Monday, October 3, 2011

The Kraft Journal Challenge #39

     I won a voucher for Stitchy Bears Stamps a while back and this is one of the images I picked out.  I just love this guy!  Our challenge at The Kraft Journal this week is "Lavish Layers" so I've really piled them on.  Maybe not so lavish, but definitely layers!
     For my card base I used Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and matted it with a square of Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  The cross panels are made from the same and all panels were then layered with designer paper.  The image was colored with Copic markers and matted also on those same papers.  Everything was edged with Frayed Burlap Distress ink.
     Beneath the vertical panel I added a strip of Translucent Vellum that was punched with a decorative edge punch.  The bow was created from 7 Gypsies Victoria seam binding and the sentiment was stamped on a White Round Metal Edge Tag.  Isn't that little bottle cute.  It was a button that I cut the shank off of and added to the tag.  There are some more buttons at the bottom and a pretty Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard corner piece that I covered with Picket Fence Crackle paint and a pearl I colored with my Copics.
     EVERYTHING is layered on top of something else, so if you count from the base up, there are about seventeen layers.  LOL  Eighteen if you want to say that button is on top of the image.  :-)
     We'd love to see your lavish layers.  Break our some of your kraft paper stash and link you project up by 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday for your chance to win.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Sundaes--lots of layers
Sentimental Sundays--sewing or stitching + sentiment
The Crafty Pad--one for the boys
Crafty Catz--things with wings
Cuddly Buddly--babies/kids
Crafty Purple Frog--lots of layers
Little Miss Muffet--animals or monsters
Meljen's Designs--circle and square on project
Fab 'n Funky--1 ribbon, 2 DP's, 3 buttons, brads or bling

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies 
  • Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
  • Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
  • Translucent Vellum
  • 7 Gypsies Victoria Seam BindingWhite Tound Metal Edge Tag
 Other Supplies 
  • Paper:  The Paper Studio, Copic X-Press It Blending card
  • Stamp:  Stitchy Bear Stamps "The Doctor", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
  • Ink:   Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia
  • Copics:  B21, B24, B26, B52, C0, C2, E50, E51, E53, E55, N1, N3, N5, N7, W1, W3, Y17, Y21, Y35, YR61, YR65
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110), Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace edge punch, sewing machine, Cuttlebug
  • Miscellaneous:  Make It Crafty lasercut chipboard corner, Picket Fence Crackle Paint, Recollections pearl, buttons from my stash, Inkadinkado Blending Chalk


  1. Wow! 18 layers?? You are rocking it, Tracy! This is adorable. Love that image, and as always, your coloring is fantastic. Love the border punched vellum you added in and love the fancy corner flourish. Really great job!

  2. Incredible layering, my friend! I'm sure you used super glue, right? lol I once received a highly layered card from a friend of mine. I told her it was beautiful and she reminded me that she is an "Arteest"! As it sat on display on my shelf the layers started falling off one by one! haha
    YOU are an ARTIST!! :o)

  3. Your card is stunning! I love the layers and the image is so adorable. Your cards are always so inspiring. Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hugs, Sarah

  4. Wow Tracy that are a lot of layers,but I love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Love love LOVE this card! And the corner embellishment and the buttons...perfect!

    Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week! Good luck!
    ♥ Lisa M. PSDT

  6. Goodness Tracy, so many layers!! But they are piled up beautifully and that image is indeed gorgeous. No wonder you picked him! Congrats on your win, btw!! Really cool baby card. Hugs, Ira

  7. Love this card, Tracy! That stork is adorable and your coloring is so well done! Lavish layers, indeed! :) Great job!

  8. Ha! You counted your layers! Your card is adorable and I can see why you chose that stork - he's a cutie! I love that little bottle on the tag - great little detail!

  9. WOW... that is a lota layers.. And it looks amazing.. I can see why you chose that image.. He's a cutie..

    Happy Monday my friend..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. Well! What can I say! I think eighteen!! Layers is more than enough to join us at Paper Sundaes lots of layers challenge!!! Wow
    The card is lovely btw, great colours and image
    Hugs Kat xx

  11. This is super adorable! I love the threaded buttons...such a perfect touch for a cute baby card!!

  12. A gorgeous card and I love that cute image! And I like the colour combination and beautiful embellies.
    hugs, Marlies

  13. Hi Tracy, this is just beautiful. Lovely buttons and photo corner is gorgeous!

    Hugs and Love.

  14. This is a fantastic baby card! Love the layers, the blue gingham background, and the image is so cute! Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    DT Member

  15. What a super card, I adore that image and your gorgeous papers and layout are so perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

  16. This is wonderful! Perfect Baby Boy card!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Crafty Pad in our One For The Boys Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  17. This is wonderful! Perfect Baby Boy card!
    Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at The Crafty Pad in our One For The Boys Challenge this week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  18. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

  19. Hi Tracy
    A gorgeous card love the image and layout and fabulous paper's thankyou for joining this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx

  20. Your layers certainly are LAVISH :) Such a detailed design! That stork is adorable!

  21. Hi Tracy,
    I just love your card, it's beautiful and perfect for our challenge this week at THE CRAFTY PAD, thanks so much for playing!
    Hugs, Ali x

  22. Such a lovely card Tracy !!

    thanks for playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

    hugs Diane xx

  23. What a wonderful baby card just adorable just loving the colours and elements really makes the image pop!! Thanks for joining us over at TCPFC Love Chanelle xxx

  24. One beautiful image and just right for a baby card, terrific colouring.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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