Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Shabby Tea Room Week #15

This week's challenge at The Shabby Tea Room was to make a card using warm colors or stripes. This is the first card I've had time to make in the last week or so. My mojo isn't completely working yet, so I'll be honest and say this card is okay. I have to be zeroed in on a project when I'm working on it and my mind just wasn't clicking for this one. I have a huge list of things I need to make for some special friends and a special mini that I want to start so badly, but haven't yet. I'm trying to balance out my card making with my scrapbooking and I feel like I'm letting my YouTubers down.
I wonder sometimes if I will ever discover how to prioritize and figure out where I need to focus my crafting as well as balancing it out with family time. If any of you have learned how to do that please let me in on the secret. LOL I don't know about ya'll but when I get into a project everything else just comes to a screeching halt. There has to be a middle ground.
One area that I am focused on though is the Papercraft Star Challenge Blog. Being a part of the Design Team is so exciting! Tomorrow is the official start day and I think those of you who have checked it out and decided to play with us will really enjoy yourselves.
Don't forget about the Forum too. The message boards have some great info on things like the Cricut, SCAL, Copics, and there's even a Forum to ask any questions you may have about the Design Team projects that will be posted every day. Kristina and Beth really want this to be a great source of sharing crafting information for everyone. So take a look!
My card is pretty simple in design. The hardest part was painting the chipboard and then hitting it with my heat gun to make it bubble up for texture, and tacking the beads onto the ribbon. Pretty easy.

Paper: Bazzill, My Mind's Eye, The Paper Studio
Stamp: Stampabilities The Grace of Our Lord
Inks, etc.: Versafine Vintage Sepia, polymark Medium Gold Irridescent Dimensional Fabric Paint, Caramel Apple Glimmer Mist, Sakura Gelly Roll Metallic Gold Gel Pen
Tools: Marvy Uchida Heat Tool, Nestabilities Classic Squares Large (S4-126)
Miscellaneous: Offray Ribbon, Prima E-line Flowers, beads, feathers, chipboard

Have a blessed day and send me a little mojo if you've got some extra. :)


Debbie said...

Very pretty, Tracy! I {heart} how you added the brads to rouche the twill tape ribbon! So clever! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Melissa said...

I love the flower, twill tape and verse. Thanks for joining us at TSTR!

~* steph :) *~ said...

i love your card, tracy! it's beautiful. love the ribbon treatment and the beautiful embellishments. thanks for sharing :)!
you're doing an awesome job girl. don't put so much pressure on yourself.
*hugs* steph :)

Lisa said...

Lovely card Tracy, thanks for playing at TSTR.

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous.Love the colors and the swirl going up the card is beautiful.

Kristina said...

Hey Tracy,

I think it turned out great! Love what you did with the ribbon. I understand where you are coming from, I'm in the same boat. I have lots of "started" projects but nothing seems to get finished. I haven't done a YT video in a month!! It's okay, that's life and certainly not the most important part of it. People who love watching your channel will be there when you get back to it!


Audrey Pettit said...

Pretty card! I really like the sparkle on the background stripes, and your ribbon treatment is wonderful. Great verse, too. Also love the feathers. Thanks for playing along with us in the Tea Room.

Nicole said...

Very pretty card! Love the ribbon treatment! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, don't be so hard on yourself, I know the feeling of not being altogether pleased with what you've created, but remember: every creation is a piece of your personality you leave behind. I love the verse and the way you 'did' your ribbon, very pretty. And priorities, what about them? You can make lists as long as you like, you keep adding to them anyway :-) It's the problem we women have all the time: we feel responsable for each and everyone around us, but hey, it's ok to take some time off to sit down and try to create a little something, it relaxes!! Take care, hugs, Ira

papertrails leaver said...

what a gorgeous card! I love your attention to detail. A lovely blog you have!