Friday, May 3, 2013

Hi Friend!



     Have you ever finished up a project, sat back, and said, "I should have stopped an hour ago."  LOL  I'm not sure I like everything I've done on this card  It feels a bit OVER-done, but it is what it is.
   Our new challenge over at the Catered Crop is embossing.  Linda has a ton of great inspiration pieces posted for you to peruse.  You'll see that the embossing she is referring to is dry embossing, but I couldn't help but add a bit of wet style too.  Most of my dry embossing got covered up, but it's there, I promise.  The main mat and the yellow piece at the bottom were both run through my Cuttlebug in embossing folders and the Spellbinders die cut I cut in half to frame the image and the image itself were embossed around the edges.  I added a bit of Frayed Burlap Distress ink to try to make the raised areas show up a little better.
     Been a while since you've seen me color up a Saturated Canary image huh.  LOL  I have a LOT of them, but to be honest, they intimidate me a bit.  The hair coloring always has me shaking in my shoes.  This one is called "Thank You" and I think she's just adorable.  I'm happy enough with the hair and the rest of her was  pretty easy to color.  Not so sure about the Liquid Pearl dots (that's one of those add-ons in the questionable last hour).
     I added some rolled flowers glittered up with Stickles, lots of leaf punches, and broke out my still unopened jar of white embossing enamel for a little zing to the tag and yellow embossed panel.
     I'm sure you all have an embossing folder or two in your stash so whip something up and hop on over to the Catered Crop to link up.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Saturated Canary—all things bright and beautiful
Simon Says Stamp—happy mail
Sisterhood of Crafters—free for all
The Perfect Sentiment--make it feminine
Bearly Mine—anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge—fave color combo
Die Cuttin Divas—anything goes
Party Time Tuesday—anything goes
Pinspirational—inspiration photo
Love to Create—punches and/or dies
Make It Monday--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps—beautiful button

Copics Used
Skin:  E000, E00, E11, R20
Hair:  E23, E25, E27, E29, E51
Clothing:  BG70, BG72, BG75, BG78, Y00, Y11, YR21, YR23

     Have a great weekend!

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thin--Bluebell", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Saturated Canary "Thank You", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "Nutmeg"; Ink---Copics, Memento Tuxedo Black, Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen; Tools--Martha Stewart Frond, Branch, and Deco Fan punches, Nestabilities Standard Circles, Classic Squares, and Romantic Rectangles, Memory Box Tender Leaves, MFT Mini Tab Quartet, The Paper Studio Quatrefoil EF, Cuttlebug Houndstooth EF; Miscellaneous--Bisque Liquid Pearls, Star Dust Stickles, Krafy Outlet Hang Tag String, buttons  and ribbon from my stash, Recollections pearls, Michaels trims and chipboard tag, Ranger White Embossing enamel

70 comments:

Alexandra said...

Very sweet card! I love the colors!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless! This is so so beautiful ... no way over the top ... everything is perfect!! It's a work of art and I'm drooling! From the colours to the Stickles I am blown away!

Ros Crawford said...

I'm speechless! This is so so beautiful ... no way over the top ... everything is perfect!! It's a work of art and I'm drooling! From the colours to the Stickles I am blown away!

ahlers5 said...

I absolutely love how you colored the dress...gorgeous! Beautiful card overall.

Denise said...

Hi Tracy
So sorry I have been such a terrible blogger of late. Am totally loving your card - such a gorgeous image and the embellishments are beautiful.
Hugs
Denise xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, I think your details are just amazing and I LOVE them, Tracy! And your coloring is jaw-dropping! The hair turned out perfect, and I love the detailing on her dress. Cannot believe what you manage to do with your coloring. I am the world's worst at coloring.....so talk about shaking in your shoes...;)

KimCreate said...

Oh my "so much to look at" goodness!
You may think it's overdone but I enjoyed looking at each little layer!
Beautiful card!

Rita said...

Wow Tracy, what an amazing card. I love the colours but the hair colouring and everything else is jaw dropping. I do have a few Saturated Canary stamps too. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Anja said...

This card is so beautiful, my friend! You've colored her up perfectly and I love all the details! Gorgeous color combo, too.
Hugs, Anja

Sarah said...

This is such a stunning card! Love the colors; everything just pops! Hugs

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FABULOUS colors/coloring Tracy and awesome design! Great job! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘Free For All (anything goes)’ challenge and please come back again soon!
Darlene
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Lisa S. said...

Hi Tracy,
Sorry long time no hear. :( Life has been a bit rough lately. As for this card, it is amazing. I love each and every detail you added to it. As always your coloring is outstanding!!!
Hugs,
Lisa

Jovan said...

Beautiful card...I wish I knew how to layer like this! The details are WONDERFUL on this card!

Hanneke said...

Wow, what a stunning card! I love the colors, image and your coloring is amazing! I love the DP too. Hugs, Hanneke

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the colors and all the details! Not overdone at all, IMHO! Fantastic coloring!

NickelNook said...

So very GORGEOUS!! What a beautiful color combination! LOVE your coloring...no need for any feelings of intimidation, my friend! You do those images proud every time! :o)

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

NOT Overdone at all! I was in awee when I saw it.

So pretty and all the details are very cute! Indeed beautiful and bright :) Thanks for playing with us at
Saturated Canary and good luck :)

XO
Ruby Montes

Linda R said...

I don't think its over done at all. I just love it. And your coloring is fabulous. Just in case you didn't know..

Hugs~

Sanja Grdinić said...

Adorable. Just adorable... I can't stop looking at her big eyes! Love the colors and layout! :)

Tracey T said...

Certainly not overdone, Tracy and so beautifully coloured. Love the spots on her dress! Hugs, Tracey x

heidy said...

Think it's gorgeous Tracy,love the rolled flowers!!!
XXX Heidy

Heide said...

Very pretty, Love the blue and mustard colors together. Saw you on MIM.
Hugs, Heide

Fiona said...

oh man...it's gorgeous Tracey, of course my kind of colours....I love it!!

Fi
x

Sue - bearhouse said...

Your card is gorgeous Tracy, I don't think it's over done at all. You have coloured that sweet image so beautifully and I love those papers and pretty embellishments.
I hope you have a good weekend
hugs Sue xx

Paper Panda said...

Hi, saw this on MIM and had to come for a closer look. Its gorgeous and I love the colour combo!
Mandy x

Sassy Raggedy said...

I love these wonderful colors together Tracy. I also like how you seem to be able to add the right things to your cards...When I try to do that it just looks silly, lol....Beautiful again...joann sassy raggedy

Heidi said...

Such a sweet card!
Your colouring is amazing:) You are so talented Tracy.
Enjoy the weekend, hugs:)

tilly's crafts said...

fabulous colouring Tracy, and just love the layout and embellies - gorgeous!
Kim x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Tracy :-)such a lovely image and the rolled flowers and all the details are so pretty :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

Chrissy said...

Just gorgeous Tracy, your colouring is sensational..just beautiful,love all the details,fabulous card.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

I don't see it as overdone at all - your cards always look so darn perfectly put together, I don't know how you do it :) Can't believe you're unsure about colouring the SC digis' hair - this looks fabulous! I'm in awe - as usual! Have a great weekend :)

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!!Love all the details! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Gerda
http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

Fleur said...

Oh WOW this is so beautiful
HUGZ Fleur xXx

Lynne Armstrong said...

Love the colours you chose for this cutie Tracy. I also have a collection of SC but have only coloured a couple. Like you, they intimidate me a bit! I have one sitting here waiting to be coloured for a project and just can't get started on it :( No need for you to be intimidated, your colouring is awesomely good :) LOVE her hair!
Hugs xx

Kim S said...

So many truly lovely special touches!!!

Bonnie Irvine said...

Nope...not overdone. There's a lot of detail and many elements but they are soft colours and work beautifully together so it doesn't look busy. Her hair is gorgeous and I love her outfit...so cute. The rolled flowers are particularly pretty. Cute, cute, Tracy!

Becky said...

NO, it is not overdone..It is just fabulous.. Gorgeous colors and coloring and love the flowers.

Tracey Murphy said...

Stunning card, Tracy! The colour combo is beautiful - as are all of the embellies! Fab colouring and layout! Popped over from MIM for a closer look!
Hugs, Tracey x

M said...

Pretty card. Love the big flowers and the pompom trim. Thanks for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges.Marina

Kjersti said...

She looks gorgeous Tracy, beautiful coloring and a great card - not "overdone" at all! Thanks for your sweet comment, I can see ou manage very well on your own too - lol:)
Have a wonderfyl weekend!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Ivonne said...

W O W! This is just GORGEOUS!! Love the colors, the beautiful flowers and papers. The coloring is out of this world. It is just stunning! Hugs, Ivonne

Laine said...

A beautiful creation Tracy. Wonderful colouring and design detail. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
Laine
xx

Nicole said...

Wonderful and so beautiful cloured. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

Andreja L. said...

Your card is beautiful; nice image and good colouring ... great job!
Thank you for sharing it with us in BearlyMineChallenge this week.
Hugs, Andreja

Mary J said...

I know I already commented on this on FB, but just had to pop by to show my admiration again - this is gorgeous!!!

Shazza said...

it is gorgeous, love all the detail and your colouring is great x

Elena said...

It's so cute! I love it! I saw you on Make It Monday.

Nonni said...

Totally cute! I love the colors and especially the way you've done her dress -so beautiful!

Linda McClain said...

Tracy - My jaw drops every time I come to visit. You are just amazing. The colors and textures on this are just insanely gorgeous. xxoo

CaroleAnn said...

Tracy
Absolutely not over done but done to perfection! There isnt a card you make that I dont just sit at and admire for awhile and hope to come close to your talents! Love it all!!! Great color combinations too! Hugs

Mei said...

Gorgeous as usual Tracy! I love every single one of your creations!

Ira Huberts said...

You're kidding me, right? Over the top? oh yes, you're right after all, it's OVER THE TOP GORGEOUS!! Such pretty colours and wonderful design! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Jackie said...

One word for this STUNNING... love EVERYTHING about it, and your colouring is devine. Thank you for sharing with us at BearlyMine Challenges this week. Jackie SDT x

Anne-Marie said...

I really wouldn't change a thing....this is so adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at the Perfect Sentiment....good luck in the draw!

Jennifer said...

You really bring your characters to live Tracy! She's so sweet I'd love to hug her! Wonderful flowers and I love how the panels are sticking up behind the border!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh my goodness! This card is just way too cute! Love love love the image... and your coloring! WOW!!!

Thank you for participating in the {PIN}Spirational Challenge this week!

Anonymous said...

This card is so stunning! I understand how you felt about your card. It feels over-done a bit yet so adorable. Especially I love the way you created the Liquid pearl dots.

Gretchen said...

This is wonderful. I don't think it's over done at all. I like the colour combo and your rolled flowers.

tshupile said...

What an outstanding card! Your coloring is sooooo perfect. The hair coloring is gorgeous!!

Thank you for playing with us this week at {Pin}spirational Challenges.
Anat (tshupile)

Geri said...

Gosh, you've colored her gorgeously, Tracy!!! Those roly poly flowers are the perfect accent for her, too...I think they make me think of her eyes! Beautiful, my dear!!!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so gorgeous.
luv
Debby

BugBites said...

cute- TFS with us at DCD.

Linda B said...

Ahhh Tracy, the more you pile on the better I like it... some fantastic layers here. Love your Liquid Pearl dots and your rolled flowers are GORGEOUS!!!! Beautiful colors!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous and totally cute! Your coloring Rocks Tracy.

Joy said...

Your colouring is amazing as is this card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Lisa M said...

65 comments later and I'm finally here. OMGEEEEE this is awesome. The hair just says, BAM!! The shimmer is amazing and the colors are perfection. That's what I love about your style, it's CAS one day and WOWEE the next. Precious card and I just love it!
hugs,
T

Caz said...

Such a beautiful card, I love all the rolled flowers and the detail. Thanks for joining our challenge over on Saturated Canary.
Caz
x

Deanne Clarke-Saunders said...

Your card is beautiful!!! Thanks SO MUCH for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you play along again!!!

~DEANNE~
A Little Bit O' Paper

Louise said...

Hello Tracy!
Aw, thats a darling image you've used and you inked her up beautifully :)
Amazing take on this month sketch :)

Thank you so much for joining us at CLP this month :) Welcome back!
Hugs, Louise

janeslovelycards said...

Stunning card! love this colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Crafting Life's Pieces Challenge, hugs, Jane x