Friday, March 14, 2014

Umbrella smiles

     Did I give your eyes a shock with these colors?  LOL  Everyone is so ready for spring to come I thought I'd give it a bit of a head start.  It's time for Bellarific Friday at Stamping Bella so we're revealing cards from the DT and those that played along.  It was a sketch challenge and I've used "Lolly and Her Brolly" from the Uptown Girls line.
     I knew I wanted to give her  rather bright rain gear so I dug around in my paper stash mountain and came up with some papers from My Mind's Eye.  No surprise there huh.  LOL  MME is my all time favorite line.
     The top panel and Lolly are popped up on foam.  I did some clouds for the background with a hand cut mask and some Distress ink.
     Here's Lolly's glamour shot.

Copics Used:
skin--E000, E00, E11
hair--E13, E15, Y11, Y21
umbrella and boots--Y11, Y02, Y06, Y08, Y17, YR23
raincoat and dress--E08, E93, E95, E97, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG72
flower pot--E31, E33, E39, E50
flower--Y11, YR23, E21, E23, E25, E27, E29, E79
leaves and grass--YG03, YG93, YG95, YG97

     Next weeks challenge is to "Bling it up" so grab any SB stamps you might have and come join in the fun.  Also, Em is perusing the Pinterest boards looking for SB creations to share on the Stamping Bella Facebook page.  Upload yours to Pinterest and tag it Stamping Bella.  You just might win some Bella bucks if Em selects yours to feature on the the page. $10.00 worth of Bella Bucks to use for goodies!!
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

MilkCoffee--at least two flowers
Papercrafting Journey--photo inspiration
Time Out--dancing in the rain
7 Kids College Fund--anything goes plus die cuts
Little Red Wagon--truly dimensional
Simon Says Stamp--Mother's Day or Special Girl
Oldie But a Goodie--spring has sprung (EVERYTHING is over six months old)
Love to Create--anything goes

     Have a fantastic weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "The Sweetest Thing--Tangerine", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "UPtown Girl Lolly and Her Brolly, sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "Poppy"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Sakura white gel pen
Tools--EK Success Retro Flower punches, Memory Box Tender Leaves die and Little Open Scallops die, Lil' Inker Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag die, Nestabilities Classic Ovals
Miscellaneous--tThe Paper Studio pearls


  1. BEAUTIFUL card, my friend! Like a breath of fresh Spring air! Your design and clouds are fabulous! :o)

  2. Gorgeous Tracy! Love the colours - so perfect for spring - I can't wait till it gets here, but looks like winter is still going to be hanging around for a while! Love all the details on this, your clouds are perfect, and like how you popped her up. She is one of my fav up townies.
    Have a great weekend, hugs,

  3. Wonderfully colored and great card design!! Love it!

  4. Oh, I love the bright colors! Makes me happy to see them somewhere haha! What a great idea to use the clouds for the background and you flowers are beautiful!

  5. I love the colors! Beautiful card and beautiful design. Love the flowers.

  6. Oh my stars.. She is adorable. I just love the colors you used here. They make me smile..


  7. My eyes are ready for bright colors, my friend, so what a treat this card is! Wow, wow, wow! You are SO amazing!

  8. Oh, Tracy…she looks beautiful in front of that sky you've created! Just gorgeous!!!

  9. Tracy, your cards are the best! Thanks for the info on cutting background circles. Love your coloring and card compositon! Geri

  10. The colors are perfect, Tracy! Even though your gorgeously colored image is under the umbrella, the papers and coloring makes this card a happy sunny one to look at. I love it!!!


  11. Wow! like spring has sprung :o))
    Gorgeous colours! love the papers and these images are just amazing!
    Hugs Mau xx

  12. WOW! This is stunning Tracy. I LOVE the image, amazing colouring in and gorgeous bright and cheery colour scheme with such beautiful detailing too. This has really cheered me up!
    hugs Sue xx

  13. You are such an artist ... this is so beautiful!

  14. Fab spring colours and your colouring is superb. Thanks for joining is at TIME OUT

  15. Oh, Tracy, you brightened my day with this card! So, so, so cute! Love your coloring and your happy cards... :)

  16. Wow Tracy what a cute card!! I adore your coloring as always... And the design of this card is so great. I love the fun spring colors! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining us in the fun. :)

  17. It's a GOOD eye shock! Love those bright Summer colors. Super cute card. ~jeni :)

  18. Beautiful card. Love the coloring.

  19. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Love the papers and details! Fabulous coloring and design! Really love it!

  20. Absolutely gorgeous Tracy, love it!
    Wendy xx

  21. This gorgeous card is screaming Spring, and I love it!

  22. OMGosh this is fabulous! I love the is one of my fav colors! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

  23. Tracy this is just lovely. So bright and cheery...I love the image and the clouds background. Beautiful...Hugs, joann

  24. Love, love, love the colours. I am so ready for spring and this cards is lovely, bright and cheery. The image is super cute and I really love the dimension you created with the image and the embellishments. Thanks for joining this weeks challenge over at Little Red Wagon.

  25. What a superb artist you are Tracy, you just come up with one fab card after the other! Love this one with the see through background, super pretty! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  26. How sweet she looks in her rain mac and umbrella. Love the sky behind her and the cheery colour scheme.

  27. Love that you shared this at Time Out as it's the perfect fit for our first challenge :) I'm so ready for Spring and this fun card makes me believe it's nearly here!

  28. Such a lovely bright & cheerful Spring card! Thank you for sharing with us at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  29. Stunning card! So beautifully embellished. I love it. Thanks for joining us at


  30. Gorgeous card!
    Beautiful colours and lovely details:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  31. This card is just full of things to smile about! I love the inset sky and the gorgeous flowers and tags. This wonderful lady looks like she's about to take someone a smile!

  32. Very pretty and I love all the little extra details on it!!

  33. This is so lovely. Thanks for joining in at Milkcoffee this time. Good luck, Lou DT x

  34. Beautiful card Tracy! Love that sweet image and the sky background! Very pretty!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


  35. Oh I love this spring card, beautiful colours and what a fab bella image.

  36. Your cards are a feast for the eyes!

  37. Sensational! All the way down to those little white highlighted bits. You leave no gorgeous detail out. :)
    How fun it must be to color with you.

  38. Such a beautiful & happy Spring card, which has certainly brightened up my day. Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x

  39. Well done for getting Honours at taking TIME OUT at TIME OUT xx

  40. Indeed the colors are shocking, Tracy, but in a VERY good way! One can never have too much color to welcome spring after the dreary months of winter. Congratulations on the well-deserved honor from TOC for your pretty card! Hugs, Darnell

  41. Congrats on getting honours at taking TIME OUT, Tracy! I loved your card!


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