card the way the is print between the two layers gives the coolest dimension as if it a box coming out of the card!

Suzanne said...

A gorgeous card, Katie. Lots of brilliant detail and fab autumn colours too. Thanks for joinig us at Crafty Catz this week x

Barb Craft said...

Wow!! Fabulous card! I love all the fall papers/colors and the image is just delightful!! This is the perfect card for this time of year!
Barb :)

The Wired Angel said...

Very cute and creative, Katie. Perfect for the Fall challenge at Creative Card Crew. Thanks so much for joining us this week. Peggy x

Linda W said...

Nice work like the image. Thanks for joining us at scrappekammeret.

Do What You Love said...

Katie, this is a lovely card with those wonderful designer papers depicting autumn in a crisp and cool way! Your images are colored wonderfully and the pumpkins are lovely - great texture! The ribbon is awesome, isn't it? I love it! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week! :-)

dawnmercedes said...

nicely done! thanks for joining my challenge at Paper Makeup!

CarlaKH said...

what an adorable card! Love the colors and the sweet image. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar~

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Beautiful. Love the way the masking has been done. and such colours! Awwwww Young love!!
Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Kirsten...x said...

Fabulous card katie sunning colours...x

Thanks for joining us at allsorts this week hugs kirsten...x

Joynana said...

Katie, love the papers the image and the great stitiching. I do have a thing for the stitching. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place, hope to see you again soon.

Giò said...

Beautiful card with brilliant masking. Thanks again for joining us at TSM challenge.
Hugs, Giò

Maria Therese said...

Sweet card!! Thank you for joining us this week at Pollycraft!!

Tina said...

Another amazing card!

Unknown said...

I love the image you used a fantastic card thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

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LeAnne said...

What a sweet card...but most of all, what a wonderful poem! I am always looking for autumn poetry! THANKS!!!! And thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Lesley said...

Such a delightful card and poem...Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card. Perfect for the season - as is the poem.
Thanks for joining the Paper Players this week

Nance Leedy said...

How sweet is this?! Love your use of the colors and that ribbon is so yummy! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

Gloria Stengel said...

How stinkin' cute is that! I love it! Thanks for playing at 365 Cards!

WeirdCat said...

Fab card, love the colours,thank you for joining us this week at The Crazy Challenge
Ruth x

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how pretty!! I so love the image and your choice of dp. Beautiful layout! Thanks for joining the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week.

Ann said...

Fabulous card Katie!! Love the sweet image you used on here too. I really like this sketch too and think it would make for a great scrapbook page. Thanks for playing along at the Nook this week!

Chris (catt871) said...

This is gorgeous! Great job masking...I thought it was all one image...LOVE it!!!!! THANKS for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs this week!

Pam said...

Beautiful card, Katie!

Guro said...

Wow love the feel you have created; and the nice colors of autum!
Thank you so much for playing along at Scrappekammeret.
Hugs Guro

artish said...

what a wonderfully descriptive challenge & a beautiful card!!