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.  :)


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


CraftySil said...

This is such a cute 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.

Nancy said... 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)

cnelson said...

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

Graphicat said... 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!!

Julie said...

Very pretty card. I love your accordian folded flower. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

Unknown said...

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!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

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!

Gemma said...

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

Unknown said...

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

Ros said...

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

Agnieszka M said...

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

merniebug said...

I love it! Darling card.

Janie said...

Such a pretty and very sweet card ! I love the colors you chose and the layout ! Your work is excelent ! TFS !

~* steph :) *~ said...

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

deesdesigns said...

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

Julie said...

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


Sprytebyrd said...

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!
Dee (Spryte)♥
Sprytebyrds Spot

Audrey said...

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.

Suzanne C said...

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

Claire Langan said...

Lovely card...