Thursday, May 9, 2013

You take the cake!


     How fun is this cupcake thief?  I think I could find myself falling into her line of work very easily.  LOL
     This week at Mo's Digital Pencil my super sweet AND talented DT sistah, Anja, is our hostess and she's asked for "CAS" cards. Yikey poo!  You guys know that I am in the process of learning to do CAS well with my TSG projects.  It's definitely an ongoing thing and NOT something I practice on my Mo cards.  These are the ones where I raid every drawer of my stash and have a card that's rarely under a 1/2 "-3/4" thick.
     I picked the "Cupcake Thief" because I thought it could carry the card all by itself.  I have to give credit where credit is due and tell you that a LOT of my inspiration for this card came from two amazing card makers and they are polar opposites of one another in style.  The first is Alice Wertz.  This lady is a perfect example of a signature style.  I never have to guess about who made her cards when I see them.  Her style is unique and I sooooo admire her work.  She has the ability to make every image she uses carry her cards all by themselves with very little embellishment.  You can see her version of this image on a card here.
     The second artist is Vili.  I just found her blog recently and have been filling up my "Inspiring Cards" Pinterest board with her creations.  She uses some of the most unique layouts and designs on her cards and her coloring in out of this world.  I got my design idea for having the image on both panels and some of the coloring ideas from her card here.
     I know most of you who visit here are not normally CAS card makers, but we'd love for you to challenge yourself and join in the fun at Mo's this week.  Just use a Mo image and if you don't have one pop over to Mo's store.  You can definitely find a thing or two...or three that you'll love.
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Moving Along with the Times--CAS
Divas by Design--anything goes
Flutterby Wednesdays--open + butterfly or fairy
Simon Says Stamp--things with wings
Loves Rubber Stamps--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--free for all
Love to Scrap--anything goes
Make It Monday--anything goes
613 Avenue Create--anything goes
Addicted to Stamps--beautiful button
Cupcake Inspirations--fairies
Eclectic Ellapu--anything goes
No Matter Which--things with wings
PanPastelUK--fairyland

     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:  Paper--Echo Park "This and That--Graceful",  Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Cupcake Thief", sentiment from There She goes Clear Stamps "A Little Treat"; Ink--Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics: (hair E29, E25, E23, E51)(skin E000, E00, E11, R20)(dress mask,and wings RV11, 220, R22, R24, N3, N5, N7, BG000, BG10, BG11, BG13) (cupcakes E23, E25, E27, E29, E31, E35, E41, E51, E71, E79, BG10, BG11, BG13, RV11, R20, R22, R24, YR21, YR23, Y00, Y11) (cherry YG95, R35, R37, R39, R43) (shading W1, W3, W5); Tools--Lil' Inkers Designs Stitched Sentiment Flag; Miscellaneous--Kraft Outlet Hang Tag String, button from my stash

60 comments:

Lisa Minckler said...

You have sent me off to discover two fabulous blogs...both styles are exquisite and seeing this same image on three different cards was just amazing. I absolutely see where you got the inspiration from and I am just THRILLED with how fun and whimsical this card is. I love the CAS style with the small touches of piercings and the split cover of color and white. It's a fantastic layout and your coloring of the image just steals the show! AWESOME card Hick and you need a partner in crime for this gig...call me up!! LOL
Hugs,
Twang

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy! I love that Mo's image and you have colored it amazingly. Thanks for sharing Alice and Vili's blogs, amazing inspiration. Hugs, Ivonne

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, wow! How absolutely adorable! This is too cute, Tracy! Love that little cupcake thief! And love your CAS design (well CAS for you!) I love how you placed her going over the edge of your cardstock onto the patterned paper. Makes it look like she's almost gotten away with it! ;)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Can't do CAS - phooey! Nailed it - big time!!! Love, love, love this :) Have already seen and pinned Alice's fab stuff and I'm off to check out Vili's blog now. The style and design of this is just superb but your awesome colouring just takes it well over the edge :)

Lynne Armstrong said...

I'm with Dawn on this one Tracey...you nailed it!! Love how the image goes onto the DP (which is perfect for this). Will have to keep that in mind for future use :) Your colouring is amazing as always.
Hugs xx

Nancy said...

More yummy cupcakes?? Guess I'll be doing some baking today! lol Your's look SO delicious! Fantastic coloring, my friend! Beautiful card! :o)

Jane said...

Wow this is fantastic!
Hugs
Jane

susiestacey said...

Fantastic card, l love the image and the layout is gorgeous too x Susan x

Cherished said...

Awesome Image! Gorgeous card. Thanks for playing at Love To Scrap. Anything goes Challenge.

Pat said...

Oh oh oh, Tracy!! Is "Cupcake Thief" actually a profession? 'Cuz I could sooooooo love that job!! hehe! Your card is absolutely so stinkin' adorable...I love it!! I have to say...CAS isn't as painful as I thought it would be...and you, my lovely, have totally rocked this week's theme!! Sending hugs your way, sugarplum!! Pat

Jennifer Scull said...

Tracy, this is absolutely adorable! wouldn't it be divine to be a cupcake thief? but then I'd also need to be a coffee thief to go along with them.... tee hee!

I'm another one who is off to check out these blogs you've mentioned.

hope you are doing well! hugs to ya! :)

Jinny Newlin said...

So, stinkin' cute, Tracy! Your coloring is divine, and I just adore the polka dot panel! And the way you've carried your image over onto the patterned paper adds such interest! LOVE!

Unknown said...

This is just too yummy! Love the image and the colors that You've used! :)
I saw this on MIM!
Have a nice day!

Sue said...

WOW! This is stunning Tracy. Such a brilliant image and your colouring is amazing. I love the layout and the sentiment.
hugs Sue xx

heidy said...

Fabolous fun card Tracy!!
Those 2 girls are amazing,love there work!!
XXX Heidy

Unknown said...

I needed a smile today and this definitely gave it to me! What a great image and you did such a beautiful job on the card. TFS.
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

Anja said...

Hey hun, your card totally rocks! There is absolutely no reason for you to complain about it, cause I am more than satisfied with your result for my CAS challenge! ;-) <3 Absolutely awesome, dear girlfriend! And I agree about Alice's style. I love it too, it's really unique and fantastic!

Hugs, Anja

Shazza said...

loving the layout, fabulous card x

Anja said...

Your CAS card with that cute little cupcake thief is really adorable, Tracy! I really like how you've placed the image on both panels. And you are so right, Alice (beautiful clean style) and Vili (outstanding coloring and wonderful cards) are such talented ladies!
Hugs, Anja

Danni said...

Oh my!! Way too adorable!! Love this!! good to see you at my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!!

Ros Crawford said...

I love your card ... to me you are an amazing artist and the two other ladies are just as awesome ... thanks for the links

Unknown said...

Amazingly beautiful card, stunning work again as always Tracy!!!! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

Oh I love this. TFS with us over at Eclectic Ellapu this week and hope to see you in future challenge.
Elaine aka Ellapu

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

This is an extra sweet card!! I think you nailed the CAS just perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap! Challenge Blog

Nicole said...

Oooohhh I just love this image!!! Beautifully coloured and a wonderful card. Thanks so much for joining us at ATSC. Good luck. Hugs, Nicole

Kim said...

wow - it's gorgeous Tracy! just love that cake thief and your colours are fantastic!
Kim x

Pia S said...

What a great design! I like the effect of the the strip of spotted paper against the white, the pierced lines around the edges are so decorative and you've done such a great job with the coloring of this sweet image! Nice!!! Spotted your card on MIM.

lalkygirl said...

Wow Tracy what an amazing card ,love the style ,design and your colouring is just beyond perfection
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Unknown said...

So true my friend. This image make the card. Or could it be your fabulous coloring.. All I know is that I love it.

Hugs~

Cassie_lu said...

an amazing card indeed and the coloring is out of this world amazing. thanks for fluttering with us this week.

Indy's Designs said...

EEK! I absolutely ADORE this card! The image and sentiment are delightful! Fabulous job coloring the image! The layout is also great!
Thanks for sharing at Cupcake Inspirations! Hope to see more of your creations in the future!
{hugs}
Debbie

Sassy Raggedy said...

Tracy, I took off to look over the two wonderful blogs using this image. Lovely creations. I have to say yours is still my fav....I just think you are just so talented and one of my favs...Your card is wonderful as a CAS Card. Great inspiration...joann sassy raggedy

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Love your fun and happy card! Awesome image and coloring!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!!!

Marlies said...

A beautiful card! A love the design, colours and the image is fantastic! Such a cute thief and your colouring is fab as allways! Thanks for joining us at ATSC, hugs, Marlies

Janice said...

How yummy. Love your colouring and great card design. Saw it on MIM and loved it, Jx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, beautiful card and such an adorable image.
luv
Debby

Phi said...

Wow Tracy, what a gorgeous card. Beautiful image and you coloured it perfectly. Love it.

Linda Breedlove said...

Just too cute, Tracy. Wish I could eat one on those cakes... yum! (Have given up sugar and every now and then get a real craving for sweets.) Love your coloring on the hair... amazing!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Tammy said...

Oh this is adorable! Love that sweet image and it's colored beautifully! Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT!
Hugs, Tammy

Astrid said...

WOW Tracy this is a gorgeous card, with a very lovely image.
Thanks for joining in NMWC.
Hugs Astrid

BrendaB said...

Oh my gosh, this is adorable! I LOVE that cupcake thief image! Thanks for joining us at Love to Scrap

Terry said...

Hey there thank you so much for sharing your fabby project with the cute little fairy with the DT from PanPastel UK, love the colours too. Hugs Terry xxxx

Nonni said...

Awesome coloring, wow!!! What a fun and cheerful card.

Sue said...

Hello again Tracy. Just popping back to say thank you for entering your gorgeous card into the No Matter Which Challenge this month
hugs Sue xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Hehe fabulous image it really made me smile and your colouring is awesome. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Katie Sims said...

Tracy, this card is darling! The layout is perfect and you know how I feel about your awesome coloring skills already, right? :)

Heidi said...

Wow this is absolutely stunning Tracy!
I love it:)
Beautiful design and your colouring is fantastic.
Hope you are doing just fine, hugs:)

Pauline said...

Fabulous! Love how you cut around her to extend her over the polka dot paper.

Valerie said...

This is adorable. Love your image and the amazing coloring. Thank you so much for playing at Love to Scrap challenge blog.

Laurel Beard said...

HE HE! I love the image! How cute is that trying to balance all those cupcakes..

Thank you so much for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge!

~ Laurel

Janine said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. Amazing colouring and I love this image!
Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design.
Hugs, Janine xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

Your colouring is so outstanding that you could put only the image on the front of the card and still have people in awe. This is a gorgeous CAS card. The DP is so fun and whimsical and I love the chocolate band of colour separating the two parts. Your thief is adorable and those cupcakes so pretty. I would have to steal them, too. love the little tabs. Great details and yet still clean and simple.

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Love this adorable image and your fabulous coloring and design. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Ellibelle said...

Your card is absolutely amazing. Love the image (must get it soon!), fabulous sketch, and papers too!

Marcy said...

I absolutely love this image and your coloring and card details are so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

Geri said...

Oh, Tracy...this is amazing! Just adorably perfect!

Kim Bell said...

GF!
I just love your card. Is there anything you can't do -smiles. Amazing card as usual.

Hugz
Kim

Unknown said...

This card is pure perfection! Your work always impresses!

Unknown said...

lol Love this image.. what a cute card!! Thanks for playing along with us at Loves to Scrap!!

JenniferD said...

Awesome! What an Amazing Card and your colouring is to die for! Thanks for joining us at NMWC