Friday, February 3, 2012

Birthday flower frenzy

(Third post for today.  Please scroll down for two A Day For Daisies posts)
     Okay kiddies, I definitely stepped out of my box for this one.  Lots of bright colors and my first stab at the dot technique.  It's Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge and I wanted to play along with their celebration challenge so I broke out my Sassy Sally and drew from all the wonderful colors in the My Mind's Eye paper I used.  I don't think I quite did the dot technique right, but it could have been worse.  :-)
     It's been quite a while since I've done any handmade flowers so it was fun to break out all those punches again and create the little flower cluster in the corner.  They all started from white cardstock and then I used the Copics I'd colored the image with to make the flowers and leaves to match.  There's some Stickles on them for the "shimmery" part of the challenge.
     For the sentiment I printed it out on my computer, cut the letters apart and distressed the edges, glued those to the pink cardstock, and ditressed those edges too.  It was fun just to play with all my tools and stuff for a just for fun card.  Hope you like it.  :-)
     Oh, by the way, my apologies to all of you who actually recognized the old song from my Wednesday post and then had it stuck in your heads all day.  LOL
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Sassy Cheryl's--use a punch and something shimmery
Craft Us Crazy--anything goes
Do You Stack Up --anything goes
Dutch Dare--photo inspiration
Whimsy Stamps Inspirations--make your own flowers
Hooked on Craft--something bright
Kaboodles Doodles--it's all about girls
Make It Monday--anything goes
Mema's Crafts--anything goes

     Be blessed!

  • Papers:  My Mind's Eye Stella and Rose Gertie, DCWV, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Sassy Cheryl's "Sassy Sally and her oversized birthday cake"
  • Ink:  Copics, Worn Lipstick Distress ink
  • Tools:  Martha Stewart Doily Lace edge punch, Frond and Branch punches, and Hydrangea and Cosmo punches, EK Success Daisy punches
  • Miscellaneous:  Crystal and Diamond Stickles, Michaels button, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag string, Recollections, Michaels, and Paper Studio pearls, Offray ribbon


Fiona said...

wow Tracey...this is stunning, I love all those flowers, which punches did you use...I love the mix of different ones!! I may have to try this..


angelwhispers said...

Wow Tracy this is just amazing what beautiful colours and design just wonderful and I just love the way you have layered the text just perfect! Chanelle xxxx

WencheP said...

WOW - this is just stunning! Your colouring is amazing and I love the papers and the colours - and those flowers - WOW! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Nancy said...

What a pretty card! The image is such a cutie patootie! Your flowers are GORGEOUS!! It makes me look forward to the day our garden is back in bloom! Really like this one very much! Yeah, about that :o)

Jan said...

Great card, I'm so pleased I saw it on MIM xx Jan

Fleur said...

A gorgeous card, the papers are awesome and your flowers are stunning. I always love to see handmade flowers
BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

Suzie McFloozy said...

Great card - love the bright "happy" colours and the fabby flowers - it is Sooooo much fun when you make your own isn't it ?! It's one of my fav' things to do x
Super super card x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

Tracey T said...

Oh Tracy, this is fantastic! I love the colours, I love the image, I love the handmade flowers - I love it all. One of my favourites of your I think. Hugs, Tracey xx

Unknown said...

Well, well, well, Tracey - by golly I think you GOT IT!!! The dots are great - outta your box - baby, you BUSTED the box! This card is scrumpdillyicious!!! wendy xx

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Superb card Tracy - you must have a ton of patience to do those letters and the flowers are gorgeous :)

Ivonne said...

OMG!! Your card is just stunning! So BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE IT! Ivonne

Pat said...

Oh Tracy!! I love this card! I have to check to see if I have this SC image...cuz if I don't, I NEED her! I love her! Your coloring is gorgeous...and the DPs are perfect! I am so delighted that you've joined us this week at Sassy Cheryl's! Hugs. Pat Frank

Natali said...

This card is so beautiful!! Absolutely love this colors of patterned paper and flowers. Image cute and cake so yammy ))

Karla said...

I love this card and the image! Very cute!

Tracey said...

Aw Tracy, this is just gorgeous. I love the bright colours and your cut-up letters sentiment is genius.

Unknown said...

Fantastic and festive birthday card Tracy, love the icing on your cake, so pretty!! Hugs, Ira

Cindy Beland said...

Your card is sooo ADORABLE!BEAUTIFUL job with it,The image is so sweet and your coloring AMAZING!Have a great weekend!:)

sandra's crafty corner said...

what a lovely card,thanks for joining in with our piccie inspiration challenge Dutch dare and good luck,
hugs sandra Dt xxx

Mary J said...

I soooo love this Tracy!!! gorgeous colouring! Thanks for linking up to the Make It Monday party honey!

Mary J xxx

Audrey Pettit said...

Cute, cute, cute! Such a fabby design and adorable image. LOVE how you did the sentiment on this one, Tracy!

Cheryl said...

Wow! There are so many amazing things about this card! I love the flowers, your coloring (especially the dotty background) and the fabulous design.


Unknown said...

Love all the fun colors. And that image is to cute.. Such an Adorable card..

Hugs, Linda

Pauline said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is simply STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love the colors that you chose and she is perfectly colored. Beautiful!
Thanks for playing in the Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge celebration this week.

Ren-Yi said...

I love the distressed layers. The ribbon is really cute. Thanks for playing along with us at DYSU.

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Jeni said...

This is just fabulous!! Love the cut up sentiment and flowers. So glad you joined us in the Sassy Cheryl's challenge this week. ~jeni :)

Ann English said...

Tracey, I LOVE this!!! What a fabulous design and such pretty colors.
I am so glad you joined us this week for Sassy Cheryl's 100th challenge. Wishing you luck on the drawing :)

Shanna Shands said...

I love your card and the sketch and all of the details. It is just a wowzer of a card. Thanks for playing with Dutch Dare!

Mema's Crafts said...

Wow Tracy Your cards are beautiful! I love the different colors and the flowers. Everything about this card is awesome. Thank you for joining Mema's Crafts challenge although I didn't see it listed in the challenges you entered. Good Luck and I hope you will come back for the next challenge.

Andrea said...

So pretty!