Sunday, December 15, 2013

A skating we will go


     Doesn't she look like she's having fun.  My friend Nancy asked me the other day if I had ever been ice skating.  Since I live in the deep south, that's a pretty legitimate question and most of you would assume the answer is no.  However, the answer is yes.  My first time was in New Orleans on a field trip in school (Geez that was a long time ago!).  One of the malls had a small indoor rink.
    Now this might sound crazy to those of you up north who view hockey as the big local sport, but we actually have a hockey team on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The Mississippi Surge is part of the Southern Professional Hockey League and they are pretty popular with the local sports fans.  Now I said all that to say that I have managed to find myself on the ice a couple of times on their rink when they have free skate time.  It's been a while, but I can honestly say that I have donned ice skates and most likely it was 70 or 80 degrees outside.  LOL
     I have been slowly adding to my collection of Tiddly Ink Wryn's.  I just love this character.  This is Skater Wryn and I have given her some cool winter colors to practice her moves in.  The felt tree was cut with a Sizzix die and then trimmed down to fit the card better.  I just picked these cute Studio Calico birdies up at Hobby Lobby recently and thought they'd be really sweet on the tree.  I thought the tree needed a little something else and I happened to have cut a Memory Box die out that I didn't use.  When I looked at the little snowflakes I thought they'd be great decorations so I snipped them off and added them to the tree.


Copics Used:
skin--E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
hair--E50, E53, E55, E57
clothing--G40, G43, G46, C00, C0, C2, C4
skates--C00, C0, C2, C4
grounding--C00, C0, C2, C4, B0000, B000, B21


     I'd like to enter this card into the Tiddly Inks Christmas, holiday, or winter scene challenges and the following others.

Dream Valley--Christmas
That Craft Place--Christmas
Cute Card Thursday--Christmas Catch Up
Simon Says Stamp--let it snow

     Have a blessed Sunday!

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Tiddly Inks "Skater Wryn", sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Iced Spruce Distress ink
Tools--MFT. Die-namics Fancy Flourish, Sizzix Christmas Tree #2, Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, Memory Box Snowflake Corner
Miscellaneous--Michael's flower, Recollections pearls, Studio Calico wooden birds, white felt

33 comments:

  1. This is beautiful! Wow!! just gorgeous!

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  2. fabulous card Tracy, love the cute image and your gorgeous colouring - and the stunning layout, esp that felt tree!
    Kim x

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  3. fabulous card Tracy, love the cute image and your gorgeous colouring - and the stunning layout, esp that felt tree!
    Kim x

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  4. This is so gorgeous Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  5. Stunning card Tracy. I love the sweet image coloured so beautifully. The felt tree with the added decorations looks wonderful and such a lovely sentiment too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  6. Just gorgeous- love the sweet image and all of your fun accents- love the felt tree and the beautiful flourishes and flower.

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  7. Everything about this has me smiling. Your coloring is awesome and I love the felt tree.

    Believe it or not I used to Ice Skate as well. In Las Vegas. I know crazy. But just as you were saying they had an indoor ice rink and I got pretty darn good at it. That was a long time ago. But good memories.

    Hugs~

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  8. Oh, my goodness gracious, Tracy!! This one is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love everything about it!
    Thanks for answering my question about skating! So...should I ask you how many times you have fallen on the ice? lol :o)

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  9. Super cute! Love the panels and the felt tree and the sweet Wren!

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  10. So love your pretty card!!! Super fun too!!!

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  11. Adorable card and also gorgeous too.
    luv
    Debby

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  12. A beautiful card and the image is so sweet. Your colouring makes her look even better. fab work. hugs, Marlies

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  13. Love the soft greens and blues Tracy and again, love the embellies you added to the tree!

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  14. Gorgeous!! I love the felt tree and your image is perfectly done once again ... I too used to skate .... like over 40 years ago!! We have a few rinks here and I'd love to give it another go but I'd probably end up in traction now! Lol!

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  15. An adorable card Tracy, beautiful colouring for the fabulous little Tiddly Inks image and gorgeous embellishments!!!

    Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    hugs
    Heather xx

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  16. Gorgeous card. Love the soft subtle colours you have used and great effect with the felt tree.
    Lorraine

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  17. Oh, what a fabulous card, Tracy! Such a cute image and of course an amazing coloring job...and a fabulous design to go along! I love the swirl and pretty flower and that tree is absolutely awesome!

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  18. Tracy, this card is so incredibly beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and the softness of the tree is the perfect embellishment! Hugs!

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  19. Fabulous colouring Tracy and love your sweet ice skater..love the tree and flower...so very pretty.

    luv CHRISSYxx

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  20. Wow what a gorgeous card and your colouring is Beautiful!! Thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
    Hugs Amanda DT

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  21. Tracy
    She is adorable skating along with such confidence too! Colored to perfection and that tree - what a perfect touch. I loved ice skating as a little girl - you wouldn't find me near the rink or the surrounding ponds we have here now in my golden years!:) Take care and a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours! Big Hugs

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  22. What a super cute image Tracy. Beautiful colouring too.
    Huge hugs Mau xx
    Hope things went well sweet friend xx

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  23. Gorgeous card Tracy! Wish I were such an elegant skater as your pretty little lady here, lol! Love how you coloured your ice, just perfect! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  24. Beautiful card Tracy! Love the felt Christmas tree and the adorable little birds. Wryn looks gorgeous, she is my favorite Tidly Inks' character too. Big hug, Ivonne

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  25. Ah...she's precious, Tracy!!! I need to get my kids on the ice!!!

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  26. Oh my yes...she's perfect in that outfit and the tree to add to the scenery is just fabulous. Your snowflake and bird idea is terrific!! Beautiful card you've designed here Hick.
    I know yesterday was Monday and you were going to see the doctor...so was just hoping that they told you something positive. Hugs and prayers coming your way.
    Twang :)

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  27. Hi Tracy,
    Sorry to be a stranger but I'm here now enjoying a cup of java and catching up with your blog. Gorgeous coloring of this image and I love how you finished the card-wood birds, felt tree and gorgeous flower. So pretty!!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a bright New Year.
    Hugs,
    Lisa

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  28. Your design is just wonderful and so is your coloring technique. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Tiddly Inks.

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  29. Beautiful Tracy...Just beautiful! Hoping you have a very Merry Christmas...Hugz, joann

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  30. OMG! I wish this was sitting on a shelf in my living room! I really do...
    What a perfect card, Tracy! Love the coloring and color tones used, but that flower and pearls are just perfect embellies for this make. :)
    Have a great stress free day!

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  31. Your card is stunning!
    Beautiful colours and lovely details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  32. I love your Wryn, Tracy! :) She's my all time favorite stamp character and your card just turned out to be one of my favorite :) Hugs!

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  33. Oh my goodness!! I love Wryn with my whole heart!!! ❤❤❤
    This card is sublime & it is joyful !!!
    Glad to hear that you have been skating... I think I have only been 1 or 2 times in my whole life... It's just way way way too cold of a sport for me & my always freezing body. I wear a fleece zip up in 75-80 degree weather... Yep, I'm that girl...!! Lol

    Love this card!! Maybe you will be on TI someday...!!?? Hmmmmm???!
    ❤❤❤❤

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