Monday, April 9, 2012

Flowers from the showers

    It's time for another challenge at The Kraft Journal and this week our theme is "April showers bring May flowers".  Considering we've been getting drenched just about every day since April started we should be over run with flowers this year.  LOL
     For my card I started with a base of Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and matted it with some Bazzill and Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock.  The next two DP panels were matted onto more Bazzill and Brown Kraft.  The horizontal panel was cut from DP.  I added a punched edge to the bottom and straight edge to the top in Brown Kraft.  The DP is edged with Earthy Hemp Cord and I wrapped the whole panel in Natural Twill Tape.  The sentiment is more Brown Kraft and Bazzill.  The flower was punched from Brown Kraft and  inked with Vintage Photo Distress ink.  I added a button from my stash tied with Hang Tag String.  The butterfly was punched from Vellum and painted with Creative Inspirations paint.
     My image is from Digi Doodle Shop and was colored with Copics and Prismas.  I added Glossy Accents sprinkled with ultra fine glitter to her wings.
     The Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag tucks in behind the image.  I cut the string off, threaded some more twill tape through the hole and then used the string to tie it off.  The sentiment was printed onto Brown Kraft and added to the tag.
     Hope you can play along this week.  Don't miss your chance for a Top Three or Feature Me Friday spot plus your name will go into the hat for the monthly $15.00 voucher giveaway from Kraft Outlet every time you play.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Totally Stampalicious--celebrating friendship
Addicted to Stamps--spring/Easter
The Squirrel and the Fox--things with wings
Catch the Bug--anything goes
Fairy Fun Friday--anything goes
C.R.A.F.T.--Easter and spring
Flutterby Wednesday--butterfly, fairy, or angel/open challenge

     Happy Monday!


Kraft Outlet Supplies


Brown Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Buff Ivory Cover Weight cardstock
Hang Tag String
Natural Twill Tape 
Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag
Earthy Hemp Cord


Other Supplies


Paper:  Basic Grey Picadilly, Bazzill, Vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Digi Doodle Shop "Fairy on Flower", Stampendous "Notes to a Friend"
Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Tools:  Martha Stewart Lattice egde punch and Monarch Butterfly punch, EK Success Daisy punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Basic Grey button, Creative Inspirations paint--Sea Foam, ultra fine glitter from my stash

35 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous, love your stitching and the colours are stunning....

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  2. Wow! Look at all those layers! This is gorgeous, Tracy!

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  3. What a Stunning Card Tracy, I love the colours they are beautiful! and that image is so sweet and.... oh! I just love it all :)
    Believe it or not I haven't used Kraft Card as yet :O but this really inspired me to try. xxx
    Hugs Mau xx

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  4. Tracy this is so gorgeous...I love the colours and the beautiful distressing and sewing. Beautiful composition :)

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  5. This is gorgeous, Tracy! I love all the layers and pretty papers! Wonderful image! Fantastic coloring and sparkle!

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  6. What an absolutely gorgeous card. I love the four squares of dp behind the image and of course, the fairy is just beautiful!

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  7. My goodness this is just wonderful and what gorgeous papers and design just so perfect with the fab image! Chanelle xxx

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  8. That is one delicate card Tracy with such pretty flowers, told you before, you work miracles with kraft paper and your stitches are perfection, too. Hugs, Ira

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  9. As if this card isn't pretty enough, you go and add a BAM factor. Love the hidden tag sentiment...that's AWESOME! Your little gal with her sparkly wings is fantastic and perfect for our challenge at The Squirrel & The Fox. Thank you so much for joining us H!! ;)
    hugs,
    T
    Hope you had a WONDERFUL weekend.

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  10. Oh wow!!! your card is spectacular! The image is really adorable and your colouring beautiful! I love it!
    Gorgeous papers too =)
    Have a nice day!

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  11. Hello!

    This is so beautiful! I love the colors and the sparkle on the wings! Wishing you a sunshine day!

    Hugs,

    Barbara Diane

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  12. Love this little fairy sitting on the flower, so cute.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  13. Tracy this card is just beautiful! I love those pretty sparkly wings!

    Arabella

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  14. wow what a stunning card I love it.
    Carol x

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  15. Very pretty - I love the combination of colours.

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  16. This is so pretty. I just love the sparkly image.

    Hugs, Linda

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  17. Hi Tracy!
    This card is beautiful! I love how you colored the fairy's wings. So pretty! The red stitching just sets it off so nicely. I wish my sewing machine wasn't so heavy to drag out or I would really try that technique. :(
    Hope you had a lovely Easter. We had wonderful family time & went out for a nice dinner (no cooking for me....yay).
    Kim is healing nicely & driving a little bit now. Oh dear.....nothing will hold her back now. LOL
    Happy Huggies to you ~
    Sharron♥

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  18. Hi Tracy!
    This card is beautiful! I love how you colored the fairy's wings. So pretty! The red stitching just sets it off so nicely. I wish my sewing machine wasn't so heavy to drag out or I would really try that technique. :(
    Hope you had a lovely Easter. We had wonderful family time & went out for a nice dinner (no cooking for me....yay).
    Kim is healing nicely & driving a little bit now. Oh dear.....nothing will hold her back now. LOL
    Happy Huggies to you ~
    Sharron♥

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  19. A gorgeous card Tracy! I love the papers and the image is so adorable! I love fairies! hugs, Marlies

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  20. Oh Tracy, wonderful, wonderful, wonderful. Those wings are spectacular and your red stitching is divine.
    Thank you for sharing with us at The Squirrel & The Fox.
    Tracey
    x

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  21. Oh this is stunning ... I love the fairy ... her wings are beautiful!

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  22. Just gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at TCP (That Craft Place) challenge this time! Lisa xx

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  23. Beautiful card.Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

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  24. So, so pretty Tracy - the layout is lovely and those wings - Wowee!!
    A real stunner :)

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  25. Stunning and enchanting. Everthing is delightful on this card. Thanks for joining us this week at Delightful Sketches, and hope to see you back next week.
    Hugz,
    Christine Dt at Delightful Sketches

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  26. Gorgeous! Love the layout and the papers! Oh, I just love it all!
    HUgs, Iulia

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  27. Tracy, your card is fantastic! Fabulous colouring and design layout. Its stunning!!

    Thank you for joining our 'Spring' challenge at That Craft Place. Please come back and join us again soon :O)

    Inky Hugs

    Dawn
    xxx

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  28. The way you fill up the card is gorgeous...All the stuff is looking so fantastic...

    Plastic Business Cards
    Plastic Card
    Scratch Card

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  29. Wow I just love your project. thanks so much for joining our challenge t Catch the Bug, hope to see you again soon!

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  30. Wonderful card, thanks so much for playing along in our Anything Goes Challenge at Catch-the-Bug!

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  31. Oooo! Those glittery wings are just perfect, and I LOVE those Basic Grey, paper panels in the background! Yum!

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  32. I love the colorcombo and it´s a fantastic card. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

    Hugs Nadell

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  33. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us for our "Friends" challenge at Totally Stampalicious this week :)

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