Monday, February 13, 2012

The Rainbow Connection

     Today starts a new challenge at The Outlawz Greeting Card Group and the theme is "Rainbow".  I'll tell you just like I told Angela when I emailed her this card. This is NOT my best work, but my creativity took off at a run when I seriously started trying to put this card together.  I did not have one rainbow anything in my stash.  No ribbon, no paper, no image...NOTHING!  That's when the panic set in and said mojo took off running like a squealing sissy boy!
     The adorable little bear in rain gear is Bugaboo.  The rainbow is actually a coloring page for kids that I found on the web.  It had the perfect number of sections for ROYGBIV.  :-)  I printed the cloud out twice and used my embosser to round it.  It's popped up on pop dots.  For the center panel I used my Swiss Dots embossing folder and then used the same Copics to color the dots in rainbow colors.
     I had most of the colors for the little acrylic gems at the bottom, but I had to color a couple of clear ones with Copics to match.  I found the sentiments at Dee's Designs.
     I bet everyone of you has at least one great rainbow card idea.  The Outlawz girls would love to see what you've got.
     I'd like to enter this card into a couple of other rainbow challenges out there.  :-)

City Crafter Challenge--colours of the rainbow  (HI GIRLS!!!!)
Totally Papercrafts--rainbow

     Be blessed and don't forget to check out my Kraft Journal post today.  I tackled my first Saturated Canary image.  YIKES!
     Be blessed!


  • Papers:  Recollections, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Bugaboo "Rainy Day Bears Rain, Rain"
  • Ink:  Copics
  • Tools:  Memory Box Scallop die, Swiss Dot embossing folder, Cuttlebug, Bow Easy
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, acrylic gems from my stash, Glossy Accents


Ros said...
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BettyBee said...

Wow! The techniques you have used on this card are just terrific! Each step just grabbed me, as this is just the kind of card I would make, but had never thought of it! Love the inspiration all around!!! The gems across the bottom in the "waves" are especially neat! Great job!

heidy said...

)h I love this Tracy!
Hugs Heidy

Nancy said...

" a squealing sissy boy", huh?
LOL That just cracked me up!!
Your card is wonderful! All the rainbow elements are perfect, and so is the design! I love it! :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

I think your rainbow card is uh-mazing, Tracy! Love the coloring page image you included, and that bear is so sweet. Fabulous little polka dots, too.

Unknown said...

This is wonderful. I am so glad you played along with us this week at CCCB. You know I just love seeing what you come up with...

Hugs, Linda

Linda Breedlove said...

How adorable... LOVE the coloring you did on the embossing... so terrific, Tracy!!!

Lynne Armstrong said...

Well if this is what you do when your mojo runs away Tracy you have nothing to worry about! Your card is gorgeous. I love how you've created all the little elements yourself...coloured rainbow, dots, etc and the layout is fabulous :)
Hugs xx

Sylvia said...

Tracy, this is so sweet! I love what you did with your embossed dots, fabulous card! Have a wonderful evening.

Ros said...

Absolutely perfect in every way ... so glad you joined us at CCCB this week

cnelson said...

Ohhhhhh sooooo DARLING! Thank you so much for playing along at CCCB!

Anne said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, love it. Perfect for our rainbow theme on Totally Papercrafts. Thanks for playing along
Anne x

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Such a happy and cheery card Tracy, good to see you here at CCCB!

Unknown said...

Your rainbow colours truly ARE rainbow colours, such a neat and fun card again! Hugs, Ira x

Sylvia said...

Fabulous card as I said the first time, Tracy, congratulations on your win at CCCB.