Friday, October 26, 2012

Fairy Dreams

     I was so scared to take on this image and I TOTALLY cheated cause I had Alyce's beautifully colored version blown up on my screen to see where I needed to add shading.  Thanks Alyce!  Once I started coloring it, it just kind of took me over.  So much so that I totally forgot that I was supposed to be making it for a DT project, and I didn't use a single product I was supposed to on the card.  LOL  I was photographing it when it hit me that I had totally blew the assignment.  So here is a very rare "extra" card from me.  I have lots of room for improvement on this type of coloring, but I'm pretty happy with it all the same.
     As stated in my earlier post I have sadly resigned from the A Day For Daisies team.  I have so enjoyed working with Tammy's images, but I just cannot keep up the pace of so many DT's.  I will be posting my last project for another team this month also.  Sad times, but I feel the need to get out from under some of the pressure to design weekly so I don't totally lose my desire to craft.  Maybe I will be able to find a few spare minutes here and there to make some more "extra" cards.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Paper Play--butterflies and bees or other things with wings
Crafts and Me--fantasy creatures
Whimsy Inspirations--all things sparkly
Through the Classroom Door--anything goes
Craft Your Passion--fairies and fantasy
Eureka Stamps--things with wings
Make It Monday--anything goes
Sunday Sketch and Stamp--sketch

     Hope you've got something wonderful planned for this weekend!

Supplies

Paper:  Prima "Botanical", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Crafts and Me "Hidden"
Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo Disress ink, Sakura Gold gel pen
Tools:  Martha Stewart Daisy Edge and Flourish punches, Spellbinders Donna Salazar Creative Page Tabs
Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Celebrate It ribbon, DMS embroidery thread, Crystal Stickles

55 comments:

  1. Hi Tracy: This is a beautiful card, so sweet and delicate. The coloring is amazing. Hugs, Ivonne

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  2. Oh this is just gorgeous,love the image....great design.xxx

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  3. I don't like to use the word "cheated." I prefer the term "tutorially casing" myself..LOL. What a hoot that you totally lost yourself in this card and forgot the mission...hahahaha..I love it! It's a truly fabulous rare 'extra' and your shading is way over the top! Definitely, at least from my keen perspective (pfft) looks outstanding! I love the partial stitching too.
    I'm so glad to hear that you're being reasonable with yourself and making sure you keep the love of crafting alive. No worse feeling than burn out. I know they'll miss you, but completely understand.
    Had the worst internet service last night and tried for over an hour to leave you ONE message so I'm off now to try again.
    Hugs to you Hick and Happy Friday!
    Twang

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  4. This is gorgeous the image is beautifully coloured and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

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  5. Uh!!!! I can only swoon at this ... Lady you are an artiste extraordinaire!

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  6. This is stunning, I would say your colouring of that gorgeous image looks perfect. The papers and design are wonderful too

    I hope you have a good weekend
    Hugs Sue

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  7. This card is spectacular! Your shading is just gorgeous...her gown is so flowy (that's a technical term). Superb layering and contrast. Lovely little details like the stitching here and there. Lucky us...a bonus card.

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  8. Beautiful colouring on this fabulous image. Gorgeous card!

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  9. From cute to gorgeous,it's such a small step for you Tracy,what a talented lady are you!!
    XXX Heidy

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  10. Your card is gorgeous. I often look at someone's blog if I have to color something challenging. But I have learned from it so it ok!
    Your color choices are gorgeous. Love the black too.

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  11. Totally, absolutely fabulous, Tracy!!!! Unbelievable coloring... and the card as a whole is amazing. I understand your time commitment problems. When I retired I knew I didn't want to take on too much and ruin the freedom of creating... am really thankful I followed through with that plan although every now and then there is that part of me that raises up and says "go ahead and say yes to that offer". Saying no is not always simple, but for me, necessary.
    Would love to meet up in TN and shop at Scrapbook Superstore with you. I think we may go first part of Dec. Will you still be there? You'll love all the Sizzix, and stamps and Prima stuff. LOVE THAT STORE!!!

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  12. So beautiful Tracy..your colouring is superb, love the layers and dies, the pearls and stitching...wonderful card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  13. Stunning card, Tracy! Your coloring in phenomenal! I've done the same thing with Alyce's creations and yours, too, I have to confess! Beautiful details!

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  14. Gosh Tracy, such a beautiful serene card this is... She's the fairest among fairies... Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous!! Awesome coloring! Popped over from MIM!
    Tammy x

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  16. A gorgeous card with a lovely design and I love that fairy! Your colouring is fantastic, and I love the colours you gave her! hugs, Marlies

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  17. A gorgeous card Tracy, love the design - and the image is colored sooo beautiful!
    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  18. This is breathtaking gorgeous!! Wow!! Simply love it!

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  19. Beautiful! Tracy your coloring just makes me Gasp... This is fantastic.

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  20. Tracy
    WOW - Oh my - absolutely love how you designed this card and no worries about your coloring skill - you hit it out of the park!! Sorry to see you are leaving ADFD - you are quite the inspiration for their releases. But I will follow you wherever you go! Lots of luck and big hugs

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  21. Well this "extra card" is GORGEOUS, Tracy! Oh my goodness........your coloring is so beautiful! Love it! Your card elements are just so beautifully done but don't detract from that gorgeous focal image.
    I'm sending you some extra big ((((HUGGIES)))). You've made some not-so-easy decisions to scale back & it's all for the best. I don't want you to lose your desire to craft (I just saw it happen to a friend in the past year where she got so burned out that she gave up crafting completely.) So that being said.......I'm happy for you! The release of pressure to create week after week has got to feel soooo good. Kind of bittersweet.......but good. Bless your heart!
    Huggies to ya, Sweetie ~
    Sharron♥

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  22. Tracy, this card is incredible! The coloring is so awesome and I love every detail! Hugs

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  23. Gorgeous card! Love the wings especially and the shading on the dress is just awesome! Beautiful card :)

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  24. Your coloring looks amazing, very striking. This is such a beautiful card all around.

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  25. Just gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  26. wow a stunning card Tracy, with fabulous colouring
    Kim x

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  27. oooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    sensational and totally gorgeous!

    That layout is spectacular and I love the image and the colours ...!!!!

    Thank you so much for sharing this delightful card with us over at Whimsy.

    xoxoox xCarly

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  28. It's stunning, beautifully coloured and love the layout. Fab colours.
    Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
    Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
    Hugs, Sandy :)

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  29. Simply gorgeous.. these are among my favorite images to color and yours is stunning... yea, love that Alyce too!!! xxx Ann Marie

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  30. Tracy this is one of the most beautiful cards I've seen in a while. Your creativity really shines through it. The details are spectacular and the coloring is so vivid.

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  31. I would be scared of that image, too........because I can't color at all! LOL! But wow, you did an amazing job on the shading. Stunning. And such a fabulous design, too. As always, your detailing just blows me away. Sorry that you're having to let some teams go, but I totally understand that sometimes it gets to be too much. You need some time to just chill-ax!

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  32. I saw your card on Make it Monday and I love it!

    MamaBeate

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  33. I love your card; your coloring is fantastic and the embellishments set the image off beautifully!

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  34. WOW. Your card here is gorgeous. Your coloring looks awesome my friend.

    Hugs~

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  35. What an gorgeous creation, Tracy! LOVE those fairy wings!

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  36. Wow, this is gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing. Love your layout and all your details.

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  37. Tracy, how beautiful. Funny you say you were looking at someone else's coloring. I do that with yours....lol I think you color beautifully. I just love this card. joann sassy raggedy
    Oh and I almost forgot Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps. We hope to see you again next week as well. joann

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  38. Hi Tracy =)
    What a GORGEOUS card you´ve made!!! Your colouring of that delicat image is perfect! I love the papers and punches you´ve used! So beautiful =)
    Have a nice day =)

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  39. WOW! A stunning card, Tracy and amazing colouring as usual!

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  40. a very impressive magical card. Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch & Stamp.

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  41. This is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our fairies and fantasy challenge! HUgsxx

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  42. This is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our fairies and fantasy challenge! HUgsxx

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  43. This is absolutely stunning!! Thanks for joining us at CYP for our fairies and fantasy challenge! HUgsxx

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  44. Stunning card i love the image and beautiful colours you've used. Thanks joining for us at Crafts and Me this week.luv gina xx

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  45. This is lovely, thank you for sharing with us at Craft your Passion. And good luck.

    Caz xx CYP DT

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  46. Fabulous card and image Tracy..Loz

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  47. Oooh, this is so pretty! I love your coloring. I'm off to check Alyce's.

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  48. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Fabulous coloring and fantastic design! :o)

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  49. Wowie!! Love your Beautiful image and her sparkly wings Tracy! Just So Pretty PRetty! And the layout is just Fabulous too! 8-)

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  50. This is Gorgeous Tracy, No wonder you are pleased with it. Your colouring is amazing! great layout too, I love it.
    Hugs Mau xx
    Enjoy your more relaxed craft time.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  51. Amazing coloring on this one and such a beautiful design work!
    I'm always thrilled to visit your blog! There's something for every card lover here:)

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  52. This is STUNNING Tracy! Your colouring is awesome and you have such an amazing talent for bringing a whole card or project together. I just LOVE your layouts and the way you coordinate everything...sigh...I'd like even a little of that talent lol I hope you frame this instead of giving it away...it's a beautiful piece of art. Although it's sad that you're leaving a couple of your DTs, I'm really pleased you're not going to burn out and not craft...we would all miss your beautiful work so much!!
    Big hugs xx

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  53. Hi Tracy!!! I only JUST saw this...have had no internet and saw your comment to check it out! I will be commenting tomorrow to see all of your beautiful creations :D BUT OMG!!! You did SUCH a lovely job!!! Stunning stunning shading...you have nothing to be scared of because you rock :) Were you a little scared to add the darker colour (I remember you saying this awhile ago)? You should try it!!!! But really an amazing job. But if you had mine blown up did you see the mistake?? HAHAHAHA!!! Sometimes I get so carried away I forget to colour bits haha. Soryr for babbling....so tired and I am at work wasting time. Talk soon - miss ya! xx

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  54. Wow this is stunning... Sandy :)

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