Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Four Little Robins

      It's "Flourishes" week at Papercraft Star.  I won a voucher to one of my favorite crafty supply stores, Simon Says Stamp, a while back and this cute little MFT flourish die was one of my item choices.  I LOVE it!
     My card is created on a base of Brown Kraft cardstock matted with black and cream.  The image is from Just Inklined and I colored it with Prismacolor pencils and OMS.  The edges are all inked with Vintage photo.  I printed out the holly berry image from the "Christmas Squares 055" digital sheet from our sponsor, The House Across the Bay.

     I cut it out with a 1" circle punch and layered it with three chipboard circle to give it some thickness and depth.  I used a Brilliance Dew Drop in gold to edge the piece.
     Hope you'll join us for this week challenge.  You just might win some great digital sheets from our sponsor and/or one of our Top Spot awards.  Link closes at 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

ABC Christmas Challenge--Vintage Christmas
Scrapbook Sisters--anything goes
Lady Bug Crafts Ink--non traditional or distressed Christmas
Craft your passion--BINGO (pearls, free space, ribbon)
Heart Song Inspirations--embossing and three or more layers
Paper Playtime--anything goes, past or present project
  • Stamps: girls, banners, farmer, crow
  • Colors: pink/burgundy, green; jewel tone fall colors
  • Theme: Christmas or Fall
  • Inks: Distress Ink, markers
  • Papers: stripes and polka dots, kraft
  • Tools: sewing machine, die cuts, circle punch
  • Embellishments: Fun Flock, seam binding, gemstones, glimmer mists, glitter, jingle bells, lace, buttons, burlap, twine, and cord
Corrosive Challenge--with a flourish
Stamptacular Sunday--borders and frames
The Ribbon Girl--jingle all the way to Christmas
Catch the Bug--photo inspiration 
Fussy and Fancy--black, border punch, bling
Jingle Belles--Christmas creatures
Wags 'n Whiskers--black with ribbon or pearls
     Happy Wednesday!

  • Papers:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Recollections, Bazzill, Kodak Photo paper
  • Digital Image:  The House Across the Bay "Christmas Squares (055)
  • Stamp:  Just Inklined "Four Robins"
  • Ink:  Prismacolor pencils, Vintage Photo Distress ink, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dew Drop
  • Tools:  Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Nestabilities Labels Eighteen, MFT Die-namics Fancy Flourish, EK Success 1" circle punch, EK Success Diamond lace edge punch
  • Miscellaneous:  Celebrate It ribbon, The Paper Studio pearls


heidy said...

Hi Tracy,oh I love everything about this beauty!
Hugs Heidy

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, wow, wow! What a stunning card, Tracy! I love everything about this. :)

Dorcas said...

Such a pretty card, Tracey!

Nancy said...

Oh, SO GORGEOUS, Tracy! It's got such a wonderful elegant feel to it! You know I love the pretty birds, and it's so fun to see you use your pencils! I love this one very much! :o)

Lisa Jane said...

what a beautiful card - the embossing and scalloped edge is wonderful
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Melissa said...

This is gorgeous, I am now your newest follower!

Hazel said...

I can understand why you love this image, I do too! It's beautiful and you've made it in to a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

Ihre Marina Hutflies vom Bastelshop said...

Dear TRacy,
your detail is just Lovely and so fantastic, creative and so beautifully done. I love it. I enjoyed the visit on your site. Many thanks for your beautiful inspirations!! Please visit my Blogspot. Many hugs from Marina.

Unknown said...

What can I say but {sigh}, have you ever seen a prettier card than this? OMG, your robins are so delicate and beautifully coloured! You and your pencils work miracles together Tracy! Hugs, Ira

Trina said...

Tracy, I think I'm just going to case all your Christmas cards so I don't have to stress about coming up with something fabulous!

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card. I just love that image. And I love it stamped on the craft paper.. Looks fabulous..

Hugs, Linda

Xushenka said...

That's so pretty, Tracy! I love how the kraft background gives the image a vintage feel. :) And all the white around the image makes me think of snow.. Lovely card! :)

pinky said...

Stunning work!! Thanks for joining us at LCI this week.

Marlies said...

Wauw what a gorgeous Christmas card! I love the vintage look of it!
hugs, Marlies

Winnie said...

An elegant card love the vintage look
thank you for joining our challlenge this week at Stamptacular Sunday.

Hugs Winnie

Sue U said...

Wow, love the pop of black against the craft CS Tracy, and a stunning image, simply beautiful :-D Thanks for joining in with our Non Traditional/Distressed Christmas Challenge at Ladybug Crafts Ink, Sue xx

SmilynStef said...

Love that sweet little bevy of birds ... so glad you joined our creature feature at jingle belles.

Carly said...

WOW! This is so elegant! I love the colours, image and layout! Stunning! I keep looking at it and it is just amazingly beautiful!

Thankyou so much for sharing this absolutely delightful card with us at Creative Craft Challenges!

Wow I really love it! xoxoxo Carly

Stampalicious said...

this is beautiful! Love the embossing and the diecuts, thank you for joining our challenge at Stamptacular Sunday,hugs,martina

lauren bergold said...

what absolutely gorgeous robins and the card itself is lovely and soooooo very elegant in every detail! superb!!! :)

Chrissy said...

Really lovely card Tracy, love the litle robins, so pretty.Love your new flourish...
Thanks for joining in with us at 'Fussy and Fancy'


Linda Breedlove said...

Hi Tracy... love that kraft, black and cream combo... so rich and elegant especially with the embossing... beautiful. The little birds are darling... I LOVE birds!!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Thanks so much for joining us at Stamptacular Sunday
Hugs Julie P

Lola said...

Such an elegant card. The border is fabulous and your coloring is just awesome. Thanks for sharing with us this week at Catch the Bug.

mudmaven said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! I love this image and picked it up today myself! You've inspired me to get it colored now. Thanks for joining us for our Embossing and/or 3 (or more) layers challenge on Heart Song Inspirations. ~chris

♥Jan♥ said...

I cannot add any more words to all the other comments. Your prettiest card EVER !!!!

Amanda R said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for playing along this week at LCI!

FerrellGraph-x said...

Tracy I love your card! And I see why you wanted that flourish die! It's fabulous!
Kindest regards,

Jenn (Triple J Designs) said...

Breathtaking!! Thank you for joining us this week at Craft Your Passion Challenges and good luck!!


Regan said...

Oh Tracy, you outdid yourself this time!! This card is absolutely gorgeous! The design and colors are perfect and I love the image.... just wow!! Fabulous!!

Sleepy Stamper said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Just Beautiful! I love your style Tracy and the little circle matches the image perfectly. I now have a new favorite:-)


Heidi said...

THis is delighful! I lvoe th erobins! Thanks for joining the ABC Christmas Challenge!

Anonymous said...

Really stylish card, Love the punched edge too!Thanks for coming to join us at ABC Christmas Challenge for our Vintage Challenge, I hope you can come play again soon you can enter as many times as you like per challenge, hugs Samantha :0)

Ps candy on my blog x

Jodi said...

This is adorable - just lovely. Thanks for sharing your talents with us at Craft Your Passion Challenges. Hope to see more from you again soon!

Paul said...

This looks so elegant. Thank you so much for joining in with our Photo Inspiration challenge at Catch The Bug this week. It's been great seeing all the different takes on the same picture.

Rae Anne said...

OMG - Your project takes my breath away!!! How did you get the gilt edges to be so even using an ink pad?!?!? I'd love to know your secret!!! Thanks so much for participating in Catch the Bug's photo inspiration challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! :D MWAH!

tracym110 said...

Your cards are all so beautiful! Happy to be a new follower!
Tracy M

Made by Mandy said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous. The image is lovely and looks fabulous in your new die :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Christmas challenge over at OSAAT. Hope to see you back again soon.

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Cheryl said...

So cute! I love the design.

I love seeing how you were inspired by my projects!

~Cheryl~ (Guest Chef for the Catered Crop)
** Check out my blog candy **

Pami said...

I Love this card, just gorgeous. The black and cream really makes the image pop and love the black ribbon. Gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at LCI this week, and also at Wags n Whiskers! Pami x

Linda McClain said...

Wow! Picking my jaw up off the floor. This is stunning! I love how classic it is. Thanks for sharing it with us at Catered Crop.

CraftySil said...

Another beautiful card! It's so elegant...I love everything about it!