Friday, November 11, 2011

Feed my flock

     11-11-11!  You don't see that too often when you jot down a date.  :-)  November 11th falls on a Friday this year so that mean it's time for a new release from Tammy at A Day For Daisies.

     The DT has got some wonderful examples using these images, so make sure you pop over to the blog and check them all out.  While you're there you can check out the brand new challenge that starts this week--flocking.
     Now I have to be honest.  Flock is not one of my favorite mediums to work with.  I can never seem to get it to go where I want it plus if you use it on a detailed image, lots of times your detail lines get covered up.  I was determined to not let that happen with my little sheep and I'm pretty happy with how it came out.  I ended up going over the lines for the sheep with a .005 Micron pen and that really helped pop them back out so my sheep weren't just fuzzy blobs.  :-)  Here's a close up so you can get a better look at their little fluffy selfs.

     I'm still playing with my distress inks so that's what this image was colored with.  By the way, it's called "My Three Babies".  I don't know how anyone could look at this card and not think "Mary Had a Little Lamb".  LOL
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Colour Create--turquoise, deep pink, ivory +optional glitter (my sky is turquoise and the flowers and circle mat are glittered)
Moving Along with the Times--fairy tale cards
Southern Girls--can you hear the music (inspired by a song)
My Mum's Craft Shop--sugar and spice
Truly Scrumptious--BINGO (lace, flowers, ribbon)
Anything Goes Challenge--stitches, real or faux
Digital Tuesday--anything goes
Karen's Doodles Netherlands--inspired by a song (Mary Had A little Lamb)
Crafty Boots--young at heart
Incy Wincy--stitching
Ooh La La Challenge--stitching, faux or real
CES Challenges--entertain us, song or film (Mary Had A Little Lamb)

     Hope you'll play along with the challenge this week.  Don't forget Tammy offers a freebie so everyone can play and if you win, you get to go shopping in an absolutely amazing digital stamp store.  :-)
     Happy Veterans Day!

  • Papers:  My Mind's Eye Market Street, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Strathmore 90 lb. watercolor paper
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "My Three Babies"
  • Ink:  Distress inks
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Lacey Circles (S4-293) and Standard Circles Large (S4-114), sewing machine, plastic canvas circle template
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections roses and pearls, The Paper Studio pearls, glitter, pink velvet ribbon and lace from my stash, Studio G Flocking


heidy said...

Oh Trac,this so adorable,what a beautiful card!
Hugs Heidy

Ira said...

Super sweet card Tracy, I even wanted to pick up those cute little lambs, you managed to give them that soft, fluffy touch! Hugs, Ira

Melissa said...


Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, look at that glorious layering! And that fabulous coloring! This is stunning, Tracy! You did a fantastic job with the flock, too. Stunning!

Catherine said...

Fantastic card, love all the different textures and layers... Thanks for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons this week...

KimCreate said...

Tracy, This card is sooooo pretty, beautiful sewing and coloring.

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image.Thanks for sharing with us at

Dorcas said...

Your card is gorgeous Tracy!! I love the fuzzy little lambs. I won't be participating this week since I don't own any flocking. Boo hoo.:-(

Lizy said...

This is just so beautiful Tracy! Stunning! :)
Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La this week :)
Lizy DT x

Tracy said...

Lovely, really lovely!
Thanks for joining us at MMCS
Tracy x

Sheryl Hare said...

Tracy, what beautiful layering and colouring and those sheep are gorgeous. I'm off to explore The Day for Daisies website! Thanks for joining us at CRAFT challenge this week. Good Luck Hugs Sheryl xx

Carrie said...

This is beautiful - really amazing I love the scene and your layout!! thanks for playing at CES xx

CraftyC said...

Such a pretty card Tracy, love the little lambs. Thanks for playing along in this weeks CES Challenge!

Dorcas said...

I don't suppose liquid applique would count for flocking??

Jill said...

stunning card Tracy love the image and your layout thanks for joining us at MMCS hugs Jill xx

Linda B said...

Lovely, LOVELY colors and a delightful image. This is one beautiful card, Tracy!
Enjoy your weekend!

Carly said...

wow absolutely beautiful! Just stunning!

xoxoxo Carly CFAS

Regan said...

LOVE... Colors, design, image... fabulous!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the fluffy stuff looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & CES Challenge this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Daria said...

Very beautifully!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

This is a delightful card and you did so well with the flock.

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Boots Challenge.


Jan said...
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Jan said...

This is great! Thanks for joining us at CFAS xx Jan

scrappergrl said...

What a lovely, lovely card!! Your flocking turned out beautifully!! It inspires me to give it another try!! Thanks for playing along with us at SGC!!

Gemma said...

this is a lovely creation, and we thank you for sharing with us at Charisma. Sadly, our challenge rules state that when entering our challenge you may link to only up to 9 others, therefore unfortunately you are not eligible to win with this entry. We do hope you will stop by and share more of your work with us :) Gemma

Cornelie said...

wauw great card!

inkypinkycraft said...

Sweet card and great use of stitching, thanks for playing at anything goes this week,trace x

Ellen said...

Wow, fabulous card Tracy. I love the colors you used!
Thanks for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.


Debs said...

Beautiful card - your colouring is gorgeous.
Thanks for sharing it with us at Charisma and MAWTT this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

*mieke* said...

I love your card Tracy! Thnx for joining us at Karen's Doodles NL.
Hugs Mieke

Hazel (Didos) said...

Ah this is so sweet what an adorable card, thanks for sharing with us on MAWTT this week Love Hazelxox

Tinie said...

Lovely card!!
Thanks for joining us at Karens Doodles NL)
groetjes Tinie

Posh Cat Crafts said...

Wow what an absolutely stunning card!!

Thank you for joining us at Anything Goes Challenge blog this time. If you are interested I have some blog candy up for grabs Posh Cat Crafts
Anything goes DT

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card lots of lovely layers and textures. Thanks for playing along at Cardmadfairy's texture challange.
Carol Ann xx

Linda R. said...

I just love these images.. they are so sweet.. I don't think I could color them as pretty as you!! Your coloring is so pretty!!!1

Hugs, Linda

Gabrielle said...

Just lovely - thanks for joining us again at Crafty Boots x

Geertje said...

It's an adorable card. Thank you for joining the Karen's Doodles NL challenge.

Sylvia said...

What a fantastic card:-)) Adorable image.
Lovley use of our colours and fabulous design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

Anneke. said...

Schitterende kaart! Je hebt je door een lief liedje laten inspireren.
Groetjes Anneke

sara said...

beautiful card love the colours and that sweet image thanks so much for joining us at truly scrumptious this week
hugs sara x

Renata van Miltenburg said...

So cute these little lambs as well is your card and the song you picked goes perfect with the image.

Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL


Geri said...

So, pretty, Tracy! The flocking of 'your flock' is a sweet touch and something I've never tried. I love your soft colors on these images, once again. The 'fairy' card was precious, also. (and the pumpkins!!...). I really like your coloring with the distress inks and was wondering if you have that technique on one of your many videos. I'm going to check that out as soon as I leave here. Hope you have a good week! Thanks for sharing your talent, once again!

NickelNook said...

Oh, so sweet! You know I love the title! ;o) I don't think you have any more problems with flock! :o)