Monday, November 15, 2010

A Friendly Thank You

     Yesterday inbetween church I laid out the beginnings of two cards and had a third already to go also.  It's pouring rain here today, so it's a perfect day to get them all finished (hopefully LOL).
Here's the first card.  I went round and round with the embellishments on this and still am not 100% happy but it's finished.
     The image is my newest Sarah Kay stamp purchase.  I've watercolored it and yes, I know those of you who know I recently purchased a set of Copic marker are wondering when I'm going to use the darned things.  Well . . . I have been using them, but I'm not comfortable with them yet, not pleased with what I've done so far, and frankly don't have the right kind of paper to color on (that's on it's way as I type).  All the tutorials make it look so easy, but I'm a little intimidated with them.  I'm more comfortable with the watercolor so I keep going back to it.
     Here are the challenges I'm going to enter this card into:

City Crafter--thank you
Creative Card Crew--give thanks
7 Kids College Fund--give thanks

Thanks for dropping by!  and P.S.  This card is dedicated to all my bloggie friends.  :)



Supplies

Papers:  American Crafts City Park, Georgia Pacific, Strathmore watercolor paper
Stamp:  Sarah Kay "Eloise and Mimi Saying Hello"
Inks+:  Derwent Watercolour pencils, Prismacolor marker #72, Crystal Stickles
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight (S5-019), Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace edge punch, Cricut, Home Decor cartridge
Miscellaneous:  button and ribbon from my stash, DMC embroidery thread, The Paper Studio Self-Adhesive Gemstones

20 comments:

  1. This is such a cute image...you did a wonderful job coloring it. I was wondering what happened to your Copics, I knew that by now you should have rcvd them....remember, practice makes all the difference....there is a lot of trial and error ~ and if you are anything like me, I am so hard on myself, but with time and practice, don't be discouraged - and yes the type of paper you use will also make all the difference.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Well...you know I always LOVE seeing your watercoloring Tracy! So I really don't mind your delaying the Copics! lol I really love this card...of course! The colors are so bright and cheerful! I also love the delicate flourish and the lovely accordian flower! All of it is so very pretty! :o)

    ReplyDelete
  3. so sweet and lovely! love, love, LOVE this!
    thank you for joining us at CCCB!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Aw...so cute! I love what you did with the sketch this week! And that paper flower is wonderful!!
    Im so glad you joined us at Stamptacular!!
    Cheers
    Cheri

    ReplyDelete
  5. Very pretty card. I love your accordian folded flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  6. Your card is so pretty.. That Image you used is to cute. I just love seeing your creations.. Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Oh my, look at all those coloring, you are too good! This is a fabulous creation and I love every bit of it, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

    ReplyDelete
  8. What a grat card, love this Sarah Kay image it is so beautiful, can imagine you feeling with the copics, I just keep using my pencils. Your colouring is stunning this way! Great take on our sketch this week, thank you for joining us at SSC and happy crafting! Gemma

    ReplyDelete
  9. Gorgeous, I love the image and your colouring is awesome. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiment. Suzanne x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous card!! love it ... thanks for joining us at CCCB

    ReplyDelete
  11. Your card is awesome. I love colours you used.
    Thanks for joining us at CCC this challenge.
    Good Luck.
    Hugs
    Agnieszka

    ReplyDelete
  12. Such a pretty and very sweet card ! I love the colors you chose and the layout ! Your work is excelent ! TFS !
    HUGS,JANIE

    ReplyDelete
  13. super sweet card, tracy! love that sweet image and the pretty flower! thanks for sharing! *hugs* steph :)

    ReplyDelete
  14. I LOVE everything about your card - the embellishments are perfect! Love the subtle colors you used to color your card.

    I'm so glad you could join us at Aud Sentiments
    Hugs,
    Dee

    ReplyDelete
  15. Just gorgeous! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!

    Julie

    ReplyDelete
  16. Such a lovely card! I love the colors and cute image and the swirly flourish that you've added is just perfect!
    Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week! Good Luck on our Sketch challenge!
    Hugs
    Dee (Spryte)♥
    Sprytebyrds Spot

    ReplyDelete
  17. Wow! What a lovely card! I love all the different details. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments and don't forget to enter in our November monthly drawing going on right now.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Beautiful card. Love the cute images and your coloring is beautiful.

    ReplyDelete

Please leave a comment. I enjoy reading your thoughts and opinions. OR . . . just say hello!