Saturday, July 2, 2011

Anne with an "e"

     You might remember that I used this Anne of Green Gables image back in February for my daughters b-day.  She just loves this character, and cards inspired by a book or story is what the challenge is about this week at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge.
     I played around a little with trying to figure out how to do the folds of her dress.  The first attempt went into the garbage can and  this one is . . .eh?  I'll definitely have to practice some more.  :-)
     I did tons of distressing on the K and Company Julianne papers I used for this card.  One of my coloring heroes, Annika, did a card in the last week or so with microbeads on it and I thought it looked so cool so I added some to the corners.  Another coloring genius is Dorcas.  She colors with Prismas (something I tried yesterday with mixed results) and she adds a little blue around her images for the background and I think it looks so good, so I used some chalk to add the blue "sky" behind Anne and the grass too.
     As usual, the camera did not capture all the colors just right.  Those brads have a really pretty olive colored blingy stone in the middle that matches the papers perfectly.  Lots of machine stitching and--there she is!  Carrots in all her glory!  :-)  Hope you like her.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Craft Your Days Away--vintage
Emerald Faerie Garden--sugar and spice,all things girly
Fairy Fun Fridays--swirls and pearls
Stampin' for the Weekend--my favorite things
Totally Papercrafts--BINGO (brads, flowers, ribbon)
Art impressions Stamps--distressing
Mo's Digital Pencil--inspired by a book or story
Crafty Purple Frog--swirls and pearls
Southern Girls--childhood memories
Stamps R Us--there was a little girl
Sunday's with Chrissy--time to de-stress

Have a great weekend!


Papers:  K and Company Julianne, Recollections, X-Press it Copic Blending Card
Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Prince Edward Island"
Inks:  Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress inks
            skin E000, E00, E11, E93
            hair E95, E97
            hat Y28, Y32, E50
            clothing B91, B93, B95, C0, C2, C4, E43, E41, E53, E57
            bag BG93, BG96, E71, E74, E79
            shadowing W1, W3
Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114) and Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), martha Stewart Rose Leaf punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous: ribbon from my stash, Recollections bling, flowers, pearls, and brads, Wild Orchids large paper rose, gold microbeads, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks, Kraft Outlet Scalloped Grungy Prim Tag


Dorcas said...

Completely gorgeous, Tracey! I love this! The sky is da bomb! Really nice. I'm so glad you got a chance to play with us at Mo's this week!

Carol L said...

Your card is just fabulous with beautiful detailing! Thanks for playing along with STamps R Us!

Elaine L. said...

This is beautifully put together! All the details really enhance the image so well! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Sarah said...

Awesome card! I love the micro beads and the double tied ribbon is so pretty. Love all the distressing. Hugs, Sarah

heidy said...

Wow Tracy,what a beauty,just had fun watching all your beautiful cards that I missed while I was away,I love the card with the fish,it's stunning!
Hugs Heidy

Shannon White said...

Well, I think you card is just Wonderful! I love your coloring and fabulous dp's Fantastic distressing too.. Just a Wonderful card all around!

Shannon 8-)

Unknown said...

Your lovely card is bringing back sweet memories, I've read "Anne" a couple of times, still have it in my cupboard, LOVE it! As I do your fabulous card, all those layers are gorgeous!! One of Tracy's Famous Beauties!!! Hugs, Ira

Michele Spera said...

WoW! the colors are great together, and I love the distressed edges on it:-) Thank you so much for joining us at Sundays with Crissy

Nela said...

Its so gorgeous, what a lovely
image coloured so beautifully!
Thanks for playing with us on the
Emerald Faerie Garden challenge!

Cheryl said...

Oh this is just gorgeous! I love the design and all the details. Your coloring is fabulous.

Thank you for posting my blog candy! (And for being my 400th follower) Good luck in the draw!

sue said...

Gorgeous card!! I love the vintage feel to it! Thanks for playing along at Southern GIrls :)

Unknown said...

I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have ever seen!
Thanks for joining in our "Childhood memories" theme at Southern Girls. I have some candy on my blog if you want to pop on over and have a look.
Alicia xx

Chris said...

your image is adorable and I love all the distressing. thanks for playing with us at SFTW.

Iulia said...

Oh, this is absolutely fairytale and nostalgically beautiful! Lots of work went into this with all the distressing and stitching...I just know:) Great coloring- the sky looks fantastic!
Thanks for taking the time to join us in Mo's challenges!
Hugs and have a happy week,

Sarah said...

I just love this card Tracy, such a fairytale image and beautiful papers. Thank you for sharing at Craft Your Days Away for our Vintage challenge, good luck x

Debbie said...

This is a stunner...Love all the distressing.. Thanks for joining in on this weeks theme over at Mo's.. It really was a fun challenge

Debbie - June's Guest Designer

Nancy said...

Speaking of Canadian...there's our sweet Anne!lol What do you mean..."eh"? She's absolutely gorgeous and perfect, my friend! I love it! :o)

Deloris said...

What a pretty card! Love all the fun little details! Thanks for entering the Art Impressions challenge. Have a wonderful day!

Sally Cicada Designs said...

You knocked this challenge "out of the park"!!! What a fantastic card you have here!! WOW WOW WOW!! Great job with the distressing (did I say WOW yet LOL!!) Such a great image too and beautifully coloured!! Papers are perfect and love the stitching!! Thanks for taking the time to join us here at Sundays With Crissy!!
Sarah ☺

Cindi said...

Gorgeous card! I love your papers and all your distressing. Your coloring is great. That sky is awesome!

BrossArtAddiction said...

OMGosh!! Wow wow! Just amazing, beautiful work! Love everything about is and the distressing adds a gorgeous vintage touch!

Thanks for joining us this week for "Fairy Fun Fridays"-Swirls and Pearls challenge! Good Luck! :D

xx Tracey xx FFF/DT

Vicky said...

Just so pretty sweetie..!

thanks for joining us at tpc....and good luck..!

hugs Vicky xx

Collette said...

This is absolutely adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us.

crafty amy said...

Wow wow wow! This is such a sweet card I love everything about it and yep that character is adorable :D
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog and good luck.


Amy xx

Kelly said...

Beautiful earth tone color combination. Stunning card, thanks for joining us at FFF, we look forward to seeing your future creations.

Jules said...

OMG Gorgeous card Love the title bought back very fond memories of the movie Love the colours and all the distressing Thanks so much for playing along at the Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge Blog.

Anita Marie said...

beautiful card..
thanks for joining in on the emerald faeries challenge good luck Hugz Anita..XX