Saturday, August 11, 2012

Eggshell art?

        It's a sad thing to admit that you're afraid of a color, but tell me to make something with white and my brain starts to spasm.  The current challenge at the Catered Crop is to use white.  Oh how I struggled over this card before this cutie pie chicken saved my bacon.  I just love Bugaboo images and when I came upon this one it gave me the idea to do the basic weave as a background.  (You can find my tutorial on this here.)  I had to do it twice cause I made the strips too wide on the first attempt and I didn't ink the edges either which really made a difference.  After I finished it I had to snicker cause it made me think of the eggshell art kids do in grade school.
     So all of you who don't tremble at the thought of crafting with white are invited to come join in the challenge and show us your awesome white creations.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bloggers Challenge--add texture
Clearly Inspired--things with wings
Digi Doodle--things with wings
Make It Monday--anything goes
That Craft Place--things with wings

     Have a fabbie weekend.  I'm scheduled to redeem the pedicure gift certificate my bestie gave me for my birthday.  It will be my first time to have my toesies pampered.  Sounds like heaven to me.  :-)


Supplies
  • Paper:  Kraft Outlet Brown Cover Weight, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Bugaboo "Chicken Soup", TPC Studio "Greetings"
  • Ink:    Copics, Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles, Scalloped Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, Michaels button, ribbon from Big Lots

56 comments:

  1. THIS is stunningly Gorgeous!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE that weaving!! I will so use that technique.. I think it is gorgeous! AND I'm going to have to Pin you.. cause I just LOVE it!! And I know what you mean about spasming over white LOL I have that same issue! Even more so with CAS.. I just can't seem to do it!! LOL

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  2. Oooo it´s adorable!!!!! I love how you did the background paper!!!! It fits with the cute imge PERFECTLY!
    What a great idea =D

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  3. Woah!! Tracy this is amazing! LOVE the background...and you should never be afraid of anything crafty because all your works are AMAZING! :D

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  4. Goodness gracious me ... what a superb creation ... this is stunning Tracy ... I love that weaving and as always your image is perfection!

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  5. Oh, I love it!! The weaving with the inked edges makes the perfect background!! And with just the right amount of embellishments to finsh it off! Wonderful idea and card!!

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  6. Gorgeous white card and I love the country 'flavor'! The background is perfect! Hugs

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  7. Wow, fabulous!! You've outdone yourself with this one (and you say you can't do CAS!!!). Love. love, love that woven background and the whole card is winner, winner chicken dinner :)

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  8. This is clever. Love the woven/inked white background and the image is great - there's nothing better than chicken soup when you're not feeling your best. Enjoy your pedicure! Hugs, Tracey x

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  9. I was just thinking of your basket weave tecnique last night. You'll most likely see it on my next card.
    Your card came out fabby, just love the image and the red gingham ribbon!
    Kim

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  10. Love the background with this cute chicken although there is something a bit Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy about the image. Loved your mixed metaphors in your content too! Hugs, Lesley

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  11. I love the woven background you have created ( scraplifting this ) , awesome card , thx for sharing with us .

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  12. Addorable get well, your basket weave is fantastic once again!

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  13. WOW" This is fabulous Tracy. I love the cute image and what woven background looks wonderful, the way you have inked the edges of each strip looks so effective

    I hope you enjoy the rest of the weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  14. Well, you might be afraid of white, but you did an amazing job with it, Tracy! That woven background is stunning! Love that you inked the strips because the texture shows up that much more. Really adorable little chicken image and design. Love this!

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  15. Oh Tracy, your card is perfection! Love your woven background, it's gorgeous, especially with those distressed edges, really cool and the image? Too cute! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.com

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  16. fantastic card, love that weaving! so effective!
    Kim x

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  17. Oh Hunnie I adore this card...that chicken is just so darn cute!! Loving how you have done the weaving... souper card (sorry can't help myself lol!!)
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  18. Wow i love your background!
    Thank for joining us at digi haven!
    Hugs Xxx Sandra

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  19. Tracy your card is absolutly wonderful. I love the egg shell background and the red accents. And chicken soup is yummy! However, to be eligible as a winner, Digi Haven requires "free" digi images to be used. If there is a link for the Bugaboo chicken soup image, which I love their image too. Please provide. But again, great card and thanks for linking up this week.

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  20. I LOVE this card! So cute and sweet! Look at that poor chicken cooking himself! Lol!
    Thank you so much for joining us at MIM this week! Don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM for a chance at our second prize!
    Rene :D

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  21. This is absolutely the cutest thing ever.
    http://iwycd.blogspot.com/

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  22. This is incredible! I just love the ribbon and the little chicken! Amazing weaving, it looks fantastic!

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  23. Adorable card Tracy!! I love the image and the colors. Good job. Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  24. Oops!! Saw this on MIM. Forgot to mention that. Love your card!! Hugs, Gloria

    http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

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  25. Holy Holy Cow! Ooops, Chicken! Amazing as always.

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  26. Wow Tracy!! A fantastic card and you made a perfect background for the cute little chicken!! Stunning!!! hugs, Marlies

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  27. This is Super CUTE Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  28. Tracy the cards on this front page are fabulous , you have been busy i love all Tammy's ADWD images and that writing on the wall one is so cute. Fabulous card wit the mice and buttons I love it and this one is super with all the weaving well done great work hugs Elaine

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  29. WOW!! I love your card Tracy, the weave pannel looks amazing!! It is simply stunninh, as everything you create. Hugs, Ivonne

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  30. Tracy
    What a job you did on this one! You have a lot of patience for all that weaving and it looks great! Love the little chicken too! Hugs

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  31. The chicken "saved your bacon"...bwahaha! You crack me up, Tracy!! I love this card, kiddo! Brilliant idea (and one I fully intend to "borrow" one day! hehe!) I want to come live in your brain for a week...you always come up with the most clever ideas!! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  32. Love your card Tracy, the weaving looks really great - a beautiful design!
    Have a nice week!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  33. oh how adorable, tracy! love it! thanks for sharing and have a wonderful Sunday! love ya, steph :)

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  34. Absolutely gorgeous card! :) Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Ashley

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  35. What a great card, I love it! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges.
    xx

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  36. Oh, Tracy...You're so cute! ;o)
    I never would have guessed you felt that way about white! Your card is wonderful and the Bugaboo image is just perfect for that fabulous woven background! :o)

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  37. Fantastic. I will check this tutorial out. Great job. joann sassy raggedy

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  38. What a fun, creative, humorous, well designed card! I love everything about it. Thank you for contacting Karen, a Design Team member at Digi Haven www.DigiHaven.Blogspot.com. Although your card is not eligible for the winners circle it is an inspiration and your technique is absolutely something to be shared :o) Please come back and join us using a free digi image when you have a chance. I can't wait to see your next creation! This is just fabulous! ♥ Denise

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  39. That background looks awesome. Don't be afraid my friend. You rocked this challenge..

    Hugs~

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  40. Well you certainly Cracked this one ok...lol
    Love it Tracy and the image is a real sweetie.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  41. Hands down...BEST get well card EVER! Fab tutorial too. "Must remember inking, must remember inking" just telling myself now!

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  42. This is just adorable and thanks so much for joining us this week at Digi Haven.

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie

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  43. Cute card Tracey this image made me smile. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Challenge at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges. Jenny x

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  44. Oooo! That background is absolutely scrumptious, Tracy! And I adore the country appeal of those chickens and your yummy gingham!

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  45. Such a cute Get Well card, love the weaved background! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

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  46. Love your distressed weave - super card altogether!
    Alison x

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  47. Love this card! The image is so cute! Thanks for visiting us at Digi Haven. I'm sad that your image is not a freebie. Hope you'll join us again with a free image so you'll be in the running for the winner's circle. Your card is really very cute!
    ~Sandy

    sandy's crafty creations

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  48. Gorgeous card Hun I love the background effect it's brilliant and the chicken is so cute :)

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop Challenges this week

    Hugs Mandy DT xxx

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  49. This is absolutely amazing! LOVE the background and your image is darling! Fabulous! :)

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  50. Oh Tracy, again you with "your basket" and again it looks amazing!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  51. How cool the Basket background FAB
    Great cheerful image to.

    Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodles shop Challenge

    Tracey DT

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  52. Fabulous weaving and a great tutorial, too! When I saw your post title, I thought it WAS eggshells and I was doubly impressed!

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  53. Wow! Absolutely love it! I love "country", so your card is right 'up my alley'. I just have to try that weaving, it looks amazing in the white with the inked edges. Thanks for the tut. too.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  54. The background weave is so cool! Nice job!

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  55. Absolutely fabulous!!Thanks for joining us at That Craft Place
    hugs
    laney

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  56. OMGosh Tracy! You rocked the white on this card. Love the woven effect........it added so much cool dimension to your card. Love it! And it does remind me of egg shells. LOL Cool!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you ~
    Sharron♥

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