Thursday, September 2, 2010

Layered Tulips


I know I've been MIA this week. Been a little under the weather, but things are looking up and I'm back today with a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. This week they're asking for layers. I just counted eleven layers on this card so I think it will qualify. I know it's probably not in the style that they are looking for since this challenge is geared towards TH, Vecchi, G45, and 7 Gypsies, but I enjoyed making it anyway.

The beautiful tulip image is from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. I printed it out four times and then cut all the pieces apart so that I could layer them for dimension. The images are colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. For the background I did a lot of layering and added some small brads that I colored with alcohol ink because I didn't have any that matched. This card was so much fun to make. Fussy cutting is a lot of work and time consuming , but the challenge of putting all those pieces together and having something with depth and dimension is so enjoyable.

Supplies
Paper: Recollections cardstock, white cardstock, My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Fred, She Said Tulip Trio Digi
Inks+: Prisma colored pencils, Gemini Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits, Ranger Espresso Alcohol Ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
Tools: Nestabilites Labels Eight (S5-019)
Miscellaneous: brads

Thanks for popping in!

7 comments:

  1. such a pretty card, tracy! wowee, that's a lot of fussy cutting! i'm not good at cutting, hehe.
    i hope you are feeling better!! i was missing you and wondering if you were creating away. take care and hope to chat with you soon.
    *hugs* steph :)

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  2. Hope you're feeling much better now Tracy! Just look at your beautiful card and I know that you'll be ok right away :-) They're like our Dutch tulips! Love the 3d effect. Take care, ~Ira

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  3. I'm so sorry you havn't felt well.. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better... Your card is beautiful.. I love all those layers. And your coloring is perfect.. Hugs, Linda

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  4. Who cares if it is not what "they" are looking for....never apoligize for what you create...this tulip layering is gorgeous and all that cutting...what endurance you have:)
    Cynthia Schelzig

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  5. Oh my - 11 layers definitely counts! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

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  6. this is simply gorgeous! I'm so excited to be working with you on the FSS team! :) Welcome!!

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  7. Love tulips and these are so pretty and what a beautiful card!

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