Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Guestin' at Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge


     I was asked by the very sweet Joanna Munster to do a guestie spot for the Inspired By Stamping Inspiration Challenge and of course I said yes cause I love to do guesties and I love their sketches.  ☺
     Well this turned out to be a toughie for me.  Here's the sketch for this weeks challenge.
     Do you see my dilema?  Yikes!  A non-colored image card!?????  LOL  I've gotten so used to having a stamped image on my cards I really had to put my brain to work to put together a card without one.  Now I guess I could have stamped something in the middle, but it would have had to be pretty small so I just decided to stick with a non-image design.
     I used some beautiful Prima papers and changed the shape of the top panel.  Now I will totally admit that this card is not a wower, but I know several of you out there who would know how to turn this sketch into a masterpiece so I hope you'll hop over to IBSIC and join in the challenge, ......Geri, Kim L., Ros, Audrey..........to name a few.  ☺
     Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Supplies

Papers:  Prima, Bazzill, Recollections
Stamp:  sentiment from Create with TLC
Tools:  Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly punch, Nestabilities Labels Twenty-Two, Classic Ovals,  and Classic Scalloped Ovals, EK Success Dotted Scallop punch
Miscellaneous:  Offray and Martha Steward ribbons, beads and lace from my stash, Diamond Stickles, DMC embroidery thread, Recollections pearls

24 comments:

  1. Wow this is so beautiful Tracy!!
    congrats on your GDT!!
    XXX Heidy

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  2. Beautiful card Tracy love the colours. Caroline xxx

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  3. Oh wow Tracy, that is so beautiful - gorgeous use of papers and love how you used the label die at the top!

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  4. WOW!! This is stunning Tracy. I love the colours and the gorgeous detailing with such a beautiful sentiment too.

    hugs Sue

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  5. Stunning! Tracy you ROCKED this challenge. Great use of the prima paper - so pretty. Love your extra details - butterfly and pearls.

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  6. This is gorgeous and beautiful use of designer paper! A classic beauty!

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  7. Kinda strange not seeing one of your stunning coloured images ... but all the same you still made a beauty here

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  8. Congrats on your guest designer gig, Tracy! Love your card! You may have struggled with the non-colored image thing, but it sure doesn't show. Really love this card. So elegant and classy. Really love the stitching and lace and the top is just fabulous. Beautiful butterfly and pearl trail, too.

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  9. So beautiful and delicate! Really lovely! Hugs, Ivonne

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  10. I'd say it's definitely a WOWER!! I love what you've done with the sketch! Congratulations on your guest spot!...Nancy :o)

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  11. Ooh what a beautiful card Tracy!! I love it :)
    Hugs Anneke

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  12. This is stunning Tracy. I have these papers and never know how to use them without covering up some of the gorgeous detail. You have inspired me with this beauty.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

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  13. Beautiful card, Tracy! I love the papers and layout! Every so often it's nice to have a card without a colored image! Yours is gorgeous!

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  14. I'd never have known you had a tough time with this sketch, Tracy. It came together beautifully! Thanks so much for being our guest at Inspired By Stamping this week. :)

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  15. This is a lovely card, Tracy! I love how you changed the shape at the top. It works!
    Huggies ~
    Sharron♥

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  16. Beautiful work Tracey, love your take on the sketch, those colours are so rich and elegant and I love all the die cut shapes you have used.

    Congrats on being a GDT at Inspired By Stamping!

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  17. I think it is a wower! I love how you've put your "Tracy stamp" on it. The shape of the top piece, the pearls on the ribbon, pretty butterfly and vintagey lace...gorgeous!

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  18. This is just so elegant Tracy with those warm, rich colours. A wonderful design, too! Hugs, Ira x
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  19. Gorgeous card!
    Beautiful colours:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  20. How you manage to put all these elements on here and it not seem crowded is a skill all in itself. I strongly disagree with you Hick. This card IS a wowzer. Wonderful change of pace for you and you did amazingly well with it. I love it! ;)

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  21. What a gorgeous card. I love the pretty swirls in the background. I do hope you have had a happy weekend.

    Hugs~

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  22. Beautiful card, I really like the papers you used!! Thanks for joining in with us at IBS!

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