Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Keep believing

     Thanks so much for all the feedback you all left me on my blog candy post.  I've jotted down the suggestions some of you made and will try to work them into my posts.  It was nice to hear from those of you who visit silently too.  LOL  Any and all stealthy stalkers...uhhh I mean followers are appreciated.  hee hee
     A new challenge opened on Sunday at the Catered Crop and Linda is calling for sequins.  There's a great board on the CC blog with some ideas for how to use these little sparklers.  They're pretty fun to use and I think I'll take a peek at Hobby Lobby tomorrow to see if I can find some in different sizes.  The ones I used were taken off a couple of the strung spools you can find in the Michael's $1 bin.
     My image is one of my previously un-inked stash of Stamping Bella Uptown Girls.  This is Faith the Fairy.

     I started off trying to use the Sketchy Colors sketch for this week and Faith cut out in a rectangle.  The card would have had to be 6" x 6" and even though my standard size is 5.5" x 5.5"  it just looked huge.  So.....I decided to cut Faith out and trim the card down to a more balanced size.  It now measures 4.75" x 6".  Odd I know but it looks much better.
     My Mo's DT sistah Franz suggested I might want to add more photos like some close ups to my posts so here's a closer view of Faith.

     It was also suggested that I post the markers I used on my image.  This can be tough sometimes kiddies cause I like to use every color in the color box.  This one was pretty straightforward though so here are the Copics I used:

skin (E000, E00, E11, E13, R20)
hair (E21, E23, E25, E27)
dress (BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, BG78)(Y11, Y21, YR21, YR23)

     I'll be back tomorrow with a fun card for the new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'm the hostess for the challenge and I sure hope you can find some time to play along.  Give the Catered Crop challenge a try too.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Papertake Weekly--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Country View Crafts--quotations and sayings

     Have a great Wednesday!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Bluebell", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Faith the Fairy"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Jet Black Archival, Sakura Clear gel pen
Tools--MFT Die-namics Crown Border, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--Patina Stickles, Michaels sequins


Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. I so adore the fussy cutting around the beautifully coloured girl.
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Desire Fourie said...

Absolutely stunning. I so adore the fussy cutting around the beautifully coloured girl.
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Jane said...

What a great card, I love the colours you have chosen.

Ivonne said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love the sentiment and the image is perfect for it. Amazing coloring as always! Hugs, Ivonne

Ros Crawford said...

Oh WOW!! what a stunner ... Legs as long as mine (I wish!) Fabulous card Tracy!

Amanda R said...

I have never tried sequins on anything, will have to check out the ideas and love the border you used, matches her crown perfectly!

Nancy said...

Wow!! Her legs are almost as long as mine! Yes, indeed! ;o)
Love your beautiful card! The colors are wonderful and that border die is perfect! :o)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the colors and the fun image! Wonderful sentiment!

Rene said...

This.Is.FABULOUS!!!!!!!! I'm so glad you entered in my number so I could're always so thoughtful! ;D
Another AMAZING creation!!!!
Thank you so much for sharing this with us at MIM! Good luck!
Rene :D

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love that image, wonderful colouring and gorgeous design. I especially love your stitching and the crown border die.
hugs Sue xx

KimCreate said...

Beautiful card! She's colored so beautifully. Your post card will be coming soon!

Shazza said...

great card loving that sentiment :-)

Ann Marie Governale said... this image and love love love the colors.. ok, now I will do the same.. get to listing these colors.. I love this- the BGs are perfect!... xxx Ann Marie

Ceal said...

Fabulous card! love the colors, the coloring and sparkle with sequins.
Thanks for sharing with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! hope to see you again soon!

Jenny said...

Beautiful card, love the image, keep inking that stamp! Saw your card on MIM.

Pauline said...

Stunning! You did a wonderful job on the colouring, and cutting her out. It looks like you used a die to do this, it's so evenly done! Love your layout and colours and all the finishing details ( the crown border die fits so perfectly).

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, love the colours and your stunning colouring of that image! and gorgeous layout as always!
Kim x

Danni said...

Another gorgeous card!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, Tracy ~~~ please please say you are selling her...!! I MUST have her!! My FAVE colors ~~ & a FAIRY ~~ & SEQUINS~ my heart has stopped and the only way I'll get better is to see this lovely lady in my mailbox!!!! :) :) :) Let me know!! xo

Dangina Martinez said...

This is outstanding from image to stitching. I love it. Thank You so much for joining us here at Loves Rubber Stamps this week. Good Luck and Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just love the sass that oozes from your princess and the way your punched edges look just like the top of a crown! Way to pay attention to the details, girl! So pretty!

Unknown said...

Wouldn't mind having ONE of her legs, for I'm not so tall, lol! Love your feminine fairy Tracy, those sequins make stunning embellies on your card! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Jovan said...

Lovely card!

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful, always! She is divine! Love the scattered sequins on here, too!

CaroleAnn said...

The card size is just perfect for this adorable image and her lovely long legs! Love it! Hugs

Unknown said...

So cute. She is Beautiful. Love the wonderful design.


Heidi said...

This is gorgeous!
Beautiful design:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Beautiful work as always Tracy - lovely colouring and such neat fussy cutting. Love those Uptown Girls - very sassy :)

Mau xx said...

oh! I certainly need wishes to come true here Tracy.
Gorgeous card, love the image and the papers are beautiful.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Yup, love everything about this one. Beautiful papers, wonderful die cut borders, pretty sewing, and sparkly sequins...what's not to love? And then you top it with that gorgeous fairy. Your colouring really is spectacular. Thanks for including the close up.

Laura Love said...

This is beautiful! love your coloring and how the image just pops! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at Loves Rubberstamps! We hope you play along with us again soon!

Shannon White said...

Awww! She is Gorgeous Tracy! And the Sentiment is Wonderful! Loving the fun sequins too! 8-)


Betty said...

Cool design and I love your perfect stitching!
Hugs, Betty

Geri said...

Gorgeous!!! Your coloring of her dress makes it look so soft and lovely!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my word...this is wonderful and the stitching on this is beyond perfection!! I lurve it tons!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A super cute image and love the addition of the sequins, gorgeous quote too x Thanks for joining us at countryviewcrafts challenge this time for our quotes/quotations challenge Trace x