Sunday, November 8, 2009

Pixie with a Twist!

Well, it's Sunday evening already! How is it that the weekend goes by so quickly? We had a great weekend here. I was able to spend a good part of Saturday stamping and scrapbooking with a couple of friends. What a treat!

I decided to work on a card for the All That Scraps challenge this week. They are asking us to use an "older" stamp. I pulled out Heidi, the first Swiss Pixie I bought. I love these little Pixies...they are so cute! I gave Heidi a little twist. I added some stripes to her stockings, and drew a little Santa hat for her to wear. I cut around her bangs with a craft knife so I could tuck the hat in behind them. So now, Heidi looks like a cute little Christmas elf! It's fun to see how you can stretch the possibilities of your stamps...give it a try!

Heidi was coloured with Copics, and glitzed up with some Frosted Lace, Stardust and Christmas Red Stickles. The sentiment (from the Cookie Crumbs Reason for the Season set from CC Designs) was mounted on one of the Spellbinders Fancy Tags. Heidi was cut out with one of the Spellbinders Labels. I masked her and sponged around the image while it was still in the die. The cardstock is Bazzill, and the DP is from both Basic Gray and DCWV.

Thanks for looking in!




Phebe Meeder said...


Leah l'Orange said...

oh, Melanie, i LOVE what you've done with her!! she's fantastic! and your colouring, gorgeous as always!

Amy Leggate- Paper Romance said...

Simply Amazing! I'm Speechless!

Anonymous said...

I love what you have done with this little swiss pixie. You had me fooled, I thought there was a new Christmas Pixie released that I missed. I'm definetly going to try this. Fantastic job, as always :)

Tricia said...

Loving your creative Christmas twist, Melanie! I'm also crazy about the Spellbinders' Fancy Tags...better raid the piggy bank!

Crystal said...

Melanie, this is so CUTE ! Love the have done a FABulous job of coloring her hair !!!

cabio's craft corner said...

Wow, Melanie, you have so much talents and love the way do your Copic coloring. Stunning :o)

Ria said...

Oh WOW Melanie this is stunning :) your colouring is perfect and adding the hat is so kewl :) thanks for joining us at ATS challenge this week.

hugs Ria

Susan (rainy) said...

You drew the hat!?! Oh my gosh this is fabulous. Love how you got her all ready for Christmas... just adorable. And your coloring/shading is PERFECTION! You are truly a talented artist.

Jeanette said...

Oh my gosh! How cute is this? What a fantastic idea to turn this cutie into a Chistmas image. Great hat and your coloring is just phenomenal!
Hugs Jeanette :)

My Paper Passions said...

i looovvveee this card it is super cute!!
your shading is fabulous as always!!
Amanda B