Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flowers for her birthday


     Happy Sunday friends!  One of the ladies who I go to church with is having a birthday tomorrow.  One of my goals this year is to create cards for the people I go to church with.  Now that could get overwhelming if we were a huge congregation, but we are a small country church made up of people who's families have grown together in the community for over 100 years.  At about 50 or so I think I'll be able to do it although the men are gonna be toughies.  hee hee
     I've used a beautiful digital image from Power Poppy Stamps.  You can also buy this as a clear stamp.  I pulled out my Distress inks and set to work doing a little watercoloring.  The sentiment was embossed in Liquid Platinum and I added some Pretty Pink Posh sequins to go along with the sentiment words.  You can't see it in the photo but I also went over the flowers with Clear Wink of Stella.  So pretty and sparklie!
     The inside is just simply stamped with a WPlus9 sentiment that fit with the Precious Remembrance one on the front.


     I think she'll like it and I hope you do too.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Power Poppy Peep of the Week-anything Power Poppy goes
Little Red Wagon--sparkle and shine
Stampin' Royalty--birthdays

     Be blessed!

Supplies:
Paper--Strathmore 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, Recollections
Stamps--Power Poppy "Countryside Bouquet", Precious Remembrance Shop "New Day", WPlus9 "Strictly Sentiments 5"
Ink--Versamark, Versafine Onyx Black, Distress inks:  Tumbled Glass, Wild Honey, Mustard Seed, Dried Marigold, Spiced Marmalade, Rusty Hinge, Mowed Lawn, Peeled Paint, Pumice Stone, Seedless Preserves
Miscellaneous--Pretty Pink Posh Sparkline Clear sequins, Ranger Liquid Platinum embossing powder, Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen

39 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and image! I love how you colored it!

    Hugs,
    Alexandra

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  2. Gorgeous Tracy! I love how simple and clean this card is! Your watercolouring is done to perfection- and also love how you placed the image in the corner - beautiful! And of course love the sequins, they just add that extra touch to finish this off - well done! Hugs,

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  3. What a beautiful image this is, Tracy. Love your watercolouring, too. Such a lovely thought to make cards for members of your church congregation. Hugs, Tracey xx

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  4. It's gorgeous, Tracy! What a day brightener that will be for her! What a generous idea for sharing your cards! Have a happy Sunday! :o)

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  5. This is gorgeous Tracy! Beautiful flowers and beautiful colors.

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  6. She will love this - I do!!! Love the coloring on the watercolor paper with the distress inks too! Sequins are such the perfect touch - I am seeing them a lot lately on cards:) Love it! Hugs

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  7. What a lovely gesture Tracy! She will love it because its gorgeous!!! I think I will come to your church :o)
    We are quite a large church so don't think for one minute I could do this.
    Huge Hugs Mau xx

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  8. This is gorgeous Tracy, the image is so beautiful and your colouring is stunning.
    hugs Sue xx

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  9. What a beautiful card! I love flowers and this image is fabulous!

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  10. Beautiful Miss Tracy! I like the CAS design and your colors are beautiful. Thanks for playing in our Peep Of The Week!

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  11. Wow! I have to confess...I had to look twice because I didn't think this was "Tracy Card." It's absolutely gorgeous. Excellent coloring too. Have a wonderful Sunday....we're getting ready for the first football game of the day. Hugs, Geri N

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  12. Simply stunning Tracy the image is just so beautifully coloured and looks wonderful with the added layer of clear wink had to zoom in but wow so worth it.

    Hope you manage your goal mine is to craft and do all my family cards as I've been so bad last few years.

    Lots of love Chanelle xx

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  13. Such a gorgeous creation Tracy! I'm sure your friend will love it! Have a Blessed day!

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  14. Stunning card! Your watercoloring is so pretty on that gorgeous image. I know she'll love her card!

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  15. Absolutely gorgeous! You have used a lovely stamp, fab colouring and design. hugs, Marlies

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  16. I didn't know anyone could color an image with distress inks and make it look so vibrantly gorgeous, Tracy! This card is so beautiful that I know the recipient is going to be very happy for getting it.

    Hugs,
    Kathya

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  17. So very pretty. Thanks for joining us for our Sparkle and Shine challenge at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  18. Wow, 50 cards is still a huge undertaking, but I know you are up to the challenge, my friend! This is beautiful! SO beautiful! I love your water coloring, and the silver embossing and sequins add such a pretty and elegant touch. Gorgeous!

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  19. This is stunning .. My house is full of flowers right now and your card is just as beautiful ... I'm sure you will succeed with your goal ... what a lovely thing to do. Have a beautiful day!

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  20. This is beautiful - focus on an image and perfect coloring with just a little touch of sparkle - love it. :)

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  21. What a great goal! This is such a beautiful start! Love your use of white space!

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  22. Your flowers look so gorgeous surrounded by the touch of airy blue and the white! She'll be framing this little work of art! And I have to say…I've seen some AWESOME cards for men from you…I don't think you'll have a bit of trouble! Beautifully done, Tracy!

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  23. I am so glad to see you use a Power Poppy image. This is beautiful. I have decided to try a few different things craftwise this year. I will have to try one of her images as well. I love the Wink of Stella. I almost stopped using it until a friend I sent a card to complimented me on the glitter on the card. She was thrilled it did not get all over her. Sooo I do still use it...Well I am rambling but Tracy your card is just lovely. Hugs, joann

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  24. Beautiful, Tracy - love the bright colors against the white background. Thank you for sharing with us at The Little Red Wagon's January 7th Sparkle and Shine challenge

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  25. This card is just gorgeous. Your fellow worshipers are going to be delighted this year!!

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  26. I seriously love this card! Congrats on being featured this week at Little Red Wagon!!
    Joanne xo

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  27. What a sweet gesture this is Tracy, the people of your congregation will love you even more for it. This is a lovely card with the pretty flowers! Hugs Ira
    Ira’s Crea Corner

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  28. So Pretty.. The colors are amazing.. Hope all is well with you my friend.

    Hugs~

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  29. GREAT card! Congrats on being one of Stampin' Royalty's top picks!

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  30. Gorgeous! This is the second water colored digi I've seen today. I have never been able to manage it as my printer ink always fades and bleeds. You've set yourself a lofty goal, and one that I know will touch many hearts.

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  31. Wow Tracy!! This is gorgeous!! Your coloring is absolutely fabulous, and I love how you offset the image! So glad you joined the Power Poppy Peeps challenge!!

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  32. Oh, sweet Tracy, I saw this and never got to comment (been a little busy lately...). But I LOVE it and so love your beautiful coloring and how you enlarged the image and added the beautiful embossed sentiment! I so applaud you for wanting to make more cards to actually give people, and what a wonderful idea to share with your church friends. How precious that it's a small and close-knit congregation. I'm sure the "birthday girl" loved this card!! Talk soon and sending warm hugs, sweet friend!

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  33. That is an awesome card. Your coloring is absolutely gorgeous! Wish I could do that!

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  34. Just gorgeous, Tracy and a huge congratulations on your Peep of the Week win! I always love seeing your beautiful work and I cannot imagine the joy this lovely card is going to give that lucky birthday girl. I grew up in a church very much like the one you described. There is nothing like life in a small town, is there? Sweet memories, for sure! Big hugs to you, sweet friend! :)

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  35. Just Beautiful Tracy, love your colours

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