Monday, February 13, 2012

The Sweetie in Red

     Well, here it is.  My first attempt at a Saturated Canary image.  Whew!  Talk about nerve wracking.  I have one more of these and I might, just might, be brave enough to tackle it now.  :-)
     Our challenge this week at The Kraft Journal is "Color Me Red".  Red is definitely NOT one of my favorite colors to use with Copics.  You have to be very careful cause it's almost impossible to fix any boo boos.
     I created my card using a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and used a sheet of my Basic Grey Picadilly pad.  Now almost all of my cards measure 5.5 x 5.5 so most of the time I'm left with a 3/4" L-shaped scrap that hardly ever gets used.  I was determined to use it on this card.  LOL  I cut each side in half and then attached them around the edge of my image panel.  Then I used my trusty X-acto knife to miter the corners.  Once they were trimmed I added the little black brads to anchor the "frame" and matted the panel with more Brown Kraft and black.
     For embellishments I added a Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag stamped with "hi" and a Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Flag piece with a coordinating Flag Banner sticker stamped with the rest of the sentiment.  For the flower I used my Retro Flower punches on some Vintage Dictionary pages, wrinkled them up and stacked them with a brad in the center.  Last of all I tucked two Jenni Bowlin Garnet stickpins in behind the flower and tag.
     You have until 6:00 p.m. EST on Sunday to link up your "red" creations.  Don't forget to use kraft paper or a Kraft Outlet product.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafty Bloggers Network--love is in the air
Crafty Boots--Valentines
Incy Wincy--3 embellishments, two papers, 1 image
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Creations Ink--3 embellishments, 2 papers, 1 image
Addicted to Stamps--Valentine/Love
The Squirrel and the Fox--Valentine's Day
2 Sisters--I Heart You
Basic Grey--Love/Valentine's  (Picadilly paper)
CMC Copic Challenge--colors of love
Crafty Emma--lots of layers
Our Creative Corner--best friend
Prairie Fairy Fun Friday--let me call you sweetheart
Jellypark Friends--shade of love
4 Crafty Chicks--Valentine's/Love
C.R.A.F.T.--Valentine's Day
Crafts and Me--use a new image
Paper Shelter--be my Valentine
Simon Says Stamp--love is in the air
Party Time Tuesday--Valentine's

     Have an amazing week!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag
Jenni Bowlin Chipboard Flag Piece
Jenni Bowlin Flag Banner Sticker
Jenni Bowlin Garnet Stickpins
Vintage Dictionary pages


Papers:  Basic Grey Picadilly, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Canary Love", Stampendous "Notes for a Friend"
Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Stazon Jet Black
Tools:  EK Success Retro Flower punches
Miscellaneous:  Spare Parts brads, lace from my stash


  1. Stunning card, so pretty
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  2. Ok ... so this is just BREATHTAKING!!!.. I am in awe! ... I took a look at SCC and wow! what talent! I could never do this colouring in a million years ... Well done to you and the team

  3. Oh, Tracy! It's absolutely FABULOUS!! Red is my happy color and this card makes me very, very happy! Your coloring is INCREDIBLE! Isn't that image the CUTEST? I think all of Krista's designs are wonderful and I'd love to see you do more! Thank you for this one, my friend! :o)

  4. oh Tracy, it's beautiful! I would never know you had difficulty with it. I just got my first of Krista's images this weekend and can't wait to color it up. no way I'll do it justice the way you did though.
    have a great week! :)

  5. Simply gorgeous Tracy - your colouring is so stunning!! Love the whole layout as well - great papers :) The SC digis are just so pretty aren't they?

  6. Oh your red colouring is stunning Tracy,I love to colour with red.
    Gorgeous card!
    Hugs Heidy

  7. cool! now I can come back and tell you how wonderful it is again! :)
    so glad you've entered this beauty in our 'shades of love' challenge at Jellypark!

  8. Beautiful!!! I love the image and you colored it so great! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters. : )

  9. I can't see nary a one boo boo on this card...not one! You nailed this Saturated Canary image. :)
    Gorgeous work Tracy!!! Certainly can't tell that red isn't a favored color of yours to use, it looks fantastic.

    Thank you SO much for playing along with us at The Squirrel & The Fox for our challenge.
    Good luck to you and we hope you come back next week to play along again.
    Lisa xx

  10. Beautiful card! your coloring is outstanding!

  11. Wow, wow, wow! What amazing layers, Tracy! This card is FAB!

  12. This is really amazing. Love the papers you have used and the colours are fabulous. The image is beautiful and your colouring is just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  13. Sensation card Tracey.
    Such a beautiful design.

  14. Tracy, Stunning!!! Just love your card. Your coloring is outstanding. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative. Just love seeing your creation.
    Hugs, Patricia

  15. Beautiful card hun, fab layers and beautiful added detail. Thanks for playing along with us at CES this week :) Donna x

  16. Tracie:your card is so BEAUTIFUL--I love your colors combo. Thanks for joining us at Simply Create for our "RED HOT" Challenge #6.

    Simply Create Design Team Member

  17. lovely card thanks for entering this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

  18. Absolutely sensational Tracy just love it and your colours and papers are just so perfect! Chanelle xxx

  19. Two words "WOW FACTOR" Thank you so much for sharing your stunning creation with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  20. you've been bitten by the bug too now Tracy :) Krista's images are beautiful to colour...I'm betting you buy more now that you've jumped in and coloured one...beware though, they're addictive lol
    Another stunning creation with awesome your card.
    Hugs xx

  21. you've been bitten by the bug too now Tracy :) Krista's images are beautiful to colour...I'm betting you buy more now that you've jumped in and coloured one...beware though, they're addictive lol
    Another stunning creation with awesome your card.
    Hugs xx

  22. so cute!!!!!! awesome coloring, especially the hair!

    Thanks for partying with Party Time Tuesdays this week! Would love to see more of you!


  23. Hello Tracey
    I am so impressed with this card, your colour work is wonderful as is the image, but what amazed me the most is that you mitred your corners!!!!!
    Were you a Patchworker?
    Anyway, thanks so much for joining us at OCC this week.

  24. Gorgeous card and fantastic colouring. Thank you for entering the Crafty Bloggers Challenge xx

  25. WOW ... such a precious creation! LOVE that lace ... and fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘VALENTINE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    one of the 'Sistahs'

  26. Wow ... this is spectacular,your colouring is amazing and she is one stunning lil lady!
    Love it ...
    Thanks for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!!!

  27. Wowie Tracy! I love your card! Love your coloring (hair can be tricky but you did a great job) & love the red. You're braver than I am.
    Also love how you used your scraps around the image. You framed it perfectly.......even mitering the corners. Nicely done!
    Huggies ~

  28. This is absolutely stunning, Tracy, and color and crafted to perfection!

  29. Just look at those eyes.. What an adorable image. Your coloring looks amazing even if it is red. You did a great job..

    Hugs, Linda

  30. She is just stunning! I love the added lace and that beautiful word flower!

  31. wonderful card and fabulous colouring!!!

  32. So gorgeous!! I love Saturated Canary and you have done a fantastic job with this image! Saw this over on Make it Monday and so glad I did. You have some fantastic work - thanks for the inspiration! I am now your newest follower :)

  33. This is gorgeous. Love the beautifully coloured SC image and those papers are beautiful.
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx

  34. really pretty, thanks for sharing with us at MMCS, Gaynor DT :)

  35. Gorgeous card. The image is adorable, including the heart toting dove. I love the patterned paper you have used and your layout is so effective. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges for our Valentine theme. xx Denise

  36. First attempt?! It's STUNNING! WOWZA - that color combo used some amazing papers and I love everything about this card....gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Valentine's Challenge!

  37. Wauw what a gorgeous card!! Lovely colours and the image is fantastic and so is your colouring of her!! I love the little label with the pin!
    Also thanks for joining us at ATSC hugs, Marlies

  38. Wow wow WOW! Your coloring is GORGEOUS and the whole card is stunning! Thank you so much for linking up at Make it Monday! Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning! Good luck,
    Rene :D

  39. Wow!!!! This is fantastic! Your coloring is show stopping!!!

  40. Your card is just amazing!! So beautiful! LOVE your colouring!! Hugs, Ivonne

  41. This image is beautiful, I saw you on MIM

  42. A gorgeous card. Your colouring is amazing. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT.
    Nikki x

  43. fabulous colouring Tracy and I love the rich colours you chose for your gorgeous card...thanks for joining in with the Crafts and Me challenge
    Mina xxx

  44. Fab-u-lous card!

    Your card is gorgeous Tracy, terrific colouring and great design.

    Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  45. Beautiful colouring.... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  46. Beautiful colouring, beautiful image and a beautiful card! What's left to say but fantastic:)))
    Thanks so much for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges :)
    Lynn xxx

  47. Beautiful, what amazing colouring. Thanks for playing along at CRAFT challenge this week. Sharon x

  48. Can't get this song out of my mind now "The Lady in Red", fabulous card, brilliantly coloured again Tracy! Awesome!

  49. Great card! Love your colouring!Thank you for joining us at Lexis Creations. Tineke DT

  50. Really beautiful card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge.
    Hugs, Bente

  51. I now have carpal tunnel finger from scrolling past 51 messages..LOL! Yeah YOU. :)
    Just stopped back in to say that she's still GORGEOUS!!!

    Thank you also for sharing her with us at Make It Monday.
    Big Hugs to you,
    Lisa xx

    p.s. thank you for all your hilarious comments lately. You've made my week!

  52. Saw this on MIM. It is really lovely. Debs xx

  53. Tracy

    O.M.G - what are you worried about this is just beautiful.

    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

  54. What a great card! I love the design of this and the lace, beaded pins, and printed flower just add great substance! Thank you for visiting out creative corner this week!

  55. WOW.. What a beautiful job you have done with this image!!

  56. Hi! this is just gorgeous,your colours and detail are really lovely too.Wow first one ~amazing.
    thank you for joining us at BasicGrey Challenges,
    hugs Lou and the BG

  57. This is so cute! Saw you at Make it Monday. ~Diane (I am #23)

  58. Okay Tracy, it's official. When I grow up I want to be you. :) This is an amazing card and your colouring is incredible. I am in awe of your talent.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at The Squirrel & The Fox. I hope to see you there again soon.

  59. Stunning and enchanting. The coloring is fabulous and the card itself is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at Incy Wincy and hope to see you back next week.
    Christine Dt at Incy Wincy

  60. Wow! Adorable card and wonderful coloring! THE COLORING OF HER HAIR IS AMAZING!
    Thank you for joining us at CMC!

  61. Oh wow! She's stunning! I LOVE how you've coloured her. Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining in the fun with us over at Color Me Creative!

  62. Lovely card thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this fortnight
    Love Jan

  63. Oh my gosh this is completely stunning. Love all the warm colours and that sweet design. Saw it on MIM and had to come in for a closer look. Glad I did. TFS. Bettina xx

  64. Lovely, lovely card, fab image & colouring. Thanks for playing at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
    Jo x

  65. I saw it on Make it Monday and had to come for a closer look!

    Gorgeous colouring of Krist's image. Love her stuff so I've entered your candy!

    Kasey ~ in Oz

  66. awesome card tracy, love all the red with kraft and black, gorgeous colourcombo
    thanks for joining the Paper Creations Ink challenge this week
    PCI DT

  67. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful week!

  68. Fabulous coloring! Love it!

    Thanks for joining us at Fairy Fun Fridays!


  69. So very pretty, Tracy! Your shading is wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner! :)

  70. So sweet! Thank you for joining in at Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge – hope you can join us again for the next challenge! Jellypark Challenges

  71. Just beautiful!
    Thanks so much for joining us on our Jellypark challenge, "Shades of Love". I am really looking forward to your entry for the next challenge. Good luck in the draw.
    Jen Leeflang
    Jellypark DT


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