Friday, May 27, 2011

What's Up Dude?

(Edit:  This post was up yesterday(Thursday)!!!   I thought my Blogger account was back to normal, but it totally wiped out this post!  Grumble Grumble.  For those Thursday challenges that I entered, I promise it was here yesterday.  You can check the comments section to see when my friends left comments yesterday.)

     My blogger account is still messed up, that's what's up!  Obviously judging by the above note, yesterdays "repairs" didn't fix the problem.  Thanks to my friend Nancy I  now know how to get around the commenting problem but have other issues.
     I still have one more DT card to make and three to post before I have all my obligations taken care of before we leave on our trip.  But, I said it before, and I'll say it again.  When the inspiration strikes--you better jump on it!
     You all left me such wonderful comments about my "On the Horizon" card and I was really pleased with the way the water came out on it.  Well It didn't place at Make It Colourful for the spotted background challenge (I didn't expect it to since I only used the dots on a little patch of sand), but when Zoe announced this weeks challenge as "color a water scene"--I bet EVERY one of you heard me groan!  I told some of you that I was sure that card was a total fluke and I'd never be able to do it again so to even contemplate trying it again would mean taking on a huge personal challenge.  I couldn't resist.  One of the reasons I like the MIC challenges so much is that they make me grow and learn how to expand my coloring knowledge. 
     Sooooo . . . I gave it another shot.
     The image is "Surfer Dude', a brand new one from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'm happy with the dude, pretty happy with the second attempt at coloring water, and no so happy with the sky.  I overthought the process and it didn't come out like I wanted it to.  Oh well, two out of three ain't bad as Meatloaf said.  Oh gosh did I just date myself!!!  LOL
     The image is colored with Copics.  For the water, I once again added a little puffy paint for the breakers and the foam on the sand.  For the sand itself, I wanted the part nearest the water to have a wet look so I took a teeny tiny bit of Glossy Accents and painted it on with a teeny tiny brush very thinly.  You can't see it at all in the first photo so here's a closer view.  If you blow the pic up you can see it much better.
     As For the rest of the card, I added some fun meshy ribbon that matched the color scheme, Stickles, pearls, a decorative corner, and a sentiment using a brand new set of sentiment stamps I just got from my Papercraft Star team mate Cecilia Stephens who just came out with her own line of stamps, Tradefish Designs.  The "sandy" mat panel was just a simple tan and I wanted to give it a little more umph so I sprayed it with a couple of Glimmer Mists that gave it sparkle and a textured look.
     Dude is really cool with his hemp jewelry so I decided to give that a try.  Don't look to closely for precision knotting.  I was doing that at 12:30/1:00 am last night.  LOL  I just thought it was a cute little extra embellishment.  I've had that tiny shell punch forever and never used it.  Found it while I was digging around last night and punched three of them from the DP.  I used an embossing stylus to round the shell and put a little pop dot underneath to hold the dimension.  Then I dressed them up with some little pearls.
     Guess that about covers it.
     I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Charisma Cardz--for a male
Some Odd Girl--make a scene
Crafting For All Seasons--anything goes
Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge--here comes summer
Digital Tuesday--add some texture
The Cheerful Stamp Pad--color my world
My Partner in Crafting Crime--twine, jute, or string
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central--masculine
Stamps R Us--going digital
Make it Colourful--color a water scene
Sugar Creek Hollow--masculine
Totally Gorjuss--water/anything wet
Stamp Something--beachy colors

I'll be back Saturday with a very special card post.  See ya then!


Papers:  Bazzill, Prima, Making Memories, Copic Express-it Blending card
Stamps:  Mo's Digital pencil "Surfer Dude", TradeFish Designs "Missing You"
Ink+:  Versafine Vintage Sepia, Old Lace and Caramel Apple Glimmer Mists
          skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
          hair Y32, Y35
          shorts R22, R24, R27
          towel Y32, Y35
          surfboard Y32, Y35, YR61, YR65, YR68
          sand E31, E40, E41, E43, E50, E51
          waterBG10, BG11, BG13, BG45, BG49
          sky B000, B91, C0, C2
Tools:  Nestabilities Deckled Rectangles (S4-), EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch, unknown seashell punch
Miscellaneous:  Jolee's and The Paper Studio pearls, Crafter's Square Hemp Cord, ribbon trim from my stash, Tulip White Puffy paint, Glossy Accents, Patina Stickles


Uma said...

very nice, fab beachy colours

Nancy said...

It's just FABULOUS Tracy!! Every bit of it!

I have one more blogger bit for you, as well! I have found that if I uncheck my "stay signed in" in my blogger account, everything seems to work okay! Hopefully it works for you too! I don't know what's going on but I hope they fix it soon! :o)

Unknown said...

This is just brilliant Tracy! I love it! I love that tiny shell punch...any idea what make it is? Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Lizy x DT CFAS

heidy said...

Oh another stunning card Tracy,those waves looks so real!
Hugs Heidy

uksharon said...

Fabulous card, great texture and colouring.

Thanks for joining us at DT this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Roxann said...

What a fantastic card, Tracy! I absolutely love it. Your coloring is excellant.

Tammy said...

Awesome card! Fantastic image and I love the textures!! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamps R Us!
Tammy :)

Dana said...

I knew it wasn't a fluke!! You talented lady, you!! Love it! I saw this on Mo's yesterday and it's definitely on my wish list. Well, maybe not after I've seen it in perfection ;p
Have a great trip!!

Vee said...

Super male card love the layout.Thanks for joining challenge at Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Linda Breedlove said...

Really cute card... beautifully done!
Sorry you're still having problems with Blogger. They have to get this under control. I've lost all my followers again!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

What a cool creation, love the ocean colors!

Sorry to hear about the blog post, hope blogger fix the problem soon, it sucks when the post just disappear, I have like 5-6 post drafted, now I better keep my fingers crossed!

Elena said...
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Elena said...

Oh Oh Oh... BEAUTIFUL!! The coloring is really super, you must say me how you did the sea, it's... incredible!! REAL!! The shadow on the beach and the boy are so... great!! The layout is as ever beautiful, the seashells with the pearls are... wow!! ana mazing idea!!


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Renkata said...

wowwwzzaaaa very cool card.

Leah l'Orange said...

fabby scene - love the water and your rolling waves! thanks for joining us at both Some Odd Girl and Charisma this week! :)

Unknown said...

You amazing girl! Your surfer boy is gorgeous, well, I mean your card of course! Love how you placed that shadow underneath his board and how you made the clouds again, wonderful job!!

Robin said...

Thanks so much for playing in My Partner in Crafting Crime's twine, jute or string challenge! Robin

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous card! I love that hunky image! Thanks for playing the DTC this week!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tracy, what a gorgeous card. I love the image and papers you've used. Thanks for joining us at charisma cardz challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Shannon White said...

Wow! I love your Beachy Cool Dude!! Fabulous coloring, gorgeous clouds! And I love love love all the beachy details too. Love the whole thing!

Shannon 8-)

Carole of Brum said...

Wow your card is amazing! I saw it got an Honours on Make it Colourful, and i agree with every word they say about it, the white on the waves is a brilliant touch, as is the 'wet look' sand. I think your waves and sky look fantastic too, so well coloured. I loved seeing your card! CoB

Iulia said...

THis is amazing Tracy! Your beach colors are just fantastic and I LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you colored water and the beach! Fantastic work my friend!
Hugs and have a happy day!

Darlene said...

OH WOW! This is so 'kool'!! GREAT coloring and design! Thanks for playing our "Here Comes Summer" challenge at Penny's. Hope to see you again next challenge!