Sunday, November 4, 2012

TSG180 Dress up your coloring

     This week our There She Goes challenge is brought to us by Debby!  She has challenged us to make a card or project using some medium to dress up your coloring! Whether you use Stickles, Crystal Effects, Diamond Glaze, glitter, gel pens, glace, liquid pearls…just anything to make your normal coloring that much more!
     I have used several things on this card.  For the cake, I used Liquid Applique for the icing and then added dots of red paint for the cherries.  There is Glossy Accents on the flame and the little chef's buttons.  Last but not least is the checked strip at the bottom.  That's actually one of the stamps that comes in this set, A Little Treat, at the TSG store.  I stamped the pattern onto white card stock and them re-stamped with Versamark and embossed with clear embossing powder.  Gives the feel of the floors in the old diners or drug stores. ☺  Wish you could see all this better than the photo shows.
     To be eligible for the giveaway, create a card or project using this dress it up challenge, and then come back to the TSG Blog to add your name and a link to your project in the InLinkz that is located at the bottom of this challenge post. This challenge is open until the winner has been announced on the following Monday (November 12th). The winner will get a $5 gift certificate to use in the TSG Web store!
     By participating in this challenge, you may also find yourself in the Trendsetting Spotlight that shines on the TSG Blog every Thursday. We will be on the lookout to find challenge cards that stand out and show Trendsetting qualities. TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :) 
     You do not need to have a blog to be able to participate in the TSG Challenges! You can simply add the URL link from your project after it has been uploaded to your online craft gallery. If you upload your card to an online craft gallery, please use the keyword TSG180 so we can check out your beautiful work!
     You can hop on over to the blog to see the inspiration created by the rest of the team.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Make It Monday--anythings goes
Totally Gorjuss--anything goes with a button
Craft Us Crazy--black as your dominant color

     Have a fantastic week!


  • Paper:  My Mind's Eye, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamps:  There She Goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"
  • Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics, Versamark
  • Tools:  Nestabilities Large Labels, MFT Die-namics Chevrons and Mini Tabs
  • Miscellaneous:  Michael's buttons, DMC embroidery thread, Stampendous Clear embossing powder, Liquid Applique, Apple Barrell red paint, Glossy Accents


heidy said...

What a fab card Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Cynthia said...

Great design, Tracy!

Caroline said...

Fantastic card Tracy love the image and the layout is fabulous. Caroline xxx

Mary J said...

Oh yum! What a great card, Tracy, love the icing!

Jane said...

I agree with Mary J, love the icing!!

debby4000 said...

Fabulous card Tracy love the all the details,

Sue said...

This is wonderful. Such a fabulous image and I love the way you have decorated the cake. The papers and layout are brilliant too.

hugs Sue

Grenouille Greetings said...

That's MY kind of cake, Tracy! A very multi-media card, beautifully designed and very on trend! Hugs, Lesley

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card...beautifully coloured image and fab

Rita said...

Tracy, what a great card. I love the layout you have done. Enjoy your Day. Hugs Rita xx

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

So cute!!! Awesome coloring!!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Holy cow, you are just amazing, girl! Love, love, love the design of this card! Your details are always out of this world! And then throw in all these special effects on the image and tile floor?? WOW!

CASTOWNE said...

Another extraordinary your coloring, layout and,especially that deliciously-frosted cake.

Nancy said...

Beautiful card, Tracy! That cake looks YUMMY!! I love the chevrons and the checkered "floor"! Have a fabulous week, my friend! :o)

Bonnie Irvine said...

Lovely mix of patterns. You've done amazing things with this image. That cake looks good enough to eat :) The chevrons are a very cool detail as are the buttons with the red thread. Just beautiful!

Unknown said...

What a cute card. The design is awesome and of course I am in love with the image. Hope you have a happy week my friend.


Carla S. said...

Fabulous card, Tracy! Love the fun image and great details! Awesome coloring and design!

Unknown said...

Oh you've really cooked up a fine card again Tracy, love the checkered floor, a perfect choice! And those tiny pearly cherries are superb! Hugs, Ira

Ros Crawford said...

Stunning!! Love the icing on the cake ... which actually IS the icing on the cake!

Lisa Minckler said...

What does she bench? 380 - 400 lbs? Just curious because that's mad skill right there with one arm!
If there's any cake left over, I'd love a looks YUMMY!
Great work Hick,
Twang :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Too cute! LOVE all the scrumptious pops of red and perfect details! And that image is too fun!

Danni said...

Awesome card! So striking with the black/red/white/kraft combo!! I keep debating on this've persuaded me to add it to my wishlist!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful mix of paper, Tracy! Such a pretty card!

Unknown said...

That cake look scrumpious Tracy and I love your mix of paper & pattern. The coloring totally rocks too and this is one terrific birthday card.

Just wonderin', are you a Mississippi gal by any chance. ;)

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for being our guest designer this week! We are so honored to have you! Hugs, Joanna

~♥~The Navy Wife~♥~ said...

My Gosh! That cake looks amazing and just delicious! Your coloring is just fantastic too! By the way, I sailed in from Make It Monday :) P.S. I have Santa’s Candy on my blog !

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, love the icing!
Kim x

Sleepy Stamper said...

Oh so super cute Tracy! That zig zag really pops out, and the check looks great with the embossing. I have missed visiting your blog.


KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous Tracy. Love your paper choice it really makes it pop. Fabulous colouring and cutting out. I spotted you over on MIM and came to have a closer look, I am glad that I did.


Shannon White said...

Wowie!! This is so Adorably Fabulous Tracy!! Love your Awesome coloring and that cake looks scrumptious!! The dp's and layout are just Super too! Just Love the whole thing!8-)


Unknown said...

Tracy , they invented the saying "everyone's a winner " just for you , wow each card is so different and each one amazing .
Thank you for your lovely comment, I now know that health matters , I have been pretty scared over the past few weeks as my memory , my concentration and health took a dive after the fall. Am getting there slowly and with the help of all my friends at home and in blogland . At least crafting is such a good therapy. Tracy I can only aspire to be as great as you though .
Biggest hugs Elaine

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

Sweet card, Tracy! Love that cake with the cherries. I can see all of the dimension you put into this card so well.....right down to the b&w floor. Great job!
Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~

Franz♥ said...

Fab card Tracy! Love this image and you've done a great work with the background...I've just done my card for next challenge and i used chalk ink to make background, but...i love how it turned out with Distress...i'll sure copy your idea!

I can't wait to see you mini album... ;)

Hugs, Franz.