Tuesday, March 13, 2012

An apron full of blossoms

     I have one final card to share using the March images from the A Day For Daisies Club Kit.  This one is called "Walking Bonnet".  She's colored in Copics and Prismas.  I tried to do a little shading around the image with the pencils and wasn't altogether happy with the way it came out.  Then when I tried to edge the image with some Distress ink it didn't want to blend into the card where the pencils were in the top left corner.  It's not too bad, just not quite like I'd have wanted.  Guess we can't have everything huh?  LOL
     I've been trying to stock up on all those great MME paper pads Michaels has started carrying.  6 x 6's are my favorites and I adore MME so you'll be seeing lots of those papers on my cards.  :-)  The large rose was white so I sprayed it with Glimmer Mist to match.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft-room Challenge--shabby vintage
Creative Card Crew--vintage
Digital Tuesday--think spring
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Creations Ink--spring is in the air
Incy Wincy Designs--Tic Tac Toe (twine, buttons, real or faux stitching)
The Catered Crop--ribbon
Allsorts--say it with flowers
Totally Gorjuss--anything goes with a button

     Hope your week is going well!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye So Sophie Graceful, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Walking Bonnet"
  • Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor Pencils and OMS, Candlelight Glimmer mist, Pumic Stone Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, MFT Die-namics Scalloped edge die, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio pearls, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, WOC and Recollections flowers, Martha Stewart ribbon, button from my stash


Doreen said...

This is just stunning Tracey.xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card, Tracy! There is SO much gorgeous detail to this design. Love all the layers and the stitching. Love how you did the sentiment. And as always, I think your coloring is just fabulous. :)

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful just a pretty image and fabulous colouring and detail as always! Chanelle xx

Geri said...

Oh, Tracy...what can I say about these gorgeous designs of yours?!? This is just too pretty! I love how you've softly colored those blossoms spilling out of the apron (and what a sweet idea for an image, huh?) Your color combo and all the pretty details just look wonderful with that image!!

Nancy said...

I know I must sound like a stuck record when I come here, my friend! There are only so many ways you can say GORGEOUS, ya know? This card is so GORGEOUS!! Again, I love the colors and I love the design! Yup, I'm just stuck on those comments because you're just stuck on ALL that talent! :o)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the colors and papers and the sweet image! Fantastic coloring and details, as always!

Dorcas said...

It came out awesome Tracy! Lovin these "Holly Hobby" images :) And your tabs. :)

Unknown said...

Oh how lovely is this! I used to have quite a lot of Holly Hobbie dolls and your beautiful card sent me down into memory lane for a bit. Thanks for showing such a marvel again, it's beautiful! Hugs, Ira

Ivonne said...

Wowo Tracy, this is simply gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

Marlies said...

A beautiful elegant card Tracy! Lovely design and papers and I love the zigzag stitching. I must remember that idea as well. I keep getting ideas from you only keep forgetting them again LOL Thanks for the inspiration! hugs, Marlies

heidy said...

This is just gorgeous Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Jayne A said...

Fantastic card. I love all the layers.


Marjo said...

Fabtastic Spring Card, thanks so much for playing with us at Paper Creations Ink.

I have some yummy blog candy here‘s the link if you are interested

Xoxo Marjo

Karla said...

Oh so pretty and what a lovely beautiful papers too!:)

Debbie said...

Playing catch up, OMG l've missed quite a few of your gorgeous creations. This is stunning Tracy.


Unknown said...

Once again I have to say it!! That image is wonderful.. And your coloring is so beautiful..

Hugs, Linda

Karen P said...

Wonderful image, beautifully coloured - you have a wonderful touch with the pens, the detail on this is just stunning hugs Karen

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love it, Tracy! So vintagy & sweet. Love the sewing (I just HAVE to try that....lol).
And personally I think the distressing on the top left corner turned out GREAT! Looks very vintage. We're always our toughest critics, aren't we. I think you did a great job on all of it.
I also love love love those tabs at the top with the pearls......along with the pretty flowers & ribbon. Excellent finishing touches!
Until next time.........
Huggies ~

happyscrapper said...

This is simply beautiful. The coloring is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week, and hope to see you back next week.
Christine Dt at incy Wincy

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Lovely card Tracy - a real cutie of an image (very Little House on the Prairie!) and so beautifully coloured and put together :)

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracey this is absolutely gorgeous! Love that layout and the beautiful image :) I love MME papers too - can never have enough!!

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love the sewing and beautiful colouring, lovely image, so pretty.,


Chrissy said...


Thanks for sharing with us at ‘Make it Monday’


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.

Marjorie said...

What a beautiful card Tracy, beautiful colours and papers, and I love your layout..stunning!

Unknown said...

Absolutely love these colours! And the image is adorable! An absolutely stunning card!
Saw this over at MIM!
Nat -x-

Natali said...

So beautiful card!! Gorgeous colors!! And amazing details like usual.

Karen said...

Oh it's gorgeous! The colouring is superb - the papers are lovely, I really love everything about this!!
Thank you for joining us at Make it Monday this week.

Hugs Krafty Karen - DT for Make It Monday.

Remember, to leave a comment for the other entries & be sure to mention you saw
them on Make It Monday.xx

Linda Carson said...

gorgeous, gorgeous and absolutely gorgeous!

Mervi said...

Hi, I really like the colours of your shabby card, it's a beauty.

Thank you for sharing this with us at Craft-Room Vintage Challenge, good luck;-))m

Maria said...

This is fab, I love the colours and the cute image. Thanks for joining in with our Shabby Vintage challenge over at the Craft-Room, and good luck.

Maria x

~ Barb said...

I like the shading and your card has such a nice vintage feel to it. Thank-you for joining us at Digital Tuesday Challenge!
{Hugs} Barb, GDT.