Monday, April 2, 2012

Murray's Happy Easter

     This is Murray and she's one of Krista Smith's wonderful Saturated Canary images.  With her little chick and colorful eggs she's perfect for this weeks "Easter" challenge at The Kraft Journal.
     I've colored Murray with Copics and Prismas and gave her a glitzy Stickles frame.  The card base is Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  LOVE this stuff!  Oddly enough I colored the image first and then matched the papers.  Not my usual order, but it worked out this time.  :-)  The image and sentiment are both matted with more Light Kraft and I punched the deco edge behind the yellow mat from it also.  That's actually a row of hearts, but I just wanted the ends to stick out.  The corner embellishment was cut from chipboard first and then covered with another die cut in the Light Kraft.  Across the center I attached some Natural Twill Tape and some gorgeous pink and pearl trim.  The buttons are tied with Pink and Yellow Baker's Twine.
     We'd love to have you play along with our Easter challenge this week.  Just make sure your project includes kraft cardstock or a product from the Kraft Outlet.
     This is a very special week at The Kraft Journal cause we're welcoming two new DT members, Dorcas and Dawn.  I have the pleasure of being their DT Sistah for Mo's Digital Pencil also so it's extra special to me to have them come on board.  Make sure you give them a warm welcome.  They're going to wow you with their inspiration each week.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Addicted to Stamps--spring/Easter
Creative Inspirations Paint--Easter
Fashionista Challenge--anything goes for girls
Stamptacular Sunday--playing with pastels
The Crafty Pad--It's eggtastic! (Eggs, chicks, ducks)
The Squirrel and the Fox--Easter
Allsorts--photo inspiration
CMC Copic Challenge--spring pretties
Craft Your Days Away--Easter
One Stop Craft--Easter
Sweet Stampin'--spring or Easter
Card Makin Mamas--Easter
Totally Papercrafts--Easter
4 Crafty Chicks--Easter
Aud Sentiments--use "Happy Easter" sentiment
Paper Shelter--Easter
Sisterhood of Crafters--Easter
Crafty Sentiments--Easter
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Easter
Paper and Such Designs--spring or Easter
Top Tip Tuesday--Easter and/or animals

     Happy Monday!

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Natural Twill Tape
Pink Baker's Twine
Yellow Baker's Twine

Other Supplies

Paper:  The Paper Studio, Bo Bunny, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Murray"
Ink:  Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, Sizzix Sizzlits Architectural Accents,, Martha Stewart Lace Heart edge punch
Miscellaneous:  Yellow Stickles, Spare parts buttons, Recollections pearls, Hobby Lobby trim


Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Tracy, I so love the colours and the image is adorable. A beautiful card xxxx
Hugs Mau xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracy wow I just stared at this for awhile LOL. Love the colouring and everything matches just perfectly! I really like the stickles border...I have a few bottles lying around but don't really know what to do with them hehe

Lisa Minckler said...

Mornin' Hick,
I Love the glittered edges and the alternating baker's twine on the buttons and the stitching and well, the coloring is pretty okay. ;) Ha! It's AWESOME!!!!!

You have a great week my friend!
Twang aka polecat's belly...LOL!

Sandy Palmer said...

This is simply adorable Tracy! Your coloring is fabulous! I just love everything about your card!

JoanieMc said...

Oh,how cute! This is so sweet and adorable. Good color choices and just a fabby card. Thanks for entering the challenge at the Crafty Pad.


Sarah said...

Tracy, your coloring is totally awesome! Love those stockings! Hugs

Ros said...

So very beautiful ... love the image and the colours

Doreen said...

this is so amazing. The image is fab. Love your border and corner punch
Many thanks for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday this week

Elaine Stark said...

Very cute and pretty colours. Perfect for Easter. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Carla S. said...

This is fabulous, Tracy! You've colored Krista's cutie wonderfully! Great design!

Nancy said...

Oh, Tracy!! I do love to see what you do with Krista's images because it's always spectacular! Super cute card! I love all the wonderful elements you've put together, and the coloring is amazing! Love this card! :o)

Darlene said...

Totally adorable! Fabulous coloring and design! Certainly going to put a smile on the face of the recipient! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘EASTER’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Stacy Morgan said...

Springy delight! She is so sweet with those big round eyes, and your layout is perfect. Just beautiful, makes me smile!

Unknown said...

A truly fabulous and such a pretty Easter/Spring card! Love the image, your colouring, the stitches and all the dies, just gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira

Tami G said...

So pretty. Your coloring on the image is Amazing..

heidy said...

This is Gorgeous Tracy, I so love the colours and the image is adorable.
Hugs Heidy

deesdesigns said...

Tracy, your card is stunning. I love the look of the kraft paper you used with the combination of colors and papers. I struggle with using kraft paper and I plan to use you as an inspiration of how to use it best. Thanks so much for joining our "Happy Easter" challenge at Aud Sentiments and sharing your creativity with us all!

Ann Marie Governale said...

Your card is simply stunning. I am a big fan of Saturated Canary images and I know they are not easy to color- you have done a magnificent job! Your card design is equally beautiful. Thank you so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sundays! Please join us again, the prizes are great and we look forward to seeing more of your beautiful designs. xxx Ann Marie

Laura said...

Love your card Tracy! I love the little touch of glitter too!
Laura xx

Janice M said...

Oh my word this is ADORABLE!! Your coloring is amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at Paper and Such!

Rachel said...

So sweet! What a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week, Wedgie xxx

Debs said...

Stunning card - love the image and the colours are perfect.
Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Dawn said...

Such a darling image & a beautiful card!
Thanks so much for playing at The Crafty Pad this week in our
It's Egg-tastic Challenge!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Ooh, this is so adorable, Tracy! Such fabulous detailing with the punches edging and layered die cuts. Love the glitter edge you gave the focal image, and love that coloring. The pink and yellow color combo mixed with the kraft is just fabulous, too.

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Thanks for joining us for our what Easter means to you challenge. Lovely card, very pretty image and coloured beautifully.

Kasey ~ in Oz
Guest Designer @ 4CCC

Fiona said...

awe...I love it!! This is just so sweet, fabby papers and stitching and of course fabby colouring!!

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Jac’s Playground said...

ooh gorgeous, just love everything about it, the colouring, the colours, the embellishements the design all just gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Dawn B. said...

This is adorable Tracy. I love her eyes. It makes her look so real. Great coloring as always. This is precious.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

She's just super, super cute Tracy! Your colouring is amazing - her hair looks absolutely fabulous and the layout rocks :)

Kathya said...

Absolutely wonderful card! Very sweet and great color choices.

Unknown said...

Just look at her eyes. She looks amazing. I am in awe of your coloring my friend.

Hugs, Linda

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, just love the colour combo & the layout!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Tracey Manderson said...

Lovely Card. Thanks for joining us at The paper Shelter, good luck and hope to see you next time.

Rina said...

This is so feminine and lovely! I just love the SC images and your coloring is so nice. Thanks for shaing this lovely Easter card.

Thanks for joining in at

DT Coordinator,


Rina said...

PS. Why dont you enter it in our DT call?

Tracey T said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Tracy! Fabulous colours and I love the corner die! Hugs, Tracey

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous SC image beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx

Lori Turner said...

OMGOSH Tracy! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks for our Easter challenge!

Lisa Minckler said...

Hi T! :)
Just doing my daily stalking and realized that I got sidetracked with your beautiful card and didn't thank you for joining in our challenges at Top Tip Tuesday and The Squirrel & The Fox. Shame on me!
So... "THANK YOU!" :D
Best of luck to you and have a great day.

CraftyMomOf3 said...

This is totally gorgeous!!

Thanks for joining us at Paper and Such!

Crafty Hugs!

Tamie said...

How fun is this? Totally fun, love the image, the colors, the layout and your coloring. Thank you so much for sharing your inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, love the image and your colouring, fab detail too, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx

Kathleen said...

Oooh gorgeous, love it! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter. Good Luck
Kat xx

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, really beautiful! Love the image and your colouring - your colour choices are perfect and love the embellishments.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.


Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Darling Easter card, Tracy! So cute & I love those colorful sockies. Great idea to use just the tips of that heart border peeking out. Nicely done!
I just saw that you won over at Paper Sundaes....big congrats!

I just took Kim to the Dr today for her 2 week check up & she's doing great. Yippee Skippee! Has to wait 4 more weeks to drive & go in the pool & spa but she can take a shower now. YAY! LOL Oh it's the little things that always mean the most.......right. LOL

Happy Huggies ~

Julie said...

Wow! You blow me away with your coloring skills! This is a stunner!
Thanks so much for joining us at Paper and Such....hope to see you play along with us again!

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Hi Tracy

This is such a fabulous card everything is so well co-ordinated and your colouring is fab!

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

Caz said...

Lovely Card thanx for joining us at One Stop Craft Challenge..And good luck.


Grenouille Greetings said...

Oh so pretty! Love your ribbon treatment and your delightful colours! Hugs,Lesley

debbi taylor said...

beautiful card - your colouring is lovely x thanks for joining in at the crafty pad challenge this week x

Michele Spera said...

Beautiful job on this awesome image:-) thank you so much for joining us at CMC

Lisa T said...

Very pretty card! Love all the embellishments and your coloring is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts!

xxxtglxxx said...

Oh this is beautiful!! Gorgeous colouring and glittery details! :)

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week,



Jenny said...

WOW - super duper card. Love it all the papers your colouring.... Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionista Challenges. Jenny x

Dragonlady said...

Beautiful design and gorgeous colours. Thanks for playing at Aud Sentiments.

Hugs Ali x

Bettina L. said...

Oh she is so supercute and with that adorable little chicken.I love how you've coloured this in and used great colours for your design. Thanks for playing at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back sunday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

Mummylade said...

such a lovely project Tracy! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

Janneke said...

What a amzing card ..
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week!

Janneke XO

Natali said...

Woooowwww!!! Sweet Sweet Sweet!!! Love Love Love!!! ))

And thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` ))

Anita said...

This card is melt your heart cute! I love every little thing about it, including that fabulous Saturated Canary image. Thank you for joining us at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!

Micki said...

wonderful coloring and gorgeous card. really stunning. especially love that pink checkerboard paper with the browns. thanks so much for playing along with us at the sisterhood of crafters.

Kim O'Connell said...

Tracy! This is PERFECT! Love those Saturated Canary images! You colored her beautifully! Thanks for playing along with us for the Paper and Such Challenge!

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a gorgeous card you have made for this challenge. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

Suzanne said...

love it great colouring great layout and colour combo thanks for joining us at fashionista

Amanda said...

Lovely Easter Card. Thanks for playing along at Craft Your Days Away.


cebelica said...

What a lovely card. I really like the design. Thank you for joining our Fashionista challenge! Hugs! xx

Teresa said...

Stunning card Tracy.
Teresa xx