Friday, July 11, 2014

Something new every day

     This has been one BUSY week around here and I'm not talking about how many posts I've made.  LOL  
     Today is Bellarific Friday and the theme from last week's challenge was "Celebrate Good Times".  Like my sentiment says, I think there's something to celebrate in every day.  I've used Stamping Bella's "Flower Garden" for my card and for a change drug out my Derwent watercolor pencils to try a little watercoloring.  There's also a tiny bit of Stickles here and there for some glimmer.

     You can find all my teammates creations over at Blogabella.  The new challenge is a sketch.

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     We'd love to have you play along.  Just grab any Stamping Bella image you might have and use the sketch.  Em gives away $50.00 vouchers to one lucky monthly winner.
     Enjoy your weekend!

Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", Bazzill, Recollections, The Paper Studio vellum, Artist's Loft 90 lb. watercolor paper
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Flower Garden", sentiment from Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day"
Ink--Derwent watercolor pencils, Versamark
Tools--MFT Die-namics Fishtail Flags Stax, Uchida heat gun, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Celebrate It ribbon, Ranger Silver embossing powder, Stardust Stickles


  1. Tracy, this is beautiful. Your colouring with those pencils is magnificent - I love the colour tones in the flowers - so real looking. Great layering and love the way you used vellum - I have started to use it on my cards as well, adds another layer, but gives it an 'airy' feel. Fabulous card - have a wonderful weekend.

  2. So soft and pretty ... Love the little touches of sparkle

  3. Stunningly beautiful creation, colour combination is gorgeous.xx

    The Journey is the Start

  4. This is a great stamp, Tracy and the watercolour pencils really do it justice. Love the sentiment on vellum too! Hugs, Tracey xx

  5. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the flowers and the whole design of your card! Have a nice weekend! Hugs!

  6. Ooh Tracy, what a gorgeous card!
    Hugs Anneke

  7. Love the watercolor! The colors are beautiful! Hope you have an awesome day and enjoy VBS!

  8. Beautiful card Tracy! Love the watercolor effect & the CAS design!
    Hugs, Renee

  9. Oh those pretty colours... love your watercolours Tracy and the use of vellum on your lovely card! Hugs, Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

  10. This is stunning Tracy. I love the image, your soft colouring is gorgeous and the sentiment is beautiful too.
    hugs Sue xx

  11. O Tracy this is just lovely. I love the coloring with the watercolors. Another wonderful card. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

  12. Tracy
    I love your card but I love your meaning behind it - so true and lucky are the ones that find joy in each and every day!! I like how you used some vellum for your sentiment - great idea - may be copying that one;) Big Hugs

  13. Oh what a beautiful card.

  14. That's sooooo pretty :) Really love the watercolours and the vellum sentiment is the perfect addition. Gorgeous!

  15. Love love love water coloring. It gives this image a soft look. What a pretty card. Love it.

  16. Your card is gorgeous!
    Beautiful image:)
    And you have made so many beautiful cards since my last visit.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

  17. Beautiful soft colors. That is such a pretty stamp. Hugs, Geri

  18. I love vellum....and your card! very elegant!

  19. Beautiful...and I'm not just saying that because I want something! But, um, I want something! Soooo, I just now caught sight of the Whimsie Doodle Smarty Pants...I know, I know, I'm only 2 years behind...and I cannot find her ANYWHERE! HELP! Do you know where I could get my greedy hands on one? She looks so much like my little G!
    Your favorite stalker (I AM your favorite, right?!?),
    Rene :D

  20. fabulous card Tracy and love the soft colours. gorgeous!
    Kim x

  21. Ooh, LOVE your use of vellum here, and what gorgeous paper layers! And the flowers look just amazing! Your watercolor finish is gorgeous. Love the subtle touches of stickles, too!

  22. amaze me. You could finger paint with ketchup and mud and it would turn out spectacular.
    hugs from me again.

  23. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, my dear! Gosh, this palette oozes elegance, and your watercoloring here is perfectly divine! Stunning!

  24. Oooo, this is different from you, but I love it! Love the watery look, and the colors you've chosen look gorgeous together!!!


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