Pixie Holly

Yesterday, by chance, I found a lovely site for digis….and to my delight I found a little freebie Pixie Holly too!!  Pixie Holly is available as a free download from Pollycraft Designs until 11th September and all it takes is a few moments to register for an account.  Why not pop over and take a peek…?

As you may already know, I also received my order of Pro-Markers earlier this week, and I have already lost several hours shading, blending and colouring!  And today was no different!  Here’s what I came up with….2013-09-06 17.13.26

The frame around Pixie Holly is one of the freebie templates included with the software for the Cameo Portrait – I liked the way it echoes the holly leaves in Pixie Holly’s hair, and cut it from a shimmery dusky pink cardstock to tie it back to the colouring of the dress and stripy tights.

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I also tried adding a line of pale grey around the coloured image to develop some depth, and I was pleased with the overall results!  I used the cool grey 1 Pro-Marker, but I think I might give a pale blue a go next time as I’ve seen some great results on fellow crafters’ blogs!

The sentiment came with the image from Pollycraft Designs – I loved the font and style!  After printing and cutting the sentiment out, I rubbed the side of the chisel tip rose pink of my rose pink Pro-Marker against the edge of the card until the colour bled in enough to make a fine line around the outer edge, then I added a little clear embossing powder to give it a shine and mounted it on a second shaped card layer.

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Finally, I made a small rosette from some spotty ribbon and popped a little wooden heart on the centre.

I had finished card and was casting a critical eye over it, when my daughter appeared.  She is just turned four and very inquisitive!  She sat next to me, told me the card was her “favourite and bestest” and then asked me why the pixie wasn’t smiling!  I tried to explain that it was the style of the image, but she wouldn’t have it, so she ran off with one of my early practice sheets and drew a friend for Pixie Holly…2013-09-06 12.58.21Thanks for reading x

Challenges entered:

In The Pink – Challenge #27 KISS

ABC Challenges – ABC43 Coloring With Markers

Cute Card Thursday – Challenge 285 Pretty In Pink

Aud Sentiments – Challenge 88 Any Sentiment



14 thoughts on “Pixie Holly

  1. How sweet. Your daughter is darling. I believe in starting children in art as young as possible to develop that life long love of it. Kids are so amazing and so fearless with their design and color choices. We could all take lessons from them! Great job.

    kathy b
    Aud Sentiments DT

  2. I love that you used this image and the non-traditional colors to make such a darling Christmas card. Thanks so much for joining us this week at ABC Challenges. Your daughter is precious – I think she might be an artist one day as she did a very good job with the friend.

  3. Beautiful card! Your daughter is adorable and her artwork is fabulous!
    Many thanks for joining in the Cute Card Thursday Challenge this week!

  4. Beautiful card with a gorgeous heart embellishment. Looks like someone else is going to be entering soon!!

    Thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  5. Awww what a sweet little girl you have & so talented lovely take on the KISS chall theme.

    Thanks for sharing with us at ITP chall..come back soon.

    Christine C xxx

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