Wednesday, January 18, 2012

A little Donna Karan?????

     Did you ever start a card with a plan and the end result was nothing like what you envisioned?  LOL  This card is case in point.  The basic sketch design is the same, but the punchwork and the frame are not how they started out.  Papercraft Star's challenge this week is to use a "Frame" on your project.  Originally I cut a circle chipboard piece about half the width of this one and wrapped it in white satin ribbon.  That white just wouldn't work for me and I didn't have any other color that wasn't just going to overtake the card.  I tried using some Glimmer Mist, but that idea bombed.  So I cut a larger circle and covered it in Rock Candy Crackle paint to frame the cute little girl who's sewing.  That image is called "Sewing Girl Tags (163)" and is a digital download from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay.  I think that plain old piece of chipboard made a pretty cool frame.  :-)  Oh and the punchwork...came out of nowhere!  LOL
     For a chance at winning some great digital downloads of your own to craft with, make a project with a frame and get it linked up at PCS before 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Crafty Emma--vintage
Polka Doodles--vintage/retro
Shopping Our Stash--use a border punch
Mark's Finest Papers--use a border punch

     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Crate Paper Farmhouse, Recollections
  • Digital Image:  The House Across the Bay "Sewing Girl Tags (163)"
  • Stamp:  Stampendous "Notes For a Friend"
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114), Martha Stewart Frond punch and Daisy Edge border punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections flowers and pearls, rhinestones from my stash, Crafters Square hemp cord, Rock Candy Distress Crackle paint


  1. Well, you maybe had to play with it, but your final design is just stunning, Tracy! LOVE the framework you ended up with for that fabulous image. Looks like you're peeking into a window. And what great layering and stitching here. Love the punched edge and love the flowers and gems. This is gorgeous!

  2. Love the frame ... it works perfectly ... gorgeous image and card Tracy

  3. Gorgeous card Tracy,love the crackle effect on the border!
    Hugs Heidy

  4. This is truly a great piece of work Tracy! The image is lovely and you have colored it in so beautifully. Love the roses too!
    Love Pearl x

  5. Doesn't show that you've had a bit of a struggle with this card Tracy, it's ever so pretty. Love those orange elements, beautifully punched edge and stitching! Ira x

  6. Tracy, your card is awesome! The frame is perfect for that beautiful image. I always love your perfectly placed layers. Hugs, Sarahj

  7. Oh this is so gorgeous! I love the vintage feel and the lovely details!! Realy beautiful made!! hugs, Marlies

  8. No matter how it came about...the end result is beautiful! :o)

  9. WOWZA! I hope you create more works of art like this beautiful card. It can be frustrating when an idea in your head doesn't work out (your white frame & glimmer mist try), but holy guacamole it sure turned out in the end! Your Crate Paper is so perfect too...this is the best blogged card I have seen in a long time. Love this!!! Thank you for joining us at Shopping Our Stash.

  10. This is so very lovely! The image is so beautiful and the papers you chose are fabulous! I love the details of the pearls and twine!

  11. Oh my gorgeousness! I love that this card came together so beautifully for you. The pairing of papers you chose to fit the colors of the image is spectacular. Truly a stunning work of art here!

    Thank you SO much for sharing your talent with us at Make It Monday.
    High five,
    Lisa xxx

  12. WOW, WOW, WOW what a master piece. Sure glad I saw it over at Make It Monday!

  13. Tracy this is just stunning, I so so love your work!!!! It is just GORGEOUS!!!


  14. Happens to me all the time.. But I have to say I love this.. The colors are warm a cozy.. And I love the image..

    Hugs, Linda

  15. Tracy your cards are always so beautifully executed that I would never guess that this one was giving you the business. Simply lovely!!!
    Kindest regards,

  16. such a pretty card. SO many beautiful elements. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy Fox and Friends challenge, we hope to see you again next week. Make sure to check out our challenge with Friends of SpeedyTV for more fun with Mark's Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co.

  17. Tracy this card is oh SEW beautiful! It reminds me of Mary Engelbreit with the multicolored flowers on the black background paper and all that wonderful stitching! Love it!


  18. Absolutely gorgeous!! Fab papers and layout and a wonderful image! Thanks for sharing it with us at CES Challenges this week, Juliexx

  19. and I thought I was the only one who tore things to bits... lol... only your work never shows it !!!

  20. Oh this is gorjuss, love the vintage feel, thanks for joining us at polka Doodles this week.
    Shell xx

  21. Just beautiful. Love the image and stitching detail and the papers are gorgeous.
    Thanks so much for joining in with my Vintage/Retro challenge at Polka Doodles and hope to see you again.
    Fliss x

  22. wonderful! Great card - clean and crisp - love the colors too!
    Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

    Hugs, Alica ;)


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