Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Vintage Peony

There's still plenty of time to sign up for my blogaversary candy giveaway.  Just click on the link at the top right of the page to go to the post.

     I know, this is a little different for me right? Well I'll say it again, monochromatic is HARD! LOL For me anyway.  However, if there's one thing I enjoy, that's a challenge.
     A month or so ago I stumbled on a Aussie website called Make It Crafty through my friend Annika. Back when I was a bit more organized I had started a Monday blog post where I sent you to visit a crafter somewhere out there in bloggie land who I had discovered through my commenting duties that I felt might be a great inspiration to you. Annika was one of the people I showcased. She is a colorer extraordinaire! Anyway, she is a member of the Design team for the Make It Crafty blog. If you love Magnolia's and the like then you really need to visit this site. Zoe makes background scenery for stamping and they are incredible! Besides that, she is awesome with a marker! She even has tutorials.
     Zoe has started a new challenge blog called Make It Colourful. It's ALL about coloring and coloring techniques. I love it! I've already learned so many great tips. This weeks challenge is monochromatic. I will definitely have to practice this technique some more but it was fun to give it a shot.
     I've used an peony image from Just Inklined colored with three Copic markers. That's pretty monochromatic huh?
     I'm also entering this card in the following challenges:

Wild Orchid Challenges--let's get sentimental
Pollycraft Monday--black and white + one color
Stampin' Sisters in Christ--vintage

     Thanks for popping in!


Papers: Making Memories, Recollections, Gina K Designs Pure Luxury
Stamp: Just Ink Lined "peony", Papertrey Ink "Friends Til the End"
Ink: Vintage Photo Distress ink, Caramel Apple Glimmer Mist, Versafine Vintage Sepia ink
Copics: E41, E43, E71
Tools: Sizzix Sizzlits Flourish die
Miscellaneous: lace from my stash, Prima mini roses, Wild Orchid 25 mm rose. Kaisercraft pearls


Heather Rogers said...

This is truely amazing. I love the softness and that flower is beautiful. :)

Mina said...

wow Tracy what a stunning piece of work, I love the monochromatic look and that flower is amazing...thanks for joining in with my candy and good luck with it
Mina xxx

Unknown said...

That's beautiful Tracy! Love the colours on this card and the lace, of course! Goodness girl, do you still have time for yourself left, so much crafting to do :-)

Kristina said...

It's very very pretty Tracy, love the coloring. You did a fabulous job!!

ellepaulette said...

This is so elegant and lovely!!

♥Jan♥ said...

The last couple of months you have just leaped into another sphere, with all the amazing things you are doing. I keep thinking, oh this one is my favorite, then you make something new, and I have a new favorite again.

Lynsey said...

What an elegant card and just perfect for our colour theme at Pollycraft this week.
Thanks for joining in.
Hugs Lynsey x

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Tracey - this is juts gorgeous! I love that image and the divine colours - stunning! It is perfect for this weeks challenge Love it!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! We appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda SSIC Design Team

Nancy said...

Oh my! This one is really stunning! Love it!...Nancy :o)

Becky said...

Tracey, this is beautiful! Thank you for sharing this with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

Leah l'Orange said...

so glad you "stumbled" across us, Tracy! we're thrilled you joined us at Make it Colourful this week, and your card has a beautiful, warm vintage feel to it. the colouring is lovely! hope we'll be seeing you again soon! xo

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flower and love the monochromatic color scheme! You made it work beautifully!

Zoe said...

Wow Tracy, this is absolutely stunning. Thank you so much for the lovely write up. :) I have been snooping through your creations and they are all just so beautiful. I am sad I hadn't popped by sooner! Thanks so much for joining us this week and I do hope you'll play again. hugs xxoo