Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tippy toes

     Hello my friends.  Hope your week is going well.  I've been rather down in the dumps myself.  Just kind of blah and definitely unable to find card making mojo.  sigh....     I've already tried to make a card with Odette a couple of weeks ago and just couldn't get it to come together.  She's so precious, but I just can't seem to design a card worthy of her.  This is what I came up with for our "Ribbons and/or bows" challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil.
     First off the pink ribbon is NOT that bright in real life.  It's really shiny though so the camera just exaggerates it.  I created a frame for Miss Odette with a couple of layers of chipboard that I painted with Picket Fence Crackle paint.  After drying it was inked with Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Walnut stain.  I did the same on the corner deco.  I used some embroidery thread to sew over the edges of the frame and then added brads where the ribbon tabs slide under it.  For the butterflies I used a Vintage Photo Distress marker to go around all the edges and cutouts for some definition.
     I've got tons of DT projects stacking up and little motivation so it's probably going to be rough around here for a while til I get back on track.  Hope your craftiness it revved up and ready to go.  Grab a Mo image and some ribbon and come join in this weeks challenge for your chance at a $5.00 Mo's gift voucher.  Lots of new images in the store.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Flutterby Wednesday's--anything goes with a butterfly or fairy
The Paper Shelter--anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Whimsy Inspirations--anything goes
Clear It Out--for a child (everything's old except the image)
Creative Craft--anythings goes
Jackson's Digital Expressions--pink or breast cancer
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Love to Create--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Stamp and Create--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin Corner--kiddie card

     Have a great Thursday!

Supplies

  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Baby Steps", Kraft Outlet chipboard, Bazzill Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Odette"
  • Ink:  Copics; Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain Distress inks,; Vintage Photo Distress marker
  • Tools:  Sizzix Sizzlets Architectural Accents, Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Miscellaneous:  ribbon and trim from my stash, Recollections brads and pearls, DMC embroidery thread, Picket Fence Crackle paint

48 comments:

  1. Oh I love this Tracy! gorgeous tutu colouring and love the flwoers and butterflies!

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  2. So sorry to hear you're feeling down in the dumps, my friend! It sure doesn't show in your card, though. This is adorable! I really love the frame around that sweet image with the cross stitches and crackle finish. Lovely flowers and butterflies, too. :)

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  3. Oh what a sweet little ballerina girl! Your card is beautiful girl! Hugs Anneke

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  4. Hi, Tracy,

    I love your card! I had to get a close up view just to pick up on all the fabulous detail included in your design. Your coloring is absolutely fabulous. Because your card incorporates Pink, I would love to see it entered in our Breast Cancer Awareness Challenge at http://jacksonsdigitalexpressions.blogspot.com We are donating $1.75 to Breast Cancer Research for every entry in our challenge this week. Hope to see you there.

    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner/DT Coordinator

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  5. fabulous card Tracy, love the frame round such a cute image, all works together beautifully
    Kim x

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  6. Tracy, I love that frame! The stitching and ribbon tabs are perfect accents; you might just find me casing that someday! Have a blessed day! {{{hugs}}}!

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  7. I love what you did with little Odette! No lack of Mojo here! Adorable treatment to the butterflies and the use of that rosette trim. I've had some for a year and just can't seem to figure out how to use it on a card.

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  8. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the soft colors and papers and beautiful details! Wonderful job coloring sweet little Odette!

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  9. This is gorgeous Tracy. I love the sweet image, you have coloured her beautifully and the detailing is wonderful

    Hugs Sue

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  10. Way too cute Tracy! I'd love to tip toe with this little sweetie here, love your tull trim, goes so wonderfully with her little tutu! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  11. Adorable!! Perfectly coloured ... and a beautiful design ... I hope you feel better soon ... thinking of you and sending a cyber hug ... take care girlfriend!

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  12. This is just beautiful Tracy. Love every bit of it! I just have to try that crackle paint.
    Sorry you are feeling down in the dumps....hope you feel better real soon.
    Luv, Babs xo

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  13. This is beautiful!! She is on my Mo wishlist .. I love the cute little bow and those pretty butterflies! Gorgeous card! Laura x

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  14. I think she's darling, and you chose the perfect papers and embellies to show her off! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge this week!

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  15. what a sweet card thanks for sharing with us at fbw love the butterfly accents.

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  16. Well geesh girl! If this is what you come up with when your craft mojo has left you then I'm at a loss for words. This is soooo cute & adorable! And SWEET! That was the first word that came to mind when I saw it. This image is so adorable & you colored her beautifully.
    I love every little detail......from the crackle finishes to the embroidery floss wrapped around the frame to the sweet little ribbon tabs. ADORABLE-NESS to the MAX!
    I hope you pull out of your funk. I just don't know how you create so much week after week. Each card is a treat for the eyes & I appreciate you sharing so much. (I guess I wasn't "at a loss for words" after all......LOL)
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you ~
    Sharron♥

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  17. No, I'm totally not up to par! LOL..You can't believe how relieved I was to read someone else was in the same boat. Not that I'd want you there, but sometimes, misery does love company..Hahaha! Think it might be the weather? My head feels like someone is using it for a bongo drum. If I see your mojo or you mine, pinky promise to send it back where it belongs. Your card is precious Tracy...looking at her makes me want to squeeze my kids!
    hugs to you and hope you enjoy your weekend.
    Twang

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  18. This is simply gorgeous. Love the distressed frame and corner and the beautiful papers and as for little Odette - she looks stunning.
    Hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  19. Do I have to come there & give you the biggest hug?....cheer up my friend! Your Odette is adorable; coloring is beautiful as always;love the butterflies & the frame is fabulous! Have a great day!
    Hugs, Renee

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  20. Wow this is fabolous Tracy!!!
    XXX Heidy

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  21. Hi tracy, sorry you are down in the dumps :( when that Mojo goes AWOL its certainly difficult to find it. I don't really feel I have found mine still.
    Loving the card though, I think you have really done her Justice.
    All the crackle and inking is beautiful.
    Sending you Hugs xxxx Mau

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  22. So gorgeous Tracy, fabulous image and colouring, love the rose ribbon and the beautiful butterflies.
    Thanks for joining in with us at Flutter By Wednesdays

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  23. This is beautiful!!! I love the crackle paint!! I love the distressing and the stitching. This is just fantastic. Thanks a lot for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! Good luck and I hope to see you again next week!!!

    - Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

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  24. WOW this is STUNNING!!!! Totally love the beautiful embellishments that you have done with the chipboard! Such a great idea to do the crackle. Your cards are always work of art.

    Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  25. Stunning as always Tracy..

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  26. Tracy, this is beautiful! You did a wonderful job colouring Odette, love the frame you made, and all the extra details you did on this. The cards just makes me smile!

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  27. Hi Tracy...I'm sorry you've been down in the dumpers lately...maybe it's the heat? Just take care of yourself. I have to say, tho, from where I'm sitting, your mojo is alive and well! This card is beyond precious!! I agree with you, Odette is so stinkin' adorable! And, believe me, your card definitely beautifully showcases her!! You rock! Hugs. Pat Frank

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  28. This is darling! I hope you are feeling a bit better today. We all have days or even weeks like that, you will be fine girlie. Said a prayer for you. hugs...

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  29. Tracy this is awesome. I love everything about your card. Wonderful job. Thanks so much for joining us at Love to Create Challenges this week. Hope to see you again next week as well. joann sassy raggedy

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  30. AWh! Tracy this is so gorgeous..Beautiful image and the papers you have chosen work so well...I think you have worked your magic again hun...hope you are feeling a little better today:)
    Big hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  31. Me again...forgot to say thank you for joining in at Make it Monday this week..see I get so excited when I see all your loveliness I forgot what I came for lol!!!
    Hugs,
    Marjorie
    xx

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  32. Hi there Tracy am sorry you are feeling down in the dumps, I hope you can perk up soon , Tim is taking me to London for the night to give me a break and to help me out of the dumps. SNAP !
    Your cards are just beautiful and you have coloured Odette perfectly ., you have a fabulous style and its a treat to see your work . Take care sweetie. I am writing this whilst on the train to London .....big hugs Elaine

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  33. She is so sweet. Another amazing card my friend.

    Hugs~

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  34. So beautiful and so very sweet, Tracy! Love every little detail...especially the rose trim under your image!!

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  35. This came out beautiful, Tracy! I totally get how youre feeling though. Ive stepped down from all my teams but one and I still cant seem to get my act together. Just not FEELING it; and when you don't FEEL it you cant "make it happen". At least I cant.Its a little frightening, especially if you have commitments.. I have to say when I see all the work youre having to churn out I feel a little anxious for you, cos Ive been there, done that and at the time youre having so much fun you think it will never end and then one morning you wake up and *poof* mojo is gone. And there you sit nursing a pile of deadlines and a stack of paper with not a single idea in your head wondering where and when it all flew away...
    Sorry to get sidetracked...I guess you can tel I'm in the same boat but perhaps I'm sitting a little lower in the water than you lol, sorry if Im being depressing.
    your card is stunning, your coloring just gets beyond perfection.Well done, gf!!

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  36. Just a great card. Your coloring is wonderful.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Whimsy's. Hope to see you again next month. joann sassy raggedy

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  37. WOWW this is absolutely stunning, wow, that is one cute image the design is amazing and so very beautiful, thank you for joining our challenge at The Paper Shelter this week
    hugs
    lorraine x

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  38. Here is your Odette Tracy!

    You says you've lost your craft mojo, but really i love this card so much! Love your colouring and the beautiful frame, great idea!

    A big hug, Franz.

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  39. Beautiful Tracy, glad you got your Mojo back to color and create your card with Odette, she is gorgeous. Love it :)

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  40. Wow Tracy, your talent is so great that you your feeling down card is still as gorgeous as can be. I love your coloring and all the details you add to your card. By the way I may have to case the idea of stitching ribbon and adding it as tabs. I love this card..its a keeper.
    Hugsz
    Lesia

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  41. This card is just beautiful.Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

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  42. LOL...I had to rush off to church after my last comment. Then I come home and find a completely new blog! It looks FABULOUS, Tracy!
    I'm so sorry to find this post so late...you being down in the dumps and all! I could have told you some jokes or a funny story or something! If you're still down in the dumps let me know! I just spent the day with my MIL I could share about that and you'd be cheered up real fast! haha

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  43. Hey Girlie! I just noticed that you joined our challenge over at Clear It Out challenges. Sweeeet! You know how much I adore this card! :)
    Good luck, Girlfriend!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  44. Wow Tracy, this is so gorgeous! The frame is absolutely great and I love the way you created flowers from the ribbon - it's so beautiful.

    Hugs, Anja♥

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  45. Tracy!!
    Just stunning as always. Love it. Love the ribbon roses.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  46. OMG, you are not only very creative but also quite prolific...lol. I had to scroll down for ages to get to Mo's card. Not that I mind that. All your latest creations are truly adorable:)
    No idea why you are not happy with this lovely ballerina. I think it turned out just beautiful and the way you created that frame and corners looks just perfect to me.
    Oh, and I love that bow:)
    Hugs, Iulia

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