Saturday, March 10, 2012

Just a Note


     WOOHOO!  It's Saturday!  LOL  Hope you've all got something fun planned for today.  I'll probably play a little with some cards, but I've got some cupboards that are begging to be cleaned out.  sigh.......  Duty calls.  :-)
     The image on this card is from A Day For Daisies which I'm sure you could tell from the distinctive drawing style Tammy has.  It's called "Bonnet Mail" and is part of the March Kit Club.  I've colored her with Copics and did a little experimenting with adding folds into her clothing.  I think I need some more practice but I was pretty happy with how it came out and didn't feel the need to trash it and start over.  LOL  I used a MS Cosmo punch because I thought it matched the flowers in the DP perfectly.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Frosted Designs Fabulous Fridays--kraft paper
Jellypark Friends Friday Challenge--National Craft month challenge (love to use punched flowers and stitching on my cards)
Cooking it up with Katie--embossing, stitching, use a punch
Top Tip Tuesday--stitching/real or faux
Make It Monday--anything goes
Pile It On--spots or stripes

     Hope you have a fantastic weekend!


Supplies
  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "On the Brightside", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Bonnet Mail", TPC Studio "Greetings"
  • Ink:  Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, micron pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Martha Stewart Cosmo punch, EK Success Dotted Scallop edge punchsewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Kraft Outlet Baker's Twine, acrylic rhinestones from my stash

38 comments:

Doreen said...

This is just stunning,love everything about this.Popped over from Make it Monday.xxx

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! I love your image and the folds you've created in her dress! Fantastic way to display the sentiment!

Eskimo Frosting said...

Fantastic card. Love the way you have used the tab for your sentiment.

Hugs
Jayne
x

heidy said...

Oh this is gorgeous Tracy,love the flowers and your folds are beautiful!
Hugs Heidy

angelwhispers said...

This is just beautiful I just love your design and these papers are just gorgeous just perfect for your image! Chanelle xx

Kim said...

I love your card--it's beautiful. You did a great job with the coloring and the folds on the dress! Came here from Frosted Designs!

KimCreate said...

Tracy, Another stunner! You did a good job with the folds, I'll have to try that too. The card's compostion and paper choices are great.

Catherine said...

This is stunning, your shading is fabulous!

Dorcas said...

Oh now thats just as sweet as it can be!!! I love those bonnet images Tammy has come out with and you did an awesome job with it, the folds look perfect to me! I like the sentiment tab as well, Ive got to try that. ;)

LaJanette said...

What a super awesome card! Love the image; you are right very distinctive style:0) Your coloring turned out great I like the folds in her dress; I too gotta practice on that:0) But only with practice will we ever get better! Your stitching is FAB and the colors and papers of this card are just so complimenting.

Thanks for playing along with our Stitches challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)

Hugs;
Janette

LaJanette said...

What a super awesome card! Love the image; you are right very distinctive style:0) Your coloring turned out great I like the folds in her dress; I too gotta practice on that:0) But only with practice will we ever get better! Your stitching is FAB and the colors and papers of this card are just so complimenting.

Thanks for playing along with our Stitches challenge over at Top Tip Tuesday; hope to see you back often:0)

Hugs;
Janette

Daniele said...

fabbie card, love the faux stitching, hope you managed to clean out the cupboards and still had lots of time to craft
hugs

Mau xx said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy, I love the papers and what a lovely image and detail. Love it xxxx

Linda B said...

This is beautiful, Tracy! Love that tab with your sentiment.
Have a great weekend, friend!

Pat said...

Hey Tracy! I so need to get some of these images! I've been drooling over these on Dorcas' blog...and now I get to drool over them on your blog too! hehe! I love this card. Such gorgeous papers...and your design work is brilliant! Hugs. Pat Frank

Tracey said...

Wow Tracy another fabulous creation. This is a darling image and goes with the sentiment so beautifully.

And yes, there's hope, 4 years is nothing! My Mum must have despaired of me ever getting married, but we got there eventually.

Tracey
x

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card Tracy! I love the colour combi and what a lovely image, so vintage. Beautiful colouring and the little red spotted dress to go with the papers is fantastic! hugs, Marlies

Ira Huberts said...

What a fine and talented card maker you are Tracy, such a lovely card this is, love those flowers, they somehow remind me of those cute little windmills that people have on their lawn. Hugs, Ira x

Ros said...

Tracy it is a pure delight to visit here ... I just adore your cards ... always so perfect!

Tracey said...

This is stunning (as always) Tracy, I love the colours :)
Thanks for joining us at Jellypark Friends & Good Luck!
Hugs
Tracey
xx

Renkata said...

Such a Fantastic card.
Love the layout!

Ivonne said...

Gorgeous card! Love the papers and the image is so beautiful. Simply gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

Elaine said...

Thank you for your lovely comments on my blog Tracy, re the geneaology , I do like it, but only when its to do with my past,I get so exhited finding out about the past relatives. Tim did my tree and got back so far he was even able to contact other people who decended from the same line as me but in a totally different direction, people whom I knew nothing about, those people had photo's of my great x6 times grandparents ( who where also theirs too) its amazing. Tim is back to 1500's with his line.
We searched through some really old doccuments on Friday, sadly didnt find what we were looking for this time.Thats great re your hubby and his ancestors.
Hugs Elaine

Lisa M said...

I love that I have to scroll down for a mile to leave you a message..LOL. That should tell you how wonderful your cards are! You really 'got 'er done' on this one! This little bonnet mail girl is just adorable. The folds in her dress look exceptional. Love that red stitching too.
I'm envious of your cabinet cleaning however. I only got to spend the day outside in the sunshine. Blah! :)
Enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank you SO much for sharing your keen talent with us at MIM.
Hugs,
Lisa xx

Lisa M said...

DOH! You entered Top Tip Tuesday too..LOL. Blame it on the lack of coffee and loss of an hour...I brain farted. ;)
Thank you for joining us there too!
Hugs!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, Tracy! I mean, just LOOK at all those fabulous layers! And what a cute image. Love, love your coloring. Great job adding folds into the clothing. :)

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card and coloring, Tracy! I love all the papers as well. Have a great Sunday!

Kimberly said...

love that image and the papers you chose to go with it are perfect

thanks for joining us at Pile it on and I hope to see you next week - Kimberly DT

Linda Carson said...

WOW Tracy! That's absolutely picture perfect! Soft and elegant!

Linda R said...

Such a pretty card.. Always love seeing your beautiful cards my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Expressions By Elaine said...

Absolutely adorable Tracy!

NickelNook said...

So gorgeous! Love the colors on this one! Love the coloring on this one! Love the layers on this one! LOVE this one! :o)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Hi Tracy!
This is such a sweet, sweet card. It reminds me of the calico prints I used to quilt with years & years ago.
Darling card!
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

btw..........I think you did a great job on coloring the folds in her dress. Beautifully done.

And I love how the Cosmo flower punch totally matches the flowers in the DP. Great job!

More Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Geri said...

This is so pretty! Once again...you make it look too good...too easy. When I looked closely at her dress, I thought, duh, Geri...those soft little folds didn't come in the stamp! (or the digi, I should say!) It's really beautiful!!

Anita Scroggins said...

Super cute card. Love the use of the twine. Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs this week!!

Debbie said...

This is just so pretty, love the layout and of course everything about it.

Hugs
Debbie

Jacki Randolph said...

Fabulous creation, beautiful design and sweet image! Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at Cooking it Up with Katie!