Monday, September 2, 2013

Guest Designer at City Crafter Challenge Blog


     I have been playing along with the challenge at City Crafter Challenge Blog when I can since I first started making cards several years back.  I was blessed to be asked to do another Guest Designer spot for Kirsty and the girls for this weeks challenge.
     Did you think you were at the wrong blog?  No Copics in sight...well, I did color the pearls with one.  hee hee  I wanted to keep my card more in keeping with the general style of the CCCB DT so I went with a more clean and simple design and the chipboard bird instead of something colored.  The initial card concept was drawn from this great inspiration pic for this weeks challenge which is birds and blue.


     You might be looking at my card thinking, well she didn't use any blue.  The background mat is a blue gray that doesn't show up very well in the photo.  It's much bluer IRL.  The bird is from Michaels.  I covered the bird cage in gesso then sprayed it with gold Glimmer Mist.  I finally got around to buying the 18 kt. gold leafing pen my sweet friend Katie is such a wiz at using and gilded the edges of the base mat and along the edges of the bird cage.
     I hope you can hop over to CCCB and play along with this weeks challenge.  Thanks so much for having me girls!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found--Portabello Road", Georgia Pacific
Stamps--Sweet and Sassy Stamps "Be Encouraged"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Sakura Gold gel pen, Krylon 18kt. Gold Leafing pen
Tools--Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace punch around the page set and Hydrangea punch, Memory Box Fresh Foliage die
Miscellaneous--Iridescent Gold Glimmer Mist, Recollections pearls and chipboard bird, Copic Marker Y17

20 comments:

  1. Very pretty Tracy!!! Welcome and congrats to CCB!!!!

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  2. Congrats on your GDT spot Tracy
    Your card is stunning. The bird is gorgeous and I love the way you have arranged the flowers. The soft colours are perfect and such a beautiful sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  3. I'm so happy that you are guesting with us this week ... such a fabulous card too! I was expecting copics but you can certainly pull of any style ... Thanks so much for being with us!

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  4. Oh, what a beautiful card, and how fun to see you rocking a slightly different style than your norm! Even without your usual copic masterpieces, this is fabulous! Love the chipboard bird and the pretty spray of flowers. The scalloped edging and sentiment are beautiful, too. Love the charms hanging from the branch. And the pen work with the gold is a fantastic finishing touch!

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  5. Love how you added the little beaded charms and the tiny flowers on the stem are sweet!

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  6. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the beautiful elements you added to create this wonderful collage! Pretty bead charm!

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  7. OMGosh this is so beautiful, love the birdcage and the great design.

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  8. Congratulations Tracy, Your card is Beautiful and I know the team will be thrilled to have you onboard.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  9. Congrats on your GDT spot Tracy and I love your card,so bautiful!!
    XXX Heidy

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  10. Oh, Tracy!! Your card is so beautiful! That is a fabulous inspiration photo too! :o)

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  11. How very beautiful! I love your bird and the spray fo flowers! How wonderful it is that His mercies are new every morning! God Bless!

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  12. LOVE this Tracy! Soo Pretty, sweet and serene all at the same time! And IMHO, it's good to take a break from the Copics every now and then! lol I find myself thinking in my head, okay, put the Copics down and back awaaaaaaay from the crafting table! Its' 5:00AM and you neeeeeeed sleep!! lol ;-) But that may just be me, lol ;-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  13. Oh my Gosh, this is so pretty! Love the soft and tender look it has! :) Beautiful card, my friend!

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  14. Oooo, LOVELY! Love the sweet little embellishments you've added...subtle but so pretty...and your blossoms/greenery...They're so petite and so very SWEET!!! It's a lovely card...I'm sure they're delighted to have you!!!

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  15. Congratulations, Tracy! What a beautiful card! LOVE all the textures and dimension, and that sentiment couldn't be any more perfect!

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  16. Congrats my friend on your DT spot. This looks amazing. I notice I say that a lot when I'm here..

    Hugs~

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  17. Absolutely stunning! (Even without your Copics!)

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  18. This card shows how versatile you are creatively. It's completely different from what you usually do but so lovely and full of beautiful details. I love how delicate and dimensional it looks.

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  19. LUUURVE this!!!!! Seeing all your versatility and talent this morning has just made my day. I think you are truly one of the most talented card makers out there; next to me of course...duh! ;)
    LOL...Happy Sunday my friend.
    hugs,
    Twang

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