Thursday, June 24, 2010

Pink, Purple, and Pearls

Try as I might I couldn't get a photo of this card to come out true to color, but this is pretty close. The pink glitter on the butterfly looks a little too dark and the purple bow is a more transluscent sheer ribbon.
The card was made for the City Crafter Challenge Blog Week 10. They wanted us to use pink, purple and pearls. Not hard colors to work with for a vintage lovin' girl like me, but I didn't go in a vintage direction with this card.
My mind just automatically thinks of hydrangeas when the word purple comes up and I LOVE this hydrangea stamp. I got to practice some more with my watercolor pencils, and even tried a little shading to keep the image from looking so flat(if you look closely you can see the light blue around the bottom of the flower and the leaves). I watercolored the bottom layer of the butterfly also. I've still got a lot to learn, but it's fun experimenting.
I've been trying to use my Cricut more lately. I actually bought two of the new Cricut Lite cartridges and used one of them (Bloom) to cut out the sweet little butterfly. The picture frame was cut using the Cricut too. I had used some puff paint on it originally and added some diamond dust while it was still wet, but it was just too dark for the card, so I cut out another frame and used watercolor pencil and Perfect Pearls on it.
My mojo seems to be getting back on track. Thanks to all of my wonderful friends who left comments and gave me a jump start. Two projects and two posts in one day!

Paper: DCWV, white cardstock, Strathmore Watercolor paper
Stamp: Rubber Stampede Hydrangea
Inks, etc.: Derwent Watercolor Pencils, Ranger Perfect Pearls, Cotton Candy Stickles
Tools: Cricut, Cricut Lite Bloom cartridge, Storybook cartridge, Martha Stewart Punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous: Michael's ribbon, Hobby Lobby ribbon and Pearl trim, Recollections adhesive pearls

Hope you like the card!


Sylvia said...

Hi Tracy,
I haven't had a chance to look at all the cards yet! Yours is beautiful! I am guessing you like to water color too. Have you tried pastels? I love hydrangeas as well, mainly because, there is no wrong way to paint them!Thanks for the sweet comments!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful card Tracy! I love that Hydrangea stamp, I've been seeing it a lot and thinking to get one for myself soon! I think your creation just make it easier for that decision! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB! Be sure to check out our sponsor "A Little Scrappy" ( for your crafting supplies.

♥Jan♥ said...

As soon as I saw the card I didn't even have to read the title, I knew which challenge this was ! You always do such pretty pretty things - reflecting your Southern style I believe ! I am just beginning to try the sewing thing, you did it so nicely here, maybe I will "borrow" that style ???? Do you mind ??

Heather Rogers said...

Oh so pretty! Love it. :)

cnelson said...

This is so lovely!! Thanks for joining us at CCCB!

~* steph :) *~ said...

pretty card tracy! lovely flowers. thanks for sharing :)! have a great nite! *hugs* steph :)

Terry said...

This is so stunning! I love the colors and the butterfly is beautiful! Love it! Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kristina said...

Hey Tracy,

Super soft and pretty! Love the way you did the bow.
Thanks for the sweet comments you always leave me!


Deb Hickman said...

Such a pretty card.I love the hydranga stamp and the bow is gorgeous.

Unknown said...

I can see why you love this stamp... It's Beautiful... Your coloring is perfect!

Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Unknown said...

lovely card, love the ribbon and lace treatment and could that butterfly be any cuter? Thanks for joining us at the CCCB