Thursday, November 1, 2012

Cotton Eye Joe

     Where did ya come from?  Where did ya go?  Where did ya come from Cotton Eye Joe?  hee hee  This fella looks like he can cut a rug pretty well.  Guess  its all those loose legs and arms that make him such a good dancer. ☺
     Well, since it's the 1st Thursday in November, that means it's Anything goes time at Mo's Digital Pencil.  I'm still in the mood for fall cards so I decided to use "Scarecrow" from Mo's store.  He's colored with Copics and popped on top of a Nestie circle colored with Wild Honey Distress ink.  Nice harvest moon huh.  I used another of my MFT splurge dies to cut the hexagon border and dug through the rest of my box of dies to come up with those Cuttlebug leaves that I inked and added veins to and the OLLLLLDDDD Spellbinders die for the corn.  Had to give him some kind of veggie since he's a scarecrow.
     Since it's Anything Goes you can break out and use any Mo's image for the challenge this week.  Somebody will get lucky and win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's store so why not try and see if it could be you.
     Several of our DT members are located in the Northeast so please keep them in your thoughts and prayers as they recover from Hurricane Sandy.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Do You Stack Up--brads
Crafting For All Seasons--falling leaves
Paper Shelter--anything goes
Anything Goes Challenge--anything goes
Twist of Faith--harvest Time/Thanksgiving
Twisted Tuesday--free for all
Make It Monday--anything goes
Tammy's Scrappin' Corner--anything goes

     Happy Thursday!


  • Paper:  Simple Stories "Harvest Lane", Bazzill, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Scarecrow"
  • Ink:  Copics; Wild Honey, Aged Mahogany, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint, and Vintage Photo Distress ink
  • Tools:  Memory Box Scallop die, Cuttlebug Leaves die, Spellbinders corn die, MFT Die-namics Fishtail Banners and Hexagons, Nestabilities Standard Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Rust Alcohol Ink, Hang Tag String, Ribbon Carousel Net ribbon, Recollections brads, buttons from my stash


Caroline said...

This is fabulous I love the image which you have coloured so beautifully and the layout and colours are fantastic. Caroline xxx

Iulia said...

Hey Tracy! What a gorgeous use of this adorable scarecrow,your colorwork is simply fantastic and you always come up with the most beautiful, intricate layering! Love the way you added those buttons and the colors are to die for!
Have a great rest of the week hunnie!
Hugs, Iulia

Mary J said...

Beautifully coloured Tracy and lovin' the detail!

Pauline said...

WOW Tracy this is gorgeous! Your colouring is awesome, Love how you used the hexagon die (with added buttons). You always have a great eye for detail - overall fabulous card- oh and great job at cutting him out!

~Tammy~ said...

Tracy this is hilarious! Your coloring is amazing as always and those buttons between the papers are fantastic! You always amaze me!

Ros Crawford said...

This is such a fun card but a piece of beautiful art too ... I am keeping everyone in my thoughts and prayers

Audrey Pettit said...

Now I've got that song stuck in my head! LOL! This is sooooo cute, Tracy! That scarecrow is adorable and happy and fun and I love the harvest moon die cut and the diamond border with the buttons. Totally fun corn and leaves, too.

heidy said...

Thanks for the song Tracy,hope it's out off my head real soon lol!!
Stunning card!!!
XXX Heidy

Ivonne said...

Look at this, soooo beautiful. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors and the papers. The image is sooo cute and it is perfectly colored as always. Gorgeous! Hugs, Ivonne

PS. Thanks for the LOVELY comment you left in our blog. We are really honored to have you as a follower. You are such an inspiration to both of us.

Anja said...

Yeah, I know this song too! Fits pretty good to your stunning card. I adore your design work, this looks so beautiful! Perfect colouring matching the wonderful papers - love it!

Hugs, Anja

Jane said...

Ooh I like the layout Tracy and your colouring is fab as always.

Sue said...

Such a great card, I love the image and fabulous detailing.
Now, I have that song in my head!!

Hugs Sue

Kelly L said...

What a terrific scarecrow image, which you colored beautifully I might add. :) Love the buttons and string too - ties in great with the typical visual stitching on a scarecrow. Terrific card, lots of great ideas here!

I also wanted to drop by to give you a chance to win some free digital software that can be used for banners, blog themes and of course scrapbook pages. Check it out here and tell your friends!! :)


Nancy said...

Oh, Tracy! It's FABULOUS!! I really like scarecrows and have a collection of them! This fellow is adorable...and so happy! Great coloring and design!
Thanks for giving me another song that will be stuck in my head all day! ;o)

Linda Breedlove said...

Such a cute, floppy-looking guy... and perfectly colored... my goodness, girl... you ARE GOOD at that! One beautiful card!

CASTOWNE said...

As usual, your coloring is fantastic. So glad to have power back so I can hook into your creativity.

Denise said...

Love this fun image which is so beautifully coloured. Fabulous layout and gorgeous papers too. Stunning card.
Denise xx

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the papers and all the great fall details! Fantastic coloring of Mo's cute scarecrow!

Renee B. said...

Tracy, I love that song...when my daughter was little the dance group she belonged to danced to it...thanks for bringing back that memory! Also love your card. The scarecrow looks like he could keep up to any dance troupe!
Hugs, Renee

KimCreate said...

What a gorgeous Mo's image that you colored up beautifully! Love that paper too. Hate to break it to ya but it's not February, my dear! :) I'm sure it's a type-o. lol.

KimCreate said...

What a gorgeous Mo's image that you colored up beautifully! Love that paper too. Hate to break it to ya but it's not February, my dear! :) I'm sure it's a type-o. lol.

Marlies said...

A gorgeous card and a lovely design and papers! What a good idea with the buttons and the image is so cute! hugs, Marlies

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Such a cute & silly scarecrow. Just look at him go! LOL He's colored beautifully & I love all of the diecuts & buttons. Well done!
Hope all is well with you, GF!
Huggies ~

Bonnie Irvine said...

Tracy, you know that song is an ear-worm, right? It just burrows in there and never leaves. This card is so happy. Love that image and the colours you've chosen for him are sweet. The quilt-look paper is perfect to make him feel right at home. Great way to use the hexagon border and to create a harvest moon. So fun!

Unknown said...

This is totally cute.
I love the buttons
Thank you for your entry this week, Please come back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner

Jinny Newlin said...

LOL! LOVE your title, and the card fits it perfectly ;)! Gosh, I know that song well. LOL! And your papers and trims are just as perfect as always! So fun!

Shirley-Anne said...

Hello Tracy .Fabulous card .Amazing card design and colouring .Love the embellishing too
Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

Unknown said...

Gosh I love his rubber legs! The way he dances! You've really brought him to life Tracy with your fabulous colouring, great great card! Hugs, Ira
p.s. and thanks for reminding me of this fun song, keep on singing it ;-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

SO cute! Reminds me of my now-14 YO, who was in a dance recital when she was little. They danced to the Cotton Eyed Joe! Brings back a fond memory.

Have a wonderful weekend, Tracy!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card. Love the coloring, cutting, layout, paper choices. It all looks wonderful together.
Have a great weekend!
Hugs and smiles

Jenée said...

Tracy, this card is absolutely FANTASTIC! I so like your little scarecrow guy, but the total composition is stunning. Well done, and thank you so very much for sharing with us at Twist of Faith. God bless.

Eileen said...

What a great image. Perfectly coloured and love your design layout and papers. Gorgeous.
Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Shelter 'Anything goes' challenge, and good luck
Eileen x

Heidi said...

It's fantastic!
Lovely details and I love your colouring:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

WencheP said...

Fabulous card! Your coloring is stunning! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Daniele said...

wow just loving this card Tracy so beautifully coloured
have a fabbie weekend

Debbie said...

You know I'll be singing that all night long.. love it!!!


Grandma Bonnie said...

Wow, i had to scroll way down to leave my comment..tells me something, which i already knew..that your card is FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing your talent at Twist of Faith, please come back again!

Pat said...

Hi Tracy!! I have to admit...I've been drooling over this adorable card since I fist saw it! I just love the papers...and the fun die cuts...and what a fun Mo image (one I haven't yet added to my collection...YET! hehe!) with stunning coloring. I love your work...and always get such great ideas when I come for a visit!! Hugs. Pat Frank

Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is just Fabulous Tracy! LOVE your Awesome Scarecrow image, so fabulously colored! Your layout and dp's are soo Perfect too! Just Wonderful Lady! 8-)


Shannon White said...

OMgoodness this is just Fabulous Tracy! LOVE your Awesome Scarecrow image, so fabulously colored! Your layout and dp's are soo Perfect too! Just Wonderful Lady! 8-)


Cards By MI said...

Fabby looking card with a wonderful design and lovely colours. THanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
Love n hugs

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Very beautiful card.Lovely image and your colouring is just fabulous.Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week.

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Well of course I absolutely love the card - too, too cute with that adorable scarecrow and such a wonderful colour palette but now I have that darn song stuck in my head!!!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

You just love doing that don't you? The jingles in the head....
Well, despite that diddy will be knocking about my head today, I must say, Autumn is also your nitch. This adorable scarecrow made my morning. Love the layering job and that groovy gap in the back.

Grenouille Greetings said...

This is gorgeous! Lovely colouring and fabulous design. Love your buttons! Hugs, Lesley

Unknown said...

This card is just adorable. I just love the image.


G8country life said...

Hi Tracy,
Your card is stunning! Love all the details and especially the image .We're glad you join us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. Good luck this week, hope to see you next week also : ) Elisa

Melina said...

love the buttons! great layout thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

Shari said...

Your card is beautiful! I love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Twisted Tuesday!
Shari Nelson DT

Franz♥ said...

Hi Tracy! What beautiful and funny card, so original as always!
Fab colours and papers too, love it!

Hugs, Franz.

Pauline said...

Awesome! I can hear the music in my head right now! Such a wonderful harvest creation... thanks for sharing at Twist of Faith!

Kim Bell said...

Wow,Again. What can I say. I just love it. Just beautiful as always.


Kathleen said...

Ooh Tracy, this is fab! I love this cute scarecrow! How sweet is he? Love it
Kat xx