Thursday, September 2, 2010

Layered Tulips

I know I've been MIA this week. Been a little under the weather, but things are looking up and I'm back today with a card I made for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge. This week they're asking for layers. I just counted eleven layers on this card so I think it will qualify. I know it's probably not in the style that they are looking for since this challenge is geared towards TH, Vecchi, G45, and 7 Gypsies, but I enjoyed making it anyway.

The beautiful tulip image is from Fred, She Said Digital Designs. I printed it out four times and then cut all the pieces apart so that I could layer them for dimension. The images are colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with odorless mineral spirits. For the background I did a lot of layering and added some small brads that I colored with alcohol ink because I didn't have any that matched. This card was so much fun to make. Fussy cutting is a lot of work and time consuming , but the challenge of putting all those pieces together and having something with depth and dimension is so enjoyable.

Paper: Recollections cardstock, white cardstock, My Mind's Eye
Stamp: Fred, She Said Tulip Trio Digi
Inks+: Prisma colored pencils, Gemini Masterpiece Odorless Mineral Spirits, Ranger Espresso Alcohol Ink, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
Tools: Nestabilites Labels Eight (S5-019)
Miscellaneous: brads

Thanks for popping in!


~* steph :) *~ said...

such a pretty card, tracy! wowee, that's a lot of fussy cutting! i'm not good at cutting, hehe.
i hope you are feeling better!! i was missing you and wondering if you were creating away. take care and hope to chat with you soon.
*hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

Hope you're feeling much better now Tracy! Just look at your beautiful card and I know that you'll be ok right away :-) They're like our Dutch tulips! Love the 3d effect. Take care, ~Ira

Unknown said...

I'm so sorry you havn't felt well.. I'm glad to hear you are feeling better... Your card is beautiful.. I love all those layers. And your coloring is perfect.. Hugs, Linda

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Who cares if it is not what "they" are looking for....never apoligize for what you create...this tulip layering is gorgeous and all that cutting...what endurance you have:)
Cynthia Schelzig

Nancy Wethington said...

Oh my - 11 layers definitely counts! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Michelle Pearson said...

this is simply gorgeous! I'm so excited to be working with you on the FSS team! :) Welcome!!

Suzanne C said...

Love tulips and these are so pretty and what a beautiful card!