Sunday, December 15, 2013

A skating we will go

     Doesn't she look like she's having fun.  My friend Nancy asked me the other day if I had ever been ice skating.  Since I live in the deep south, that's a pretty legitimate question and most of you would assume the answer is no.  However, the answer is yes.  My first time was in New Orleans on a field trip in school (Geez that was a long time ago!).  One of the malls had a small indoor rink.
    Now this might sound crazy to those of you up north who view hockey as the big local sport, but we actually have a hockey team on the Mississippi Gulf Coast.  The Mississippi Surge is part of the Southern Professional Hockey League and they are pretty popular with the local sports fans.  Now I said all that to say that I have managed to find myself on the ice a couple of times on their rink when they have free skate time.  It's been a while, but I can honestly say that I have donned ice skates and most likely it was 70 or 80 degrees outside.  LOL
     I have been slowly adding to my collection of Tiddly Ink Wryn's.  I just love this character.  This is Skater Wryn and I have given her some cool winter colors to practice her moves in.  The felt tree was cut with a Sizzix die and then trimmed down to fit the card better.  I just picked these cute Studio Calico birdies up at Hobby Lobby recently and thought they'd be really sweet on the tree.  I thought the tree needed a little something else and I happened to have cut a Memory Box die out that I didn't use.  When I looked at the little snowflakes I thought they'd be great decorations so I snipped them off and added them to the tree.

Copics Used:
skin--E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
hair--E50, E53, E55, E57
clothing--G40, G43, G46, C00, C0, C2, C4
skates--C00, C0, C2, C4
grounding--C00, C0, C2, C4, B0000, B000, B21

     I'd like to enter this card into the Tiddly Inks Christmas, holiday, or winter scene challenges and the following others.

Dream Valley--Christmas
That Craft Place--Christmas
Cute Card Thursday--Christmas Catch Up
Simon Says Stamp--let it snow

     Have a blessed Sunday!

Paper--We R Memory Keepers "Winter Frost", Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
Stamps--Tiddly Inks "Skater Wryn", sentiment from Create with TLC
Ink--Iced Spruce Distress ink
Tools--MFT. Die-namics Fancy Flourish, Sizzix Christmas Tree #2, Nestabilities Classic Ovals and Classic Scalloped Ovals, Memory Box Snowflake Corner
Miscellaneous--Michael's flower, Recollections pearls, Studio Calico wooden birds, white felt


Danni said...

This is beautiful! Wow!! just gorgeous!

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, love the cute image and your gorgeous colouring - and the stunning layout, esp that felt tree!
Kim x

Kim said...

fabulous card Tracy, love the cute image and your gorgeous colouring - and the stunning layout, esp that felt tree!
Kim x

heidy said...

This is so gorgeous Tracy!!
XXX Heidy

Sue said...

Stunning card Tracy. I love the sweet image coloured so beautifully. The felt tree with the added decorations looks wonderful and such a lovely sentiment too.
hugs Sue xx

Shelly Schmidt said...

Just gorgeous- love the sweet image and all of your fun accents- love the felt tree and the beautiful flourishes and flower.

Unknown said...

Everything about this has me smiling. Your coloring is awesome and I love the felt tree.

Believe it or not I used to Ice Skate as well. In Las Vegas. I know crazy. But just as you were saying they had an indoor ice rink and I got pretty darn good at it. That was a long time ago. But good memories.


Nancy said...

Oh, my goodness gracious, Tracy!! This one is absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love everything about it!
Thanks for answering my question about skating! So...should I ask you how many times you have fallen on the ice? lol :o)

Jennifer said...

Super cute! Love the panels and the felt tree and the sweet Wren!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So love your pretty card!!! Super fun too!!!

debby4000 said...

Adorable card and also gorgeous too.

Marlies said...

A beautiful card and the image is so sweet. Your colouring makes her look even better. fab work. hugs, Marlies

Amanda R said...

Love the soft greens and blues Tracy and again, love the embellies you added to the tree!

Ros Crawford said...

Gorgeous!! I love the felt tree and your image is perfectly done once again ... I too used to skate .... like over 40 years ago!! We have a few rinks here and I'd love to give it another go but I'd probably end up in traction now! Lol!

Heather said...

An adorable card Tracy, beautiful colouring for the fabulous little Tiddly Inks image and gorgeous embellishments!!!

Thanks so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
Heather xx

Rainey's Craft Room said...

Gorgeous card. Love the soft subtle colours you have used and great effect with the felt tree.

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, what a fabulous card, Tracy! Such a cute image and of course an amazing coloring job...and a fabulous design to go along! I love the swirl and pretty flower and that tree is absolutely awesome!

Sarah said...

Tracy, this card is so incredibly beautiful! Love the gorgeous colors and the softness of the tree is the perfect embellishment! Hugs!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous colouring Tracy and love your sweet ice the tree and very pretty.


Amanda said...

Wow what a gorgeous card and your colouring is Beautiful!! Thankyou for sharing with us at That Craft Place. Good Luck and hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Amanda DT

CaroleAnn said...

She is adorable skating along with such confidence too! Colored to perfection and that tree - what a perfect touch. I loved ice skating as a little girl - you wouldn't find me near the rink or the surrounding ponds we have here now in my golden years!:) Take care and a very Merry Christmas and Happy and Healthy New Year to you and yours! Big Hugs

Mau xx said...

What a super cute image Tracy. Beautiful colouring too.
Huge hugs Mau xx
Hope things went well sweet friend xx

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card Tracy! Wish I were such an elegant skater as your pretty little lady here, lol! Love how you coloured your ice, just perfect! Hugs, Ira
Ira’s Crea Corner

Ivonne said...

Beautiful card Tracy! Love the felt Christmas tree and the adorable little birds. Wryn looks gorgeous, she is my favorite Tidly Inks' character too. Big hug, Ivonne

Geri said...

Ah...she's precious, Tracy!!! I need to get my kids on the ice!!!

Lisa Minckler said...

Oh my yes...she's perfect in that outfit and the tree to add to the scenery is just fabulous. Your snowflake and bird idea is terrific!! Beautiful card you've designed here Hick.
I know yesterday was Monday and you were going to see the was just hoping that they told you something positive. Hugs and prayers coming your way.
Twang :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,
Sorry to be a stranger but I'm here now enjoying a cup of java and catching up with your blog. Gorgeous coloring of this image and I love how you finished the card-wood birds, felt tree and gorgeous flower. So pretty!!! Hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a bright New Year.

Rhea Weigand said...

Your design is just wonderful and so is your coloring technique. Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at Tiddly Inks.

Sassy Raggedy said...

Beautiful Tracy...Just beautiful! Hoping you have a very Merry Christmas...Hugz, joann

Unknown said...

OMG! I wish this was sitting on a shelf in my living room! I really do...
What a perfect card, Tracy! Love the coloring and color tones used, but that flower and pearls are just perfect embellies for this make. :)
Have a great stress free day!

Heidi said...

Your card is stunning!
Beautiful colours and lovely details:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Dilyana said...

I love your Wryn, Tracy! :) She's my all time favorite stamp character and your card just turned out to be one of my favorite :) Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness!! I love Wryn with my whole heart!!! ❤❤❤
This card is sublime & it is joyful !!!
Glad to hear that you have been skating... I think I have only been 1 or 2 times in my whole life... It's just way way way too cold of a sport for me & my always freezing body. I wear a fleece zip up in 75-80 degree weather... Yep, I'm that girl...!! Lol

Love this card!! Maybe you will be on TI someday...!!?? Hmmmmm???!