Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #19

Here I am coming down to the wire again on this weeks Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #19. Hey, I can only make cards so many hours of the day without my family complaining of neglect. :)
Fall is fast approaching although temperature wise it's still dead in the middle of summer here (110+ heat indexes). I just thought these fall colored DP's from Scenic Route were so pretty so I decided to use them on my card for this challenge. Our challenge was to use our favorite stamp. This is my newest stamp purchase. I just LOVE Sarah Kay images!
Am I awesome with the sewing machine on those little squares or what! Just kidding. :) I was so scared that I would mess the card up that I got out a piece of plastic canvas and used it as a guide to paper pierce the "stitching" around the edge of the squares, then I sewed it by hand. Although most of the coloring was done with the water color pencils, I just couldn't get her clothing to match the colors of the DP so I went over her outfit with some watered down Distress Ink and it matched perfectly.

Supplies
Paper: Recollection cardstock, Scenic Route Sonoma Collection, Canon Heavyweight Drawing Bristol paper
Stamp: Sarah Kay "Bernadette admiring the spring flowers"
Inks+: Stazon Black, Derwent Water Color Pencils, Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen Distress Ink, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Crytal Stickles, Old Lace Glimmer Mist
Tools: Nestabilities Deckled Squares Large (S4-202), Martha Stewart punch
Miscellaneous: Prima Mini Roses, Offray ribbon, buttons, DMC embroidery thread

Hope you like the card. It was a fun one to make.
Blessings,

13 comments:

  1. oooo, I LOVE Sarah Kay too! This is GORGEOUS Tracy!!! wonderful colors & paper!!!
    enjoy your day!
    hugs & blessings!

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  2. Yes, who doesn't love Sarah Kay! I used to have posters and dolls when I was young and wouldn't mind having them again :-) You did a fab job on this card Tracy, really totally adorable!
    Hugs, Ira

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  3. Lovely card, Tracy! Congrats on your spotlight on City Crafter blog as well. Your project was outstanding!

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  4. Tracy, this is breathtaking! I love the contrast of the gold and red papers together, really makes everything stand out!

    Hope you will join us again next week at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

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  5. very sweeeet card...love your Images and the coloring too....Adorable card...Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.Hugs, Monika

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  6. Hi, Tracy. Thank you for your lovely comment. Congrats you too for the spotlight and for your fab creations. Hugs. Miria

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  7. Hi Tracy, this is gorgeous, I love the gold and red together, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
    xx

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  8. When I did the clicky on the pic I could not believe how vibrant your colors were, and what a lovely choice with your stamped image. (It IS hard to hold back on those amazing fall things, isn't it !) AND congrats on your CCCB spotlight too, wow ! You so deserved that, your card was so darling, and well, yummy. LOL

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  9. Beautiful card Tracy !
    Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
    Hugs, Jóna

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  10. Another home run Tracy!! Love the colors and what a great idea to go over it with the Distress Ink!!

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  11. How sweet is she! Beautiful coloring and combination of colors!

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  12. Lovely coloring on your image and she is adorable and then to place her on wonderful background paper and stitching!

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  13. The colors on this card are stunning....wow...you stiched by hand?? I don't know why I'm not getting your blog updates, I've signed up twice...I just did it a 3rd time (three's a charm!). This card is beautiful Tracy!

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