Friday, February 25, 2011

A Vintage Lady

     You have no idea how hard it has been for me to wait until today to make this card.  When this freebie image from A Day for Daisies was offered I knew there was no way I could NOT make a card with it.  I think she is just gorgeous!.  The sketch is from Friday Sketchers, unfortunately yesterday was the last day to use it for their challenge, but I just loved it and was going to use it regardless.
     I've used  Basic Grey Curio papers.  I'm really hung up on peachy colors right now so I already knew what color I was going to use on my lady's clothing and I got lucky with the BG papers.
     She is colored with Copic markers except for her hat.  This is my second attempt at paper piecing and I used some of the DP to make her hat.  The hat base is the same paper as the big peachy mat and the flowers from the same paper as the mat directly under the image.
     I used my last little piece of this cool little metallic fiber to wrap around the image piece.  The large rose was originally white.  I sponged some Tattered Rose Distress ink on it and sprayed it with water.  The sentiment was kind of a surprise.  The top layer is the smallest Nestie from the new Lacey Circles.  This is the first time I've used the smallest die and I didn't realize that it doesn't cut the little half circles out like the rest of the dies in the set.  I carefully inked with Walnut Stain using the die for a mask and then popped the whole thing on a Nestie circle that I inked with the same color.
     I'm really happy with how it came out.  The only thing I would change if I could would be to slide the flowered mat up just a tad so that more of the lace would show on the bottom.  Hope you like the card.
I'm entering it in the following challenges.

A Day For Daisies--very vintage
Southern Girls--brads, gems, dewdrops
Totally Papercrafts--paper piecing
Stamp Something--flowers
Do You Stack Up--anything goes

     Have a great weekend!


Papers:  Basic Grey Curio, Gina k Designs Pure Luxury, Recollections
Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Scent of  Vintage Woman"
Ink:  Tattered Rose, Walnut Stain, and Black Soot Distress ink
         skin E000, E00, E04, E11, R20
         hair E50, E53, E57
         clothing R11, R12
         flower R11, R12, R14, G85, BG93, BG96
Tools Nestabilities Lacey Circles (S4-293) and Standard Circles large (S4-114)
Miscellaneous:  Recollections brads, Wild Orchid mulberry rose, Recollections mini roses, Jolee's Bling pearls, fiber from my stash


Dana said...

I knew I was going to love this as soon as I saw the title in my blog list!! It is gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job with the layout and the paper piecing is perfect!!! Love how well you matched your coloring and kept it more muted!

Jo said...

Love the paper pieced hat! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing your creation with us at DYSU this week! Hope to see you next time!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Tracy, I had to zoom in on this one! Love the paper pieced hat. The flowers fall in a place where I would think they would if it were made of fabric. So much to look at, right down to that shy piece of lace! Beautiful.

Nancy said...

Ooh...I love all the different elements on this beautiful card! The combination of Copics and paper piecing on the image is fantastic! :o)

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Sarah said...

So, so gorgeous! The colors are beautiful and the paper pieced hat is perfect. I really like how you cut the corners on the mat. There's always something a little different on your designs. You are a wonderful inspiration.

Regan said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! I LOVE the colors and the paper pieced had is wonderful! Another beautiful card! TFS, Regan

Tracy said...

Your card is gorgeous. Perfection.

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Joey said...

Tracy this is stunning, a beautiful design I love the rich colours, thanks for joining us at tpc
Joey xx

Miranda said...

very cute card Tracey, great image too
thanks for joining the DYSU challenge this week


Unknown said...

I totally agree with you Tracy, you're absolutely right about not being able to resist this pretty image and you did one fab job with it! You used the right colours and papers, cool! Hugs, Ira

Kim Duran said...

Wow! Tracy, this is stunning!

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
a beautiful image, luv the paper piecing, lovely papers & embelies, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

Unknown said...

oooh - really like that one

kitten DYSU team

Unknown said...

I LOVE this card. I mean it.. I really Love this.. That image is wonderful and you layered it all up so pretty.. I hope you are enjoying your weekend..

Hugs, Linda

WencheP said...

Beautiful card. Love the image and the colors. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Kate said...

Oh Tracy, I just LOVE the look of this card. Everything about it is perfect - from the image to your colouring to the papers and embellishments. Be especially proud of this one!!

Janna Werner said...

Hi Tracy! Your image is wonderfully coloured, looks great! Thanks so much for sharing your amazing card with us at DYSU this week! Janna

Lisa said...

Love the warm, fun colors! Gorgeous project! Thanks for joining us at Stamp Something Challenge this week!

SuzieQ said...

Wow you make awesome cards - need to follow you now - and not in a stalking sort of way either, more of a "I wanna make cards like you when I grow up" kind of way. ;)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love your vintage lady. Beautiful design!

Patricia Mae said...

Very cute card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Southern Girls Challenges. I hope to see you again.

Arielle H Gordon said...

GORGEOUS!!! So happy you joined us at ADFD!!!

Tammy said...

Hi Tracy! You were just chosen as the "Very Vintage" challenge winner over at A Day For Daisies! CONGRATULATIONS! Your card is stunning! Feel free to contact me at fo further details! Thanks for playing! Tammy

Ann English said...

This is so very beautiful! Congratulations on your win!

Sherry Eckblad said...

This is absolutely beautiful and Congrats on winning the challenge. I look forward to seeing you in more challenges over at ADFD.

Unknown said...

This is absolutely stunning!! - love your brads and gems. Thanks for joining us this time at Southern Girls.
Alicia xx