Monday, April 30, 2012

A Priscilla Pie Birthday

     Isn't she beautiful!  She reminds me so much of my daughter, except for the blue eyes.  :-)  This week at The Kraft Journal we want you to find a great sketch and put it to work.    There are several places on the web you can go to find collections of sketches.  Here are a few:  CPS Sketches, Card Pattern Sketches, I Need a Sketch, IC Sketches.  The sketch I used is an old CLP sketch seen here:
     The image is Priscilla Pie from Saturated Canary.  I LOVE coloring these cuties.  I actually did this one twice.  I did her in blue and green and it just didn't match the papers, which were already cut, so I redid her in aqua and yellow.  If you're having a deja vu moment, you probably saw Bev Rochester's gorgeous card with this same image this past week.  Honest to goodness I wasn't copying her.  Those colors just went with my papers perfectly.  It's not like I'm up to Bev's coloring standards anyway.  I mean just take a peek at her much better coloring of the folds in Priscilla's dress.  :-)  I was VERY happy with my second go around with her hair though.  I'm getting better with the highlights.  A lot of the time the actual shape of the hair causes me trouble.  Oh well, the learning process is fun.  :-)
     So, I started with a base card of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock and then added some colorful DP from My Mind's Eye.  I'm a serious My Mind's Eye junkie people!
     Now this is a really special card because I actually got my hubby to help me with it.  Nope, he didn't color, and he can't understand why I would want to waste so much paper doing all those layers.  LOL
     I wanted a wonky ring.  See that kraft paper circle behind my image;  the one that's tied down with eyelets and Pastel Hemp Cord.  Well I got hubby to sit down at the table with me and draw me out an offset circle with a compass.  Now he's a pretty smart cookie.  He's worked as a piping contractor for years so he has lots of experience reading mechanical blueprints with all kinds of funky shapes and measurements.  He pointed out that ideally I needed an "offset circle die"---uh huh???  Since I wasn't well equipped enough to own one of those ;-) he had to do it by hand with the compass which meant physically changing the depth of the circle as he was drawing it.  He drew inner and outer circles and I was pretty darned impressed when I pulled out my largest circle Nestie and it was almost a perfect match!  LOL  This will probably be his one and only foray into craftiness.  :-)
     Find a sketch you like and come play along with us.  There are some top spots AND a chance at some Kraft Outlet goodies up for grabs each week.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Bunny Zoe's--ribbon or twine
Incy Wincy--Mother's Day or girlie
The Outlawz Friday Copic Challenge--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps--Mother's Day/card for a woman
Dream Valley Challenge--for a special lady
CMC Copic Challenge--celebrations
Crafty Catz--anything goes
Saturated Canary--birthdays
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
Oozak Challenge--anything goes

Kraft Outlet Supplies

Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock
Pastel Hemp Cord

Other Supplies

Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Quite Contrary--Jack and Jill", Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Priscilla Pie"
Ink:  Copics, tiny bit of Prismas and OMS, Tumbled Glass Distress ink
Tools:  Nestabilities Classic Squares, labels One, and Fancy Tags
Miscellaneous:  Prima flowers, Recollections pearls, Crystal Stickles


Lisa Minckler said...

LOL...'uh huh?' Loved the offset circle die comment..hahahaha. I've honestly never known a card to have a history of a compass involved. Now that's indepth crafting! Kudos to the hubster for his contributions on your 'right perty' card. Every time I visit your blog I see something crazy wonderful I want to try. Love that eyelet and twine latching you've done here...sooooo stinkin' adorable!

Nancy said...

Fabulous design and wonderful collaboration on this one! Love those colors and the coloring!

CaroleAnn said...

Love it love it Love how you colored her hair and put the pearls in it! Also I did not know there are places to get sketch ideas! Thanks - after work I will have check them out! Hugs

Dorcas said...

How cool is this Tracy! I love what you did with the stitched circle and the pearls in her hair. Very cool!

Audrey Pettit said...

What an amazing card, Tracy! Such a great take on that sketch, and so many fabulous layers and details! LOVE your coloring. The hair highlights are just out of this world. Love that off-set circle with the lacing. Such a perfect match for the lacing on her legs. I think it's really cute how your husband got involved on this one!

Tindaloo said...

awesome card this, gorgeous colorpalette & your hubby is truly crafty! :)

heidy said...

Oh she's goegeous Tracy ,great LO too!
Hugs Heidy

Sarah said...

Tracy, I love how you've interpreted the sketch! Your coloring is so awesome. I may have to case your card, I have an image that size and I wasn't sure what to do with it. Love how you shared your husband's input. My husband has to help with measurements quite frequently. Hugs

Rosie said...

WOW! love everything about this card

Carla S. said...

This is fabulous, Tracy! Love the layout and details! Fab coloring of Krista's adorable image! The pearls in her hair are awesome!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous! I really love how you used the circle, eyelets & lacing. So cool!

Unknown said...

Oh, she looks so sweet with those fine pearls in her hair, love the eyelets and twine combined, makes a perfect embellishment! And isn't your DH a darling, the circle's perfect, you two did brilliantly on this fine card Tracy! Hugs, Ira

loz said...

Hello Tracy. I saw this Beautiful card on MIM..Loz

Natali said...

Oh... Absolutely love it!! Gorgeous details and colour!! And like usual something new in details )))

Laura said...

Such a gorgeous card Tracy! Gorgeous elements.
Laura xx

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
This is gorgeous!!!love the image and papers :) x

Daniele said...

how cool is this, love your wonky circle, as for the colouring its gorgeous, her hair is stunning hun

Ros said...

Stunning Tracy ... and well done to your hubby

Jayne A said...

Gorgeous card. Fabulous colouring.


Sheryl said...

This is stunning. I'm so glad I popped over from MIM to have a closer look.
Thanks for sharing your creativity.
Sheryl xx

Jennifer said...

This is has so much funky fun! I love the lacing and pearls in her hair!

Alice said...

wow! gorgeous coloring and details, Tracy!! gorgeous card!

gayla said...


Your work is just beautiful! I am new at digital stamps and love the idea that I can make them any size I want! I need to buy a starter set of copics. Do you suggest a certain kind/color? I really want at least a few choices of colors and some flesh colored. Thanks, Gayla

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Oh my word, Girl! I love it! Love what your hubby did with the circle. (now why in the world didn't you have an offset die, pray tell! LOL) Too too cool! And love the lacing & the tab. Your coloring is beautiful! And yeppers......I did see Bev's card but you've done this little SC girl justice yourself. Don't sell yourself short. You dun good! I do love that color combo. I probably wouldn't have thought of it myself. LOL
Good job!!!
Happy Huggies ~


Hi Tracy
A gorgeous and beautiful card just love the image from SC and beautiful colour's thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Totally love everything about your card!,, sooooo pretty and just perfect for our challenge at Incy Wincy this week, Love your style, hugs Samantha :0)

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Tracy, your design and colours are stunning, your image and colouring is beautiful and such fabulous details.

Thanks so much for joining in the Simon Stays Stamp chllenge
Heather xx

Shirley-Anne said...

Hi Tracy .Great take on the sketch .Fabulous colouring love the eyelets and twine that holds your dear Hubby's circle .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Janette said...

A fab card, so love the SC image and coloured beautifully...Thanks for sharing it with us at CraftyCatz this week.xx

Melissa Bove said...

Gorgeous card! Love that image and all the pretty papers that you used!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


Loopylou. said...

ooooo awwwwwwwww omgosh!! love every little bit of it! especially the pearls in her hair!! wow i just love it all, had to have another peek!!! :)
Thankyou so much for popping in and playing along with us this week over on the SC challenge blog
hugs Lou xxxx

Caz said...

This is gorgous, thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy and good luck.

Caz x IW DT

Unknown said...

WOW.. She is beautiful. I love those eyes.. Fabulous coloring my friend.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Super dooper card!!! Love the co-operation work on it too - everything works so well together and your colouring is amazing as always :)

Unknown said...

Fab image I have her you have coloured her beautifully what a stunning card Tracy Hugs Elaine

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracy she is just stunning! I absolutely love the colours and your colouring is amazing. I think you did her hair perfectly...the highlights are just right! And your wonky circle is cute ;) lol!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oooo! LOVE the way you've done up this beauty's hair, and your laced glitter wheel is genius!

Anonymous said...

Still LOVE this card and wanted to say I have added it to my Pinterest board and it was great to see it on MIM too! hugs me xx

Evelina Wikberg said...

Gorgeous. Love the image, the distressing and all the details. Fab. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley challenges. Hugs.

Kim Kelley said...

Love the added stitches..looks cool on the circle that way! Very pretty colors! Saw this on MIM!
Kim Kelley

Debra Miller said...

You are so creative Tracy! I love all the details you put into this card, pearls in her hair and necklace, the lacing and offset circle - it is amazing!

Nadell said...

Great colors and layout. Thanks for joining us at ATSC.

Hugs Nadell

Geri said...

Oooooo, there's that circle with the stitching I fell in love with a long time ago!! Looks beautiful with this sketch and your gorgeously colored image!! Such a pretty card!

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Just fantastic! Your coloring is wonderful. Your image is just adorable, love how you did the background. Thanks for joining us at Color Me Creative challenge classroom. I love seeing your creation. Good luck on the challenge.
Hugs, Patricia