Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #19

Here I am coming down to the wire again on this weeks Digi Doodle Shops Best Challenge #19. Hey, I can only make cards so many hours of the day without my family complaining of neglect. :)
Fall is fast approaching although temperature wise it's still dead in the middle of summer here (110+ heat indexes). I just thought these fall colored DP's from Scenic Route were so pretty so I decided to use them on my card for this challenge. Our challenge was to use our favorite stamp. This is my newest stamp purchase. I just LOVE Sarah Kay images!
Am I awesome with the sewing machine on those little squares or what! Just kidding. :) I was so scared that I would mess the card up that I got out a piece of plastic canvas and used it as a guide to paper pierce the "stitching" around the edge of the squares, then I sewed it by hand. Although most of the coloring was done with the water color pencils, I just couldn't get her clothing to match the colors of the DP so I went over her outfit with some watered down Distress Ink and it matched perfectly.

Paper: Recollection cardstock, Scenic Route Sonoma Collection, Canon Heavyweight Drawing Bristol paper
Stamp: Sarah Kay "Bernadette admiring the spring flowers"
Inks+: Stazon Black, Derwent Water Color Pencils, Aged Mahogany and Antique Linen Distress Ink, Pearl Perfect Pearls, Crytal Stickles, Old Lace Glimmer Mist
Tools: Nestabilities Deckled Squares Large (S4-202), Martha Stewart punch
Miscellaneous: Prima Mini Roses, Offray ribbon, buttons, DMC embroidery thread

Hope you like the card. It was a fun one to make.


Maria Matter said...

oooo, I LOVE Sarah Kay too! This is GORGEOUS Tracy!!! wonderful colors & paper!!!
enjoy your day!
hugs & blessings!

Unknown said...

Yes, who doesn't love Sarah Kay! I used to have posters and dolls when I was young and wouldn't mind having them again :-) You did a fab job on this card Tracy, really totally adorable!
Hugs, Ira

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Tracy! Congrats on your spotlight on City Crafter blog as well. Your project was outstanding!

Karen Howard said...

Tracy, this is breathtaking! I love the contrast of the gold and red papers together, really makes everything stand out!

Hope you will join us again next week at the Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Monika Reeck said...

very sweeeet your Images and the coloring too....Adorable card...Thanks so much for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.Hugs, Monika

Miria said...

Hi, Tracy. Thank you for your lovely comment. Congrats you too for the spotlight and for your fab creations. Hugs. Miria

Karen said...

Hi Tracy, this is gorgeous, I love the gold and red together, thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

♥Jan♥ said...

When I did the clicky on the pic I could not believe how vibrant your colors were, and what a lovely choice with your stamped image. (It IS hard to hold back on those amazing fall things, isn't it !) AND congrats on your CCCB spotlight too, wow ! You so deserved that, your card was so darling, and well, yummy. LOL

Jóna said...

Beautiful card Tracy !
Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!
Hugs, Jóna

Kristina said...

Another home run Tracy!! Love the colors and what a great idea to go over it with the Distress Ink!!

Lisa Somerville said...

How sweet is she! Beautiful coloring and combination of colors!

Suzanne C said...

Lovely coloring on your image and she is adorable and then to place her on wonderful background paper and stitching!

CraftySil said...

The colors on this card are stiched by hand?? I don't know why I'm not getting your blog updates, I've signed up twice...I just did it a 3rd time (three's a charm!). This card is beautiful Tracy!