Saturday, November 6, 2010

Some Christmas Robins

     Had time today to make a card just for fun.  I used my distress inks to color both the image and the flower and leaves.  The poinsettia (actually it's a dahlia) is layered and the petals and leaves are embossed for more dimension. The center is some microbeads that I colored with lettuce alcohol ink. These are the first papers I've used out of my new Basic Grey Jovial paper stack. Love 'em! I used Black Soot Distress ink to dye my seam binding black to match the card. I added a paper doily, some lace and pearls, and some machine stitching around three sides of the card. Last but not least is a computer generated sentiment cut out with a Spellbinders Shapeabilities tag die.
     I'm entering the card in the following challenges:

A Pocket Full of Posies #10--winter flowers
Crafty Cardmakers #33--stitching
City Crafter #29--get your digi on
A Spoon Full of Sugar #128--embellish
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #57--spots and stripes
Fairy Fun Fridays #39--make your own flowers
One Stitch at a Time #37-- Christmas traditional or modern
Wild Orchid #9--Christmas red and green
Crazy 4 Challenges #62 --square cards

Have a blessed weekend!


Papers:  Recollections,  Basic Grey Jovial, Georgia Pacific, Strathmore watercolor paper
Stamp:  Fred, She Said Designs "Pair of Robins" and "Big Pointy Dahlias"
Inks+:  Fired Brick, Aged Mahogany, Tea Dye, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain, Crushed Olive, Forest Moss, Pumice Stone, Frayed Burlap, and Black Soot Distress inks; Ranger alcohol ink in Lettuce
Tools:  Shapeabilities Double Ended Tags (S3-149), sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Prima lace, Snug Hug seam binding, Recollections adhesive pearls, paper doily, Recollections brads, clear microbeads


Cor* said...

OMGosh that flowers and those leaves look totally real! Great layout and perfect image!! Thanks for being creative and making your own flowers with the fairies this week at FFF & for joining at the Crafty Cardmakers challenge of stitching! Hope to see you at the next challenges as well!

Maria Matter said...

oh this is so gorgeous Tracy!!! fantastic coloring and I really like the black lace & ribbon! coloring the flowers to match the birdies just makes this baby over the top fabulous!!!
hugs & blessings!

Josephine said...

A lovely card! The robins are gorgeous, and that touch of tartan really finishes it beautifully!

Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time this week.

carol said...

wonderful card, love the flower!!thanks for playing along with our challenge at CraftyCatz. x carol

Ros said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks ever so much for joining us at CCCB

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card, love your flower, it looks fantastic. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week and good luck xx

Unknown said...

This is soooo pretty.. I just love the bird image.

Hugs, Linda

Lindsey said...

What a lovely card, I love the image and the torn edge. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very elegant, love that flower a lot, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Suzi Mac said...

Fantastic Christmas card Tracy, I love the papers lace and that fantastic flower. Thank you for joining us at Fairy Fun Friday This week.
Suzi x

Unknown said...

This is so beautiful Tracy! Love the robins, the poinsettia flower and lace, gorgeous! Hugs, Ira

Nancy said...

This one took my breath away Tracy!! :o)

Marianne's Craftroom said...

That flower is just beuatiful, love the amount of layers you ahve used and the gorgeous DPs. Thanks for playing along at Pocket Full of Posies. Hope to see you back for our next challenge. Marianne x

Eiglas said...

Beautiful card Tracy! What a lovely design and your colours are just lovely!
Thank you for coming over to share with us at Crafty CardMakers this week!

CraftySil said...

This card is stunning Tracy....lovely, lovely, lovely card. That flower is so BEAUTIFUL!! This is definitely going to be a winner....

Annika said...

What a stunning image and beautiful colouring! Love the stitching and the torn edge and that gorgeous ribbon and lace!

Kristina said...

Tracy, you did such an amazing job on this card. It is probably the most beautiful Christmas card I have seen posted, seriously. You are such an amazing talent my friend!!

cnelson said...

Such a gorgeous card!! Thank you for joining us at CCCB!

Geri said...

So pretty, Tracy! So soft looking, even with those bold colors! Love the plaid paper...looks like fabric with that trim next to it. Hope you and your family are doing well. (Looks like you're staying very, very busy!)
LOVE this!!
Have a great and creative week!!

Unknown said...

This is totaly gorgeous Tracy, sad that JI closing down, we had fab sponsors but do understand Rachel. We keep in touch on blogland

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful robins and love that you paired them up with the plaid it works so beautifully with the image. Lovely card.

Mel said...

Wow what a stunning card!
The image and papers are just stunning!
Fab stitching detail!
Thanks for joining in the fun this time at Crafty Cardmakers!
Hugs Melly xxx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Whoa, fabulous job on this card. The image is delightful and so beautifully colored. Those papers are gorgeous and your flower is the perfect finishing touch. A totally gorgeous Christmas card! So happy you could join in the fun with us this week at Fairy Fun Friday.