Thursday, July 19, 2012

Goin' on a date

     After this week I could definitely stand to have a night out with my hubby like this couple.  :-)  A big thanks to all of you who commiserated with me over my computer woes.  :-)
     It's Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge Thursday and this week we have a theme of "Hugs and Kisses".  I can just see these two stealing a few of those after their date.  The image is called "Date" and you can find it right here in Mo's store.
     For my card I used some papers from a new 6 x 6 pad I got in one (yes I said one) of my birthday goodie shopping trips.  The largest DP mat has some Picket Fence Crackle paint smeared around the edges as well as Distress Ink like the rest of the panels.  I also added the Crackle paint to the photo corners on the image.  The roses were cut by hand, rolled and inked.
     Hope you'll join in our fun this week.  We're still running our Guest Designer call this week and next if you want to get your name in the hat for a possible three month term as a Guest Designer for Mo with us.  There's also a $5.00 voucher up for grabs for each 25 entries.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crop Stop--use photo corners
The Play Date Cafe--photo/color inspiration

Divas by Design--anything goes
Fab 'n Funky--make your own flowers
Paper Shelter--anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment--anything goes
Word Art Wednesday--word art or an encouraging, uplifting sentiment
Emerald Faeries--lace
Crazy Amigo--free theme
Jackson Digital Expressions--anything goes
{Pin}spirational Challenge--photo inspiration
Tuesday Alchemy--button, button, whose got a button
Craft Your Passion--kraft paper with ribbon/lace
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Have a great Thursday!

  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye "Nostalgia", Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Date"
  • Ink:  Copics, Vintage Photo  and Victorian Velvet Distress ink
  • Tools:  Sizzix Architectural Accents, Martha Stewart Frond punch, sewing machine
  • Miscellaneous:The paper Studio buttons, Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, lace from my stash, Picket Fence Crackle paint


Unknown said...

Stunning card luv the image the whole design is just gorgeous.
Chris x

Anneke said...

What a great card!! hugs Anneke

Sara H said...

Oh this card is so sweet =)Lovely image and again beautiful layout!!!
Just stunning =)
Have a great day!

amanda stokes said...

Hi Tracy,
Gorgeous card,fab image...I wish i could colour like this :)
Fab papers and details too x

Tonya said...

Gorgeous card. Love the layout and colors. The image is so sweet!

Nancy said...

Oh, my! That poor girl should put some pants on...she's gonna catch a chill! haha
Fabulous card, Tracy! Your coloring is incredible, the design is amazing, and your roses are GORGEOUS!! Love the addition of the crackle paint!
Happy day to you, my friend! :o)

Sue said...

Stunning card Tracy. Such a lovely image and coloured so beautifully. I love the layout and those papers are gorgeous


Sarah said...

Wow! Those flowers are stunning! Totally gorgeous card! Hugs

Lisa Minckler said...

Ohhhhh boy, I like this card a bunch! 2 weeks from today I'll get my husband home and I foresee date night in my very near future!! :D This is superb and btw, your cards are ALWAYS different and they ALWAYS have such a glorious message to tell. :)
hugs 2 u,

Ros Crawford said...

Adorable card ... love all the detail you put into your creations

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Stunning Tracy! What a cute your colouring on that image and those papers are truly lovely. I am jealous of your shopping spree hehehe! :)

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the layers, papers and rolled flowers! Exceptional coloring of the sweet couple!

Iulia said...

Hey sweetie! This is another sample of your gorgeous style and love it to bits!!! Itțs pure gorgeousness in terms of layout, design, colors, image, everything looks fantastic.
Gotta run and pack my bagsș Ițll be away for 10 days, see you then chicks:)!
Hugs, Iulia

Mau xx said...

This is totally adorable Tracy, I love your fab colours and the image and sketch are gorgeous.
Hope you are catching up with your Bible week plans, The Devil sure knows when to try and hold us up. He certainly isn't going to let things run smooth.
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Pat said...

Hey there sunshine! I am continually blown away by your coloring! It's stunning...and I'm lovin' your design work! Looking at your stitching makes me want to break out my new machine (that's been safely sealed in the original box for more than a year! bwahahaha!) The buttons are a fun this card sugar!! Mwahhh! Pat Frank

loz said...

Gorgeous card and colouring Tracy. I spotted this on MIM..Loz

Laura said...

Tracy this is so cute, the image is adorable, really like the flowers too.
Laura xx

Audrey Pettit said...

Your cards always amaze me with their layers and detail, Tracy......not to mention your fabulous coloring! This is gorgeous!

heidy said...

Gorgeous as always Tracy,love the LO!
XXX heidy

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Tracy! I'm so glad you found our challenge. We're blessed to have you join the challenge at Word Art Wednesday. Your card is absolutely BEAUTIFUL!! I hope you will come back often and share more of your gorgeous work with us. Have a wonderful week.
Karen L
Word Art Wednesday

Unknown said...

What a tremendously brilliant card maker you are Tracy, wow, your colouring is immaculate as always and your layering totally cool, love it!! Hugs, Ira

Maria Therese said...

Fabulous card ♥

Jinny Newlin said...

This is such a great image, Tracy! It makes me long for a date night, too; but man, that girl needs to get a longer dress. LOL!

KimCreate said...

This card is super! Your card really tells the story of this couple and make you feel the love.
Beautifully colored as always.:)

Sorry about your computer problems.

Cassie said...

This is such an absolutely stunning coloring job, and I love the soft patterned papers you paired it up with. . .beautiful :D

Ellibelle said...

So pretty!! Loving all the embellishments and what a fabulous sketch! Stunning creation!

Chana Malkah said...

Tracy, This is gorgeous! I love the colors. Peach is one of my favorites and it is particularly effective as a highlight for this project. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!
Chana, DT Coordinator

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
Pretty colours and lovely details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Danni said...

Wonderful card! Great image and the perfect embellies/paper/colors to go with it!!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! You colored this sweet couple beautifully. I sure wish I looked this good on "date night"... Oh well maybe a few years ago. :) I hope your PC issues have been fixed. Have a great day!

Unknown said...

Wow! I saw you on MIM! I'm off to check out your blog. Love your coloring. I have blog candy if you're interested. My Blog Candy

Pat K said...

Fabulous card Tracy...gorgeous coloring, papers and design. Love it! pat k.x

Corrinne said...

Beautiful creation! So many lovely details :)

It's wonderful to have you play with us at {PIN}spirational Challenges this week.

I invite you to join us at Tuesday Alchemy for our newest challenge - Buttons!

Happiness :)

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Love all the fabulous details on this card and that precious image.
Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational Challenges.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a darling "date night" card, Tracy! Love it! Those roses are gorgeous & I love the corner embellie. Pretty pretty!
Huggies ~

Confiseries Papier said...

Awesome,loving it! Love the rolled flowers. Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

Renee B. said...

Hi Tracy; Love the colors in this have such a knack for making everything meld together so well! Beautiful flowers!
Hugs, Renee
PS I also saw this on MIM!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Great card! Love the color combo on this!

debby4000 said...

Oh what a fabulous beautiful card Tracey, love it.

Hanna said...

LOVE IT TO PIECES! Absolutely divine. Love all the fabulous details. Amazing work!


Unknown said...

Wonderful image and beautifully colored too! Great overall design - stunning card. Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Dorcas said...

Beautiful, Beautiful card, Tracy!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, oh my this is just stunning!!

Love the image, your colouring and style - all perfect.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Divas by Design.


Judith said...

This is gorgeous - love the image - so beautifully coloured and your flowers are just perfect thanks for playing along at fab'n'funky challenges this week hugs Judith x
- just had to be your newest follower to see some more of your fab creations!

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card! Love the layering, colors and details. Thanks for joining our CropStop Photo Corner Challenge.

Grandma Bonnie said...

Tracy, this is a super great card..your coloring is awesome! Thanks for joining us at {Pin}spirational challenges this week!

Patrice said...

Great take on the color scheme - I hope you'll link up at 52 Card Pickup this week!

Sandy said...

A beautiful card, love that image and your fab colouring and layout.
Thanks for linking up with MIM this week.
Remember, to be in the running to win the prize from our sponsor this week just leave a comment for another entry. Be sure to mention you saw them on Make It Monday. The more entries you comment on the more chances you have of winning!
Sandy DT

Sheila H said...

Nicely designed card and great coloring! It's a pleasure to have you join our challenge at Jackson's Digital Expressions - thanks!

Helen said...

Great card - I love that image. I love the way you've put it together and the flowers look really good.

Thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky.

Helen x

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to come visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS! My entries are: #89, #90, #91, #151, #154, #155, #173, #254, #255 and #282.
I would love to have you visit my blog!

Unknown said...

Another great card Tracy fab image and those roses are wonderful well done Hugs Elaine

BlackLissi said...

What a lovely card! Cute image and wonderful layout. Great effect with stitch and crackle paint. I like your homemade flowers well too!
Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy.

Marlena M. said...

Incredible image and card! Thank you so much for joining us at Word Art Wednesday!

Crafting Vicky said...

Just looove this card! What a wonderful image. The DP is totally awesome! And great lace with it.

Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

Unknown said...

I love the balance of your cards and the ever gorgeous coloring. The handmade roses are so pretty and I'm a big fan of all things distressed. Awesome card and super image. I'm going to check Mo's digi stamps out. :)
Lisa xx

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

Thanks for joining us for this "Anything Goes" challenge at Jackson Digital Expressions. Good luck and please join us again soon for future challenges. xx Rachelle JDE DT

Vickie ODell said...

I'm always amazed by your cards. This has so many details that are pleasing to the eye in each corner. I especially love the dimension added to your leaves and the slight shading on the edges of your flowers. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment. (And I hope you do get to have that kind of date night with your hubby!)

Jules said...

What a great card, love the stamp and of course the colouring. Thank you for joining us at A & T Digital Designs (EFG). Good Luck Jules xoxoxo

Natali said...

Beautiful card. Love this couple.. They are so sweet.. Gorgeous flowers and lace. Your colour combination gorgeous.

Sharon said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions!

Joyce Ann said...

Beautiful job on all the aspects of the card from paper selection to image. Thanks for sharing with us at JDE; good luck in the challenge.

Katya- Ангел в кедах said...

That is such a beautiful card! I love the distressing and corner detail

Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Alchemy

Alicia said...

Well - hello! DArling card, and fantastic coloring. Thanks for coming out to play with us at The Play Date Cafe. :)

judit said...

Hi Tracy, stunning as always, such a fun image and beautifully finished off! Many thanks for joining us at Fab'n'Funky this week and hope to see you again next week! judit x

Carol Ric said...

Wonderful card and you have done a great job on the coloring. Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Expressions.

Deanne Saunders said...

AWESOME Card!!! Thanks for participating in the {PIN}spirational Challenge! Hope to see you again!!
(¨`•.•´¨) Hugs
.`•.¸(¨`•.•´¨) from the
(¨`•.•´¨)¸.•´ HEART

Michelle Pearson said...

great your photo corner! Thanks for playing the CropStop Challenge! :)