Thursday, June 14, 2012

Let your dreams soar

     Our theme this week at Mo's Digital Pencil is "At the Park".  Where I live, most people fly their kites on the beach, but if you don't have a beach then the park would be a perfect place.  I've used this adorable image from Mo's store called "Kite".  He's letting his dreams soar and who knows, maybe one day he'll be a pilot.  :-)
     This card was such a joy to make.  It came together very slowly because I got hung up on paper choices to begin with.  I just couldn't find three patterns that I liked together and then I remembered the awesome corrugated paper I just got from Kraft Outlet.  I used some of it for the third panel and slapped some Picket Fence Crackle paint on it.
     For the banner I die cut a star from chipboard, Light Kraft, and Bazill.  I cut all the points off the stars and then layered them, adding white gel pen dots.  I just love my dots.  LOL  I punched holes in each piece with a small hole punch to thread the Baker's Twine through.
     I added part of my sentiment to the image with my computer.  For the last part I used some great Scrabble tile images that can be found in the tutorial section of Lisa Gregory's blog, What a Beautiful Mess.  I printed out the letters I needed and cut them out.  Then I glued them to some more chipboard and used a Tim Holtz sanding block to round the corners.  I lightly inked them with Vintage Photo and then gave them a healthy coating of Rangers Crackle Accents.
     So dig around in your stash of Mo images and find one that will fit with our "At the Park" theme or check out Mo's store.  We have such a fantastic team of talented ladies.  Make sure you check out all the DT creations for some great inspiration and come play along.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Oozak Challenge--two papers and embellies
Copic Marker Europe--color black hair
Crop Stop--banners or pennants
Delightful Challenge--for the boys
Do You Stack Up--boys/men
Moving Along with the Times--let's get krafty
Cooking It up with Katie--texture a metal man
Crafting for All Seasons--for men
The Paper Shelter--anything goes
Scrapbook Sisters--bunting
Clear It Out--Father's Day/male plus eyelets
Oldie But a Goodie--banners or bunting (my eyelets are well over six months old as is the Notebook edge die, Stars die, and Crackle Accents)
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin Corner--for the boys
Pile It On--Let's get outdoors
Quirky Crafts--feature something you would see in the sky
Sentimental Sundays--for a special guy
Stampin Sisters in Christ--action card
The Crafty Pad--let's hear it for the boys
Crafty Catz--summer time
Jellypark Friends--boy crazy
Phindy's Place--Father's Day or masculine

     Happy almost weekend!

  • Paper:  Basic Grey "Out of Print", Bazzill, Kraft outlet Light Kraft and E Flute Corrugated Kraft paper, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Kite", Scrabble tile images from Lisa Gregory at What a Beautiful Mess
  • Ink: Copics, Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Marvy Uchida white gel pen
  • Tools:  Sizzix Stars #2 die, MFT Die-namics Notebook edge die, 1/8th" hole punch, Crop-a-dile
  • Miscellaneous:  Kraft Outlet Orange Bakers Twine, Picket fence Crackle Paint, Crackle Accents. Making Memories eyelets


Sara H said...

What a sweet sweet card! Love your paper choices and every detail is fabulous! Beautifuly coloured image!
Have a great day =)

Sheryl said...

Hi Tracy! WOW! I can't stop looking at this wonderful card! The banner is awesome with your twine bow. Then I really love the scrabble tiles that you created! It sounds so time consuming to make them! They look awesome! Then of course, I envy your gorgeous coloring! Stunning card!
I hope that you have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Joey said...

Tracy this is just AMAZING! I absolutely love it, the bunting looks fantastic and your colouring, WOW, Joey xxx

Ann Marie Governale said...

Oh my, just love this little man. Wha a great image, perfectly colored and matched with a fabulous sentiment. Love the tiles and the bunting, too! xxx Ann Marie

Ivonne said...

Hi Tracy! I can't stop looking at it either! WOW! It has the perfect combinations of everythinh, gorgeous papers, perfectly colored image, the banner, the sentiment...everything! LOVE it!! Hugs, Ivonne

Ros Crawford said...

I can only sigh at just how stunning this is ... It is a beautiful card and executed with excellence

Pat said...

Hey girlfriend...well, I started commenting on your card about an hour ago. I had to take a break and do some shopping for corrugated paper! you are such an enabler! LOL! Love this little Mo image...and your coloring and design work are stunning! Thanks for the link to the "Scrabble" tiles! I want to come and live in your head for a couple of days. You always have the best ideas!! Thanks for the fabulous inspiration! Hugs. Pat Frank

papertrails leaver said...

Oh your card is so cute! I love the banner you added. Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy

Jinny Newlin said...

This is absolutely precious, Tracy! I feel like I say that every time I stop by here ;). LOVE your muted color palette, and your scrabble tiles and banner are way too fun!

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh boy - so completely adorable! Love that corrugated cardboard, the bunting is the perfect touch and such brilliant colouring of that little cutie :)

Carla S. said...

This is fantastic, Tracy! I love the papers and layout and the fun banner across the top! The image is adorable and you've colored him flawlessly! Wonderful design!

KimCreate said...

OMG, Tracy, another stunner!!!
The coloring is super fab. I haven't tries black hair yet, you did it perfectly. And those, scrabble letters! And the corrogated cardboard! Gorgeous. You are teaching me how to add details to every section of a card, places that never occurred to me to fill up until I see how you do it! Thanks, GF.

heidy said...

Oh Tracy what a fabolous card,love those papers!
XXX Heidy

Rosie said...

tooo cute

Allisa said...

Fabulous coloring, love your scrabble tiles!

Lisa Minckler said...

Mmmmkay, I'm hooked! I already marked her blog. That is the coolest technique for this I've ever seen. Thanks so much for sharing that crafty secret. I love your crackle on them though, that looks fantastic! The corrugated with crackle as well...VERY nice!
Eyelets and banners and cuteness OH MY. You have a talent like no other. Such a pleasure to veiw your work. :)

Thank you for another stunning entry into Make It Monday!

Sylvia said...

What a fun card, Tracy, such lovely coloring, I love the "scrabble tiles" as well! Have a wonderful Thursday!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful card...I love the papers and the buttons. Your coloring is wonderful. joann sassy raggedy

Dorcas said...

Wow, girl~! GORGEOUS! I love the eyelets and banner extras you added, wonderful card all around. Perfect. :)

Kim said...

fabulous card and such a cute image. love the colours & layout!
Thanks for joining us at CraftyCatz this week
Kim x

Aunty Sue said...

Lovely card and stunning image, thanks for sharing at CRAFTY CATZ this week.xx

Daniele said...

what a gorgeous coloured card Tracy, love the letter tiles

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Love your fun "kite" card, Tracy! So much fun & full of inspiration.
Huggies ~

Unknown said...

OMW Tracy! This sweet darling boy is absolute PERFECTION! We haven't got any kids, but if we did, I would have LOVED for a boy like this. Such an amazingly wonderful card, love it! Hugs, Ira

Danni said...

Simply adorable! what a wonderful, sweet card!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,he is totally adoreable and beautifully coloured :) x

Unknown said...

Just amazing Tracey.
I love the scrabble tiles just perfect

Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz

Vicki said...

Fantabulous card, Tracy! Great design and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Banner Challenge.

CaroleAnn said...

Hi Tracy
I really like how you pulled this card together. The flags on top are great and love the coloring. So much to look at - I was perusing your card for awhile to see all you did. I had to check out one of your challenges "Copic Marker Europe" - now that looks fun to enter! Not sure how you find all these challenges but I could spend a day looking at all of them! Thanks for sharing, hugs CaroleAnn

Lynn's Place said...

Awesome take on the challenge..good luck...and thanks for joining us at Clear it out Tuesday

Glimpses of My Heart said...

I saw your card first at Mo's Challenge Blog. I thought it was so cute then. Now I've read your post and I can't wait to check out the blog you mentioned. This card is great! Love the banner. I may have to try that. Love the idea of cutting up the star. Then you know they are all the same size. And the tiles are great! What a great card! Thanks for sharing it with us this week at SSiC.

Renee B. said...

Tracy, at the risk of sounding repetitious...your card is gorgeous! Love it! Thanks for the tip in making the banner.

Dana said...

What an adorable card! I love the coloring and the papers and especially your banner. I saw you on MIM.

Olivia said...

What a gorgeous card. Love all the elements you have added. Thank you for joining us at Sentimental Sundays.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Tracy this is just wonderful. I love it. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the colours & the bunting looks great!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Just stunning Tracy. Where do I start? I love the beautiful colouring on that cute image, and the papers really do look lovely (but I do hate it when you get stuck!! Drives me crazy!). Where did you get those mini scrabble tiles? I think I need them! hehe :D

Shirley-Anne said...

Lovely card with so much texture , wonderful embellishing , like those scrabble tiles ..awesome bunting and corrugated card , not to mention perfectly coloured image .
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday .

Nancy said...

Absolutely LOVE this card, my friend! Your coloring is amazing! Love the design as well! The eyelets are such a fun addition, and your dots are brilliant! ;o)

Diane said...

Tracy your card is so well put together !! The colours are fab, the image is so lovely and all the deatailing !! Just smashing !! So glad you have joined us this week at The Crafty Pad !!

hugs Diane xx

Jane said...

I saw this amazing card on MIM and had to stop by your blog!
Great work and I look forward to visiting again.

Michelle said...

You are such an inspiration to me Tracy!

This is such an awesome card, the layout your colouring and that fantastic bunting.

Thank you for sharing with us at make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy cow! This is fabulous! Wow, look at all those layers! LOVE your design, Tracy. Love the painted corrugated board and the scrabble tiles you made. And that banner is just stunning!

Kreativmonster said...

Hi Tracy,
what a sweet card! Your choice of colours is marvelous and the colouring of the hair is just great!
Thanks for joining our challenge at the Copic Marker Europe!
Big Hugs

Basement Stamper said...

This is absolutely darling and I love the little soar tiles. Too cute!!

Tracey said...

Wonderful card (as always) Tracy - I love everything!
Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter & Good Luck!

Dawn said...

Love it Tracey! Just perfect for a little man! Thanks for playing in the Let's Hear It For The Boys Challenge at The Crafty Pad this week!
Check back on Thursday to see if you're a lucky winner or one of our top picks!
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Mau xx said...

This is just adorable Tracy, you always come up with the most wonderful creations.I could talk about every single part of this card, its Fab! Love the tiles,something else you have inspired me to list gets longer. I need to go into hiding to find enough time to try H*******K gets in the way
Thanks for taking part in MAWTT
Hugs Mau xx

Nazeema Calypso Thompson said...

GORGEOUS!!! I can sit here and list everything that makes this card so wonderful, but why...when it's EVERYTHING!!! LOL.

Thank you for joining us at CropStop and Sentimental Sundays this week.


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Tracy, amazing work as usual. Your talent is awesome.

I came over from your link at MIM. I'm #16 & #130 this week. I'd love it if you stopped by to check them out.

Kasey ~ in Oz

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

This is just brilliant! Love the bunting and your coloring is just perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at The Crafty Pad :)

Geri said...

Gorgeous...all of it! I really love the "soar" at the bottom of the corrugated paper...such a sweet way to top it off!!

Chris said...

WOW, I just love this card. The image is adorable (well, it's a Mo, how could it be anything but) and your our coloring is fantastic. And the banner looks great too.
It was a pleasure to visit your blog. Thanks for playing and sharing with us at Cooking It Up with Katie.
Chris V - Easily amused

Lisa Jane said...

This is beautiful.. gorgeous image and colouring .. fab colour combo too
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this fortnight
Lisa x

Blankina said...

Great card, love the colouring and the image. Great details and papers too...
Ciao Blankina

Tindaloo said...

this is so awesome! love the colors and layout :)

Karen Letchworth said...

I just LOVE that banner, Tracy. This card is absolutely AMAZING. Thanks for sharing it (and all your beautiful art) here on your blog. I had fun browsing through all your pretty work.

I would like to personally invite you to check out Word Art Wednesday. Since I took over, I've been working really hard to build and grow the challenge blog. Your beautiful art would be such a blessing and a wonderful additiob to our challenges. We never limit the number of challenges you can combine, so we hope you will consider linking up. We offer free word art files and great prizes every week. We'd so LOVE to have you!

Also, on a personal blog note - I have some sweet blog candy up for grabs. I would LOVE to have you visit.
My blog is:

Have a great week!

WencheP said...

Gorgeous card! Gorgeous colouring, fabulous colours and papers! Love it! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Sleepy Stamper said...

Wow Tracy I just love this little guy! You have some mad copic skillz!!! This card came out great! I might just have to break down and snag this one at Mo's!


Debs said...

Simply stunning! Amazing colouring and the image is awesome.
Thanks for playing along with us at An Oldie But Goodie amd MAWTT this time.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Mary Jo said...

Love this awesome card! The image, colors, patterns and design all come together perfectly! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Helen said...

I absolutely love your card! It is so adorable! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ! Have a blessed week! ~H

Julie said...

Whatever I say will sound inadequate but what an absolutely stunning card! Thanks for sharing with the Scrapbook Sisters this time, Julie.x

CraftyMomOf3 said...

This is off the hook stunning!! Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU!!

Crafty Hugs!

Unknown said...

What a wonderful card!! Congratulations for being picked as one of the top three cards at DYSU ;) Hugs, Joan

Lisa Watson said...

Everything about this card is perfect!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!!

CropStop said...

Cream of the Crop! Congrats on your award with the CropStop Blog Challenge "Banners" - "see ya" in the store!!

Sandy said...

Absolutely ADORABLE! Oh wow! I just love it, the coloring, embellishing - everything's working so nicely together! Thanks for inspiring us over at Oozak!