Thursday, October 31, 2013

Lady Bug Friends

     Can you believe it!  Another week has flown by and it's time for a new challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.  My wonderful DT Sistah Debbie has chosen a theme of "Fantasy or Halloween" for this week's challenge.  I'm really not a Halloween person so I decided to play with one of Mo's adorable fairies.  This little sweetie has a ladybug friend.
     For my card I used this great sketch from Bearly Mine.

     The background really caught my eye and I thought it would be a cool effect if I could make that back panel textured.  So I broke out my Martha Stewart scoreboard and went to work.  Since I was going to be accordion folding I knew 6 x 6 wasn't going to work unless I wanted to piece so I dug out an old K & Company 12 x 12 pad that I love and used half of one of the sheets.  I just scored at random intervals on the board.  Didn't want it to be uniform, but rather match the different sized stripes in the sketch more or less.  I like how it turned out and it was pretty simple to do.  I cut apart a Memory Box Fresh Foliage die cut to make it fit better and added some flowers using a MS hydrangea punch.
     Here's a close up of the bug lover.

Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E11, E13, R20, R30
hair E50, E51, E53, E55, E57
clothes R22, R24, R46, R59, N3, N5
wings BG000, B0000, B000, B63, BV23
ladybug R22, R24, N3, N5

     Check out Mo's store if you haven't lately.  There are some new images and tons of great old ones.  Come join in our fun this week.  We'd love to see what you create.

Paper--K & Company "Classic K Bailey", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Baby Fairy", Papertrey Ink "Mixed Messages"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles, Memory Box "Fresh Foliage", Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die
Miscellaneous--Recollections and Paper Studio pearls,, Diamond Stickles, Glossy Accents


Maya said...

Oh, i love the detail with the paper!
And the image is colored to perfection :)
Hugs, Maya

Amanda R said...

What a neat idea with the paper and I love this image. Gorgeous flowers too, you are inspiring me to get out my dies and make some myself!

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Tracy. Such an adorable image, beautiful colouring and I really love the way you have folded and added the backing paper.
hugs Sue

Boxofcolours said...

Stunning card! I love the way you have pleated the DP - very cool!!

heidy said...

Fabolous card Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Ros Crawford said...

Love love love the paper folds ... and what a beautiful image ... perfectly done!!

Ann Marie Governale said...

This is such a beautiful card. I LOVE the sketch and how you interpreted it...I have to play along...The fairy is so beautifully colored and the light floral spray is perfect! I think I have this K&Co pad, too!! Beautiful Tracy! xxx

Sarah said...

OMGoodness! This is just too cute for words! Love the pleated paper the image is colored so beautifully!

Audrey Pettit said...

Awww, how absolutely adorable, Tracy! I am always in awe of your amazing color skills. And LOVE your fun pleated background. Awesome!

Nancy said...

GORGEOUS card, my friend! That image is the sweetest one EVER...and your background technique is fantastic! :o)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the pleated background and other design details! Awesome coloring of the precious image!

Barbara said...

I love this Mo image and wow have you ever created a beautiful card with it. Your coloring is amazing and love the design layout too.

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Tracy, adorable image coloured so beautifully and love how you have pleated the paper.
Wendy xx

Jennifer Scull said...

oh Tracy, what a cutey patootie! I just wanna give him big hugs! your coloring is absolutely gorgeous!

thank you so very much for my fabulous zombie card! I keep it right on my craft desk beside my other zombies for inspiration. who would have thought that zombies inspire all of my shabby crafts? grins!

take care and thanks for being such a great friend! :)

Chrissy said...

Gorgeous image and wonderful colouring the design,papers and flowers...gorgeous.


Mau xx said...

Oh! I so love this Tracy, I love that background idea and will be giving that a try in the future. Gorgeous paper and beautiful colouring as always my friend.
sending you huge hugs xxxxx
Mau xx

Lorraine said...

Tracy, that's absolutely gorgeous. Your background is awesome and the image is so beautifully coloured. Great job hun.

TYJ419 said...

What a sweet card. Beautiful job Tracy!

Tracey j.

Katie Sims said...

Mercy, girl...that is one precious card! Love the pleated bg paper and that glorious copic work speaks for itself! Lovely creation, my friend! :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

ooooh! another great technique - so clever!! That folded paper background looks amazing and the cute little image is beautifully coloured (as always) - lovely work :)

Lesley Croghan said...

This is incredible. Love the paper treatment and your colouring is truly inspirational, Tracy!

Linda R said...

Hold on while I pick my jaw up off the ground.. This is so darn cute my friend. I love everything about it. And your coloring is WOW!!!


Marlies said...

A gorgeous card!! I love the folded background you made a fantastic effect!! The image is so cute and your colouring is fab, as allways!! hugs, Marlies

Ira Huberts said...

I'm in love with this card Tracy, love your darling fairy child and the fabulously folded background! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Anonymous said...

Oh girl --- this is just the bomb !!
That dimension is unreal !!!
Super duper adorable little cutie !!
Love it all !! Xo

Anja said...

This folded background paper looks great, Tracy! Such a clever idea and it goes perfectly with the sketch. And I love Mo's baby fairies :o)
Have a nice weekend

debby4000 said...

Adorable and absolutely gorgeous card.

Debbie said...

This is just GORGEOUS!!! but then again all your work is just GORGEOUS!!! Love every inch of it


Franz♥ said...

I always love your creations Tracy and this one is soooo special! This little fairy has always been one of my favourites from Mo and your take on this wonderful sketch is so original!

I took lot of time to make up my mind between all the wonderful stuff from SSS! But my order is on the way to home now, THANK YOU very much again sweetie♥

Hugs, Franz.

Kim Bell said...

Love your card WOW!!! Love what you did with the DP awesome.


AnjaCardz said...

Love the different look you achieved with all the pleats - very beautiful and dreamy. Just perfect for the cute baby fairy (which you colored to perfection)!

Hugs, Anja

Jennifer said...

Just as sweet as can be! Love the flowers and the ribbon! The wonderful folded background looks fantastic!

Heidi said...

Absolutely stunning!
The image is so cute:)
Beautiful design.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Lisa M said...

Have I died? Is this Heaven??? I am in such a happy place right now I can hardly stand it!! Tracy, I mean to tell you....THIS is UNBELIEVABLE!! You have gone and made history here. What you've done to take the sketch to the next level is fabulous and of course adding your stellar coloring skills, that make us all green with envy, just tops this off as probably one of my top 5 faves of yours. LOOOOVE this so much.
hugs and other favorable words for you...
Twang :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Adorable and beautiful, wonderful details.

Geri said...

WOWZERS...that's a gorgeous one, Tracy!!!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Oh Tracey this is just beautiful love that image... beautiful coloring.