Monday, May 20, 2013

Keep calm and pedal on

     Can you believe it!  I made a stair step card!  LOL  Had this fun Girlfriends image inked up and stamped laying on my work table.  I knew I wanted to "make a scene"(pun intended  hee hee).  It just took me a little while to figure out how I was going to go about it.  I used one of Beate Johns fantastic tutorials at Splitcoast Stampers here to make the base and then created the scene for my biking gals.  Here's a side view.

     It's kind of hard to see but the gray mat has some scored lines in it to make it look like a sidewalk.  The girls are attached to this layer.  The next layer back is grass, a fence and some tiny little flowers.  I used my embosser to give the flowers a little shape and then added rhinestones colored with Copics for their centers.  The last layer is the sky, complete with some puffy white clouds and one of the sentiments from the Pedal Pushers stamp set from Art Impressions.  All I can say is that gal in the pink needs to go to the Olympics.  LOL
     I'd like to enter my card in these challenges:

Great Impressions--celebrations
Joanna Sheen--girls, girls, girls
The Squirrel and the Fox--here come the girls
4 Crafty Chicks--birthday
Creatalicious--for the girls
Mad for Markers--one for the girls

     Hope I gave you a smile to start off your week.

Paper--Bazzill, Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Art Impressions "Pedal Pushers"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Sakura gold and silver gel pens
Tools--Memory Box Puffy Clouds and Rounded Fence dies, Recollections flower punch, Fiskars Grass punch
Miscellaneous--Recollections rhinestones


Jenny said...

Thanks for the giggle! Your card is just plain wonderful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Great Impressions Stamps!

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! What a great sentiment, and your dimensional design is so fun!

Carla S. said...

This is fantstic, Tracy! Great step design and a fabulous scene! The images are so cute and you've colored them up wonderfully! Love this!

Bonnie Irvine said...

This is hilarious! I love the step design and the various elements you combined to create this playful scene.The details are fantastic. I have never made a step card either but they are so effective...might have to give it a go. I love these gals and how you bring them to life. They all have their distinct personalities...what a fun crew! I want to hang out with them :)

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Tracy this is how we should celebrate the passing years, with a smile and a spring in our step. Awesome little happy scene you have crafted.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Danni said...

Oh my is this ever a hoot! HOw fun!!

Jeannie said...

Love this! Thanks for the smile today!

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie Thomas
Dragonfly Journeys

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing our Birthday Challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks!

Renee B. said...

Awesome Tracy!
Hugs, Renee

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, love that girlfriends stamp. and a great layout!
Kim x

Nancy said...

Fabulous design, my friend! I'm happy to see you've been having more fun with "the girls"!! :o)

Jovan said...

LOVE it!

Anja said...

Your card just makes me smile, Tracy! Love the little scene you've created with this stair step card and I like that each girl has its own outfit color ;o)
Hugs, Anja

Sue from Oregon said...

These Ai girls are fantastic! Super cute!

Iulia said...

Hey Tracy, you are always so creative and make me laugh with your cute funny cards! This is another sample of your great talent!
Love it!
Hugs, Iulia

Sue said...

How fabulous!! I love that fun image. Your colouring is perfect and the design is wonderful
hugs Sue xx

Ros Crawford said...

What a fun card this is ... makes me smile ... I just love the little scene

Lynne Armstrong said...

I love stepper cards for creating scenes....this one's brilliant Tracy :) Those girlfriends are so much fun. Love what you're doing with them and can't wait to see more!
Hugs xx

Sassy Raggedy said...

OMG, Tracy this is so funny...You did make a step card and it is wonderful...I always look forward to these creations...They make me laugh...Fantastic my friend...joann sassy raggedy

Linda Breedlove said...

What a fun group of gals! Love your stair step base and the scene you created... such a happy card!

Geri said...

You really make me wish these ladies lived in my sub-division!!! It's gorgeous, Tracy!!!

Tamie said...

I just love, love, love these stamps. Never seen this one yet but man it is fabulous! You did an amazing job highlighting them with your step card. Great sentiment too. You truly made me smile tonight. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful inspiration with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Unknown said...

Always love seeing your cards with these girls on them Tracy, for I LOVE them! Such a fun card, adorable scene setting, too! Hugs, Ira

Audrey Pettit said...

You are SO amazing! This just gives me the biggest smile! The stair step design is just brilliant here! LOVE it!

Kjersti said...

Wow! They are fabulous!!
Hugs xx

Katie Sims said...

I'd say you made quite a scene indeed! Girl, this is adorable!! You are really having fun with those images, aren't you? I always can't wait to see what you are going to do next! :) YOU are the design genius, my friend!

Heidi said...

This is absolutely stunning!
Beautiful design and a lovely image:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Helen said...

Love it! Such a great image (I can of so many people I could send it to!!) and I love the scene you've created too.

Thanks for joining us at The Squirrel and the Fox.

Helen x

NGCARDS said...

Lovely creation, I love the image! Thanks for joining us at Joanna Sheen! xxx

Melanie said...

A fabulous card!
Love that gorgeous image... and will have to take a look around where to get them.
Do you know if they're availabe as digis somewhere?