Thursday, February 23, 2012

Red again?!?

     No, you didn't misunderstand me when I told you last week that red was not my favorite shade to color with.  It still makes me nervous and I have to color very slowly and carefully to avoid any boo boos.  But when that sweet Linda McClain asked me to be a Guest Chef at The Catered Crop for her "red" challenge I had to put on my big girl panties and break out those red markers again.  LOL  I don't know, what do you think?  Did I fulfill the challenge requirement?  :-)
     Obviously I colored with Copics and found that adorable little cherry paper to match sweet Cherry from Mo's Digital Pencil.  I embossed the red background mat with Swiss Dots and added those fun hinges to the left side.  There are MFT Die-namics flourishes and the tag is a Spellbinders double ended tag that I trimmed for the sentiment.
     So if you're not like me, scared of red, or even if you are, Linda would love to have you join in her Red challenge.  You have until March 3rd to join in the fun.
     Have a great Thursday and don't forget I have some Saturated Canary candy up for grabs.  You have until February 29th.  You can click the link on my sidebar or hit "Home" to take you to the post with all the details.
     Be blessed!


I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Mo's Digital Pencil--lace
The Paper Shelter--add a sentiment
Sisterhood of Crafters--use a digi
Crazy Amigo Challenge--use a tag
Papertake Weekly--use kraft
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--polka dots
Totally Gorjuss--lace

Supplies

  • Papers:  Crate Paper. My Mind's Eye, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Cherry", Stampendous "Orchid Greetings"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Double Ended Tags, Fancy Tags, Standard Circles Large, and Classic Scalloped Circles Large, MFT Die-Namics Fancy Flourish
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections rose and pearls, lace from my stash

40 comments:

  1. red or not...gorgeous creation Tracy!! Fab layout and I just love all your little embellies.

    Fi
    x

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  2. Yup! I think you took the "red" challenge seriously enough! lol (you used more than I did for my CC project!) Beautiful card, Tracy!!!

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  3. I'm stunned!! This is gorgeous ... breathtakingly beautiful

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  4. OMG! You'd never know you were scared of red. This is gorgeous. I'm partial to cheery images! Gonna lift you idea to use that spellbinder die for hinges. So cute!

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  5. It looks beautiful. Red is definitely a color that does not like to go away if you mess up. You did wonderful I love the card.

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  6. This is so pretty. Forgive my ignorance but could you tell me what the flourish die is that you used? I don't know what MFT is, but I sure love this cut. Thank you.

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  7. Oh Tracy this is FABULOUS! LOVE all the detail and of course your choice of color really makes this card POP! Beautiful coloring too (as always).
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘USING DIGIS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

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  8. Gorgeous Tracy - don't think you need to worry about using red at all!! Love this card :)

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  9. Stunning card and beautifully coloured.

    You asked what I used for my decorative edges. Some times I use an on the edge Tim Holtz Sizzixs die but I have recently found that Craftwork Cards sell the card blanks already cut with the same shape so I have bought a large batch to keep me going.

    Hugs
    Jayne
    x

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  10. Wow what beautiful colouring what a lush red so perfect and a great card design! Chanelle xxx

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  11. Gorgeous Tracy your ed coloring is stunning!
    Hugs Heidy

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  12. Beautiful! I just love everything about this card!!! It makes me smile!

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  13. Another gorgeous card Tracy, you just keep them coming! I love the LO and all the pretty details and the image is super cute! hugs, Marlies

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  14. She is just too adorable, I love this!

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  15. Awwww, gee willikers....she's right perty in red. I can't believe you had the perfect paper to match this. Looks AWE-Some!
    And those hinges have made a popular return I see...WONDERFUL too! :)

    Ok, done stalking you now...for now.
    Thank you for sharing this complete cutie with us at MIM.
    Hugs!

    I think you've got red mastered now.

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  16. Oh wow beautiful card Tracy, so sweet and pretty.
    I saw it on MIM :)
    hugs Mandy xx

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  17. Love the red with all the mixtures of dots! Such a cheerful card that makes me smile!

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  18. Well your coloring looks fabulous. Nothing to be scared of! Hee Hee...
    Your card looks amazing...

    Hugs, Linda

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  19. What a gorgeous card, love this sweet image and your gorgeous colouring...beautiful.


    Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

    Don’t forget. .if you leave a comment on another entrant, mention that you saw their card on ‘Make it Monday’ for a chance at second prize.. the more you comment on and mention MIM, the more chances at winning second prize.

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  20. Cute image. Goes so well with the great polka-dotted background. Thanks for sharing your art in the Creative Inspirations Paints blog challenge.

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  21. Well, if your hands were trembling at this challenge, you'd never know it! This is so beautiful! From your colouring to the amazing hinges!

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  22. You may think that red is not your colour, but I think that you can do ANY shade Tracy! She's a stunning beauty my friend! Hugs, Ira

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  23. Fab-u-lous card, Tracy! I would never guess you were afraid of red, as you work it as beautifully as everything else. Your coloring is always, always amazing, my friend! Fantastic design, too. Love the hinges and scalloped circle.

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  24. Gorgeous! I just love everything about your card!
    xx Sue

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  25. I saw your card on MIM challenge and had to come have a better look.. Its simply gorgeous.. Love the darling little image and its colored perfectly..
    Hugs, Linda

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  26. Tracy

    This is just one awesome card - I love red and you have definitely no need to be frightened of it girl!

    Thank your for joining us at Totally Gorjuss this week and the very best of luck. I hope you will be able to come and join in with our challenge next week.

    Hazel x

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  27. Wow, on the red!!! But I just absolutely love it!!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Mo's..

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  28. This is very pretty. So glad I saw you at Make It Monday. ~Diane (I am # 115)

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  29. Gorgeous card, thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Shelter. If you are interested there is Birthday blog candy on my blog http://www.punknscrap2.blogspot.co.nz/2012/02/follower-birthday-blog-candy.html

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  31. Hey Tracy!! You don't do red?!! Oh yes you do, girlfriend!! I love this card...it is completely stunning!!! Brilliant coloring and designwork!! So tickled you've joined us for this week's fun challenge at Mo's! ;-) Hugs. Pat Frank

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  32. OMG!! Gorgeous, every little detail of it, the colors, the papers, the layout..so beautiful! An your colouring is amazing!! Hugs, Ivonne

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  33. Gorgeous card Tracy, loving the red and sweet image. Seen it on MIM. Carolxx

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  34. A very pretty red and kraft card - thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly Challenge, Mary G x

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  35. Such stunning card. I love it! Can it be because I also love red? LoL Your card is really great! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter.
    Love n hugs
    Marie

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  36. OMGosh Tracy! How did I miss this beauty? Wowie! You rocked the red, girl! Love it! I love how you went outside the diecut with her hair bows & basket! Too too cute! Okay........another technique to try to remember. LOL
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  37. YOU ROCKED THE RED CHALLENGE! This is gorgeous =) Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Digi Challenge!

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  38. Beautiful card I love the image and your detail is lovely xx

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