Friday, November 1, 2013

Celebrating Torico Blog Hop

     If you've hung around here for any time at all you know that I adore the amazing images drawn by Torico.  I am so blessed to be able to work with her stamps through TSG, but I also love her digital images sold through her Birdie Brown etsy store.  Sadly Torico has decided to close her etsy store at the end of November so if you want any of those great digis you better grab em before then.  You can find the Birdie Brown blog here (there are some freebies there) and the announcement she made about the store closing with all the details here.
     The lovely Lesley Croghan has organized this blog hop of Torico's friends to celebrate her by creating some projects using our favorite Birdie Brown images. 
     If you came here from the super sweet Vera of Ling's Design Studio, you're on the right track.  If not you can go back to the beginning of the hop that starts with Lesley.


     For my card I chose to work with these adorable "Winter Bears".  I just love their faces and matching outfits.  All Torico's images have such wonderful character to them and it doesn't hurt that they are SUPER fun to color!  
     I found an awesome video tutorial on coloring white done by Sandy Allnock.  It really helped me create my winter scene.
     I sure hope you can find the time to visit all the participants cause I can guarantee you won't be disappointed.
     Next up is my awesome boss at There She Goes, Jessica Knutsen.  Have fun hopping and celebrating our truly talented friend!

Supplies:
Papers--My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Christmas Special Edition", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Birdie Brown "Winter Bears", sentiment from Hero Arts
Ink--Ranger Jet Black Archival
Copics Used:
bears C00, C0, C2, C4, C8, E02, R20, R30
hats and scarves R35, R37, R43, YG03, YG95, YG97
background B0000, B000, B21
Tools--MFT Die-namics Sentiments Strips
Miscellaneous--Liquid Applique, Maya Road Chipboard snowflake, Diamond Dust, glitter from my stash

38 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Fun colours and great accents with the white "fluffy" hats! Adorable card, Tracy!

Mary J said...

I love that digi too, Tracy! I love what did with these cuties!

Lori said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy!! I love your coloring and the polka dot paper :)

Sue said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, adorable image and your colouring is amazing. I love the papers and layout too.
hugs Sue xx

Ira Huberts said...

Your sweet, adorable ice bears truly melt my heart Tracy, love the touch of blue surrounding them!
Ira’s Crea Corner

tilly's crafts said...

just love these cute polar bears! fabulous card Tracy
Kim x

Dotty Jo said...

Great card, this is one of Birdie brown images. I'll miss Torico's gorgeous digis very much, Jo x

Chaitali Narla said...

Very cute and lovely card Tracy!

Kim O'Connell said...

Hee hee! These two little guys make me smile!

Nancy said...

Oh...how wonderful to honor Torico in this way! I'm a huge fan of her images! You've created a beautiful card! :o)

Anonymous said...

Bahahaha!! Squeee!! I'm smiling my face off over here !!

I will miss the fabulous images from Torico, so sad.
I'm glad that you still get to with w/ her lovely designs from TSG --!!

Hope you have a great weekend!!
I love this happy card !!
So stinkin cute !!
Xo

Renee Butchart said...

Sweet card Tracy! We have 2 new polar bears in our zoo...one was saved from being euthanized for getting too "friendly" with a human in northern Manitoba (tried to take a chunk out of the guy!) Your little bears look too cute to be a threat!
Hugs, Renee

Torico said...

Thank you for this special blog hop, Tracy!! I truly appreciate your support to me (at both TSG and Birdie Brown).
I always look forward to seeing what you create with my images. Your cards make my images look great! :D

And thank you for the link to the tutorial. It was great!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

totally cute card!

Operation Write Home said...

I love your coloring, you did awesome!!!!
Sandy
http://sandyallnock.com

Sally said...

One of my favourite images from Torico.
Lovely card.
Hugs Sally xxx

Sarah Gough said...

So cute, totally love.

Darina said...

Adorable image and ilove your coloring.

Sarah said...

Tracy, this is such an adorable image and your beautiful coloring brings it to life! Have a great day!

Anneke said...

Great card! Hugs Anneke

Corysnana1 said...

Great card and coloring, Tracy. Thanks for the link to Sandy's tutorial. It will come in handy. This is an image I plan to buy after I finish with the hop!
Cathyxx

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just beautiful and superb colouring. Need to check out the tutorial on colouring white as I'm rubbish at it!! Hope your having a lovely weekend Chanelle xxx

Ros Crawford said...

I love these guys ... They remind me of my DH and his friend going to the football match! Lol!

Janet said...

this is so cute - I love the image and the papers are great.

Susan F. said...

I love this card. It is so cute.

Carmen M. said...

These two winter bears are super cute. Love the paper you choose and how it all goes together.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

This is ADORABLE and your coloring - AMAZING!!! Love it!

Vera Yates (Ling) said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous! Love it!

Mary-Anne V said...

Such cute bears..love your colouring of white. I will have to check out the video.

Linda R said...

Those bears have me smiling. I just love this card my friend.

Hugs~

Audrey Pettit said...

Ha! Aren't they adorable? And fabulous coloring! You even gave them an icy background! And puffy hats! LOVE!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Super cute and cuddly - love it :) You always do such a fabulous job with Torico's lovely images!

Nonni said...

Adorable... And thank you for the link to that fab tutorial!

Jennifer said...

Very fun bears! Love the polka dot panels!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Just adorable Tracy...Love these cute little dudes...hugz, joann

Heidi said...

Gorgeous!
The bears are adorable:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Geri said...

When I have catching up to do on your blog, it's one 'oooo' after another 'ahhh'...these guys are adorable!!! There little scarves just pop!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

Ever so cute! LOVE the polka dots, and that glittery snowflake is the perfect finishing touch!