Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Pumpkin Kitty

     Today I have a card to share with you from Whimsy and Stars Studio.  This is Mabelle's adorable "Pumpkin Kitty".  I can't say my mojo has been working very well for me lately.  Think I'm suffering a bit of burnout so this is a pretty CAS card....again.  Are you wondering like me if my love of frou frou well stir back to life?  It may sound strange, but the CAS cards are harder for me than the more elaborate ones.  The CAS (to me anyway) seem to require a more concentrated effort to really make your coloring stand out since the image is the real focal point of the card.  That's a good thing in that it encourages me to sharpen my coloring skills, but it's tough in that it really makes you have to make the most of the few design elements you pair it with.  Ah well--growth isn't a bad thing is it?  LOL
     Have a happy Wednesday!

Supplies

  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Harvest lane", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Whimsy and Stars Studio "Pumpkin Kitty"
  • Innk:  Copics, Sakura White gel pen
  • Tools:  Stampin Up Ticket Corner punch, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banners
  • Miscellaneous:  American Crafts buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, lace from my stash

32 comments:

  1. This is fab, love the cute image...

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  2. From my end your mojo's working just fine, my dear! It's a lovely card and it does show of Mabelle's sweet image beautifully! I love the lace and the bows too! :o)

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  3. Awwwww I love that cute image and your colouring is absolutely stunning!

    hugs Sue

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  4. Love your banners, buttons and bows theme with this adorably coloured kitty and fab paper choices! Hugs, Lesley

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  5. Tracy, I'm loving the CAS you! To me the image should be the most important part of the card...some people put so much STUFF on the card the image is totally lost! By the way, if I had your coloring skills I'd throw mine away!! LOL
    Hugs, Renee

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  6. Love your card, such a cute image, I love how you added the dots around your image...really makes it stand out.

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  7. What a cute kitty and lovely layout.
    Hugs
    Jane

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  8. I find CAS very hard too! But you have made an adorable card with this cute kitty!

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  9. WHAT! Your mojo isn't working??? You must be kidding Tracy, right? Heck, this is one supercute card! Most adorable! Hugs, Ira
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  10. I agree with everyone else...your mojo looks like it's working just fine. Your card is delightful and your colouring is always able to stand alone. Love the lace and button tabs.

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  11. Really Cute Tracy! Hugs Anneke

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  12. A beautiful and adorable card! A lovely design and lovely papers as well! Your Mojo is working pretty fine! hugs, Marlies

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  13. I have to be honest with you Tracy, I love your CAS style. Very few people can pull a card with just one or two DP papers and make it look great the way you do. Of course, the way you color an image has a lot to do with it too. I say keep them coming, you are an inspiration for someone like me, a beginner who is still struggling with finding her style.

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  14. Tracy
    I just love this card and the pumpkin card too. I do not think you have lost any mojo - I think the internet has been saturated with all the flowers, plus all the other embellishments that I think that feels old and at times not appealing to reach out to for my cards. I find myself leaning more and more towards the CAS and yes they are harder to spice up. But you do it effortlessly and make it look absolutely beautiful. Big Hugs

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  15. So adorable :) I certainly don't think your mojo has gone, it's on a road trip, taking in the sights and trying different things!

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  16. Hi Tracy. Another beautiful creation. Love the colors and the cute image. Hugs, Ivonne

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  17. Aww, how cute! Great coloring, Tracy (love the stippling) and I really like the buttons (with those little string bows) which look perfect on the kraft banners!
    Hugs, Anja

    PS: I recognize the DP from the same paper pad that you've mentioned in your comment on my last card. Love the saying "Great minds think alike!"
    In German there's another one: "Two fools, one idea!" – means the same, but isn't as charming ;o)

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  18. gorgeous card Tracy, looks like the mojo is just fine (well, looking at it from my eyes anyway lol!). And I know what you mean, I don't think I'm physically capable of CAS cards!
    Kim x

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  19. I love cats ad this one is adorable!!

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  20. That pumpkin kitty really gets to me. She's incredibly cute. Makes me wanna grab 'em. lol
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  21. No one can color like you! Love the way you treated the outside of the image.

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  22. What an adorable image. This card couldn't be any sweeter.

    Hugs~

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  23. I don't see a lick of burnout in your designs, Tracy. This is just as cute as can be! LOVE all the spots ;)!

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  24. Awwww, this is absolutely adorable!

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  25. What a sweetie! its wonderful Tracy xxx
    Hugs Mau xx

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  26. Awww, soo CUTE!! Love this Sweet little kitty cat Tracy! Love Mabelle's Darling images! Love the dp's and your terrific layout too! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  27. Hi Tracy! Your creation is too cute! Really original :)

    A big hug, Franz.

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  28. You ALWAYS rock your cards, GF..........whether CAS or elaborate! Your coloring is always beautiful & your card designs are always the best around. It's always a treat for my eyes to visit with you, my dear sweet friend. You always brighten my day! :)
    Luv ya ~
    Sharron♥

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