Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A little birdy told me...

that The Pixie Cottage is hosting their 21st Challenge!

As always there is a choice...

you can utilize this week's sketch and

/ or incorporate METAL into your creation.

Link back your project to the
The Pixie Cottage for a chance to win!

The following is my take on the sketch

(mostly focused around the stamped image)

and a multitude of metal...

This layout is entered in the following challenges...

Clearly I Stamp - Flowers
Fun Two Stamp - Metal Accessories
Magical Crafts - Metal
Paper Play ChallengesUp in The Air

I rotated the sketch designed by Pam, used "clouds" en lieu of flowers,

and used the hidden brown mama bird as the tucked behind oval (now on the left)

rewinding back to a February email...this is the photograph that Miss Michelle sent me

Come see how I gave it my Artishtic touch:
Sassafras pattern paper provided a great background...

Stamping on white was not "metallic enough"!
I found a piece of coppery paper...
My eggs are intended to be Cardinal eggs...creamy white with grey or brown speckles. Fun to create with a Sakura glaze white pen.

Nests lend themselves so well to 'wire twigs'...

Believe it or not; I still have metal embellishments left after my title/ journaling!

Remembering back almost 6 and 9 years ago when my babies first 'hatched',
and daily as I spend quality time with my trio I can't help but think,

Overlapped scallops created an additional flock...
Furthering the thought of 'spread your wings and soar'... butterflies!
Paper pierced holes show their flight plan!

The lower right brad on the nest's mat is the only one of the 4
affixed to the layout...
creating the mechanics for a swiveling hide and seek
...there's the brown mama bird!

If you've followed my blog for a while or if you are new
to discovering The Pixie Cottage Stamp Collection
I'm sure you know I will love these 3 forever!!!

Go grab some metal and let your wheels spin.
Have a wonderfully blessed day!


  1. This is absolutely stunning. I can see all the LOVE put into this.

  2. Such a cool layout. Love all those great details :o)

  3. Hi Artish, You made a very cool lay out again.
    And I want to tell you that I really love your flower images!!! Wish I had your talent.
    Adrina XX

  4. Great layout. Thanks for joining us for CIC this month.

  5. What a wonderful layout, love all the details. Thank you for joining us at MCFC, hope to see you again soon xxx

  6. That is fantastic!!! Love the details!

  7. Hi Artish I wanted to thank you for becoming one of my followers I have been looking at your wonderful creations you are very talented and creative I love it.
    Lorraine x

  8. Amazing LO Tish! Gorgeous metal detials and colors =)

    Hugs, Anne