Thursday, October 17, 2013

Eat your heart out Martha Stewart!

     When my sweet DT Sistah Cathy picked "Make It Vintage" as her theme for this week's challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil she had no clue just how well she was describing me for the past few weeks.  LOL  
     The pinched neck is doing much better although it still has it's moments (literally a pain in the neck) but I'm also having trouble with a host of other ailments that I'm afraid I'm going to have to chalk up to that wonderful change in life we ladies all look so forward to---NOT!  I've been feeling pretty rotten and the couch and recliner have become my two new best friends.  It's driving me nuts cause I'm not a "be still" person, but when you feel rotten what cha gonna do.  My visiting track record really stinks right now but I'm trying my best to leave you all some love as best I can.
     So I guess I should tell you about my card.  I've used two of Mo's images--"Perfection" and "Vintage Stove".  I think she has a hot date that she made that souffle for.  She's got the classic black dress on under her apron so it must be a special occasion.  I distressed and inked my DP's and added some lace and seam binding to carry through the vintage theme.  The sentiment is from Create with TLC.  Here's her glamour shot.

     We'd love to have you play along with the challenge this week.  Vintage is a pretty wide open theme so grab a Mo image and join in the fun for a chance at a $5.00 gift voucher to Mo's store.
     Here are a few challenges I'd like to enter this card into:

Whimsy Inspirations--shabby chic/vintage
Bearly Mine--anything goes
Inky Chicks--favorite sentiment
Make It Monday--anything goes
Crafting Life's Pieces--sketch

Paper--My Mind's Eye "Reunion", Recollections, Kraft Outlet Light Kraft, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Mo's Digital Pencil "Perfection" and "Vintage Stove", sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Vintage Photo Distress ink, Sakura gold gel pen
Tools-- MFT Die-namics Scalloped Border, Memory Box Tender Leaves, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags, Bow Easy
Miscellaneous--Michael's and Prima flowers, Michael's buttons, lace and seam binding from my stash


Debbie said...

Well, I've been a bad teamie, didn't know you were not 100% Sorry :( Now as for your card for someone who's not 100% this is just "Perfection" as is everything your hands touch. Great job as always


Mau xx said...

You still achieve the most amazing cards Tracy, even though you are going through the mill sweetie. I just adore this card, she is certainly a vintage gal.
Take things easy and don't be worrying about visiting, Peeps understand and will still be calling by to see your creations....just get well sweet friend.
sending you huge hugs Mau xx

Becky said...

Stunning card. The image is fab and I love the colours.
Becky xx

Pauline said...

Oh my Gosh Tracy- this is stunning!!
your colouring is fabulous, your layout, colours and all your finishing details are perfect! Love this card. Take it easy and hopefully your back to your old self soon. Hugs,

Seahorse Creations said...

Adorable, I love it. Your images are amazing always, please consider doing video's Tutorials.

Amanda R said...

So sad you feel crummy still but it doesn't show in your card, it is gorgeous! Makes me want a pretty blue stove!

Natali said...

Fantastic card!! I have these patterned papers and even cannot imagine how amazing it may look in master`s hands )) Love colours. Great Job!!

ellyscard creatief said...

Very lovely card.
Gr Elly

Linda Breedlove said...

Another amazing card, my friend... the flowers are absolutely gorgeous. Love the leaves... did you make those? Your images are so cute and colored, as always, to perfection (in spite of your problems - which will hopefully clear up soon... no fun being down when you want to create!) Love that scalloped border on your mats and the bit of crocheted lace and seam binding bow.
Please check out my post today if you can... it's all your doing!
Big hugs and get well soon!!!!!!!

Sarah said...

Tracy, love your beautiful card! That blue stove is gorgeous; reminds me of the beige pink stove we had in our first apartment, which was not so awesome, LOL! Take care, my friend, hope you feel better soon!

Carla S. said...

Sorry you are still not feeling great, Tracy! It's frustrating not to be able to do what you want. Hope you feel better soon. Fabulous card! Love the merged image and details! Your coloring is awesome!

Unknown said...

Wow - so cool! Love the coloring of this fun image and vintage feeling to it... Perfect!
Have a great day, Tracy... :)

Sue said...

Your card is stunning Tracy, such fabulous images, beautiful colouring and I love the papers. The lace, seam binding and flowers are gorgeous too.
Sorry to hear about your health problems, it sounds horrible for you. I hope things start to improve soon but please do not worry about commenting, we all understand
Take care, sending you hugs
Sue xx

Anonymous said...

Hello my sweet friend!! In the world of ups & downs -- I hope today is an UP!! :)) you have made a fabby super star card -- many friends are coming by for a chat -- & hopefully the sun is shining down on you!! :))
I love your take on vintage!!! Absolutely the way I would go w/ an awesome kitchen like my Nani had w/ her fab aqua appliances!! :)) This sweet darling diva of a hostess is ready for action!!! :)) xo

Geri said...

Wow, the depth and detail of this image is amazing, Tracy!!! GORGEOUS card!!!

Unknown said...

Your cards are always amazing!!! I'm such a fan!!

Denise said...

Hi Tracy
So sorry I have not been around for such a long time - my card making mojo seems to have completely disappeared of late and I have hardly spent any time blogging.
Sorry to hear you are not feeling 100% and hope you feel better soon.
Love this fab card. Great image, so beautifully coloured.
Take care
Denise xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic colouring Tracy and love the the papers and lace and fabulous design too..


Ros Crawford said...

Oh sweetie this is a fabulous card!! looks just like me NOT!!
Sorry about your neck ... My aunt has finally had the nerve released from her back after so long! She see a man who does something called the Bowen therapy ... he finally cured her.
As for the other 'thing' What can I say ... we women have to endure all sorts! Take it easy! Sending hugs

Lynne Armstrong said...

Hahahahaha love the title of this one Tracy :) Fabulous card as always. So sorry to hear you're not feeling 100%. The joys of being female!! Sending you big hugs to feel better soon my friend xxx

Nancy said...

Oh, no!! Not only a pinched nerve in your neck but now the "change"??? I hear a pain in the neck can make that happen! ;o)
Your card is fabulous! Fantastic coloring and those flowers are gorgeous! Take good care of yourself! <3

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I simply adore that retro stove, and what a fabulous sentiment! LOVE this to bits, Tracy! Thinking of you.

Unknown said...

Oh my Tracy, love this image and your gorgeous coloring. :) Your cards are always so pretty!!!

Anja said...

Although you feel pretty rotten, it fortunately doesn't impair your awesome card making skills. Love the color combo and the scene you've created. Get well soon, my friend!
Hugs, Anja

Heidi said...

Beautiful design and pretty colours:)
Your colouring is fantastic Tracy.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Sandy said...

What a wonderful image, gorgeous colouring and fab layout too. Love that lace! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at Make It Monday this week, Tracy.

Ann Marie Governale said...

Oh I just love this image and you have colored her up so beautifully... Love the card design, too... love getting your blog posts!!xxx Ann Marie

Audrey Pettit said...

Such an amazing image and fabulous coloring job! And then on top of that....a stellar card design! Your attention to detail is amazing, my friend!
So sorry to hear about all the ailments....I'm going through some of those life changes right now, too, and it sucks! I hear ya on that! :)

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

So very sorry you're under the weather in ways other than your neck :( What a pain (sorry!)
Love this card - that's how I imagine myself to be in the kitchen but the reality is far from it! Awesome colouring as always and the whole thing looks so bright and fresh :)

Unknown said...

I know all to well about the change.. I am smack dab in the middle of it. But you would never know you where not feeling top notch cause this card looks amazing. I LOVE this image. And your coloring looks amazing.


Dilyana said...

Oh, this is just so pretty, Tracy! I love the soft look and those beautiful elements! Great work, as always! Hugs!

Monika Reeck said...

Oh my Gosh your coloring makes me die...this is really adorable coloring looks like in comics and the color combo I love it really make your Image life...great really great job...LOVE YOUR CARD Tracy..

I see your card on Make It Monday and my card is #205 if you like to see it on my blog and I would be glad if your could leave me some love...hugs, Monika

Unknown said...

AWESOME!!!! Love love your colouring of this fine image Tracy, gosh, that stove has such a fab colour! Totally gorgeous!! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Shannon White said...

LOVE your Awesome image and your Gorgeous coloring too! 8-) Hope your are feeling Much better real soon Sweet Lady! 8-)


Jennifer said...

This is stunning! Eat your heart out for sure! LOL I just adore your vintage card and the wonderful stove you've used! Wonderful lace and ribbon and the flowers really set off her apron!
I do hope you're feeling better soon...personally I'm a bit nervous about the stage of womanhood. Praying for God's grace for you!

Kim Bell said...

GF! Another amazing card. I hope you feel better soon.


Franz♥ said...

Love your take on this theme Tracy!

Your colouring and design are just perfect as always!

Hugs, Franz.

Anja said...

Outch! Sorry to hear that you're still poorly! Sending you my best wishes, Tracy!
But I am glad to see, that it not can keep you off from doing the best cards! ;-) Not only the image is "Perfection", your entire card is a masterpiece and I so love your interpretion of the vintage theme!

Hugs, Anja

Pat said...

Hey! This can't be "vintage"'s from MY childhood! hahaha! I love this Tracy! You've totally nailed this theme! I love the aqua and coral/reds together! And, as always, perfect coloring and design work!! Sending you big hogs...and huge thanks for doing the post! You rocked it, mama! Pat

Nonni said...

This is fabulous!! I love those images -my girlfriends would love this card. Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Minckler said...

OH BOY!!!! Do I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this Hick!! I can't get enough of those retro vintage appliances. We actually looked them up for our new kitchen and then said, "$&!@*!" WOW...the price on those puppies are in the lottery winning bracket. I'm totally fine with my standard basic GE appliances. However, what you've done with image to fit the theme is sheer perfection! Like I said in my little online message to you, I'm thinking about you all the time and hoping you're doing better each day. Your body may feel like crap, but your talent and skill are surely at 100%!! Thanks so much for making me smile.
Hugs and prayers to you,
Twang :)