Sunday, January 6, 2013

An Uptown Birthday

  If you missed my earlier post for today, please click here.
     I have to say that RARELY am I as happy with a card as I am with this one.  Funny enough, the ones I like the most don't seem to be the ones you guys do.  (shrug)  My daughter seems to think I have wacky taste so maybe she's right.  ☺
     This is another white space card for the Stamping Bella challenge at Splitcoast Stampers.  I thought the doodling around the edges added some fun interest, but the image itself is what I like so much.  I didn't bother to count those little white dots as I put them on, but there sure are a lot and I love the way they make her dress look.  I even pulled out my Prismas for a little shading on this one.  She just makes me smile and I hope she makes you too.
     P.S.  And don't be eyeing that cake---IT'S MINE!!  bwahahahahaha
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anything goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge--anything goes
PanPastelUK--anything goes
The Outlawz CAS--use something new (stamp)
The Squirrel and the Fox--party time
Allsorts--CAS
Crafty Catz--anything goes
Hotshot Crafts--CAS
Paper Play--celebration
Divas by Design--Anything goes
Simon Says Stamp--something new (stamp)
A & T Emerald Faeries--celebration
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--something new (stamp)
Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Party Time Tuesdays--celebrate
By the Cute and Girly--cute and girly

     Hugs!

Supplies
  • Paper:  Georgia Pacific, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Stamping Bella "Ava Loves to Celebrate
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Prismacolor pencils and OMS, Sakura white gel pen, Micron black pen
  • Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Tim Holtz ruler
  • Miscellaneous:  Cotton Candy Stickles

73 comments:

Unknown said...

Oh my word Tracy! Yes, you've done it again girl, way to go, what an utterly fantastic card this is and okay okay, you can have the cake (this time, lol!) Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Tracey T said...

Tracy, this is just gorgeous! Your colouring is fabulous and the doodling is a great alternative to another layer. I love Stamping Bella and have a couple of new-ish stamps inked up waiting to be coloured. Now I need to go and find them! Hugs xx

Ros Crawford said...

Wow!! Fabulous ... She even looks like me! ( in my dreams!)

Maria Therese said...

Stunning card ♥

Hanna said...

STUNNING card Tracy, your colouring is out of this world! That cake looks delicious and the sparkling lace and the dots on her dress are so pretty!

hugs,
Hanna

Aunty Sue said...

Oh I am loving this the stamping bellas i have are so small that they put me off getting but this look much bigger i might have to re think. Well i would be well cuffed if i had made this and your doodling finishes it off perfectly. I love it. Could you say what size the card is please to give me an idea of the stamp size.

Jen Nelson said...

i love it tracey!! just my style too!!

jen xx

Geri said...

Oh, my...I do love this...and I do love the white space!!! Every little color and detail you've added make her spectacular! And I love the gifts at her feet, too!

Dotty Jo said...

This is stunning Tracy, I bought another stamp in this set and now wish I'd gone for this one too! Jo x

Lisa Minckler said...

Hahahahahaha....I'm gonna work out and stick to my diet. Is that cake? ;) I'm loving me some dots today...holy wow, there are a ton, but look how adorable she is! This card makes me happy. She's so fun and bouncy and beautiful and the layout is CAS perfection Hick. I LOVE it!!!
I'm still gonna try and take that cake. Did you see the size of her heels? Aint' no way she's getting too far too fast...Hee hee :)
Awesome job my friend!
hugs,
Twang

Unknown said...

This is such a beautiful card!! love love LOVE it! ps, just as I was waiting for your blog to load, I saw it on Pinterest too!!

chrilvian said...

beautiful

Sue said...

I can easily see why you like this card so much Tracy, it really is stunning. I LOVE that image and your colouring is amazing. The white dots you have added to her skirt look wonderful and the doodling around the edge is perfect.
Hugs Sue

Lynne Armstrong said...

I love all your cards Tracy...funny how some of our creations just grab us! I think it's nice when that happens, we're usually our own worst critic!! This card is FABULOUS. Love her dotty dress, the very yummy big cake (I'm sure you could share lol) and the doodled border...wish I had the courage to doodle on my cards, it's so effective :)
Hugs xx

Unknown said...

You always do a fabulous job but I'm with you...this card is GREAT! Love the image and the coloring is fantastic.

KimCreate said...

Trac, beautiful CAS card with gorgeous coloring! Lovin your doodling! Yesterday I was struggling with how to fit a large stamp image on a card, duh, like this! my mind doesn't even THINK of clean and simple.:)
You've done it beautifully.
BTW, congrats on DD engagement.

CASTOWNE said...

No wonder you like this card...it's fantastic. As usual, your coloring is fabulous.

Pauline said...

Oh My Goodness this is stunning! Love your doodling around the outside edge, and those dots on her dress - wow! It reminds me of the dresses I use to sew for my daughter when she wall little, with the little swiss dots in the fabric - oh that brings back memories! Hugs

Naomi Johnson said...

I'm utterly jealous of how absolutely stunning this card is! I'm blown away, thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz this week. Naomi xx

heidy said...

Another stunner Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Sarah said...

Tracy, this card is awesome! Your coloring, as always, is perfect! Love the highlights in her hair, and all the other beautiful details! Hugs

Kjersti said...

Wow! A gorgeous card Tracy, love your adorable Uptown Girl with the beautiful dotted dress - and the cake looks delicious:)
Have a nice Sunday evening!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Marlies said...

This card is also fantastic Tracy!! I love the image and you gave her a beautiful dress!! hugs, Marlies

Mary J said...

Wow, amazing colouring - a gorgeous way to showcase it!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Oh I agree with you, this is a Wow card, the coloring and the side doodle is fabulous. Love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Totally eye-poppingly gorgeous!! Your colouring is just awesome and I love how you made the image pop from the white space so wonderfully :) Have your cake and eat it!!!

Darlene G said...

I think both of your cards are adorable.

Debbie said...

Tracy.. This is just such a beautiful CAS card.. No frills, but it just stands out with your amazing coloring

Hugs
Debbie

Daniele said...

wow this is so special Tracey, gorgeous colouring, fabbie image
hugs

Dilyana said...

Oh, another gorgeous card and lovely coloring :-)

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tracy
A gorgeous and beautiful card thank you for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

SiskiyouSue said...

I love your card! Your coloring is great, especially the white dots, and the elements you've added really make this stand out. I love the penned border, great idea for a white space card!

Athina said...

Tracy, I think your card is awesome! I can see why you love it so much! It is colored beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Loves Rubberstamps!

Athina said...

Tracy, I am back with PTT. I love the white does on here dress, it make sit pop! Thanks for playing with us at PTT!

Danni said...

This is adorable! Love her dress! Simply fabulous....as are you!

Anja said...

This is so adorable, Tracy! I really like your gorgeous card from the earlier post (especially how you've colored the pleats of her dress) but this card really knocks me out – I love it! Your coloring is so beautiful and all those dots are fab! You really deserve that cake for your excellent white space creations ;o)
Hugs, Anja

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card makes me sigh. It's gorgeous. Your sense of colour is wonderful. I love the dot detail on her dress and that cake....sharing is a good quality to practise, you know :)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh I have to agree with you on this one, GF! It's beeeeeautiful!!! I love the image and your coloring is AMAZING! And the outline is perfect (how in the world did you get it sooooo straight?). Beautifully crafted card!!!
Huggies & Sweet Blessings to you ~
Sharron♥

loz said...

Fabulous card and image Tracy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Jinny Newlin said...

Swoon! This is AMAZING, Tracy! LOVE that darling image, and your doodling is fantastic! And that says nothing about the time you put into the coloring and those precious polka dots! You rock, girl!

Eileen said...

Superb work! Thank you so much for entering our PanPastels Challenge.
Eileen xx

Unknown said...

Super design and image thanks for joining in this week.

Kerry DT Leader PanPastel Uk

Joy said...

Gorgeous, so beautifully coloured.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Berry said...

Thanks a tonne for playing with us at Divas by design this wk! hugs Rebekah xx

Peanut said...

Popping in from MIM to take a closer look. Gorgeous! Everything about this card is perfect, Tracy. And your colouring... impeccable! Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Heidi said...

Another stunning card!
Your colouring is fantastic:)
Beautiful design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Audrey Pettit said...

Your mad coloring skills absolutely shine here, so I love this card, too! Might have to fight you for that cake, though!

Stacy Morgan said...

Adorable and beautiful coloring Traci!

Jane said...

What a fun card, I saw you on MIM x

Chrissy said...

Fantastic card Tracy...I love the image and amazing colouring...gorgeous work.

Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

Luv CHRISSYxx

Linda Breedlove said...

Wow what an outfit and hair style... love this, Tracy... colored to perfection. I saw this at MIM and thought I'd better hop over here and say hi. Been so busy I haven't gotten around to visit anyone. I need to slow down, I guess.

PaperDaisies said...

Stunning. Just love everything about it. Thank you for joining us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Pat said...

Good gracious, Tracy...talk about Princess of Polka Dots! That's you, m'dear! hehe! Hey... I LOVE this card! Stamping Bella images are so cute...and I love those squiggles...mine just never seem to come out this nice...my hand cramps up or something and I'm left with freaky crooked lines! hahaha! Gorgeous card...am going shopping at Stamping Bella, I think!! :-) Hugs. Pat

Unknown said...

Another amazing card. I just adore this image. It so cute.

Hugs~

Unknown said...

I see why you love this card Tracy, there's just something about it. The image is wonderful but your amazing coloring skills have brought it fully to life. It's a fave for me, that's for sure. Hope your week is awesome!

Jingle said...

WOW! Awesome coloring! You totally rocked this image! Beautifully designed card! Thanks so much for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Terry said...

What a stunning birthday card! The birthday girl is colored beautifully colored. Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges!

Sandra said...

Wow. Love this lots.
saw it on MIM and popped over

SandraT xxx

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at Diva's this time
Hugs
Jayne

Barbara said...

What a gorgeous card....love the image and the way you've coloured it, and the doodle edges really finish it off nicely. I spotted this on MIM ;-) xx

Ivonne said...

I love this card too, Tracy! The image is so beautiful and you have colored it perfectly, lovely colors. Hugs, Ivonne

Dewi Lestari said...

Stunning. Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Celebration
Hugs
Dewi

Iulia said...

Oh, I'm happy too with this one:)) I don't know which one I love most; both girls are truly adorable and just perefct for a girl's birthday!
Love love love this!

Laura Love said...

OMGosh!!! This is the CUTEST!! I love your doodle frame and the colors and ALL OF IT! Awesome job! Thanks so much for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps!

Kim said...

stunning card Tracy, love that image! Thanks for joining us on our first challenge for 2013 at CraftyCatz! Kim x

Cheryl said...

Oh this is beautiful! The CAS design really lets your fabulous coloring shine.

Faye said...

Fabulous card and colors. Visited from MIM..Faye

Brenda Brown said...

A gorgeous card and fabulous colouring up. Thanks for linking to the 'Surprise Us' challenge at FSC.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the sweet image and the CAS style. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

nnalorac said...

So cute and girly, gorgeous card for our challenge this month. Thanks for playing along over on BTC&G. Carolxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

Loving BOTH of your Stampin Bellas! Gorgeous colouring, Tracy! And they work so well with a CAS layout! Happy New Year to you! Hugs, Lesley

Jules said...

OMG this is an amazing card, I can't see why you think anyone wouldn't like it. I really like the simplicity of it and the white space really makes the card pop. Thank you for joining us at The Emerald Faeries. Good Luck xoxoxo

F said...

love every inch of this card!