Thursday, June 21, 2012

Where to?

If you missed my Mo's Digital Pencil card for today, you can find it here.

     Oh please be gentle my friends. The best laid plans of mice and men.
     A few days ago my buddy Alyce sent me an email asking if I had seen the Guest Design Team call at Saturated Canary.  Now peeps this is soooo much an Alyce thing cause I mean, let's be real, Alyce is a coloring master.  I cheered her on of course and figured I'd watch from the sidelines.  If you've ever perused the entries at the Saturated Canary Challenge you know that there are some amazing ladies out there who really make those images shine.
     Well don't ask me why but I got the crazy idea to give it a shot and this is what I came up with.  I like everything but the shoes.  I blew it with the shoes.  I actually had them colored pretty decently but once I got the card put together the brightness of the red just seemed to clash so badly with the burgundy.  I tried to tone them down a bit but it really made them lose the definition I had originally.  I should have done them in the deeper mahogany red shades to match but I had colored the image before picking out paper.  Bad, bad Tracy!  I hardly ever do that and I paid the price this time.  Since the card is made I figured I'd go ahead and enter it anyway.  At least I got a chance to play with Dorothy.
     If you like the little basket weave panel behind Dorothy, tune in here next Wednesday for my Kraft Journal tutorial and I'll show you how I made it.  Unfortunately most of it got covered up so you can't see the color variation very well, but you'll see it in the tute.
     Krista, your images are off the chart girl. Can't wait for the new release, just in time for my birthday!  Hope this card makes you smile just a little.
     A HUGE thanks to all of you who have left me early birthday wishes.  You guys are the best!  There's still plenty of time to enter my candy.
     Besides the GDT call I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafts and Me--anything goes
Little Red Wagon--get krafty
Bunny Zoe's--girls, girls, girls
Make It Monday--anything goes
The Crazy Challenge--ribbon/twine, gems/pearls, dies/punches
Cutie Pie--real or faux stitching

     Have an awesome day!

  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Generations", Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft and chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Dorothy"
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo, Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress ink
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Standard Circles and Romantic Rectangles, Martha Stewart Daisy edge punch and Photo Corner punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, roses, and brads, lace from my stash, DMC embroidery thread, Offray ribbon, Wild Orchids large rose, Xmas Stickles, Caramel Apple, Vanilla Breeze, and Old Lace Glimmer Mist


Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous, I see what you mean about the reds. I wonder if you used a bit more bling! Deeper red behind the brighter bling to provide the definition you need. Just a thought.

Alyce is such an awesome artist and tough competition, but I have to say Tracy, you're no slouch in the colouring stakes you turn out some awesome work so go for it! Good Luck.

Kasey ~ in Oz

Denise said...

Tracy, how can you think your work is not good enough to enter the GDT call over at SC - this card is AMAZING!!
Denise xx

Nancy said...

Oh, Tracy girl! Don't you know red shoes are meant to POP! lol They don't have to go with anything...they just have to BE! I should know...I have LOTS of red shoes! I call them my happy shoes! :o)
My dear friend, you are a perfect fit for Krista's gorgeous images! If not this call then the next one, right? You've done FABULOUS things with her images already! I know you love them and will continue to have great fun with them, and inspire us with matter what!
This card is BEAUTIFUL! Yes, bad Tracy for being so hard on yourself! lol :o)

Ivonne said...

OMG Tracy! Forget about the shoes, your card is amazing!! LOVE the layers of papers and the coloring is gorgeous!! I LOVE it! Hugs, Ivonne

Heidi said...

Absolutely gorgeous!
Beautiful colours and design:)
You are so talented Tracy, and your work is fantasic.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sue said...

WOW!! This is stunning Tracy. Your colouring is truly amazing. I think the shoes look great, after all Dorothy did have bright red shiny shoes didn't she! Anyway, apart from the fabulous colouring the rest of the card is pretty fabulous too. Good luck with the DT call.
Hugs Sue

Carla S. said...

This is fabulous, Tracy! I love the basketweave in the background and your coloring is exceptional! Good luck with Krista's GD call! You would be an awesome addition to that team!

Jennifer Scull said...

okay, you stop it right now, Missy..... I'm saying all of this in my best Mom voice while shaking my finger at you. ;)
you rock every casbah in town, young lady, and you have sooooooo many people who believe in you and love you to bits! you have more talent in your pinky finger than I could ever dream to have in my whole body. anyone would be blessed beyond belief to have you as part of a team, as many stores well know.

take a deep breath, hold your head up high, and believe in the talent with which God has gifted you. you pour so much love into everything you make. :)

sending big hugey hugs from way over here!

Allisa said...

You are soo not giving yourself enough credit! I think you are the coloring master.....and can only dream to color as great as you someday! Love your creations and your coloring is fabulous!

Tammy said...

Fabulous Tracy - especially the shoes. Lots of luck in the DT Call, you would fit right in with all the other talent at SC. xx

angelwhispers said...

Tracy your colouring is just awesome I adore all your work and wish I could colouring even a little bit like you!!! Good Luck with the GDT call! Love Chanelle xx

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Tracy!! YAY! OMG! HOW AMAZING IF WE BOTH GOT IN?? KRISTA IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU HAVE TO TAKE US BOTH! Now that's over with...I think you have done an awesome job! And like I said I think your creations are amazing and you are totally underselling yourself if you don't think you can make it. Now I'm shaking in my boots! hehe ;)

Sheryl said...

Gasp! Tracy, this is absolutely gorgeous! And I love the shoes! They are perfect! They are supposed to POP! You did an amazing job and I truly admire your coloring!
Your card is absolutely outstanding and positively beautiful!
Best wishes!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Mau xx said...

Tracy this is Stunning!! You are too hard on yourself. Dorothy's shoes are supposed to be Red not Burgundy..these are perfectly ok, they don't clash at all.Its just that you know what they looked like before.
You would be a superb choice for Krista's team, your work is amazing.
Hugs Mau xxxx

Regan said...

Tracy, absolutely do NOT sell yourself short! In my opinion, you are exactly perfect for the SC team! This card is stunning! The basket weave is brilliant and your coloring is superb! Good luck with the call! :)

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Cute, cute, cute, Tracy! Wow! Love the woven element. Nicely done.
Reds are always a challenge for me to color as well. But I know we're always our toughest critic......right? I think you did a great job on it & Krista would be pleased as punch to have you on her team. So I'm crossing my fingers, toes & eyeballs for ya. But don't need luck cuz you're oozing with talent!
Happy Huggies ~

Natali said...

So beautiful!! "Basket" paper amazing. Shall wait next wednesday )))
So happy hear about your GDT invitation!! This is really amazing!! Well done!!

Renee B. said...

Tracy, Tracy, can you doubt yourself girl? You have such an incredible talent for coloring & designing can make ANY image look amazing! Most of us can only dream of coloring like this! As Sue said...Dorothy's shoes were red! Chin up girl, your card is gorgeous!

Maria Therese said...

Beautiful card ♥

Sarah said...

Beautiful card, don't but down your work! I hope you make if not this time then try again next time because your work is just stunning!

Unknown said...

Tracy this is gorgeous I have this little girl she is so pretty. I too have problems with reds but you have still made a stunning job , love this image and adore this card well done.
Go and enter the GDT your work is fabulous.
Hugs Elaine

Audrey Pettit said...

Amazing! this is absolutely amazing, Tracy! Doesn't matter if the shoes aren't a perfect match, in my book......your skills over-take everything else. LOVE that woven background! Just a huge WOW!

Wendy Fraser said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous! Love her ruby slippers. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

Unknown said...

Wow, love this card love the colour combo,the girl image love everything about.Thank you for joining us at Cutie pies.

Vick said...

Hey Tracy,
Don't put yourself down hun! I'm having a go too, and out of all the entries, i loved your card the most and thats why im leaving you a msg, i obviously would love to get on the team, even for a little time, but if i dont get a place i would love you to get on!! Here's to us girlie and may the best woman win, oh, just noticed Krista's picking more than one person im sure she said a couple of GD's so we might both get on!! Good Luck, Hugs, Vick xx
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Lisa Minckler said...

I think the shoes are supposed to carry themselves and they DO! Tracy, being from Kansas, I applaud you! This little Dorothy is animated so perfectly. The woven wall behind her symbolizes the yellow brick road perfectly and all your bits n' pretties are as always, smashing and original. I'm SO happy you tried out for SC too. Both of you would be wonderful!! Now I'll just cheer you both from the sidelines!
Fantastic job chica...she's TOPS!


LOL..almost forgot...Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Pat K said...

Tracy, this is gorgeous but then again everything I see of yours is! How amazing if you and Alyce got on both deserve it!
Good luck. Caught you on MIM. Hugs, Pat K.x

Unknown said...

WOWZER... This card looks amazing. LOVE LOVE LOVE the design.


Unknown said...

If this isn't Dorothy then I don't know who is, I happen to love her red shoes Tracy, even though you didn't like the colour that much! You're far far too hard on yourself my friend, you've done an outstanding job again colouring her so wonderfully!! Hugs, Ira
p.s. you'd be perfect on the SC team, too!!!!

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...This is such a lovely and fabulous card. Love the beautiful layout and how you color the cute images. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week... :)

Jinny Newlin said...

The Kansas girl in me is absolutely in love with this one, and girl, the shoes are my FAVORITE part! My daughter wants some so badly :).

Joanne said...

Your card is truly stunning! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon :)
Joanne xo

Mina said...

gorgeous colouring as always Tracy, I love your card...thanks for joining in with our Bunny Zoe's Crafts monthly challenge
Mina xxx