Friday, July 6, 2012

The happy tree

     This was my house yesterday--the happy tree.  Why was it happy?  Because I had a house full of wonderful friends all day long.  If you read my post yesterday you know that I was supposed to have my little 6 year old sweetie for the day, well the whole family plus some ended up staying from about 10:30 to after 9:00.  Now I have to be honest and say my intended visitor was not very happy about having her Mrs. Tracy Day interrupted with extra visitors LOL, but it all worked out wonderfully otherwise, and yes Sharron, when she comes over we DEFINITELY craft together.  :-)  She loves to raid my punches.  LOL
     Tammy is doing another re-release for A Day For Daisies this week of some fun tree images while she irons out some wrinkles in her store makeover.  I chose to use the "Happy Tree" image on kraft and color with Prismacolor pencils.  This image is on sale for 50% off this week by the way.  :-)
     I'm not overly proficient with my pencils but this time I tried to stick to blending with them instead of using the odorless mineral spirits to blend.  I like the effect I got.  It's kind of hard to see but I outlined the kraft die cut in gold gel pen.  I have a drawer full of funky trims from my scrapbooking endeavors and I found this great blue fancy yarn to use for my tag pull.
     It's pretty CAS but I needed something to use in my Bible that wasn't real bulky.  If you'd like to play along with our new challenge we're looking for "Anything but a card" projects.  You can find all Tammy's great images in the ADFD store and you can find the challenge on the ADFD blog.
     Happy Friday!


Supplies

  • Papers:  Recollections
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Happy Tree"
  • Ink:  Prismacolor pencils, Sakura Gold gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Eight, Crop-a-dile
  • Miscellaneous:  We Are memory keepers eyelet, trim from my stash

33 comments:

  1. Sounds like the best day! Great tag - love your coloring and the funky fiber pull.

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  2. Tracy, this is my kinda day too. It sounds as if you all had fun. I love your Happy Tree and the colouring is beautiful. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xxx

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  3. Tracy, this is such a sweet bookmark. Love your pencil colouring! Hugs, Tracey xx

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  4. I can't believe you did this in pencil..it's so vibrant and beautiful. What a wonderful tag for your Bible Tracy. I LOVE IT!!!

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  5. This is gorgeous Tracy! Sounds like you had a fab day!

    Arabella

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  6. I disagree - I think you are extremely proficient (and more) with your pencils and this is a lovely tag with a great sentiment! Sounds like you had a lovely day too! Hugs, Lesley

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  7. Looks like a perfect Bible bookmark to me! Super pretty coloring too! I'm glad to hear you had such a happy day! :o)

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  8. Love your happy tree!!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  9. Tracy
    This is so funny - I just said yesterday to my daughter I really need to take the time to make a bookmark or two for my books that I have to read! I love your bookmark and I hope to join in with ADFD challenge and get bookmarking;) Tracy, could you send me the link again for the challenges - this time I promise to write it down. Hugs

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  10. Love this!! I can't believe you got the colors so vibrant on Kraft! It looks amazing : )

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  11. what a gorgeous bookmark! so perfect for your Bible!

    glad your day was so special for the both of you. :)

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  12. Cute Cute Cute! And yes, I agree that letting the pencils blend themselves is really the best option on kraft!

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  13. Oh, I do love this with the scripture and I always love to see your pretty colors on Kraft! Glad you had a great day!!

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  14. Hi Tracy what a super card I love this….It really is a happy tree Great work Well done Hugs Elaine

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  15. Well its sounds like you had a fab day and I just love this tag the image looks perfect on the kraft! Chanelle xx

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  16. Wow!! Fantastic colouring and gorgeous image!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  17. This is truly stunning. I adore the image and the way you have coloured it is wonderful

    Hugs Sue

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  18. Sounds like a wonderful day Tracy! My grandkids are coming out for a few days & they love to get into Grandma's craftroom...I always have lovely creations to hang on my fridge when they leave!
    Hugs, Renee

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  19. Wonderful Tracy. I have not tried the pencils on Kraft yet but this is just great. I love it...joann sassy raggedy

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  20. This is just stunning! I love this tree and the colours just pop against the kraft! Perfect verse to go with this to!

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  21. What a lovely tag for your Bible, Tracy!
    I'm so glad to see that you & your little sweetie do craft together. Nothing like it & it makes for wonderful memories. I'm sure she eventually got over her disappointment about having to share you with her family...lol. You'll just have to make it up to her another time.
    Have a FABulous weekend, GF! My son & dil are coming over tomorrow to go swimming before they head 2 hours north of us to settle into their new home. waa waa waa
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  22. Sounds like you had a fun day! I love the cute image...it looks so pretty on the kraft and your pencil colouring is perfect! :)

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  23. Gorgeous!! Just so beautiful and I can't believe how vibrant the colours are - amazing :)

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  24. Your tag is gorgeous!
    I had to buy that image myself, it's beautiful:)
    Your colouring is amazing.
    Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

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  25. Oh, you must have had a great time with this little lady! Your craftroom must be more attractive to her than the candystore ;-) What a fab card this is Tracy, it's indeed a HAPPY tree with those great colours, they stick out beautifully against the kraft paper! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  26. This is lovely ... going to look so pretty in your Bible ... Have a lovely weekend xxx

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  27. Adorable! Such a fun image and wonderful sentiment, and your pencil coloring is totally amazing!

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  28. This is such a sweet bookmark. I like that it is not too bulky (I've had problems with some of the ones I have made in the past.) Your coloring on kraft is beautiful and so vibrant.


    ~Cheryl~

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  29. Gorgeous job on this Tracy! The colors really POP on that kraft!

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