Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Hello Friend

Third post for today, so if you missed my tutorial for The Kraft Journal or my card for this weeks Papercraft Star challenge, please click on the links.
     Well, this card is an experiment of sorts since I was trying to improve my skills at coloring pleats and folds.  Let's just say I need a lot more practice.  LOL  It was also a little break from my mini album project I gave you a sneak peek at.  I'll have another peek coming up soon.
     The image is from Phindy's Place and the papers are from a brand new 6 x 6 pad of Bo Bunny's Gabrielle that I purchased recently.
     I added a lot of machine stitching cause I love to stitch on my cards.  There's also some pretty antique lace that I caught on sale at Joann's.  The butterfly was punched with a Martha Stewart punch, once out of vellum and secondly out of a dictionary page.  Both layers were painted with Creative Inspirations Paint in a pretty sea foam color.  The paint is so pretty and sparkly and a little goes a long way!
     I'd like to enter the little friends in the following challenges:

Phindy's Place--doubling up (2 brads, 2 roses, 2 ribbons. 2 layers on the butterfly)
Crafty Cardmakers--flutterbies
Stamp Something--embellish it
Little Darlings--girly

Thanks for popping in!


Papers:  Bo Bunny Gabrielle, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic X-Press It Blending card, Kraft Outlet Vellum, Kraft Outlet Vintage Dictionary Pages
Stamp:  Phindy's Place "Birdie", Stampendous "Notes for a Friend"
Ink:  Vintage Photo Distress ink, Versafine Vintage Sepia
Copics:  B91, B93, B95, BG10, E000, E00, E11, E13, E41, E43, E47, E71, E74, E79, R21, R22, W1, W3, Y35
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Squares Large (S4-126) and Standard Circles large (S4-114), Martha Stewart butterfly punch, sewing machine
Miscellaneous:  The Paper Studio brads, Recollections pearls and mini roses, Offray ribbon, lace from Joanns


Dorcas said...

What a gorgeous card, Tracey! Thanks so much for playing at Phindy's this week!

Tine said...

Hi Tracy. Fabulous card. Love everything about it. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Nancy said...

*sigh* Okay, maybe THIS is my favorite! lol :o)

Unknown said...

Amazingly beautiful Tracy, both your colouring (as always!) and the image! Totally wonderful, hugs, Ira

heidy said...

Oh what a beauty Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Anonymous said...

Such a cute image, and one fab card. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

How cute is this? Your coloring skill is perfect and i so love the mixed of colors and embellishment you have chosen, wonderfully done!

Anne said...

She looks beautiful in browns, what a gorgeous card and I'm not convinced you need ANY pleat practice lol. Thanks for playing along at Phindys Place Challenge

Unknown said...

Such a lovely card!! Great job!!

♥Jan♥ said...

Ok, you need to start teaching Copics, Tracy. Every card you posted today is amazing, well, every card you have done in months is amazing.

Linda Breedlove said...

Tracy, this is so pretty. Your coloring is amazing! I've just started, but am using Distress inks... have any tips?

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Gorgeous, Tracy! I love it! And your coloring is amazing! Well done!!!
Huggies ~

Unknown said...

She looks amazing.. Yep, I think you nail the coloring of the pleats. And You know I just love the stitching..

Hope you are having a happy day!

Hugs, Linda

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful! SO, SO sweet, Tracy!

Kathy said...

Wowzers Tracy, this is stunning. Love the papers, coloring, brads, flowers and lace. A lovely creation! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Anne-Marije said...

I really love this one!
Thanks for joining us at the Phindy's Place challenge...
xxx Anne-Marije

Shirley said...

Tracy this is just beautiful. Your coloring in amazing and the embellishments are perfect.

fionalawlor said...

Wow lovely card! I love this image and all of your gorgeous embellishments.Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.
Fiona x

Regan said...

Gorgeous card! I am so in love with this image, beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Super cute! Love this image! Thanks for joining us at Little Darlings Challenge. hugs, Angela

Annika said...

a) I need to try that sewing with contrast thread
b) I ALSO need to try that butterfly
c) REAL nice colours
d) and don't worry about pleats and folds..they totally wreck my head too!!

Aunty Sue said...

Oh I so love this have sat for ages just looking at it and how you have coloured it. Love the colours and all the detail.