Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Deep Ocean Challenge Guest Designer

     I was so excited a few weeks back when my friend and Mo team mate Franz asked if I would like to be a Guest Designer at Deep Ocean Challenge.  Of course I said yes.  ☺
     The challenge theme is "For a Boy" so I decided to use this wonderful Mo Manning image called "Dream".  You can get this image in a girl form too.  I colored him up with Copics and then decided to try to do a little out of the box and out of my comfort zone card design.
     I love these Simple Stories papers for boy cards.  They have full sheets of patterned paper and then some in the back of the pad that can be cut apart for tags or whatever.  One of the back sheets had the mat with faux washi tape tabs and I thought it would make a great background for my little pilot to be.  The second panel was cut on one side using TH's File Folder die for a fun tab.  I embossed and inked the strip of kraft and every piece got a trim of black.
     The banner pieces were cut from the tips of the largest star from a Sizzix die.  I used an 1/8" hole punch to make holes for the hemp cord.  The gears are from a TSG stamp set.  I printed them out on cardstock then adhered them to grunge board and cut then out.  Next I covered them with silver chunky embossing powder.  After that was melted I added a sprinkling of Vintage Photo Distress ink to age them.  My Crop-a-dile does not like the American Crafts eyelets I used.  The top two as you can see are rather misshapen, but at least they match.  LOL
     Hope you like the card.  It was a blast to get to play along with Franz and the rest of the Deep Ocean Team.  Thanks so much for having me as your guest.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine--anything goes
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Craft Your Passion--banners
Love to Create--string, twine or fibers
Make It Monday--anything goes
613 Avenue Create--anything goes (optional photo inspiration and pile it on)
Addicted to Stamps--use kraft
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu--masculine
Here Come the Boys--lots of layers
Joanna Sheen--layer it up
4 Crafty Chicks--twine
Southern Girls--waving in the breeze (banners or pennants)

     Have a great Tuesday!

Supplies:  Paper--Simple Stories "Awesome", Recollections, Kraft Outlet, Tim Holtz Grunge paper, Copic Xpress-it Blending card; Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Dream", Studio G alphabet, There She Goes Clear Stamps "Get in Gear"; Ink--Copics, Ranger Jet Black Archival, Versamark, Stormy Sky and Frayed Burlap Distress inks; Tools--Sizzix Stars #2, Memory Box Puffy Clouds, Tim Holtz File Folder On the Edge die, Cuttlebug Houndstooth embossing folder, Crop-a-dile; Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Earthy Hemp cord, Recollections Aged Silver Chunky embossing powder and Vintage Photo Distress embossing powder, American Crafts eyelets, Glossy Accents

52 comments:

  1. Fabulous little dreamer! Love all the colors and your coloring....so nice!

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  2. Tracy this is wonderful, I feel a "case" coming on, which is my way of telling you I am going to shamelessly copy this :) xx

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  3. Fantastic card, Tracy! I love the papers and layers! Terrific details! As always, your coloring is awesome!

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  4. Your card is just perfect!!
    I think it's the best one out of all of us... You have shown us all up!! Ha ha ha xxx

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  5. Awesome coloring of this cute dreamer!!
    Stunning card Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  6. He is a delightful little guy, isn't he !

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  7. WOW!! I'm not surprised they asked you to be their GDT Tracy. Your card is stunning and so inspiring.
    I love that image, your colouring is fabulous and your detailing is just wonderful with such great shapes and textures.
    Hugs Sue

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  8. I love your card! Everything about it is fabulous! Love all the detail and I was like wow what are those mishapened eyelet things? How did she do that? Are those special Steampunk eyelets?...lol...I love when errors end up making projects better than without.

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  9. Very creative use of these papers. I love all of the layers and the black matting. This little boy is one of my favourite Mo images because it makes me think of my dad as a little boy. He flew a spitfire during WWII and then kept up his license just for fun. I imagine him dreaming of flying as a child. I have photos of him at age 20 with this kind of jacket and helmet. The banner is cute and the wording suits the image so well. Thanks for the smile you have given me today, Tracy.

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  10. WOW, fabulous card Tracy. Love the image...coloured beautifully with such wonderful elements creating the
    dreamy scene! Congrats on your DT spot...soooo well deserved. hugs,x

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  11. Thanks for playing our Twine Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job!

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  12. Wow, Tracy this is amazing. Love all your layers and details. You never cease to amaze me!

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  13. Beautiful colouring and I live how you did the sentiment.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  14. Hi, Tracey! This is adorable! Your composition is fabulous, your coloring is marvelous, and your design point of view is unmistakeable! I always enjoy looking at your projects. They are always well thoughout and brilliantly executed! Thanks for sharing with us at Eclectic Ellapu.
    Hugz,
    Chana

    BTW, I hope you will join our challenge at avenue613.blogspot.com .

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  15. Fantastic male card Tracey, fabulous colouring and love the string through the banner..brilliant colours and papers..love the design too..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  16. Welcome to the "Banners" Challenge at Craft Your Passion... delightful card! I love this Mo image and you did it justice with the masculine details - well done!
    Good luck Tracy!

    ~ginny
    CYP Design Team
    Personal blog: RubberMAD
    http://ggetty.blogspot.com/

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  17. This is one of my favorite images, and WOW, did you color this boy beautifully! Great choice of papers for all those layers, perfect for this male card, and love the detail of the banner too. I came over from MIM to visit.

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  18. Wauw a fab card Tracy! I love all of it. The image is adorable and I love the design as well. A fantastic card for your GDT job. Thanks for joining us at ATSC. hugs, Marlies

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  19. Amazing card!
    I love the stamp and the sentiment.
    I got childhood memory's when you think of what you wan't to be when you would be older.
    AGain great coloring.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  20. Fabulous!
    I can literally feel the atmosphere of adventure, which emerges from this card!

    Rosi x

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  21. I'm speechless! This is so fantastic!! Beautiful design, beautiful image ... expertly brought to life! Brilliant Tracy

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  22. Tracy, This is fabulous...the image, your coloring, the dps you chose, the layout...absolutely one of the most original "BOY" cards I have ever seen.

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  23. I love this card! The papers, embellishments and your coloring work together perfectly. Great job!

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  24. Wow, Tracy, an awesome card! Love all the wonderful details! Congrats on the GDT invite!

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  25. Gorgeous, gorgeous Tracy!! Of course the image is so sweet already, but you really make your images look extremely vivid and alive and that´s what I love most about your cards, another job superbly done!! And congrats on being GD, so extremely well deserved my friend! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  26. WOW FACTOR..this has it 10 times over. It is a fantabulous boy card. The colors, layout, twine, and all of the details are stunning. Your coloring is out of this world. Simply stunning!! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

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  27. Fabulous card, Tracy! I really like the muted tones you used! So many wonderful elements on this, one sweet image too! :o)

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  28. Gee, this card is amaaaazing!! Your colouring is absolutely brilliant, and I love the image and papers you've used.
    Thank you so much for joining the Southern Girls, hope we'll see you again in another challenge!
    Hugs Siv

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  29. Love it Tracy! And, I really love the fact that it's a male card - - YAY cause you don't see much of them.

    Tracey J.

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  30. What an amazing card my friend. Love how you popped that image up.

    Hugs~

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  31. I didn't even notice the eyelets...I was too absorbed in all the other beautiful details! Love the layout, Tracy, and the image looks like it came out of a beautifully illustrated story book! You're amazing!

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  32. Wow, you put so much life into these images with your fabulous colouring Tracy - always such a pleasure visiting your blog. Fabulous card with so much eye candy :)

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  33. Wow, this is so perfect, love how you colored this adorable image and the design and paper you used are so great. Love it.

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  34. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I have to say it once again, WONDERFUL!!!!!!

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  35. Wowie!! Just Awesome Tracy!! Love your Sweet little dreamer and I So agree,the SS dp's are Soo Perfect for boy cards!! Every detail looks Fabulous Lady!! Love this! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  36. Congratulations on your guest designer gig, Tracy, and WOW on your card! Again, the details are just jaw-dropping! My eyes are popping out just at your coloring job!

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  37. This is a fantastic card, love the colours, the image is perfect !! Thank you for joining in with us at Here Come The Boys
    Lisa x

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  38. One of my favorite images and you've turned it into a lovely card! I like how you colored the little boy and all of the details are super cute, just perfect for a boy card! ;-) Great GD card, Tracy,! :-)

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  39. Tracey~This is a great boy's card. I love the addition of the cogs as well. Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create. We look forward to seeing you again.
    Hugs ~
    Patti

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  40. What a great card for a sweet, little guy! Such great depth and detail, and your coloring never ceases to amaze me!

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  41. Wow, your card is fantastic. Love the colors! Thanks for joining us for our "Banners" challenge at Craft Your Passion.

    Anita
    CYP Design Team
    http://scrappyhappymommy.blogspot.ca

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  42. Magnificent card! Love all the details on it!! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    Mei
    LTC DT
    Creative Card Crew DT

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  43. This was my two year old boy not so long ago! How very precious! Love the dream banner and the gears and eyelets!

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  44. Thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at Here Come The Boys, Good Luck with the Challenge Woo xx

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  45. I am so loving this card. Very sweet. Thanks for joining us at Eclectic Ellapu this week.

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  46. You are right...our twins are adorable together!! :D
    Personally, I like wonky eyelets.
    Awesome card H and that banner is fantastic!!
    hugs,
    T

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  47. This is so gorgeous. Love the mix of all the earth colors. Fantastic creation. Thanks for playing along with us at our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  48. WOW.. Stunning!!! LOVE your coloring. Totally Amazing.. And the image is Gorgeous.. Perfect for me. :o).. And I love the way you have put together the banner also.. FAB FAB Card! .. I love it..

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  49. And Thank you for joining us at ATSC! :o) Hugs Sol

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  50. I've been away and I'm trying to catch up...this little guy is a dream and I love your embellishment and paper choices. Super colourwork too, Tracy. I used the girly version in my post today! Hugs, Lesley

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  51. WOW what a gorgeous card. Love the Mo Manning image she does beautiful work, and your coloring has done it much justice. Thanks for joining us over at the Southern Girls Challenge in our Banners or pennants challenge. XOX Tania

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