Friday, September 5, 2014

A bit of houndstooth


     Where does the time go these days!  It's Friday again so it's time for some Stamping Bella goodness.  Last week's challenge was to use paper piecing.  I have to admit I don't do this a lot.  I'm rather a color-aholic.  LOL  However, when I picked out the yellow paper for "Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly" and saw the houndstooth paper in the same pad I new she had to have some matching boots and a brolly done it that.  Isn't it fun!
     As usual you can't see the wonderful Wink of Stella glitter pen I added to her raincoat or the Glossy Accents I covered her boots with OR the pretty faux stitched border on the curved pieces.  sigh.......


Copics Used:
skin E000, E00, E1, E13, R20, R22, R30
hair E31, E33, E35, E39
flower  Y11, Y21, YR23, 
pot E93, E97, E99

     The inside of the card has a little more of that awesome houndstooth paper and the sentiment that comes with Lolly.


     Jump on over to Blogabella to see what my amazing Bella sisters have come up with.  The challenge for next week is this fun sketch.


     Come play along!  I sure hope you guys are keeping your eyes peeled for all the new goodies Em is going to be debuting at Stamping Bella.  I've gotten a sneak peek of a couple and you are going to LOVE them for sure.
     Have a fabulous and blessed weekend!

Supplies:
Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Antique Chic", Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Stamping Bella "Uptown Girl Lolly and her Brolly"
Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black
Tools--Stamp-a-ma-jig, Pretty Pink Posh Stitched Borders #1
Miscellaneous--Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen, Star Dust Stickles, Vintage Photo Distress Stickles, Glossy Accents, Offray ribbon

23 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

AWESOME love the paper piecing...I just received my SB stamp in the mail today....it's awesome...love your card.xxThe Journey is the Start

Lisa Lara said...

Tracy this is so classy with the houndstooth woven throughout. I just love your layout!

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous paper piecing and layout Tracy. Love all the Uptown Girls and this one is no exception.
Lorraine

Anja said...

Such a well dressed Uptown Girl ;o) Great paper piecing! Love the houndstooth pattern!

Have a wonderful weekend, Tracy!
Anja

Pauline said...

Oh Tracy, you did a wonderful job at paper piecing. Love the houndstooth paper you used. You always blow me away with what you come up with for your layouts - spectacular my friend!
A perfect card for todays weather - severe thunderstorms later bringing in a cold front - enjoy your weekend.
Hugs,

KimCreate said...

Tracy, I've been looking for rain boots, where can I find some houndstooth ones? LOL. Love this card and the great paper piecing!

Audrey Pettit said...

seriously Girl...your cards are SO amazing! I love the layers here! And love, love the background design. And OMGosh, she is so fabulous, too! LOVE the paper piecing. Just brilliant!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, this is so cute! I love the paper piecing, and the gloss on her boots is a brilliant idea. I do see a bit of sparkle on the lacy parts. So adorable! I just had to come see your work after reading about you on Katie's blog. Your cards and coloring are amazing!

Sue said...

This is stunning Tracy. I love the image, gorgeous papers and the paper piecing looks wonderful.
hugs Sue xx

heidy said...

Love the paper piecing Tracy,beautiful card!!
XXX Heidy

Marlies said...

A fantastic card Tracy! Lovely papers, colours and your colouring of the cute image is as allways fantastic. A great idea with the matching boots and umbrella! Beautiful card. hugs, Marlies

Ros Crawford said...

Houndstooth never goes out of style ... Love your card and the amazing paper piecing! I'd love an umbrella and boots like that!!

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Love this card. Your paper piecing is perfect! Fab image and perfect sentiment to match. Hugs, Wends x

Geri said...

You know I love your coloring, my color-aholic friend...but your piecing here is so adorable! LOVE the houndstooth with the tiny yellow pattern of the coat...it's so very ca-UTE!!!

Pam said...

How sweet she is! That houndstooth paper piecing is perfect for her and so is her raincoat. As always, perfect coloring. Oh, how long til I can do even a tiny bit as well? Sigh. Love this! Hugs!

Geri Neumann said...

Love your paper piecing! I'd love to learn how to do that. Thanks for sharing. Card is awesome as always. Have a wonderful weekend. Hugs, Geri N

Ira Huberts said...

She's gorgeous Tracy! Love your papier piecing, her boots and umbrella are fabulous! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Joann Burton said...

I don't enjoy doing paper piecing but I sure love to look at it on cards. I can see the Wink of Stella this time and if I look really close I see the faux stitching. Doesn't matter your card is just beautiful. Hugs, joann sassy raggedy

Jinny Newlin said...

Cute as cute can be! Just love that sentiment, and the houndstooth boots and umbrella are to-die-for!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Such fabulous paper piecing :) Just love those funky boots! Those adorable images work so well for paper piecing, especially with your wonderful card design skills!

Becky said...

Your card is just fabulous! I love the wonderful paper piecing. And nice sentiment.

Anonymous said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE her boots and umbrella!

Janeen said...

isn't that cute? i love her boots and love the layout.