Thursday, June 28, 2012

Heartfelt Hugs

( My Mo birthday candy giveaway is open for a few more days if you haven't
 linked up yet.  Just click on the pic in the sidebar for all the details.)

     YAY!  It's Thursday and time for another challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  The theme this week is "Straight from the heart".  My pup has been on my mind a lot lately.  She's almost fourteen years old and arthritis has all but crippled the poor girl.  You could easily insert a picture of anybody in my family including my parents and uncle for Bella in this image.  That's how loved my Gwennie is.  Smart as a whip and full of personality, she just steals the heart of anyone who meets her.
     For my card I decided I wanted to have a chevron panel behind my image so I started surfing for a tutorial on how to make your own chevron paper.  I found several, but the one I chose to use is a super simple one from Jennifer McGuire.  You can find it here.  This allowed me to use the papers from the collection to match.  I layered the finished piece on two layers of thin chipboard to give it some height and dimension.  I tried hitting the embossed dots on my banner pieces with a white ink pad, but you could barely see the white so I ended up going over them with a white gel pen.
     Hope you like Bella and Bronte.  You can find them in Mo's store.  They're sending you heartfelt hugs and an invite to play along this week at Mo's.  There's a $5.00 gift certificate up for grabs per every 25 players.  Ya gotta be in it to win it!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Craft Room Challenge--friendship
Jackson's Digital Expressions--anything goes
Paper and Such--snail or dog
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Digi Makeover--anything goes
Incy Wincy Deisgns--anything goes
Love to Create--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Paper Playtime--say it with sentiments
Tammy's Scrapin Corner--anything goes
PanPastelUK--anythings goes
Pile It On--make your own embellishment
Sweet Sunday Sketch--sketch
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday--make your own embellishment
Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges--3 things

     Happy Thursday!


Supplies

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye Lost and Found--Madison Avenue, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft cardstock and chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Bronte Hearts Bella"
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  MFT Die-namics Fish Tail Banners and Fancy Flourish, Memory Box Tender Leaves die, Nestabilities Labels One, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections flowers and pearls, Diamond Stickles, The Paper Studio bling

68 comments:

sue - bearhouse said...

Hi Tracy. Your card is stunning, I LOVE that image so much. The papers are gorgeous and I love the chevron pattern, it looks so effective.
Awww your dog sounds so lovely!

Hugs Sue

nwilliams6 said...

I love this image (I say that about all these images but it is hard not to love them all). Love the sketch and the pup of course. Lovely creation as usual!!!!

angelwhispers said...

What a special card Tracy and loving your design superb with these papers and the image well as always so perfectly coloured! Chanelle xx

Geri said...

SO, so cute, Tracy...all the way down to the little band-aid on her knee! Love the chevrons, too! Great design!

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,fabulous image and colours.xxx

Linda R said...

LOVE this card. I just love there images. I have a few.. I just can't get them to look as wonderful as you do..

Hugs~

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,love this Mo image,those gorgeous papers and details :) x

Lisa M said...

Happy Birthday Tracy!!!!!
I love your chevron raised background..excellent tutorial link too. Your card is PRECIOUS.
I hope you have a wonderful day and are spoiled rotten. You deserve it!
Hugs to you,
Twang

Lisa M said...

I stated that a day early, but I'm not sure I'll be in town tomorrow so it's early wishes to you my friend!!! :)

KimCreate said...

WOW, what a beautiful card! Love the chevrons. Thanks for taking me to a new blog resource! Your lay out is so pretty! the coloring is masterful!
Kim

Dorcas said...

Awwwww I do love this image!! I usually don't color an image more than twice but this one I've used several times, just love it! Beautiful card, Tracy!

Boxofcolours said...

One of my favourite Mo images - and you have done a fab job with it.
Hugs
Jane

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and that awesome chevron background! Fantastic coloring of Mo's sweet image! Hugs!

Rene said...

Awwww! This is so sweet and pretty! Love all the stitching and those flowers! Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week. Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry for a chance at our second prize! Good luck,
Rene :D

Janis said...

This is just beautiful. I love the image, the coloring, the sewing, everything. Thank you so much for entering this into Paper Playtime's challenge. I'd love it if you enter it into my other challenge blog too, Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. It's just lovely. :) Janis
http://pausedreamenjoychallenges.blogspot.com/

Chris said...

love your coloring and the colors of the card. it's beautiful.

Pat said...

Oh Tracy...I LOVE this card!! Your coloring and design work are stunning, as always. And I know what you mean about your "puppy"...we have two furballs who are absolutely our "children"! They even sleep with us! But we draw the line on showering with the humans! hehe! Have a great weekend, hunny bunny! Hugs. Pat Frank

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A super duper card depicting the friendship between a young girl and her pet...your attention to detail as usual is amazing..thank you for joining in with us at the Craft Room this fortnight. Suzanne :)

Maria Therese said...

Beauuutiful card ♥♥

Renee said...

I know what you mean about your Gwennie...we had to have our beautiful Morgan put down in Jan (she was 12 & had bladder cancer)...she was still as spry as a puppy & soooo much a part of our family....I still cry soetimes when I think about her!
Your card is gorgeous...love the chevron....off to check out the tutorial!
Hugs,
Renee

Ira Huberts said...

Amazingly beautiful and so very sweet. Such a darling image, we all like a good hug, don't we! Your colouring is spot on, it's absolutely perfect, but then again it always is!!! You're Mrs. Copic allright ;-) Countdown has started until your birthday ;-) Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.com

Ashley Horton said...

Very sweet card and I love the story behind it!! Love the chevron pattern and the pretty flowers! Thanks for playing along with us @ Frosted Designs!!

Lorraine said...

I saw your gorgeous card on MIM. Love the image and colours and your design is great.
Lorraine x

Zoe Sanderson said...

Great fun, thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your darling card, Tracy! So very sweet. Love the chevrons too. Thanks so much for the link. I'll have to save it in my Pinterest or I'll never remember where I put it. LOL
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Joann Burton said...

So cute Tracy,,, I love the colors.Thanks so much for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Hope to see you again next week. joann sassy raggedy

Alina said...

wow, Tracy, so beautiful, I can imagine how beautiful it is in ´´real life´´! gorgeous colours!
hugs, Alina

Mema's Crafts said...

Tracy this is gorgeous. I love the colors, the stitching, the chevrons and your coloring is awesome as well. Thanks for joing us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Wendy L said...

Lovely card. Great to join us at Love to Create Chllenge. Wendy DT. xxx

Becky G said...

Tracy, I saw your card on Make It Monday and wanted to tell you how fabulous I thought it was!

Grenouille Greetings said...

Beautiful colour work! Love your zig zag background! Hugs, Lesley

Danni said...

Fun image, fun colors, fun details...fun card!! and pretty too!

Debra Miller said...

Love this card Tracy! Saw it on MIM.

Little Miss Muffet Challenge blog has a new challenge today. The theme is sparkle if you are interested in entering another challenge. :) Hugs Deb

NickelNook said...

Have you noticed the footwear theme on all your fabulous images? lol Love this one and your gorgeous coloring! The chevrons are fantastic! The entire design of this card is fabulous! :o)

Shelby said...

Such a beautifully colored image. Your clean lines in your design are awesome and love how you've done the chevron pattern!

Shelby

Alyce said...

This is lovely Tracy! Super cute image and that chevron paper is such an awesome touch. Aww I hope your doggy is ok :( It is so sad when they start to get old as they do become a part of the family. Sending big hugs xx

Eileen said...

Fabulous, fabulous work. Such an attractive card with a super image. Real talent all the way !
Thanks for joining us in this weeks PanPastel challenge. E x

Cathy said...

Tracy, I love Bella and Bronte, Your chevron pattern is awesome and your layout and design are beautiful. The coloring of the image is gorgeous and the glitter pen on the tutu skirt is perfect :) Love everything about this project!!! Hug your dog for me :)

debby4000 said...

Adorable card Tracy and such pretty colours.
luv
Debby

Tammy Ortiz said...

This is so very cute. I love this image. Just wonderful
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Jude said...

This is so gorgeous Tracy, and fabulous colouring in of the very cute image.

Hugs
Judex

Janis said...

I still agree with my earlier comment, this is just beautiful and sweet. I love it! So glad you posted it at Paper Playtime and Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges. :) Janis

Wedgie said...

Super cute card, very pretty.
Saw you on Make it Monday.

Wedgie xxx

Sheila H said...

Sweet card. Love the colors and the chevrons. Thanks for playing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Joyce Owens said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining in on the fun this week at JDE; good luck.

NanaConnie said...

Fabulous coloring, Tracey! Love those chevron stripes. We're honored that you chose to play in our "Anything Goes" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. I really hope we're going to see your wonderful creations in each of our challenges.
NanaConnie DT

Lucy Kelleher said...

Awwww -- love that stamped image :) Great details on your card -- TFS.

Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime!

Lucy
http://www.love2createitall.com

Audrey Pettit said...

OH, this is so, so cute, Tracy! That image is sooooo adorable! Makes me miss my Crissy baby even more! LOVE your design! That chevron print is fabulous. Really love the banners with the embossed dots, too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable! She is super sweet, awesome coloring as always and super fun colors.

Elaine said...

Tracy wow this is fantastic , your colouring is superb well done Hugs Elaine

Sheryl said...

Beautiful card, gorgeous layout and image. Amazing colouring.
Thanks for joining us at INCY WINCY this week. Good Luck.
Hugs Sheryl x

Chana said...

Tracy, this is just stunning! I am a huge admirer of your work, so it is very nice to see you here in my challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Big Hugz,
Chana, DT Coordinator

Sarah said...

This is a beautiful card! The papers go so well together and I love the way you've coloured the image! Thanks for joining us @ Frosted Designs!

Zenita Smith said...

Beautiful card!! Those papers and that digi are just great!!Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!
Z

Confiseries Papier said...

Adorable,love it! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Heidi said...

Your card is gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
Lovely image.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lozzapops said...

This is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Bearly Mine! Laura x

MindyYoung said...

Super cute card and you coloring is awesome!!

Jennifer said...

This is just wonderful! I pray you'll get lots of heartfelt hugs today and every day!

Debi said...

great card and image thanks for sharing at craft room challenge, debi x

Esther said...

Lovely card - what a sweet image, that chevron panel is amazing, looks really effective...Thanks so much for joining our 'Friendship' Challenge at Craft-Room...Esther xx.

Chris said...

It's always a pleasure visiting your blog and seeing what you've created. Your coloring is magnificent and the design is great. The chevrons look super.
thanks for playing with us at Pile It On.

Crafty and Green said...

Beautiful!! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Love to Create Challenge! We Really Appreciate your Support & your Creativity! Please Come Back & Play with us again really soon!!

Many Blessings,
Tina

Berni Cuttino said...

Stunning, lots of fun. Thanks for joining in on the fun this week at JDE,
DT CAS Leader
Berni

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

what a wonderful card. I love that image and you have colored them so very well. Dogs do make a family! It's really hard to imagine our lives without them. Thanks for sharing the link on how to make the chevron!

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

what a stunning card you have made. It is perfect for our challenge. Thank you for taking part in the challenge and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team Member) xxx

The EmBellished Card - Belinda said...

Such a lovely card. I love your coloring skills. Thanks for playing along with us @ Pause Dream Enjoy Challenges.
Blessings,
Belinda
http://theembellishedcard.blogspot.com

Cynthia said...

Precious!