Wednesday, February 1, 2012

There's a hole in my bucket dear Liza

     I hope I'm not the only one out there who knows the hole in the bucket song.  LOL We have a "Rustic" theme this week at Papercraft Star.  I can't think of anything much more rustic than pumping water by hand into a bucket.  This one looks like it's in pretty good shape.  :-)
     My card started with a base of kraft cardstock and then was matted with some K & Company papers.  For the center panel I used my re-purchased Martha Stewart scallop punch (remember I broke the first one) to create two panels to lace together with some hemp cord over a piece of burlap.
     The image is from Digi Doodle Shop and is colored with Copic markers.  I did some distressing with scissors and inks.
     Normally all of our designers use one or more images from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay, each week, but we've changed thing up a bit and now we're going to feature one of our DT members each week using the digis.  Make sure you check out our featured designer so you can see what imaginative way they've incorporated a digital image into their project for the week.  And don't forget we have a freebie posted every Tuesday on the Papercraft Star blog.
     Our challenge is open through 6;00 a.m. EST on Monday if you'd like to play along.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

The Spotted Chick--krafty Thursday
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Creative Craft Challenge--BINGO
Crafty Boots Challenge--inspired by a song title
Heart Song Inspirations--buttons and/or brads
Make It Monday--anything goes
Pile It On--just because
Chocolate, Coffee, and Cards Challenge--thinking of you/missing you
Moving Along with the Times--blooming marvelous

     Happy Wednesday!


  • Papers:  K & Company Classic K Bailey, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Digi Doodle Shop "Old Water Pump", Stampendous "Orchid Greetings"
  • Ink:  Copics, Walnut Stain and Old Paper Distress inks, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Traditional Scallop edge punch, Nestabilities Labels Ten (S5-022)
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Earthy Hemp Cord, burlap, The Paper Studio brads


  1. Tracy, this card is perfect! I love the coloring and the embellishments!

  2. This is incredible ... the design is fabulous ... love how you included the burlap in such a unique way ... as always your colouring is perfection

  3. Yay for replacing your punch!! Love your creative design on this one, my friend! Gorgeous! No, you're not the only one who knows the song. I don't think I'll thank you that it will now be in my head ALL day! lol :o)

  4. OMG Tracy,I'don't know what to say.....this is purfect!
    Love it!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Hello Tracy. A beautiful card, great image, love your design and the colours. Yes, I know that song too, so you are not alone. Oh goodness, I will be singing that all night long now.
    Thank you for joining us at MAWTT and good luck.
    Happy crafting...and singing.
    Love Sandra xxx

  6. Tar-nation, this har card is right perty! Gee willikers wouldn' ya look at that thar burlap gittup. By golly, if'n that ain't a sumpin!

    English translation:
    Tracy, WOW!!! This is completely rustic and wonderful. Love your creative thought process. Nicely done.

    LOL..couldn't resist. :D
    Thank you SO much for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday!
    Lisa xx

  7. This is gorgeous the image and fabulous colouring. love the details...wonderful card.

    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.

  8. I haven't thought about Harry Belafonte for a long long time, but your card brings that all back right away Tracy! Fab background on your card with the burlap, such a nice touch. But then again your entire card is perfection!! Hugs, Ira

  9. Love this my friend. Love how you have the burlap tucked behind. Looks wonderful... And of course the image is fabulous..

    Hugs, Linda

  10. this is stunning Tracy, love all the different elements that you have used

  11. Wow Tracy I love this card!! I love the vintage look, the image and the the design! The idea of the panels with the burlap behind is realy great an idea I realy must remember! I also remember the song and I wish I didn't it won't get out of my head now LOL hugs, Marlies

  12. A beautiful card. I love the laced scallops. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
    Nikki x

  13. Stunning card love the vintage feel thanks for joining us this week at MAWTT.
    Jenny GDT

  14. FABULOUS CARD! I absolutely love everything about it. The image is so lovely and the fabric underneath with the stitching is great. The overall layout is perfect. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Boots Challenges this fortnight. xx Denise

  15. wow its absolutely stunning...

    Thanks for playing along at CCCC & good luck!!
    hugs and xxx

  16. Beautiful card and I love your choice of song (I remember it so well!). Lovely colouring and embellishments.

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


  17. Pumping water by hand? What's that all about! LOL! Once again I just love what you do with some Copics! Beautiful card Tracy!


  18. WOW, WOW, WOW!! This is STUNNING Tracy!! You outdid yourself on this one! I'm in AWE! Thanks for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

  19. Quite handsome artwork! Beautifully colored and beautifully designed!

  20. Well it looks like Dear Henry fixed that bucket! Lol
    You card is so awesome! I love the way the burlap is put on your card! Brilliant!
    Kindest regards,

  21. wow i love that card !!! and that image is super,thanks so much for joining us at creative craft challenges in our bingo theme,
    hugs sandra Dt
    p.s we have a dt call open till
    21st feb for those who are interested in trying out. x

  22. Haha... my kids and I use to sing that when they were little... thank you for the memories!!!
    I don't know, Tracy, but when I saw this card, I thought... that is the best she has ever done! I think this is amazing... so totally gorgeous! LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!

  23. Hi Tracy! How are you sweetie? It's been a while as my crafting and blogging time is really limited. I've browsed a bit and there are so many gorgeous creations on your blog, wow! You always come with the most creative layouts and Your coloring is so smooth and perfectly done. Also I've had the chance to see some beautiful stamps I've never seen before; I would love to get the chance to play with them when I find a spare minute:)
    Love the way you added the burlap inside the edges in this one and then stitched;that's so creative!
    have a great day sweetie!
    Hugs, Iulia

  24. This has so much rustic charm to it! I love your image and the layered papers with the material!

  25. you've done such a beautiful job of coloring the image that you could have stopped with that, but I do love how you put it all together.
    thanks for joining us at PIO.


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