Thursday, September 5, 2013

A sweet friendship

     Our challenge this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is "Anything Goes".  Don't forget we're having a Guest Designer call.  You can check out the DP2 blog for all the details on how to enter.  The Anything Goes theme will give you lots of freedom to create with your fave Mo image.  I've used one of the newest ones Mo has added to the store.  It's called "Elke and Bear".
     I tell ya I fought this card tooth and nail.  I started coloring the image with the branches and apples.  I don't know if it was my markers, a bad piece of paper, or just me, but the ink started just laying on the surface making the apples and leaves all blotchy and ugly.  I used my Blender to take some of it off and it looks okay, but not great.  It may have just been the reds and greens cause I didn't have that trouble with the rest of the image.
     I had sworn I was not going to buy any more 6 x 6's until I used up a bunch of what I have.  Sadly I fell off the wagon, but I did go back to an old American Crafts pad for the papers on this card.  Not my usual choices so this card is a bit of a departure from my usual style.  I started with the cute apple paper and as you can see (or not hee hee) there's barely any of it showing anymore.
     I inked everything but the image piece with Walnut Stain Distress ink and distressed the edges of the DP pieces.  There's a little fun corrugated cardboard in each corner, a plaid bow, a doily, a couple of buttons, and the sweetest sentiment that's from Create with TLC.
     Here's a close up of the image.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, R20
hair E21, E23, E25, E27
clothes BG10, BG11, BG72, BG75, E93, E95, E97, E99
flower  Y11, YR21, YR23, E95, E97
bear E31, E33, E35, E37, E39, E51, E93, E95, C8
scarf G99, Y26, E79
swing E31, E40, E42, E43, E47
tree E40, E42, E43, E47, YG93, YG95, YG97
apples R35, R37, R39, R43, R59
sky B000, B00
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine--anything goes
Deep Ocean--you are my sunshine
Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Tuesday Throwdown--best friends
Addicted to Stamps--anything goes
Great Impressions--fall colors
The Squirrel and the Fox--spring or autumn
Sketchy Colors--sketch
Just Us Girls--wild card

     Hope you can find time this week to join in the fun at Mo's.  We'd love to have you play along.

Paper--American Crafts , Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Elke and Bear", sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Walnut Stain Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--Nestabilities Standard Circles and Classic Ovals, Fiskars Circle Cutter
Miscellaneous--Offray ribbon, Michaels buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, paper doily, Home Basics Fluted cardboard


Ros Crawford said...

Tracy ... I am so blown away by this ... those cherries are MAGNIFICENT!!! If you had trouble it certainly does not show! The image is so gorgeous ... Girl you rocked this in every way!!

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Tracy. I LOVE that cute image and your colouring looks amazing. The papers are gorgeous and a really beautiful sentiment to go with it.
hugs Sue xx

Unknown said...

Oh my word, told you before that your colouring is out of this world... Love love love this card, it's total perfection!! So sorry for being MIA for a couple of days and missing out on your last posts, but I'm so loving seeing your latest cards, these are truly lovely! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

CaroleAnn said...

Nothing wrong with the apples or anything else in this card design! I love the warm tones to the card and the image is adorable. Hugs!

Amanda R said...

Ohhh, I love this! You even made her sweater look fuzzy! Def one of my fav's, great inspiration and love the softness of the sky. Oh, your package is in the mail, hope you enjoy it!

Dilyana said...

Oh Tracy, your card is beyond lovely! I adore the apples and if you didn't mentioned it, I would have never guessed that you had troubles with them, lol! Hugs!

scrappymo! said...

Sell, I think the coouring looks so prefessional and the card is wonderful.
Beautiful design papers...I can see why you wanted to buy them!

Nancy said...

Absolutely fantastic, my friend! Your coloring is fabulous...and you know I love the Scripture verse! :o)

Anonymous said...

This entire card turned out amazingly beautiful !!!!!!
(Even if the markers were giving you trouble!) --
You've colored it up perfectly, added fabby papers -- & the design is flawless !!! I also really love the texture from the corrugated cardboard... I have some in mint green! & coral ! I need to bust that fun stuff out!!!
Super gorgeous, my friend...
Ohhhhhhh.... & I get to add this:

Thank you so much for joining us this week @ Love's Rubberstamps for "anything goes" !!! :)) :))
Xo ~~Nicole~~
Nicole's Craft Nook

Ann Marie Governale said...

Love, love, love this card.. what a sweet image and you have colored it so beautifully.. love all the touches on this card- so much fun to get your blog posts!! Ann Marie

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a lovely card you have made here which fits perfectly the Bearly Mine Designs Challenge this week of “anything goes”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (Bearly Mine Challenge Blog Design Team)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and layers and the adorable image! Your coloring is really awesome!

Sarah said...

Such a beautiful card! Your coloring is awesome; if there was a problem, it certainly doesn't show! Love the cardboard corners and that wonderful sentiment.

Geri said...

Oh, goodness...those apples look like they're ready to drop!!! They just shine on that they no complaints from me on your coloring! This is the sweetest thing...the image...the scripture...just adorably sweet and beautiful!!!

Danni said...

This is gorgeous! Such a stunning, sweet card! Wow!!!

Sparkly Engineer said...

I'm absolutely blown away by your beautiful coloring and your use of shadow and light. This is a stunning card, truly a keepsake.

Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

Marisa said...

Stunning colouring and I love the subtle distressed edges and wonderful details you added. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week!

Pat said...

Hey may have fought with this card, but you definitely WON! Absolutely apple-licious! I know what you mean about ink sitting on the paper surface...makes me crazy! I swear, though, I would never have picked that up...those apples look good enough to eat! And this is such a precious new Mo image...I love her like I love Mo's "Peaches" image! What fun papers...and I love the crimped papers are the corners! You totally rocked it, darlin'!! Hugs. Pat

heidy said...

Oh Tracy,what can I say,love it,it's trully amazing!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

I think it is marvelous - the best card I've seen around lately! Perfect colors on a very sweet image, great sentiment and awesome new papers. There are not much embellies on the card, but there's a lot going on on it and I love it!
Have a nice day, Tracy... :)

Shazza said...

gorgeous card, your colouring looks perfect x

Dangina Martinez said...

What amazing coloring skills you have! The apples look delicious so much so, that I would love to bite one, lol. We are so Happy you could join us this week here at Loves Rubber Stamps. Come Again Real Soon.
Tons of Hugs, Dangina

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, stunning colouring and layout. just wonderful!
Kim x

Mau xx said...

Oh Tracy it doesn't show on the picture that you had trouble, Its gorgeous! I love this sweet image, Mo has certainly created some amazing new ones lately.
Love the buttons, and the sentiment is precious.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Every time I open the page to your blog, gorgeous colors just pop up, you always have such amazing creation here, this one is no exceptional.
Sorry I have been so busy plus not feeling too good, sitting in front of the computer too long just hurts my neck and shoulders, I haven't been around to THANK you for being our guest this week at CCCB, such lovely card as always! THANKS!! Tracy!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, so sweet, Tracy! So many amazing details to capture the spirit of fall. LOVE!

Grenouille Greetings said...

OMG, this is BEAUTIFUL, Tracy. I love this image, your colour work is divine and the paper choices and design layout are perfect. I'm just going to have a quick stroll through your recent creations to see all your other beauties. Hugs, Lesley x

Anja said...

This is awesome, Tracy! I love this image and you've colored it beautifully! Me too, I can't stop buying 6 x 6 paper pads - it's an addiction, I think ;o)
Hugs, Anja

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, your coloring is amazing and I love all the details and the colors. Fabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Unknown said...

So much wonderful detail in this one. It looks amazing. LOVE your coloring.


Heidi said...

Wow this is stunning!
Your colouring is fantastic:)
Beautiful image and pretty colours.
Lovely details.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Mette said...

Wow! What a stunning card! The colors are fabulous!
Thank you for joining the challenge at Sketchy Colors! Good luck!!

Hugs, Mette

Jennifer said...

This is truly a delight! Such wonderful colouring of this sweet image. I love the dimension you bring out in your colouring! Beautiful papers and ribbon and buttons!

NanaConnie said...

Magnificent, Tracy! Love the coloring and all the layers. Great papers. Thanks so much for playing in our "Best Friends" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

CraftyGirl said...

Wow, stunning card. Adore your paper and coloring. I am very glad you entered this week at Tuesday Throwdown. I hope you had fun!!! See you back very soon to play in another fun challenge.


Tuesday Throwdown DT

Bonnie Irvine said...

I just want to hug her and her bear. You could design children's clothes. You have such an eye for colour and detail. This has to be one of my new favourite Mo images. Love the shiny apples. Fabulous layering on this card. Those corrugated corners are a brilliant idea and contrast so well with the pretty doily under the image. Lots of fun details here...I need to have another long look.

Ivonne said...

Wow Tracy! I love love love this card! The papers, the colors, the design...everything. Absolutely gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

Audrey Pettit said...

Well, it certainly doesn't show that you struggled with this image, Tracy. The coloring is amazing, as always! Love the highlights on the apples, even. Your attention to detail is amazing. Really love the papers you used, too. The little labels seem to perfect for this, and the corrugated corners and doily add so much extra detail, too. This card just warms my heart. My daughter had a friendship like this with her teddy bear...makes me think of her!

Lisa Minckler said...

Geez Louise chica....I'm on the floor!!!!! Holy crudinsky ...this is fantasmic :) "Nuff said.

big hugs

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness could she be any SWEETER with her Darling teddybear!! LOVE this Darling image and your Awesome coloring Tracy!! Just makes me smile!! Love every Adorable detail! 8-)


Andreja L. said...

Lovely card, adorable image and your coloring is great!!!
Thank you for join us at BearlyMineChallenge this week :-)) Hugs, Andreja

Liz's creative corner said...

This is lovely, fab image and wonderful colouring and design, thanks for sharing it with us at Deep Ocean, hugs Liz xx

Kim Bell said...

Love your card!! Just stunning!! Now I have to get this image.


Anja said...

This is beyond precious, Tracy! I adore your coloring and all the yummy perfect fitting papers you have! Absolutely stunning!

Hugs, Anja

Kjersti said...

What a gorgeous card Tracy, beautiful colors!
Thanks for joining the Anything goes challenge at ATSC!
Hugs Kjersti:)

Nonni said...

So beautiful, I love the colors and the fact that the card has a lot going on but doesn't look cluttered at all. Wow.