Friday, June 20, 2014

Birthday Ava


     I have a Bellarific Friday card for you today.  Haven't seen this much activity from me in a while have you.  LOL  I'm trying to work my way back into a more organized crafting and visiting routine.  Thank you for all your patience with me.  I know I've been pretty slow in getting around to visit.  I keep trying to stay on top of it, but it keeps getting away from me.
     For this card I've used Stamping Bella's "Ava Loves to Celebrate".  I am horrible at pleats and folds so although this started out with some they pretty much disappeared.  Trust me the more solid coloring looks much better than the original way I colored it.  You can still see a hint of the pleats.  The cake is covered in Wink of Stella clear gel pen.  I kind of squeezed to hard and had to cover the whole thing when I only meant to do the blue parts.
     I've really been enjoying incorporating some vellum into my cards so I created a mat under the image panel with it and used it for the bottom petals of the flowers.
Last weeks challenge was to use this sketch.

sketch-12--June-20

Here's a closer look at Ava.  I couldn't get a good shot to show the sparkly glitter on the cake. 


     You can pop over to the Blogabella blog this weekend to see what my team mates created with this sketch.  Em's post may be a little late since she had a death in her family.
     Next weeks challenge is to use this photo for inspiration.

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     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

A Creative Romance--anything goes with an option of Happy Birthday
Seize the Birthday--anything goes
7 Kids College Fund--anything goes
Divas by Design--3 or more layers
Loves Rubber Stamps--spots and dots
Papertake Weekly--lace and pearls
Tuesday Throwdown--celebrations
2 Cute Ink--birthday
MarkerPop--anything goes

     Have a fantastic weekend!


Supplies:
Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Bazzill, Canvas Corp Flute Tiles, The Paper Studio vellum, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella Uptown Girl "Ava Loves to Celebrate", sentiment from SugarPea Designs "Gopher-it"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Sakura white gel pen, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen
Tools--EK Success Corner Rounder, Memory Box Fabulous Phlox, Lil' Inker Designs "Of the Heart", MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips, sewing machine
Miscellaneous--The Paper Studio pearls, My Craft Spot yellow jute twine, lace and button from my stash

36 comments:

  1. okay lets try this again, after writing a long comment blogger crashed.

    Tracy just when I think I have seen your best, you come up with this card. I consider your cards 'eye candy'! Your card is amazing, you have a way of adding detail to every card to make it special. I love your take on the sketch this week - -Ave - coloured to perfection, the glitter, and again all your details.
    Gorgeous card Tracy, can't wait to see your next creation. Have a wonderful weekend! Hugs,

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  2. So gorgeous,colorful and sweety card!

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  3. Wow...she looks beautiful, Tracy!

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  4. Hi Trac, Even tho the folds are subtle she still looks amazing! Still a superb coloring job! Love the yellow dress. Love the vellum mat and the flowers and really love the tab with the button. Lots of pretty-ness going on.

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  5. So, so sweet, Tracy! Really amazing details here. Loving all the flowers and vellum!

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  6. Adorable card, Tracy! I love her yellow polka dot dress and the vellum mat!

    Have a nice weekend!
    Hugs, Anja

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  7. OK, now this is just unbelievable! Every DP, every color, every single little bit fits so wonderful. I'm just missing words here, Trace. Honestly - piece of art. :)

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  8. Gorgeous card, Tracy! Fabulous coloring and too many amazing details to even mention them all! Really love this one! Have a great weekend!

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  9. Very pretty card! I love her yellow polka dot dress!

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  10. Fabulous card Tracy,love it!!
    XXX Heidy

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  11. OMGosh so cute, love the image and the fabulous polka dot dress. Great card design.

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  12. Absolutely stunning Tracy! I love everything about it. Thank you for joining us on Tuesday Throwdown for challenge #200. Kerry DT Member xx

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  13. Totally gorgeous Tracy. I love the image, wonderful colouring and beautiful papers with such fabulous detailing too.
    hugs Sue xx

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  14. Tracy
    No worry about catching up - we are all moving along with you no matter what your pace!! Just love this card and the vellum addition is so different! I forget about vellum so you have inspired us I am sure.
    Big hugs

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  15. Simply adorable! Love the flowers and hearts and polka dots on her dress. Cake too! Another wonderful card. Hugs, Geri N

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  16. A gorgeous card with a sweet image and fab colouring. The vellum has a nice effect and I like the lace! hugs, Marlies

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  17. An absolutely perfect birthday card Tracy, so festive with all of these amazing details! I, too, love the touch of vellum, makes it so delicate! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  18. This is beautiful! Love the adorable image and what great colors.

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  19. I know just how you struggle Tracy...what with the lovely weather here and the total loss of Mojo I am struggling to craft and comment too.
    Love the card, your colouring is wonderful as always. These are such sweet images...Why have I got NONE!!!!!!! another Wish list item...lol I am still trying to get the Uptown girl ones I added to my Want..hmm!! Need List months ago. the list keeps growing...a bit like me really...lol
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  20. This is absolutely splendid! I adore all the sweet glittery details you've added, and the layered flowers with the hearts and lace, not to mention the wonderful velum layer! Sweet!

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  21. Oh wow Tracy, this is a gorgeous creation!!!!!

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  22. This is stunning!
    Beautiful work Tracy:)
    Lovely details and pretty colours:)
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  23. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  24. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  25. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  26. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  27. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  28. Awesome colors. Thanks for playing at Loves Rubberstamps.

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  29. Tracy this is just so lovely. I love your wonderful coloring. Hugs joann sassy raggedy

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  30. fabulous card and love that image - and your colouring is stunning as always! just love the layout too.
    Kim x

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  31. All your elements always look so crisp and clean. No wrinkles or blobs or tiny tears, like mine...that's why it's always so much fun to visit here. Keeps my eye on the way that card making SHOULD look. You are a natural and this card has it all!! Beautiful flowers and love that velum.

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  32. Beautiful coloring, I love the details! I wish I was this good at adding embellies. :) Great card! xxx

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  33. I thought I had commented on this beauty a while back, but I guess not...suffice it to say that I love, love, love this awesome layout and your coloring is off the charts pretty! This is going to make some birthday girl very happy! :)

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  34. So fantastic! Great colours, colouring and terrific details. Thanks for playing along with Seize the Birthday.

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  35. A fantastic card thanks for joining us at A Creative Romance Blog Hop.
    Teresa

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