Friday, January 6, 2012

Magic Unicorn Wishes

     Now those of you who have been with me for a while know that I don't do too much fantasy image stuff, but my goodness, this unicorn is just gorgeous!  He's part of the new release at A Day For Daisies this week and I loved coloring him although he scared me to death.  I didn't want to make him look like something on one of those velvet posters.  LOL  This new release coincides with the start of the new challenge at ADFD which is pastels so that helped me to go in the direction of a soft look for Magic.  That's the name of the stamp in case you were wondering.
     The designer papers are from Prima and were a gift from my wonderful friend Jan.  The design comes from this months CLP sketch.  I used some Perfect Pearls mixed with water in a mister for the circles.  They're nice and shimmery so they match the stars I cut from chipboard and cardstock and covered with Stickles.  Some bling, some pearls, a little cheesecloth, a bow, and a metal tag round out the embellies.
     There was only one down side to this card.  See that punch work at the bottom?  That's from a brand new MS punch I just bought---and broke---on this card---the first time I used it.  ARRGGHH!  My fault for trying to punch too much paper at one time.
     I'd like to enter Magic in the following challenges: 

Art Impressions--anything goes
Just Inspirational Challenge--photo inspiration
Paper Shelter--anything goes
Whimsical Wednesday--on the edge
Top Tip Tuesday-- anything goes
Crafting Life's Pieces--sketch
Magical Monday--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Pile It On--anything goes
Sentimental Sundays--anything goes

     Thanks for popping in to visit!

  • Papers:  Prima Fairy Flora, My Mind's Eye, Georgia Pacific, Kraft Outlet chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Magic", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
  • Ink+:  Copics, Worn Lipstick Distress ink, Memento Tuxedo Black, Pearl Perfect Pearls
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles large (S4-114) and Classic Scalloped Circles large (S4-124), Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop edge punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Diamond Stickles, Recollections bling, The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls, Kraft Outlet white round metal edge tag, Dritz cheesecloth


NickelNook said...

Oh, no! I'm so sorry about your punch! I shouldn't have started with that...but I feel your pain!
Your card is lovely! So much wonderful detail! Way better than the black velvet version! lol :o)

heidy said...

You have colourd him to perfection Tracy didn't come close to the velvet posters lol
Beautiful card!
Sorry about your puch!
Hugs Heidy

Allisa said...

Love your unicorn, just the right amount of sparkle! Hope you get a new punch soon!

Ros said...

This just takes my breath away ...absolutely beautiful!!

Rene said...

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Lisa said...

Magic unicorn wishes INDEED! Your card is absolutely stunning; everything about it just sings! I LOL'd about the velvet poster but no worries here, you totally rocked it :) I can't imagine there is any kind of card you can't do!

skated said...

Gorgeous card, thankyou for joining our challenge this week at Just Inspirational

Kate xxx

Marion said...

Gorgeous card and a superb image. Thanks for playing along at Magical Monday

Lynne Armstrong said...

I, on the other hand, LOVE fantasy images Tracy :) This is've done a wonderful job with him. I'd have been scared to death with the colouring too lol He's so beautiful and soft and all the embellies tie in beautifully. Think I'll go and gaze at him a bit more :)
Hugs xx

Lisa M said...

For this not being the style of card you do often, I honestly couldn't tell. It's absolutely mystically fantastic and looks NOTHING like the velvet posters..LOL.
The pastels are a perfect fit for this image and your layout and embellishments are just divine!
May your punch rest in sorry to hear that!

Thanks SO much for joining us at Make It Monday and Top Tip Tuesday for our challenges.
Good luck to you,
Lisa xx

kimberly said...

oh my goodness!!! Seriously beautiful! wow...
thanks for sharing at Pile it on :)


I'll tell you, you keep up with these new cards and you are going to be more and more hilarious! Velvet poster....I know "exactly" what you mean! Your card is SO classy! I love it. This unicorn is beautiful! I love how you outlined (sponged, glittered) the outside of the paper to match the color inside and the corners and the gauze. It is quite an amazing card Tracy. You really are movin and groovin! xox

Anonymous said...

Oh this is so pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sentimental Sundays!

Deloris said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week.

shelly said...

wow this is really pretty . thanks for sharing with us at whimwednesdays :)

Barbara said...

WOW what a beautiful card. It is perfect!! Thanks for joining the Art Impressions weekly challenge.

Stephanie said...

Your card is stunning. Unicorns always remind me of my childhood. They were a favorite of myself, and my friends. I love all the bling, and extras you added. You coloring is perfect. Thanks for adding this magical card over at the Whimsical Wednesday challenge!

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card love your image and your beautiful colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxx

Linda R. said...

WOW.. Amazing.. Such a stunning card. And the image is beautiful.. I always love seeing the designs of your cards.

Hugs, Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

OMGosh, what an amazing job you did with that image, Tracy! I would be completely challenged by it. Your comment about the velvet poster totally made me laugh. But your card is as far from that as possible! What gorgeous detailing. Love all the texture. Love the stars. Love the coloring. Totally amazing!

Tameko said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge.

Ira said...

Well Tracy, looks like you have to do more fantasy ;-) this is beautiful! But then again you work miracles with ANY image! Hugs, Ira x

Cheryl said...

Tracy, this is GORGEOUS! Beautiful image and details.

Kelly said...

Lovely interpretation of the photo. Thank you for playing along at Just Inspirational. Don't forget we are having a DT call.

Worny said...

really nice card thanks for taking part in the justinspirational challenge blog

Nanne said...

Beautiful card with so many amazing details..
thnx for playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays.

Chelsea said...

Hi Tracy, the image is magical and so is your card. Beautiful take on the CLP Sketch, Thanks for joining our challenge.

Hugs and Love.

LaJanette said...

So soft and pretty!

Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday for our anything goes challenge; hope to see you in our next challenge:0)


Stampin'Piper said...

Wonderful card! Love the colors!

Thanks so much for joining us at CLP, hope to see you again!

Hugs Tanja