Thursday, November 8, 2012

A caroling we will go

     Give me a C!  That's what we want this week at Mo's Digital Pencil--"C is for...." projects.  As you can see I've used a group of Carolers on my card.  I started out with a whole different layout and it just wouldn't work.  I went to a simpler one and then thought it was too plain, but as I worked I kept finding ways to dress it up and this is where I ended up.  I fancied up the faux quilt squares with some white embossing powder for a frosty look.  It's really hard to see the detail on the black in the photo but I embossed with the Nestie 22 die and then traced the inner and outer edges of the die and cut it out.  I like the frame look and the black seems to make the other colors pop.  For the image I colored with Copics and then masked the image and used Distress inks to create the gray background.  I wanted the snow fall to really stand out.  The image itself has a few flakes drawn in but I wanted it to be heavier since I'd made the sky look so dark and dreary.  I used a big dotty wood stamp with some Versamark and more EP to create heavier flurries and added some glitter for the ground.  Did you spot that teeny tiny little tag I die cut and stamped under the bow?  It's just peeping out.  And did you catch the flocking on her muff?  I mean it has to be fluffy, right? ☺
     I really enjoyed making this card.  It seems backing off the DT load has freed up my mojo a bit.  I'm even working on a mini album!  GASP!  Yep, you heard me right.  It's been forever since I've done a mini.  Really missed making them too.  I'll be showing it next weekend so be on the look out.
     Meanwhile, pop over to Mo's challenge and play along with something with a "C" for your chance at $5.00 worth of goodies from the awesome Mo store.  WOOHOO!
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Us Crazy--favorite color and/or holiday theme
Delightful Challenges--let it snow
Paper Play--snowflakes
Southern Girls--Christmas projects
Little Red Wagon--coloring
Anything Goes Challenge--anything goes
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Everybody-Art-Challenge--embossing
Papertake Weekly--anything goes
Card Mania--embossing
Crafty Bloggers Network--Christmas anything goes
Kaboodle Doodles--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Ooh La La Creations--Christmas
The Pink Elephant--use your favorite coloring medium
Great Impressions--Holidays
Pile It On--make it sparkle
Quirky Crafts--layers and snow
The Crafty Pad--anything goes
The Ribbon Girls--add sparkle
Sweet Stampin--all that glitters
Card Makin' Mamas--anything goes
Delicious Doodles--embossing

     Happy Thursday!

Supplies
  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Handmade Holidays", Recollections, Light Kraft, Copic Xpress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Carolers 3", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
  • Ink:  Copics, Weathered Wood and Pumice Stone Distress inks, Versamark
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Twenty-two, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Stampendous White embossing powder, Michaels flocking and flower, Celebrate It ribbon, glitter from my stash

78 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card the image is coloured beautifully, the background looks fabulous. The layout is fantastic love the colours you have used. Caroline xxx

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  2. Stunning colouring Tracy a fab card hugs Rebekah xx

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  3. Beautiful work Tracy and the Nestie frame looks fab!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  4. This is just gorgeous,such a lovely image and papers.xxx

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  5. Gorgeous card. Love the snow effect. All the details are great - the stitching, the shapes, and your coloring is amazing!!

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  6. This is gorgeous Tracy. I really love this image and your colouring is amazing. The layout and papers are fabulous too.

    hugs Sue

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  7. This is gorgeous. Love the image and fab background. Her fluffy muff is great and you are right, the black really does make everything else pop.
    Hugs
    Denise xx

    P.S. Congrats on being picked as GDT this week at DYSU - can't wait to see your creation :0)

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  8. Gorgeous card Tracy. You've really captured the vintage feel with such wonderful detail. Love everything about it. Can't wait to see your mini album. hugs, Pat K.xx

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  9. Beautiful as always Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  10. Tracy,
    This is truly an amazing card. So glad you put all the detail notes in your description...would never have seen the tag and would have thought the white embossing was part of the paper. In any event, the card came together beautifully because your coloring, design and layout are, as usual, gorgeous. Love that image!

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  11. Tracy, this is an amazing card. The embossing around the squares is a fabulous touch. The framing of the carollers really sets them off and contrasts so well with that fabulous wintry sky. Love the embossed flakes and the flocked muff. Outstanding!

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  12. What a great card... I love your image and whole card design.. I can hear them singing from here! I sooo hear you about lessening the dt responsibilities.. it does re-energize you to get back to making projects just for you- without the deadlines and pressure...lovely!! xxx Ann Marie

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  13. WHAT???? are you kidding me? Tracy, this card is beyond gorgeous!! oh, all of it but esp. the coloring and background scene. OMG.
    I'm working on a mini too and just put together the bare bones of a December Daily (first time, VERY simple smash style). Please share some of your mini when you can.

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  14. Tracy
    Love it Love it And I entered my card in also - not sure how you combine those images like that but I love it. All your details - nice to have that time to "detail" - makes you happy:) I had a fluffy muff once like that - my Mom & Dad bought it for me! Big Hugs

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  15. Give me a C is right...C for coronary! I had to brace myself to stay in the seat. Hick, what a gas looking at this card!!!! (I believe my twang just reverting to hippie lingo) The detail is so unbelievable. The coloring on your little carolers, so muted and vintage and old school looking..LOVE that and terrific job masking. The snowy night is perfect! Gorgeous snow on the quilted papers too. I know you have a huge smile over this card because I do too!!
    Beautiful work my friend. :D
    hugs,
    Twang/"Moon Unit"...bwahahaha..my adopted hippy name. ;)

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  16. Oh my, I've got to catch my breath again Tracy! Good heavens, you have really excelled again with your outstanding colouring skills my friend. This is really out of this world! Exquisite!!! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  17. Tracy, your card is amazing! Love the gorgeous snow and your coloring just blows me away! Hugs

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  18. Your card turned out stunning! all the extra details, while a lot of work it sounds like, were worth it as they make the card.

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  19. This is a lovely card, such a gorgeous image.
    Thank you for joining us at The Crafty Pad this week.
    Pauline
    x

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  20. Fantastic image and layout Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

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  21. You've done such a great job with the coloring of this sweet image! Love the black die cut frame too. Beautiful card.

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  22. Amazing card! love the dark background!

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  23. WOW FACTOR is what your creation has! Your coloring is out of this world, not to mention your design with the dark colors and the pattern paper. It really looks like a picture window. Sure glad I saw this over at MIM and that I came over to take a better peek.

    Tamie Camp

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  24. What an amazing little scene you've created here... it's gorgeous! Love the colouring and how you did the background.

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  25. Wow! Your sweet carolers have come to life so beautifully with your amazing coloring! Love the layout too! Just have to mention that we are playing "Guess the Christmas Carol" all week long with the DT for stampin' prizes at the Great Impressions Stamps blog - hope you can join us!

    www.greatimpressionsstamps.blofspot.com

    Hugs and thanks for sharing!

    Jenny

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  26. Awww... They look so happy and warm signing for Christmas! Beautiful colorint Tracy.

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  27. This is amazing, the design of the card is great and the image has been coloured wonderfuly

    Thanks for joining in the Kaboodle Doodles Challenge
    Janet

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  28. Wow! This is beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us CARD MANIA CALLENGES.

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  29. Amazing colouring! Love this card. Thankyou for joining us this month at Crafty Bloggers Network.
    Geraldine M
    CBN DT

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  30. Stunning! So many little details that really add so much to this already great card! Wow! Fabulous job!

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  31. I love your framing, flower and bow, and your colour work is exceptional. The sky is really cool! Hugs, Lesley

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  32. So loving these sweet carolers - they are so cute for the upcoming season. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Pile it On Challenge with this darling card.

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  33. Oh my gosh, Girlie! You FOUND YOUR MOJO!!!! WooHoo!!! Yippee Skippee!!! What a beautiful card. Love all of the falling snow. The distressed background just makes it stand out perfectly. And yes I did spot that sweet little "joy" tag playing peek-a-boo. Nicely done. It all comes together beautifully. (and I love that Nestie!)
    Huggies & Smiles ~
    Sharron♥

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  34. Amazing, Tracy! Your coluoring is breathtaking and love the papers and distressed edges!

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  35. Oh my! Your coloring is out of this world stunning! Loving the black bow and that lush flower too! Thank you for linking up and playing along with us this week at The Crafty Pad Challenge : ) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

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  36. OM Goodness this is stunning. Love the way you framed the image using black, it really does make it pop. Beautiful colouring, great tones. All your details really make this card. If you need a home for it you can send it my way! :) Hugs.

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  37. Oh my goodness ... This is stunning ... I adore the image and the gorgeous background squares ... even the teeny tiny tag ... Absolutely fabulous!

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  38. Wow and wow again!! This looks like it's come from the pages of an antique children's book - so very beautiful Tracy!! Love the details, especially the muff but the colouring is just incredible :)

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  39. C like … how COOL is that, Tracy! The image is so beautifully colored and I love all the snowflakes, the embossing, the darker background and the fluffy muff. And I like the black Nestie die-cut, it's like a frame around the gorgeous image and really helps the colors to pop.
    Hugs, Anja

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  40. Gorgeous card, love the image too - thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl challenge, Mary G x

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  41. I'm totally in love with this card, Tracy. Love the beautifully coloured image, love the black frame, love the DP squares... I love the lot! Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

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  42. Fabulous image, thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin'

    Pam x

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  43. What an absolutely gorgeous image, Tracy! Gosh, you inspire me!

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  44. Looking at your cards always make me happy. These carolers are so cute. And once again your coloring is WOW!

    Hope you enjoy your weekend.

    Hugs~

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  45. Wow Tracy, you never cease to amaze me! You just keep outdoing yourself with your gorgeous creations! This is beautiful..the attention to detail is something else...I love how you put so much on your cards but they are not overdone like some! That poinsetta is beautiful...did you make it?
    Hugs, Renee

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  46. Wowie!! Just Gorgeous Tracy!! Love your Wonderful coloring on this Darling image and Love the snow you added too! Just Fabulous Lady! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  47. Oh Tracy, this is masterpiece!! Just amazing!!
    Hugs
    Natali

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  48. Stunning as always Tracy..

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  49. Love, love, LOVE this one, my friend! Fantastic coloring! Gorgeous design! Incredible piece of art! Perfect sentiment for their sweet little faces! WOW!! :o)
    Oh, btw it's been snowing like crazy and I'm settling in for my winter hibernation! ;o)

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  50. Wow! Your card is totally stunning! Thank you so much for entering our Embossing challenge over at Card Mania Challenges! Ani

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  51. love how you inked around in white to make it look like snow and all the sparkle!!! thanks for joining us at pile it on and I hope to see you join again a new challenge will be posted tomorrow - Kimberly DT
    http://leokc34.blogspot.ca

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  52. You've hit another out of the ballpark Tracy with this card. I love the patterned paper behind your fab carolers and you know I am a huge fan of your coloring. :) This is T for Terrific lol!
    Have a great week,
    Lisa

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  53. What stunningly beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “Anything Goes” themed Items Challenge!

    Kath - Admin
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz
    http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

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  54. Ooh, this is soo beautiful. Lovely image, lovely colours and colouring. Lucky be the one who'll get such a card for christmas. Thanks for joining us at Ooh La La. Hugs from Lisbeth

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  55. Wow what an absolutely gorgeous card
    Thank you so much for sharing with us at ooh la la this week
    Wendi

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  56. GORGEOUS...love your fabulous coloring!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Pink Elephant this week!!

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  57. Tracy, This card is gorgeous! I love the quilt paper, and you are right....the black really makes everything pop!

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  58. Hi Tracey

    Sorry I'm running late to come visit from last week's Make it Monday.

    Your card is absolutely stunning, your colouring is amazing!!

    Thank you for sharing with us.

    Michelle :o)

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  59. Your card is absolutely beautiful! Your coloring is amazing.

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  60. This looks wonderful! Love the wonderful snow scene you created, what lucky recipient whoever that will be.

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  61. This is just beautiful... Your coloring is just WOW!!!! Sandy :)

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  62. Hey Tracy, be sure to check out my blog and Michelle's (I think) because both of us chose cards by you as our P'sOTW!!! You go girl lol!

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  63. such a stunning card Tracy, your colouring is fabulous and I love that layout
    Kim x

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  64. Wow - stunning. Thanks so much for joining us on Paperplay this week.

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  65. Gorgeous card. Thanks so much for stopping by during the LID November Release Hop.

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  66. Wow! What a great card! The colouring is absolutely amazing!!
    Thanks so much for joining the Southern Girls - hope we'll see you again! Hugs Siv

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  67. Tracy
    Just stunning! Just stunning!! OMW!! Girl I can't wait to see the mini album.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  68. Adorable card!
    Thanks for playing!
    Dee @ LRW

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  69. Everytime I see your card, I am speechless again! All your fantastic detail work... the embossed edges, black frame, outstanding coloring and so on. Really stunning, sweetie!

    Hugs, Anja

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  70. Wow this is fantastic!
    The image is lovely and your colouring is amazing:)
    Beautiful design and the snow scene is so pretty.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  71. Love how the black frame really makes your image pop! Great coloring and the soft snow falling is just perfect! So glad you could join us at Great Impressions Stamps for our November Challenge - Holidays!

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  72. Another stunning card Tracy :) All the details you put in to this are fantastic! Love the black frame and your colouring of the image is awesome, as always.
    Hugs xx

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  73. What a cute Christmas card and I love all those layers. Thanks so much for joining in with the fun at the Quirky Crafts Challenge Blog

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  74. OH MY GOODNESS!!!!! what a stunner of a card, your colouring of those cuties is fabulouse!!!! such a great Christmas card, another off the list for you too! Thanks for joining the Southern Girls,Have a great weekend, Julie.x

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  75. Fab card and wow fab coloring!
    Thank you for playing along at Card Mania Challenges!Good luck in the draw!

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  76. You card is stunning! Thank you joining us at Craft Us Crazy

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  77. Great card, fantastic coloring, I'm just sitting here admiring the way you chose the colors for this trio; they work fantastic together- seems like a picture from old times yet with bright colors, the way I love them:)
    Have a wonderful week hon!
    Hugs, Iulia

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