Friday, 24 February 2012

Valentine Masquerade

Hi Peeps,

Do you ever start crafting and 3 hours later you haven't actually achieved anything?  Well this is me this week, suffering from Crafters Block.  I have had no inspiration at all and with a long list of to do's I really need my brain to function.  I can also do with a cleaner but I guess that isn't going to happen either, lol. It has taken me a couple of days to come up with my card for today and I have kept inside very plain for me.

I have used the image Valentine Masquerade by Jasmine Becket-Griffith available right HERE. I have  coloured her using my copics and then I added some mist using a sponge and a white brilliance ink pad.

Sorry, definitely picture heavy......


I made a gatefold card using the gorgeous Marianne Design Creatables Anja Edge LR0202




 Papers are Melissa Frances and Basic Grey




The leaf die used with the floral arrangement in the right hand corner is also a Marianne Design Creatables Decorative Elegance LR0157



Flowers are a combination of WOC and Marianne Design.


The punch used on the edge is a Martha Stewart punch and the red ribbon is from my stash.


I would like to enter my card into the following challenges:-

Bloggers - Black, Red, White
CraftyCatz - Something beginning with "B" (Butterfly)
Craft us crazy - favourite embellishment (hard one, flowers, punches, lacy diecuts)
Crop Stop - At least
Cute Card Thursday - Winged Things
Little Miss Muffet - Fancy or Lacy
Crafty Creations - Fancy Folds
Inky Impressions - Dies/Punches
Paper Pretties - Punches/Dies
Crazy Challenge - Dies/Punches

Don't forget to enter my candy HERE.


56 comments:

Inkypinkydelights said...

Oh WOW this is so clever! I
absolutely love it! Judy x

Kreativmonster said...

Wow, Tracy, this is amazing! I simply love everything about it!
Big Hugs
Barbara

Exclusively by Mel said...

It's beautiful!!
What a fab card Tracey.
Stunning design, and I love the image.
I wish I had a cleaner as well :)
Love, Mel. xxx

Tammy Ortiz said...

well for crafters block, you made an amazing card. Wow I wish I could do half this talent..

Amazing.
Hugs Tammy

Rose said...

Ooo, Tracy . . . I love the shaped design of your front folds . . . this card is fantastic! Hugz, ~ Rose

Teresa said...

Georgous card Tracy, so pretty,
Teresa x

Boxofcolours said...

Phenomenal! I think you'll be teaching me when you come over!!!
Awesome job Tracey 10/10
Hugs
Jane

angelwhispers said...

Tracey your colouring is divine just love the richness and the gorgeous shading just superb! Loving all these dies as well the edge one is a must have just so elegant! Overall its an amazing creation thanks for showing. Chanelle xxxx

Roma said...

Wow this is such a gorgeous card !,the image is gorgeous the colouring is beautiful and i love the edge punch you have used x

Christina C. said...

Tracy, I am at a loss for words!!!!!
This is an AMAZING WORK OF ART!!!!
How very creative and beautiful! Adore the image and you colored her magnificently.....I totally love, love this gorgeous creation!!!!!

LilyPinkScraps said...

Wow - so stunning!! Absolutely gorgeous, a fabulous piece of art :)

Vicky said...

Gorgeous card sweetie love the image.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Kirsty-Anne (Kitty) said...

Hi just had to comment on this its amazing the gatefold with the die is incredible love every inch of it :D

Janine said...

This is a gorgeous card Tracy. I love everything about it !!
Hugs Janine xx

Frea said...

Hi Tracy, wow such a gorgeous card!! Love that image and especially the way those two 'doors' on your card close. Hugs, Frea

Shanna Shands said...

I love seeing your creations Tracy this is one of my new favorites!

Rebekah said...

This is stunning Tracy sometimes it's good to keep it simple. I've been having a bit of block lately too so I always go back to a fave image for a nojo boost! hugs Rebekah xx

vickisunshine said...

Wow! I really love this, is it such a clever design, beautiful colouring. Just gorgeous.
Hugs
Vicki x

Vicky said...

So gorgeous hun...love the colours and your beautiful layout too sweetie :o)

have a lovely weekend...big hugs Vicky xx

CraftyC said...

Wow Tracy, shes gorgeous. Your mojo looks fine to me!
Clairexx

Berit Synnøve said...

Wow, this is beautiful.
The image is colored perfectly and I love your colorcombo.
Thanks for playing with The Crazy Challenge. Hope to see you soon again.
Berit

Basement Stamper said...

Your color is amazing on this card and I love the fold you have created. Thanks for joining us at blogger's challenge this week.

MJ said...

Very pretty! I too love all the dies. Beautiful work, the gate fold is amazing!

tonistamps said...

Crafters block??? I think not! This is totally over the top gorgeous!!! I love everything about it!

Ida said...

Wow! So pretty and elegant. What a gorgeous creation.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Hi Tracy. What a gorgeous card...simply beautiful! Love everything about it. I have joined your followers list, look forward to seeing more of your artwork. Join me if you will. Hugs,Gayle.

nessy said...

stunning card tracy ~so very elegant and very beautifully made ~gorgeous!!
vanessa xx
ps do you do 8x8 boxes??

Shirl said...

Fabulous creation Tracy with such a beautifully coloured image.

Thank you for sharing with us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges.

Hugs Shirley x x

Hanneke said...

Wow Tracy, gorgeous card! Love the shape and style, so romantic and a bit gothic feel. Great image and coloring! Hugs, Hanneke

Spyder said...

well, if this is what you create with no inspiration what will you create when you have! Brilliantly coloured, designed and everything else!
(Lyn)

Nannieflash said...

Wow Tracy that is stunning, that is so dramatic in that colour choice, love the design to. hugs Shirleyxxx

Grenouille Greetings said...

And as for this one... WOW! For someone with Crafter's Block you sure did pull your creativity out of the bag. And you've cost me money! I absolutely HAVE to have the die you used for the front! It's gorgeous. Your red and black colours are perfect with your beautifully coloured image and your borders and floral arrangements are delightful! A supremo make! Hugs, Lesley

Renkata said...

Tracey this is sensational. Love it.
I do have this die from Mariane Design, never used, but now, i will thanks for the inspiration.

Punkydoodle Papers said...

This is lovely! Your coloring is amazing! What wonderful detail! Thank you of joining us at Inky Impressions!

Donelda said...

Your colouring is amazing and the details of this fancy fold are wonderful. Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Creations Challenges.

Vicki said...

Fabulous design, image and coloring! Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Julie said...

Stunning - love the way you've done the gatefold! xx

Arabella said...

Amazing card Tracy! The gatefold is fab and your colouring is beautiful!

Thanks for playing along with us in the Fancy or Lacy challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps!

Arabella

Mephisto said...

WOW, what a fab image.
Thanks for joining us at InkyImpressions this week.

Domi

Katie said...

Oh Wow! This is just fantastic! From the original cut of the card to the bold image. Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog!

Jocelyne Chevarie said...

Je suis tellement contente de voir votre carte. J'ai acheté ce "die" parce que je le trouvais si joli mais je ne savais pas trop comment l'utiliser...je vais m'inspirer de votre carte. C'est vraiment très beau. Vous avez beaucoup de talent. Passez une très belle journée,
Jocelyne...du Canada

Joey said...

Tracy this is breathtakingly beautiful! stunning card hun, thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions. Joey x

Evelyn S. said...

This is truly amazing! Your coloring is....wow! And that fabulous gatefold card frames her so beautifully.

Veronica said...

Oh my gosh, this is just fantastic. WOW wow wow and again wow
Thank you for joining us at CropStop Challenge Blog
Veronica

April said...

This is a fabulous card. I love how it opens, I love the butterfly and I especially love your coloring! Thanks for joining Inky Impressions.!

Deb said...

wow, amazing card! Beautiful!
Many thanks for joining in the
♥Cute Card Thursday Challenge♥
this week! Debxx

Aunty Sue said...

Fab stunning card and thanks for joining us with our i spy this week at Crafty Catz

THE HOOSIER STAMPER said...

Awesome, gorgeous, fab card! Hugs! Leah Ann Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenges! Good Luck!

~Michelle~ said...

beautiful die and coloring! very pretty project! Thank you for sharing it with us on the CropStop Challenge!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Tracy

A gorgeous and beautiful card love the colour's and design of your card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
Hugs Dianne xx

Sharon Basel said...

Tracy this is just stunning and I'm totally speechless and at a loss for words to describe its beauty and my favorite elements - the whole thing is amazing! Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Inky IMpressions.
Sharon, II-DT

Lisa Watson said...

I have never seen such a gorgeous gate folded card!!! Amazing and once you open the card more great stuff on the inside!!! Thanks for playing with us at CropStop!

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Tracy this is exceptionally beautiful, wow, wow, wow, this is breathtaking, that image the card fold and design, wow, awesome.
hugs
Lorraine x

Shelby said...

Wow this is just so cool! If this is what crafter's block looks like, could you please send some to me:)!!!

Shelby

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful gatefold card, wonderful image and added embellies! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Julies Crafty Creations said...

WOW WOW WOW, Absolutely stunning!!

I have just bought the Marianne Die and was looking for ways to use it and your card has really caught my eye, can you tell me how you did it as I am trying to work out if you did a gatefold with an overhang so they matched in the centre

Hugs Julie x