Monday, March 24, 2014

Girl Talk


     Been missing quite a bit of this past week.  I was taking the time to enjoy the weather and putter around the house with a few things.  This time of year makes me want to get organized---not that it usually happens or at least not for long.  LOL
     I really enjoyed coloring those pears a couple of weeks back and I decided to get my pencils out again and play with some of my very neglected Lili of the Valley stamps.  This one is called "Best Friends".
     I'm not really all that happy with the card.  I think I overdid the sky and I was clueless about how to finish off the bottom section of the wall.  I still have a lot to learn about coloring with pencils period, but it was fun anyway.
     Here's a closer shot.  Don't look to closely cause you'll find something wrong for sure.


     I've used the sketch from Deconstructed Sketch #143.
     Have a great week!

Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Collectable--Remarkable", Recollections, Georgia Pacific
Stamp--Lili of the Valley "Best Friends"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Prismacolor Pencils and odorless mineral spirits
Tools--Nestabilities Squares, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax
Miscellaneous--Walmart buttons

27 comments:

  1. You are too hard on yourself! This looks wonderful!! and I really like the layout of the card too!! Hugs!

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  2. Wow..you're right, that brick wall just sort of ends oddly. I love your coloring of the bricks though! Maybe a picket fence and flowers peeking through or just cut out along the brick and leave her foot dangling...LOL..I don't know. That has my brain in a quandary!
    Love that you're using pencils..very inspiring. I hear mine calling my name now.

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  3. Oh Tracy! You're being far too hard on yourself! I think anyone of us would love to have 10% of your colouring skills! Your BFF card is superb!! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  4. Gorgeous card Tracy, such a delightful image and beautiful soft colouring with the pencils. I love the papers and layout too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  5. This looks great my friend.

    Hugs~

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  6. Gorgeous, adorable card
    luv
    Debby

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  7. Your card is so beautiful Tracy! I loooove the colors and all the papers you have used. The coloring is amazing, you are definitely too hard on yourself, I love how you colored the image! Hugs, Ivonne

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  8. I love this sweet card! I want to color like you! :)

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  9. Fantastic!! Beautifully done Tracy ... hope you are feeling better these days

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  10. Very cute! I would have been clueless on how to finish the wall too! But it's still a nice card that the recipient will love.

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  11. I just love this image Tracy. What a fabulous card.

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  12. Yup this time of year I want to be home cleaning and reorganizing also, must be the spring nesting thing :) You did a fabulous job coloring this precious image!! The matching layers look beautiful with it, I love this card :)

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  13. This is super cute!! Thanks so much for joining us for this week's Deconstructed Sketch!

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  14. Tracy, your card is great! Colored pencils (in my humble opinion) are much harder to color with than markers. You did a wonderful job. I too like coloring with pencils once in a while...and they're great to take on trips! Hugs, Geri

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  15. Tracy, your card looks great! Love the sky though I've never tried doing it with pencils ;-) Love the bricks too! Maybe you could have added more bricks or add some grass but it still looks great!!!

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  16. Beautiful card.. Love the bright colors..

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  17. Such a beautiful card Hugs anneke

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  18. I think your sky looks perfect Tracy. Beautiful coloring. ~jeni :)

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  19. What a cute card Tracy and your coloring looks gorgeous!!
    XXX Heidy

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  20. I love it Tracy...Your coloring is awesome with the pencils...Hugs, joann

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  21. You are definitely too hard on yourself -your pencil coloring looks beautiful and there's nothing wrong with the sky. :) I would have been clueless how to end the wall as well! Fun layout and spring colors too. xx

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  22. Well, I can't color at all, so I would NEVER find anything wrong with yours! I think you are absolutely amazing! I personally love how you finished off the bottom of the wall, and love the cloudy sky, too! Those little friends are adorable. Absolutely LOVE your pieced background, too!

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  23. Really gorgeous, Tracy! I love how you used the papers with that LO!

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  24. You missed a spot on the bottom of her sleeve....me thinks..rofl
    Tracy MacDonald you are so so hard on yourself, the colouring is wonderful.
    Love the choice of papers too.
    Enjoy the weather,relax,enjoy.
    Lots of love coming your way sweet friend
    Hugs Mau xx

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  25. How can a girl get caught up with 'a wall' when you look at this card!?! My eyes were immediately drawn to those two sweet gals, their pretty little posies and sweet clothes! It's a true charmer, Tracey!!!

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  26. I agree with all the others - you're being too hard on yourself. This looks fantastic!! Amazing colouring and such a sweet little scene - love it :)

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  27. I love your pencil art, Tracy! It looks so soft and pretty! I'm really missing the days when I had enough time to travel around blogland and enjoy all of my friends' cards...

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