Monday, July 15, 2013

Sparkle and Shine for Card Mania

     Quite a while back I was asked to be a Guest Designer by one of my favorite challenge blogs, Card Mania.  This is the week and new challenge that was selected for me and this is my card for the "Pearls and/or gems" challenge.  This particular challenge is being sponsored by Bearly Mine Designs and I was graciously supplied with some of Donna's gorgeous digital papers to use on my card.  All the designer papers used on this card are from the "Lacey Vintage Dreams" collection.
     This was definitely another of my kitchen sink cards and I really enjoyed making it.  I pulled out lots of goodies I don't normally use.
     It's hard to tell in the photo but the dark mats are the same deep olive green I used for the leaves and photo corners.  The second mat of designer paper was edged with sparkly gold embossing powder as were the photo corners.  I edged the two tabs with a gold ink pad and added some fancy crystal brads.  The leaves and photo corners were sprayed with a mixture of Gold Perfect Pearls and water for some nice shimmer.  The roses were also sprayed and then edged with Diamond Stickles.  The butterfly punch was covered with sticky embossing powder and covered with copper glitter.  It then got a gold pearl body and pretty pink bling trail.
     The image is a lovely Saturated Canary called "Roses are red, violets are blue".
     Hop on over to the Card Mania blog to get all the details on the new challenge and play along.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

2 Sisters--make it sparkle
Stampin' For the Weekend--photo/color inspiration
Southern Girls--no spoolin'
Crafts and Me--anything goes

     Happy Monday!

Papers--Lacey Vintage Digital Papers from Bearly Mine Designs, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Saturated Canary "Roses are red, violets are blue"
Ink--Versamark, Frayed Burlap Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen, Brilliance Galaxy Gold, Copics (skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20) (hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29) (clothes R11, R20, R24, R29, E40, E42, E43) (flowers R11, R20, R21, R22, R24, R29, BG93, BG96, YG93, YG95, G40)
Tools--Martha Stewart Frond, Rose Leaf, Photo Corner and Monarch Butterfly punches, MFT Sentiment Strip
Miscellaneous--Stampendous Jeweled Gold Transparent embossing powder, Gold Perfect Pearls, Ranger Sticky embossing powder, Doodlebug Glitter, Prima  flowers, Recollections brads,flowers, pearls, and rhinestone bling, Diamond Stickles


  1. Your coloring is simply amazing on this lovely girl!!!
    That hair!!! Oh me, oh my!!!
    I like how you added all the bits & pieces from the kitchen sink!! ;)) ;))
    Well done!!

  2. Hi Tracy, this is fab, wonderful colouring and layout.
    Hugs Sue W.

  3. Oh Wow! This is pure art ... So gorgeous Tracy!

  4. Such a beautiful card Tracy. Your colouring is amazing. I love the papers and gorgeous touches of sparkle.
    hugs Sue xx

  5. Gorgeous!!! Fabulous coloring on this one! Lots of goodness!! Have a wonderful week! :o)

  6. This card is stunning, Tracy!! Your coloring is so amazing(especially love her hair!)! All the sparkle and coordinating embellishments just send this one over the top! Gorgeous!

  7. Gorgeous card Tracy and your coloring is amazing!!
    XXX Heidy

  8. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the colors and embellishments! Fabulous coloring, as always! Hugs!

  9. she is just so beautiful! they are blessed indeed to have you with them for this challenge. :)

  10. Love the subtle shimmers on this beauty, Tracy! Just a beautiful design...all the way around!!!

  11. Ohh, Tracy, your card is just gorgeous! I love to see your card among the other in Card Mania Challenge! :) Hugs!

  12. Wow, gorgeous card and design, Tracy! I am just floored by your coloring skills, and your fine attention to detail just shines in everything you do! LOVE the gold embossing on this! Huge congrats on your guest design spot!

  13. WOW...this is gorgeous Tracy. So beautifully coloured...and the shine on her hair...another WOW! Great colours and design. hugs, Pat K x

  14. Stunning...Your coloring is just perfect and your embellies as well...I love everything about this wonderful card. Hugz, joann

  15. Your card is gorgeous!
    And your colouring is amazing:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  16. This is just so pretty!! I've missed seeing your creations!! Gorgeous!

  17. Such a gorgeous card, Tracy! Your coloring is beautiful!!!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

  18. Wow! Love the design and the colors you picked are gorgeous. This image is especially pretty too and naturally colored to perfection! The papers you used - I am drooling over them!! Hugs

  19. Such a pretty kitchen sink you have! Wonderful colouring of that SC image and such lovely papers - a gorgeous creation yet again :)

  20. Well, you definitely didn't hold anything back this time. I love how you have created such a beautiful song with this! Love the rich colour and tenderness it holds.

  21. I love Krista's designs....what a beautiful job you'e made of colouring this cutie Tracy! Her hair looks gorgeous!! And of course I just love the whole card, you have such amazing talent for bringing everything together perfectly :)
    Hugs xx

  22. She's a real stunner Tracy, another gorgeous creation, so wonderfully designed, too! And gosh, that hair! Awesome colouring! Hugs, Ira

  23. fabulous card as always Tracy, love the layout and details
    Kim x

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  25. This is gorgeous. Your coloring is WOW!!!


  26. Beautiful card hun love the bling and the roses with your gorgeous papers x
    Thanks for playing along with us over at Stampin' for the weekend & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

  27. I'm catching up with your posts and each one is such a treat. The shading and highlighting on this image is unbelievably good. Her hair just ripples. Love the photo corners on the unexpected and fun. The flower spray is beautiful and the bling and glitter add fun sparkle. Wow!

  28. I love how you colored this image, her hair looks amazing Tracy. You and SC are a match made in heaven. ;) Terrific card!!!


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