Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fall into Autumn with Pixie Cottage...

Crisp air, crunching leaves, and caramel apples... fall is here! It is one of my favorite times of year. I have been pulling my Halloween decorations out of the basement (with the hindrance, I mean, help, of the twins) and getting fabulously spooky! I love the colors of fall, too, and look forward to wearing lumpy sweaters and silly seasonal socks! Please tell me I am not the only one who digs wearing silly socks with witches and mummies that play the tune of "Monster Mash"....

In the spirit of all things fall, the Pixie Cottage Design Team has created some darling cards using some of the latest releases. Head over to the Pixie blog to see the other DT members work - you won't be disappointed!

My two cards use images from the fabulously talented Eileen Gutierrez. Her whimsical illustrations were super fun to color! That frog cracked me up the entire time I was coloring him and his pumpkin full of candy :)

Little Mr. Scarecrow is fun because he is perfect for the entire Fall season. I think I might do another card with this little guy, but in blue overalls next time... This is why stamping is so fun! There is so much flexibility with colors, you can get an entire new "look" by changing your palette...

"Harvest" Ingredients
Papers: I cleverly cut the strips off ages ago, and can't remember the maker :( 7 Gypsies? Paper Loft? I wish I knew, because the harlequin is cute and I want more...
Stamps: Pixie Cottage
Embellishments: buttons, teastained fibers
Sketch: Friday Sketchers
colored pencils, Ranger distress ink, colorbox ink

"Trick or Treat" Ingredients
Papers: Cloud 9 design, BoBunny, MyMindsEye, teastained paper (for sentiment)
Stamps: Pixie Cottage, Inkadinkado (sentiment)
colored pencils, Ranger distress ink, colorbox ink


Darien said...

HI! I love looking at your cards!!! They GORGEOUS!!! And you are no the only one who likes to wear those silly socks, me too!!!!
Have a great Weekend!!!!

Bohemian Gypsy said...

Kristen that frog is so cute I love him lol. I also adore the song The Monster Mash it is the best and always brings a smile to my face when I hear it. Glee this week was soooo good. I saw the one with the football team and Beyonces' song - too funny for sure!!!!!

Tara said...

Two fabulous cards Kristen..... extremely cute and both beautifully put together, wow!
Hugs Tara xx

Risa said...

Hi Kristen,
Both of your cards are beautiful! I love them both but the froggy card is my fav.! He is so darn cute and that facial expression is so lovable!
Have a fun weekend!

Katie said...

Two fabulous cards!!
Beautiful job on them both but I have to say the scarecrow is so super cute!
I love the homely feel you gave to him, perfect for Fall.

Sandra said...

I absolutely LOVE the Harvest card. Those colors that you used for the background just blows me away. Fabulous choice in colors. They just set that little scarcrow off. Very, very nice job Kristen on both cards!

Tammy said...

Both of these cards are just adorable!! I just love that little froggy!!!

Anonymous said...

Kristen I love your cards. Your coloring is just beautiful. I also want to say you are doing a fantastic job leading us at the Pixie Cottage. Thanks for your hard work.


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