Tuesday, July 5, 2011


     This little cutie is called "Speedster" and she's a Phindy's Place image.  She's colored with Copics and I did that blue chalk shading again.  I really like how it looks and it's just so amazing what a difference that little bit of chalk makes.
     I took a look through my Picasa Web Album for my blog yesterday and boy oh boy!  Some of that stuff is so embarassing I'm VERY tempted to take it off.  LOL  I also noticed that I really like to use blue, cream, and brown---A LOT!   It is one of my favorites, and as you can see I used it again on this card.
     I wanted to use the shape of my Nesties Labels Two for the image but I wanted it to be a little longer than the die so I traced around the ends of it, connected the lines in the middle, and then just added the subsequent layers and cut with my scissors.  The flowers were colored with my B93 Copic marker and then sprayed with Old Lace Glimmer Mist for some sparkle.
     I absolutely LOVED this sketch when I saw it and for the bottom split panel I decided to add some scrunchy seam binding and a little bow.
     Hope you like little Speedster.  I'd like to enter her into the following challenges:

Bearly Mine--anything goes
Deep Ocean Challenge--cards
Going Grey with Scrap Creations--summer
Creative Inspirations Paint--summer vacation
Paper Sundaes--stitching
Crafting Life's Pieces--sketch
Phindy's Place--anything goes, use a Phindy's image
Stamp Something--use a digi

Thanks for popping in!


Papers:  Prima Jack and Jill, GCD Ella Blue, Bazzill, Recollections, Copic X-Press-It Blending card
Stamp:  Phindy's Place "Speedster"
Ink:  Old Lace Glimmer Mist, Inkadinkado Blending Chalks
            skin  E000, E00, E11, E13
            hair E47
            clothing B91, B93
            tricycle E31, E35, E41, C0, C2, C4, C6, C8
            shadowing E41, E43
Tools:  Nestabilities Labels Two (S4-162), Sizzix Decorative Flourishes set, sewing machine, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Prima e-line flowers, Waterfall Stickles, Martha Stewart Seam Binding


Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is beautiful and I love the color combo. LOL...I think we all have those look backs and wonder what was I thinking!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Another gorgeous card Tracy :) I can't imagine you being embarrassed at any of your work, it's all stunning!! Funny how we get our fave colours popping up frequently...mine are green & purple lol I'll have to give the chalking a go, I really like the effect.
Hugs xx

Cec said...

Fabulous card. Love the colour scheme and the way you coloured the flowers. Thanks for the tip on making the die longer. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.

Sarah said...

Hi Tracy, love, love your card! That image is so adorable; just makes me smile. Your coloring is perfect and the blue shading so effective. I seriously have not seen anything of your work that you would need to be embarrassed about! Your work is always gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at CI Paint. Hope you will join us again. Hugs, Sarah

Audrey Pettit said...

Beautiful! Great colors, great image, love the design. You've got so many wonderful details on here. Outstanding!

heidy said...

Wow Tracy,what a beauty,love those colours!
Hugs Heidy

Tine said...

Hi. Gorgeous card. Love the colourway & layout and the image is beautifully coloured. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
Tine :)

Nancy said...

I have to tell you, my friend, I always get a little thrill when I see this color combination! Yes, I do! There's just something about it that is very pleasing to my eye...especially the way you do it! I just love the fantastic assortment of images you use...so fun to see what you come up with! This one is sure a cutie patootie! I love it! :o)

Kathy said...

I love the color combo you used here, it's beautiful. Fantastic coloring, too. A truly stunning card! Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place this week.

Cards By MI said...

This is so lovely! The colours are wonderful together and the image sooo cute. Thanks for playing with us over at BMC this time.
Love n hugs

Anne said...

Awesome colourscheme Tracey and beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining the Phindy's Place Challenge

Ann English said...

Oh, Tracy, this is absolutely, wonderful!!! Your coloring is spectacular-love it!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge. So great to see only Phindy's images this week :)

Anne-Marije said...

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

Crafting Misfit said...

This card is elegant and beautiful. I love the flowers, the image, all of it! I am a new follower!

You should enter this over at Getting Cricky for the Summer Fun challenge!
Tell her I (Rebecca "Crafting Misfit) sent you! http://www.gettingcricky.com/2011/07/if-life-aint-perfect-you-aint-livin.html


Tanya S said...

Sooo adorable.Great idea with the chalking!!Thanks for joining us at Scrap-Creations

Louise said...

Hi there :)

Oh, what an adorable image and your colouring is amazing! Love all of those cute flowers :)

Thank you so much for joining us at DOC this fortnight :)
Welcome back!

Elise said...

Oh this is gorgeous! I love your colouring and how you did the ribbon at the bottom! Thank you so much for joining us at CLP!


Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous! Thank you for entering at CLP this month!