Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Just a Swingin'

     Say hello to Finn.   Finn's just swingin' around on a sparkly Christmas ornament waiting for Santa to come.  This week at Papercraft Star we want to see a project that includes a bell or ornament.
     Finn is a digital stamp from Mo's Digital Pencil.  He's colored with Copics.  I stamped him twice and popped the second image up on foam dots for some depth.  I wanted him to look like he was sitting on top of the ornament.  I also added some DMC gold fiber thread for the ornament hanger and stitched it through the paper and between his hands.  I used some ruched crepe paper that was cut with pinking shears to frame the image and a strip of corrugated cardboard that I distressed with some crackle paint.
     The red and gold mat image is a digital download from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay, called Scrollwork Squares.  Nice and Christmasy!
     If you still have a few Christmas cards left to make and have a bell or ornament stamp, digi, die cut, whatever!--join in our challenge this week.
     P.S.  Don't forget I have blog candy up for grabs.  The link is on my sidebar for all the details.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Creative Card Crew--tis the season
Crafty Boots--Christmas
Cupcake Craft Challenge--sparkles, shine, glems, glints, or glitter
Hooked on Craft--Christmas
House of Gilli--red and gold
Incy Wincy--Christmas + brads
Truly, Madly, Crafty Challenges--Christmas images and colors
Stamptacular Sunday--Christmas glitz
Our Creative Corner--all ruffled up

     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Kodak Photo paper, Copic XPress-it Blending card, corrugated cardboard
  • Digital image:  The House Across the Bay "Scrollwork Squares (149)"
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Little Elf Finn"
  • Ink:  Copics, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dew Drop
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, DMC Gold Fiber thread, Recollections brads, crepe paper, Picket Fence Crackle paint, gold glitter


Ros said...

Oh how very cute!! love the rosette Tracy

Melissa said...

Just adorable, love the colors!

Audrey Pettit said...

What a super sweet card, Tracy! That digi image is adorable! Love your coloring and dimension and love the stitched gold cord you added. The ruffled crepe paper and the corrugated cardboard add so much amazing texture. LOVE!

Ira said...

What a cute image Tracy! Love your perfect rosette and colours, it's such a pretty card! Hugs, Ira

heidy said...

Oh Tracy he's so sweet,beautiful card!
Hugs Heidy

NickelNook said...

Finn is adorable! He looks like he's having a wonderful time! I bet he's got that Christmas music going! lol I love the crepe's always so fun to play with, isn't it? Have a very happy day, my friend! :o)

Brodders said...

Such a fun card :) Thanks for playing along with us at Cupcake crafts and good luck x


WOWZER...this is amazine Trac! I LOVE the middle swirly of white...I now am going to go back and read your entire description and intro. The entire card moves (as do most of yours.) Tracy your name is at Feline again! This card's paper is gorgeous. Hunny, how long do you spend on a card...just curious because your art is stunning. I get lost for a day! The cord is beautiful and adds so much. Just stellar Tracy...just stellar! Divinely, Samara

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, I love the frilly rosette

Linda R. said...

Yes I am smiling again my friend.. This image is adorable.. Love this card!!!

Hugs, Linda

Cheryl said...

Oh I just love this one! The rosette is the perfect touch. Your coloring is as beautiful as always.

Lydia said...

Such a cute card! Love that image. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Linda B said...

Wow Tracy... I love your rosette... this is an absolutely adorable card.

Holly Kean said...

Clever use of crepe paper streamers! Your card is so fun and interesting. Thanks for playing along this week at Our Creative Corner!

Becky B. said...

Fabulous how you used crepe paper to create a ruffle around the ornament - GREAT idea!! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Tracy what a cute image and as always your coloring skills are amazing! The crepe paper is such a lovely touch as well!


ferrellgraph-x said...

I love how you fussy cut Finn to pop him up on the ornament! Isn't crepe paper fun! Fabulous card!
Kindest regards,

having a {me} day said...

beautiful sparkly card. Thanks for joining us at Cupcakes.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Wheee, this little guy looks like he is having a ball! Such a sweet image and I love all of the fun details you added to dress it up beautifully. The ruffled crepe paper is fabulous! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! Have a very Merry Christmas! :)

Nina said...

A really beautiful card!! Love the colours and the very cute motiv.

Thanks for joining our "Christmas Glitz" challenge at Stamptacular Sunday last week :)
Hugs, Nina.

Kelly said...

I love your card! The crepe paper looks fantastic and I just love Mo's images!
Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly.
Merry Christmas!

Dee's Craft Room said...

All of the excitement of the past week or so has put me well behind, sorry. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you and your family a very happy New Year.

Thank you for entering this Crafty Boots Challenge.