Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Winter Friends

      This week we have a fun sketch challenge at Papercraft Star.  Our former team mate, Kim Duran, drew this great sketch for us.
     My card has a base of Brown Kraft cardstock and I used some Lily Bee Design Christmas paper for the top panel.  The bottom panel is a piece of Red Pepper Classic Columns paper that I won from The Paper Temptress.  It's hard to see in the photo but it has an embossed column pattern on it.  The image was colored with distress inks.  Here's a close up of it so you can see the glitter and flocking I used on it better.
     I actually finished the inside of this card with some more of the same papers plus I used one of the freebie images from The House Across the Bay that we give away each week at Papercraft Star.  It was a black and white line drawing and I used more distress ink to color it.
     We'd love to see what you can create with our sketch this week.  A first and second place prize is available from our sponsor, THATB.  You have until 6:00 a.m. EST on Monday to get linked up.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

The Spotted Chick--use kraft paper
Inky Impressions--peppermint twist
Going Grey with Scrap-Creations--Christmas
The Ribbon Carousel--kraft, red, brown plus spooled items(thread, hemp cord)
Craft Your Passion--tis the season
Heart Song Inspirations--banner and/or buttons
Hooked on Craft--winter wonderland
Stamp with Fun--stitching, real or faux
The Outlawz Greetings Challenge--anything goes +sentiment
Addicted to Stamps--Christmas card
Fashionable Stamping Challenges--I'm dreaming of a white Christmas
Stamptacular Sundays--anything Christmas
2 Sisters--holiday
Craft Your Days Away--buttons or bows
Crafty Catz--snowmen
Phindy's Place--a sprinkling of snow

     Last day of November!  Christmas here we come!

  • Paper:  Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft, Paper Temptress Red Pepper Classic Columns, Strathmore 90 lb watercolor paper
  • Stamp:  Giordano Studio Stamps "Friends"
  • Ink:  Distress inks, Brilliance Galaxy Gold Dew Drop, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles Large (S4-114) and Classic Scalloped Circles Large (S4-124), sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Michaels buttons, Crafters Square hemp cord, Studio 18 Flocking, glitter from my stash


Ukka said...

Your work is really marvelous!

Audrey Pettit said...

How beautiful Tracy, both inside and out! Love that banner strip extending off the edges and LOVE that fabulous snowman image. Your coloring is just out of this world! The touches of the glitter and flocking make this extra special. Love it!

Sassy Cheryl said...

STUNNING. . . . inside and out! Love the kraft paper. Too stinkin' adorable!!!!!!
Thanks for playing in the Winter challenge this week at Sassy Cheryl's.

Heleen said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at stamptacular sunday and I wish you luck on the challenge. Hope we see you soon again at stamptacular.


Nancy said...

Awww...He is just too adorable! I love the way you've colored him too! He looks just like some of the Snowmen Dolls that I've made...playing with his little bird friends! Gorgeous card, my friend! :o)

Dorcas said...

That snowman is SO precious Tracy! Love all the birdies on it too, so cute!

Unknown said...

You creative talent! Awesome card and your beautiful snowman really makes my heart melt, over the top cute and gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira

SAMARA said...

Hi Tracy. This "freebie" wow is great! I love the blue around him and the birdies in the snow. Hey, I saw on Feline that you won around 4 days ago too!!!! You are on a winning streak! Anyway, the snow is fantastic, your inner paper and digi is SO neat and the kraft and banner make the whole creation so original! Spirited Love, Samara

Unknown said...

Your card is so cute.. That image is wonderful.. And I love the layout of your card.. So pretty my friend..

Hugs, Linda

Céline said...

amazing card, love the combo and you fab coloring
thanks for playing with us at stamptacular sunday this week
céline dt member

Marlies said...

Oh your card is so beautiful!! Lovely colours and I love the snowman and your colouring is absolutely fantastic!! hugs, Marlies

Joey said...

Hiya Tracy, I absolutely LOVE this card, gorgeous layout and fab colour choices. thanks for joining us at totally papercrafts. Joey x

JACKIE M said...

I love your card inside and out, the snow is beautiful and I love the way you staggered your text.

Thanks for joining us in Sassy Cheryl's challenge !

Lynn said...

Another super cute card!

jkreucher said...

This couldn't be more stunning!
Whimsical and elegant all in one amazing creation!
your coloring is wonderful!
Thanks for joining us in the Sassy Cheryl Winter Challenge!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is gorgeous. I really love this image.

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is a lovely holiday card, I can see lots of love and effort you've put it, great job tracy!!!

Sleepy Stamper said...

Tracy you have some major coloring skills!!! The snow man looks adorable. The inside looks great as well!

FerrellGraph-x said...

Oh this image is so cute Tracy! I love kraft and red together! The flocking and glitter add the perfect finishing touches!
Kindest regards,

Linda Carson said...

Outstanding artwork! You should also enter it at The Spotted Chick for using kraft paper.

Janette said...

This is a gorgeous card, very sweet and cute. Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Joey said...

Back again lol, just to say thanks for joining us at inky impressions too. Joey x

paper fun said...

Your coloring is amazing. This is so pretty.

Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Days Away.



Hi Tracy
A gorgeous and beautiful card love the image and paper's,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A beautiful card, such a lovely image. Thanks for joining us at FSC.

Ann English said...

Wow! Love this one, too! You create exquisite cards!
Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place challenge.

Melissa said...


Unknown said...

wow... this took my breath away!! stunning!! Thanks for playing at Inky Impressions xx

Terry said...

Beautiful Christmas creation! Love the depth you have created and wonderful coloring! Thank you for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Tracy, what a gorgeous card. Your image is adorable and your colouring is amazing. Thanks for joining us at stamp with fun this week. Hugs, Denise x

Emma H said...

Sweet! Love your wonderful holiday card! Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion this week!

Regan said...

What a wonderful card! I always adore your work, so much detail! The image is adorable and the coloring is great. I love the addition of the flocked snow and buttons!

Mandy said...

Fabulous card,love the image and the way you have decorated the inside too..Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on craft...
Mandy x

Teresa said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card, thanks for joining us at ATSC. Hugs Teresa & Arjette.

The Spotted Chick said...

Be still my heart!! This is just stunning Tracy! I love everything about it! Oh and your coloring ROCKS!! Thanks so much for playing along in my That's Krafty Thursday challenge! {{{hen hugs}}}

CraftySil said...

Congratulations! I heard your card was picked a winner....not surprised! It is very pretty and the image is so adorable!