A Handful of Pixie Love

Hello Everyone
When I knew I was to be Redlead’s Guest Designer I could not help but add a particular stamp to my list …. Pixie. This stamp, for me, is the one I most associate with Redlead.  It was seeing this stamp as the focal on artwork created by the amazing artist Audrey Hernandez  that I first came to learn of Redlead.
It might seem odd that this stamp would appeal to me so much when it is neither vintage nor shabby chic in style however, it has caught my eye since day one and I was so excited to have the opportunity to ink her up.
I have travelled down a more whimsical route than is my norm but how I enjoyed creating this Guest Designer piece.
To give you an idea of dimension, the canvas I used, a deep edge canvas is approx 4″x3″.

Redlead Stamps used:- Pixie and She Knows All Things Are Possible Labels
pixiegirllynnemoncrieffIn keeping with the tone of this Pixie girl I pushed aside my much loved muted paints and delved into colour! After paint, fabric and torn paper something was still missing yet I was well aware that much of the canvas would eventually be covered with the stamped elements so I couldn’t have anything that would detract too much but it needed a little bit of punch.  Looking at the dotty paper scraps I had utilised, polka dots came to mind but I didn’t own a Redlead stamp or stencil with this design (it is only Redlead stamps/stencils I can create with for each Guest Designer sample).  Not allowing this little fact to get in the way, I simply used the end of a foam brush.
Paper piecing is not something I do but as this little canvas was to signify me having fun outwith my comfort zone, I decided she would have a paper pieced dress and shoes.  Now looking at this, I wish I had followed the same path for her hat.phototwoTo add to the whimsy I ensured that her sweet little wings were fluttery by stamping onto handmade paper. I like viewing the wings from this angle.photothreeThis Pixie girl strikes me as being a sweet little soul so I paired her with this sentiment but something was missing at this stage. detial1Balloons popped into my head but on re-reading the sentiment, I set about hand-drawing some heart shaped balloons.heartdetailDid you know that Redlead recently re-vamped their on-line store (link at top of this post) – it is looking good.
Many thanks for visiting this post, your visits are always appreciated.


41 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Fliss
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:42:40

    This is so pretty Lynne and the little pixie is just adorable.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  2. butterfly
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:44:59

    Oh, I don’t know… she looks vintage to me in one way – she reminds me of some of my favourite children’s book illustrations from the 1930s and 40s – enchanting! And what a lovely canvas you’ve created with her – the ice cream colours are so pretty.
    Alison xx
    Struggling with wifi away from home, so may have to catch up gradually over the next few days!


  3. Suze
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:45:42

    This is so sweet Lynne, I love the heart balloons and the pom poms. Xx


  4. rachel fisher
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 21:59:47

    this is adorable Lynne – beautifully coloured – I love those balloons and the pom poms are such a wonderful touch – love it xx


  5. Julie lavalette
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 22:40:36

    Lynne, I can see why you fell in love with this stamp, it’s so cute and I do see a little vintage in her. As always stunning work with a beautifully chosen colour palette and textures.
    Julie x


  6. Anne R
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 22:51:25

    Well done for getting the colours out Lynne! She is so sweet and innocent looking, I can see why you would be drawn to such a beautiful image. Love what you have done with her too. The coloured hearts and pom poms look amazing. Anne xx


  7. Annie G
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 23:07:21

    Such a sweet stamp Lynne it’s easy to see why you were drawn to it 🙂 wonderful background and your hand drawn balloons look wonderful. Similarly the Pom poms add a fun touch too.

    TFS and crafty hugs
    Annie x


  8. Julie Lee
    Aug 04, 2014 @ 23:12:01

    I can’t believe it! I was going to leave my comment and just scrolled down to see comments left by other bloggers and lo and behold, Alison had taken the words out of my mouth! That little pixie is just like the illustrations from ’30s and ’40s children’s books that I love! I was going to make the very same comment. I adore everything about this make! I love your hand-drawn balloons; I really like the way the sentiment is mounted and your colour palette is adorable! Lovely, lovely work, Lynne – charming. Julie Ann xxx


  9. Gerrie
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 00:41:32

    So adorable! Love your use of color. One of my fav stamps . Love Red Lead stuff.


  10. marci piraro
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 04:17:06

    Pixie immediately appealed to me, too, the first time I went to the Red Lead site but I don’t have her yet. 😦 They had another stamp called Dora I wanted, but they discontinued her. Anyway, I love what you have done here! The little heart balloons and polka dots are so cute!


  11. Ruth
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 07:14:05

    Love this darling pixie girl, love your balloons and your background!


  12. Valerie-Jael
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 07:17:16

    This is really adorable, what a beautiful stamp! Valerie


  13. Meggymay
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:01:56

    I can see why you loved this adorable image. Its a beautiful project.
    Yvonne x


  14. astrid51
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:48:20

    What a sweet little image, this is just a delightful little pixie! Love what you did here Lynne!

    Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, today I have a post with a link to where you can get the UK equivalent to Bister in case you want to find out more….


  15. craftytrog
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 09:59:16

    Simply enchanting! xxx


  16. Sharon
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 10:46:36

    oh my gosh this is just sooo cute Lynne!!!!


  17. 1cardcreator
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 16:23:05

    This is so sweet Lynne, love the added touch of the pom poms too! ~Diane


  18. Terry
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 18:55:06

    Lynne, what a cute and sweet pixie this is! Love the coloring and yes those pom poms! Delightful!


  19. coco
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 21:40:10

    Oh this is so lovely Lynne!!!! I cannot resist writing it to you! 😀 That’s really an enchanting little canvas. Sending Love and hugs from my vacation place in Ardêche Coco xx


  20. Paper Profusion
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 21:59:07

    This is adorable Lynne. I can see why you love that stamp and I love your gentle candy type colour scheme and additions. Nicola x


  21. Jenny Marples (Buttons)
    Aug 05, 2014 @ 22:49:07

    I can see exactly why you wanted to use Pixie Lynne. What a beautiful design, and as Alison says, it reminds me of childhood book illustrations. I love how you’ve given that extra dimension to the wings too. Jenny x


  22. Yvonne Garner
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 00:27:22

    I agree with Alison! The PIXIE seems vintage to me, as do all of a Red Lead Paperworks images. Just recently acquired her, myself! Itching to ink her up now! You have created a memorable canvas and have done Red Lead very proud! Bravo!


  23. Shari T.
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 01:27:32

    Cutest little winged Pixie ever!! Lynne, this is just the sweetest canvas and her heart shaped balloons are IT!! Your decision to add those darling hand-drawn balloons ties the feeling of ‘heart’ perfectly 🙂 I can feel the love 🙂 Those cute little pink pom-poms make me smile!! 🙂 Fabulous GD creation for Redlead 🙂 XOXO-Shari


  24. Shelly Schmidt
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 07:52:55

    So wonderful! Loving the colors and the paper piecing- you can step outside of your zone and still make a magnificent project! The Pixie is so sweet- and love the baloons behind her back.


  25. Sophie
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 12:21:24

    Oh, Lynne, das ist so süß, so bezaubernd.
    Die Herzen fliegen zu lassen ist eine hinreißende Idee…
    Ganz wunderschön 🙂

    Umarmung und Grüße
    Sophie xx


  26. hettiecraft
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 13:33:04

    Awwww! I can see why you bought this stamp. It is wonderful. I would have done the same too.
    Lovely card. It is good to leave your comfort zone once in a while!


  27. Florence
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 16:00:05

    Oh my gosh, that little girl is so adorable. Beautiful make Lynne.
    🙂 xx


  28. Ana K.
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 17:14:41

    Such a gorgeous piece, Lynne!


  29. barnie
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 21:06:48

    Such a lovely creation, wonderful image.


  30. may
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 21:18:43

    Gorgeous Lynn, I adore this sweet image your paper piecing is fabulous….Beautiful work… Hugs May x x


  31. Dorthe
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 21:27:13

    I -like Alison,- think this stamp looks a bit vintage, in the way Pixie girl is drawn , and to me she is the most sweet ,cute pixie ,standing there, with her balloons on her back, and with the wonderful girly coloured background with polka dots !
    Such sweetness dear Lynne,
    Warm hug to you dear friend.xx


  32. trisha too
    Aug 06, 2014 @ 23:39:27

    Saw this little sweetie on fb, Lynne–absolutely precious!


  33. michele s
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 00:12:17

    precious. xo


  34. CarolS
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 00:20:07

    Such an adorable stamp! You displayed him wonderfully…so cute!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog, I was just thinking of you, about an hour ago!
    Hugs friend!
    Talk to you soon!


  35. Ira
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 09:23:15

    Aawwwww, totally cute and most adorable dear Lynne! Love this little sweetie with her fine wings. Absolutely gorgeous!!!
    Ira’s Crea Corner


  36. marjiekemper
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 15:55:56

    What a sweet image! Love the soft coloring and the balloons and pompoms.


  37. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Aug 07, 2014 @ 16:02:57

    Everything about your little pixie creation is just precious and oh so lovely Lynne!


  38. Cl
    Aug 08, 2014 @ 21:26:45

    Adorable card, Lynne ! I must check these stamps out !
    Corrie x


  39. Sandy Dehon
    Aug 09, 2014 @ 21:13:17

    I think she is the sweetest little fairy I have ever seen!
    sandy xx


  40. Dianne
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 00:05:47

    Oh I just love this little pixie and haven’t you show cased her beautifully on the canvas, and how creative to use the end of your brush for the dots, brilliant that was, and her paper pierced dress and shoes are wonderful, I haven’t tried that yet, its that darn fussy cutting :), thank for sharing her, I love it…


  41. MarieS.
    Aug 11, 2014 @ 12:00:00

    Your little pixie is just adorable,Lynne.
    XO Marie


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