Monday, July 2, 2012

True colors

     It's time for a new challenge at The Kraft Journal and this week we want to see your "red, white, and blue" projects.
  I've started my card with a base of Light Kraft Cover Weight cardstock.  Blue Bazzill and some patriotic papers create the background for my image.  There are a few other touches of the Light kraft sprinkled about the card.  The stars were double cut from chipboard, layered, gessoed, and covered with Crackle Paint.  After they dried I rubbed in some Weathered Wood Distress ink to help them match the paper.  I used some Dark Jewel Hemp cord to wrap each of the stars.  Across the center of the card I've tied some Natural Hemp cord.  The buttons are "stitched' with Hang Tag String.
     Hope to see your project in the link up.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Incy Wincy Designs--use only colors or items from your country (USA)
Love to Create--stars and stripes
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner--celebrations/Fourth of July
Corrosive--summertime girls
Joanna Sheen--summer daze
Sentimental Sundays--be patriotic
Cardmakin' Mamas--red, white, blue
Delicious Doodles--1, 2, 3 recipe (1 twine, 2 buttons, 3 stars)
Wags'n Whiskers--use kraft
Moving Along with the Times--Happy Birthday
Saturated Canary--red, white, blue
Inspired by Stamping--red, white, and blue
Crafting for All Seasons--patriotic/military/fireworks
Crafts and Me--birthdays
Simon Says Stamp--sporty and/or patriotic
Sisterhood of Crafters--stars
Crafty Sentiments--red, white, and blue
Top Tip Tuesday--Independence Day or stars and stripes

     Happy Monday!

Other Supplies
  • Paper:  patriotic scraps from my scrap box, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Saturated Canary "Ava"
  • Ink:  Copics, Weathered Wood Distress ink
  • Tools:  Sizzix Stars #2 die
  • Miscellaneous:  buttons from my stash, Picket Fence Crackle paint


Grenouille Greetings said...

BEAUTIFUL colour work!!!! Gorgeous papers! I do so love the Star Spangled Banner! Hugs, Lesley

Jenny said...

Love it! Your colours and the colouring are simply fabulous. x

Sue said...

WOW This is stunning. I love the image and you have coloured her soooo beautifully. Such fab papers and stars too.

Hugs Sue

Nancy said...

NUT? Who are you calling a nut? haha
Fabulous card, my friend! I love what you do with those SC images! Wonderful design! Isn't crackle paint fun? Have a wonderful week. Don't forget that I'd really love to hear about the shopping! :o)

Hanna said...

WONDERFUL card, Tracy! Love the crackle painted stars! They're very beautiful, and so is your colouring! Her hair is FANTASTIC. Absolutely perfect. Love it.

Have a nice week! :)

Pat K said...

WOW ! Beautiful work Tracy. Gorgeous coloring as always and fab design. Thanks for explaining how you did the the effect. hugs, Pat K.x

Jinny Newlin said...

Super sweet, and beautiful coloring as always! LOVE those crackly stars!

KimCreate said...

Beautiful Card! The coloring is super fab! Have a good 4th of July holiday!

Ann Marie Governale said...

What a beautiful card... love how you colored her! xxx Ann Marie

Sara H said...

Wow! This is beautiful!!! Gorgeously colored image, I love it!

JanR said...

I absolutely love how you did the sentiment! Wonderful card.

Jane said...

Oh my I love the way you matched the stars to the paper even down to the distressing - fab!!

Allisa said...

Another gorgeous creation. I am loving those stars! I am going to have to get my crackle paint out and play!

Elaine Stark said...

A fab card, I love the crackled stars. Thanks for joining Top Tip Tuesday. Elaine

Tracy said...

What an amazing coloring job- the hair is especially amazing. Your card is absolutely fantastic :)

Unknown said...

Beautiful card Tracy what stunning colouring and I love the stars too well done great work Hugs Elaine

Darlene said...

Fabulous creation Tracy! Love the vibrant colors and your design is perfect! Happy 4th!
Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘SEEING STARS’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'

Sheryl said...

Hi Tracy! GASP! WOW! This card is absolutely gorgeous and stunning in every way! Your coloring is perfection! I hope that you have a great day!
Warmest Hugs, Sheryl

Unknown said...

WOW WOW WOW Tracy! Truly love this spectacular and patriotic card, such smashing colours combined with some of the finest papers, awesome creation my friend!! Hugs, Ira

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous card, I love the cute image and the crackle stars look fab. Thanks for joining us at IBSIC. Deb xxx

Unknown said...

Tracy, you are SUCH a GIFTED designer....dang am I ever LUCKY to have you on the Kraft Outlet team!! :=)

Ros Crawford said...

This is fabulous ... as are all your creations ... I've been away so I back tracked and each one just blew me away ... love that weaving too ... TFS

Annette said...

Wow, your colouring is just stunning. I love her hair especially. It has real shine to it.

Netty's Cards
Top Tip Tuesday Challenge DT

Anonymous said...

Totally GORGEOUS colouring and fabulous card love everything about it! LOVE your interpretation of the stars n stripes for TTT and GREAT to see you at Incy Wincy too! Thanks for playing along with us this time, hugs Samantha :0)

Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! Love the papers and details and your wonderful coloring of Krista's cute image!

NanaConnie said...

Tracy, I love the "Americana" distressed look of this fabulous creation! Fabulous coloring on the image! Wonderful crackle job. So glad you submitted this to our "Celebrations/4th of July" challenge at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. I love seeing your work over here. :-D

CaroleAnn said...

Wow is what I said when I saw this card - love the coloring - design is awesome. Happy 4th to you! Hugs

Kymberlee - The Mama Midwife said...

I love all the elements you chose and how they all came together so beautifully

Caroljenks said...

This is absolutely stunning, those stars are awesome and that image is so sweet - thanks for joining in with us over at Top Tip Tuesday :)

Carol x

Unknown said...

Beautiful card!! Love your use of the red, white and blue!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!!

Lynn said...

Awesome card, wonderful coloring as usual!

Stacy Morgan said...

Tracy this is gorgeous! Your coloring just makes me gasp everytime! Fantastic. Hope you have a wonderful 4th of July!

Kathya said...

Oh, wow... This is such a beautiful card. And stunning coloring of the image!

Maria Therese said...

Your coloring is stunning sweetie!! Fabulous card and love the crackled stars!!

Sassy Raggedy said...

Oh Tracy, this is beautiful. Your coloring is beautiful. I watched some of your tutorials and they are great. I have to try them. I would love to see how you color. Just beautiful...think I said that joann sassy raggedy

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW this is gorgeous Tracy and fabulous colouring.

Ivonne said...

WOW! Gorgeous card! The coloring is amazing, love the papers and the crackle paint effect on the stars. Love it!! Hugs, Ivonne

Unknown said...

Morning Tracy,
This feels so vintage to me. I love the image and your coloring is off the chart. I just really enjoyed your entry.
Thank you so much for taking the time to come enter in this week's Challenge.I Love your Creative Side, Best of Luck!
Hugs, Founder and Owner Tammy Ortiz

Marjorie said...

This is just sooo beautiful Tracy..lovely colouring and beautiful papers...

Thanks for sharing it with us at Make it Monday...

Wendy L said...

Gorgeous card and image. Thanks fr joining us at Love to Create Challenge. xxx

Colleen Dietrich said...

What a beautifully colored image! The little girl is too sweet. :)
Thanks so much for joining us at IBSIC this week!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful and so patriotic!!! Thanks for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!

Jackie Randolph said...

Gorgeous Tracey!! Love how you used the cracked paint on your stars!! Beautifully created! Thanks for sharing with us at Love to Create Challenge!

DesignerDiva said...

Your colouring is amazing, great depth and stunning papers
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week for our Birthday Celebrations and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie xx

Jo Nevill said...

Super card. I love the papers you used and your gorgeous image.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

uksharon said...

This is gorgeous - ditto my earlier comment.
Thanks for joining us at CMM's
Best wishes, Sharon

Mau xx said...

This is Stunning Tracy, Your colouring never ceases to amaze. I love your papers and detail too.
Been having Blog haven't had any comments or box the last twice I called :(
Hugs Mau xx

Micki said...

Absolutely gorgeous coloring and a wonderful patriotic card. Thanks for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters in our "Seeing Stars" challenge.

SAMARA said...

Hi Tracy: Just adorable. I really like your pieces of fabric over the silver stars; haven't seen that before. All the different embellishments randomly put on are gorgeous and eye catching. Beautiful! Thanks for coming to SENTIMENTALS this week. Smiles, Samara

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Wow, Tracy! I love your SC patriotic card. Darling! Love the stars too. Nicely done, GF!
Huggies ~

Judith said...

This is fabulous I love the image and matching papers thanks for playing at MAWTT birhday challenge hugs Judith x

Angélique said...

wow!! Love your outstanding coloring! :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Wags'nWhiskers for our Kraft challenge. A new challenge will be up later and hope you will join again :)


Lou Sims said...

Brilliant composition and so jealous of your colouring skills. Saw this delish card on MIM and had to pop ver.


Debbie said...

Don't know how I missed this beauty before, but I am glad I spotted it on MIM.. It is just over the top and a perfect 4th of July card. What a wonderful design and your coloring as always is magnificent.


Billie A said...

Wow how cute and love the image and all the details. I saw your card on MIM.. great card. My cards are 125 and 252 if you care to stop by.. I sure am glad I saw your card.

Debra Pate said...

I love everything about your card! Beautiful coloring!!! I saw this on Make it Monday.

Debra Pate
Fabulously Creative

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Love your card Tracy!! Saw this on MIM and had to check it out. Love the colors and the image is beautiful!! Check out my entries at 196 and 212. Have a super day!! Gloria

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Debs M said...

this is fabulous, saw it on mim and came for a better look! x