Friday, July 9, 2010

Some Like It Hot at CCCB Week 12

Cheryl Nelson has offered up the challenge this week at City Crafter Challenge Blog to create a summer themed project using the color red. I'm dedicating this card to my sweet friend Silvia who sent me this adorable Sarah Kay stamp (my first) for my birthday last week. Check out her blog to see some gorgeous cards she's been making including the teapot easel card she made for me. It's even better in person!

I always thought the Sarah Kay stamp images were so cute but never bought any. After I got Silvia's gift I had to order some more. They shipped today and I can't wait to get them!

Summer to me is flowers. I LOVE flowers even though I'm a terrible gardener. Yes Jan, I did tell you I have a brown thumb, and the only reason I have those flowers on my layout growing in my yard is because they are self reliant. LOL Houseplants beware, unless you're a cactus!

I'm trying to grow in my card making (and my watercoloring). You know, get out of the same old same old rut and try stuff I usually cringe at--like mixing paper patterns. I did a LOT of layering on this card too.

I learned how to make the flower from one of the crafters I subscribe to on YT. Her YT name is diamondrose123 and if you click on this link it will take you to the first part of her tutorial for this flower.

Paper: Bazzill cardstock, white cardstock, Martha Stewart Floral Gingham Crafting paper
Stamp: Sarah Kay Spring Blossoms
Inks etc.: Derwent Watercolor Pencils, Fired Brick Distress Ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalk, Red Sharpie Marker, Irridescent Gold Glimmer Mist
Tools: Nestabilities Large Deckled Rectangles (S4-202)
Miscellaneous; ribbon, lace, flower stamens

Don't forget to vote after 12:00 noon tomorrow over at Papercraft Star!
Thanks for popping in!


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Very pretty, adorable image, thank for playing along with us at CCCB!

~* steph :) *~ said...

cute card, tracy! love the mix of DPs. so sweet of Silvia! thanks for sharing and have a great weekend! *hugs* steph :)

Sylvia said...

Super cute card, Love the image!

Ros said...

So sweet - some really nice details here...
Thanks for joining us at CCCB

cnelson said...

Cute, cute, cuter than cute!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

♥Jan♥ said...

Way to mix up the papers !! They look so darling, and that stamp is every bit as cute as you said it was. I am going to check out the flower tut too, after I take a nap. Hope your weekend is going well !!

CraftySil said...

What a pretty!! I was so anxious to see what it was that you were going to create using this image and it turned out so pretty...I'm really lovin' that pleaded ribbon and your color combination. Great job Tracy!

Unknown said...

She is adorable.. I just love that image.. Thanks for joining us at the CCCB!

Hugs, Linda

Unknown said...

Don't you just love Sarah Kay? She used to be one of my childhood memories and now with these stamps it's all coming back. Your card of her is beautiful with the soft red tones, just lovely! Hugs, Ira

Kristina said...

Great flower, adorable stamp!! The card is too cute. I can't wait to see what you do with your new stamps when you get them!

I hear ya about the brown thumb..I have NO plants in my house. I kill them :(

Thanks for sharing your adorable card!

Suzanne C said...

Wonderful image and love all the checks and gingham perfect for the image!