Friday, 17 December 2010

Anyone for Coffee

Morning Peeps,

Wow, I got through to Round 2 on the Sugar Nellie Blog Simply Sassy Challenge, woo hoooooooo.  Round 2 is "Do your thing".  Ummmmmm, a hard one for me as I love soooo many different types of techniques, distressing by tearing the edges of the paper, inking the edges, sewing, absolutely love my embellishments and have so many favourite colour combo's I didn't know where to start to show you me, lol. 

Anyway, after deliberation I just started off as I usually do with my papers and "this is my thing", well tdoay anyway:-

I thought I would go for distressed and chose my papers and coloured my fab image from Sugar Nellie.  Now to give her the distressed look I coloured with copics RV23, RV21, RV000, as you'll know these are quite bright but with the added "W's to give her the distressed look, she's toned down.

I didn't think the papers lended themselves to being torn for this card or stitched as I thought it would be lost in the patterned papers, so I just edged with Tim Holtz distress inks, victorian velvet and black soot.

I know you have seen my handmade flowers before but I really love how they come out with the pinks/greys.  They are made up of several punches of 3 sizes of retro punch on double sided paper and then pieced together with a brad.  The edges were inked with Black Soot and then I sprayed water on them and scrunched them up.  I then dried them with the heat gun and unravelled the petals.  A little pearl glimmer mist added and a pearl centre and hey presto!  Aren't they just fab.

Materials Used:-

Image from the Simply Sassy range at Sugar Nellie
Papers are both digital from Bearly Mine Designs and a prize from Toucan Scraps

Medium is copics and prisma pencils
Bazill cardstock
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder (dots)
Spellbinders Dies
3 Retro punches to create the flowers
Tim Holtz Distress Inks Black Soot/Victorian Velvet
Marianne Design Swirl Dies
Doily from Bizzy Becs Store
Braided Trim, pearls from stash
Magnolia Doo Hickey Die
Magnolia Text Die
A Special Day round sentiment is LOTV

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

The Crafty Pad - Embossing
Beary Scrap - Pearls & Jems

Well, I hope I have done enough to make it to round 3.  Have a good weekend everyone.


Wiccababe said...

another beauty Tracy, love all the wee details
good luck in the competition

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy. love that distressed look, have the stamp myself but it hasn't been inked up as yet :( I prmised her after the Christmas cards... LOL Love the way you made your card. Greetz, Frea

Juls said...

Congrats on getting through to round 2!!!! Love the gorgeous colour combo you have used all your details are just perfect! love everything about this card! Good Luck on the competition! Hugs Juls

Dena said...

Tracy, I'm glad someone else is like me and has MANY styles. I don't like do the same thing all the time. haha! Your card is wonderful, so many great details and your coloring is amazing!
Good luck!

Mina said...

of course you got through with your incredible colouring I love those colours they are so gentle and delicate...I wish you huge luck in the competition
Mina xxx

Gabbi said...

Beautifully done tracy. I love the way you made the flowers. good luck.

jenny said...

Beautiful card, such a gorgeous colour combo and your colouring is amazing x

Jenny xx

Suzi Mac said...

This is stunning Tracy, good luck in the competition.
Suzi x

zoe.payne said...

Stunning card, love the image shes cute. The colours are lush and the flowers are gorgeous. The layout is fab. Well done xxx

Fiona said...

wow this is much work!! Good Luck!!


Kruemel said...

Wow, this is amazing! The color combo is adorable and fits this cutie so wonderfully. And I love all the detail you´ve put on this!

Wishing you good luck for the contest!

Kathrin aka Kruemel

FitterTwit said...

This is BEYOND awesome!!! Your color scheme is spot on, the card is perfectly detailed and your coloring is AMAZING!!! I need to get me a little of your brilliance!!!

Autumn said...

This is beautiful! Fabulous coloring and a great color scheme. Good luck!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

wow....this is so wonderful...i like the image and the papers you have use......great work....


Maria Therese said...

Beautiful and sweet card! love the little details!

Patricia Mae said...

Tracy this is just so pretty, I love the color combo and everything about this, just beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Beary Sweet Challenges. Happy Holidays. I hope you join us again for our next challenge.

Lau W said...

Love colors of this card, very very nice card !

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Tracy,

Your card is fabulous! I adore your coloring. Your shadowing is so deep I just love that look. Best of luck to you in the challenge!

Hugs, Mindy

Janet said...

Tracy--This is beautiful! I really love all the texture and layers. Wow! Good luck in round two!

Debbie said...

Gorgeous card, lovely layout. :) Thanks for sharing with us at The Crafty Pad challenge this week. :)

Debbie The Crafty Pad

Christine said...

Wow Tracy this is just awesome fab colour combo your image & colouring are all the embellies..stunning creation Good Luck in the chall.

smiles Christine xx

Donna said...

Wow Tracy this card is ABSOLUTELY AMAZING.....I really love how you do the dark shading on the image, and your layouts and attention to detail are go girl.
Donna xx

Christel D said...

Congratulations Tracey on winning the Sugar Nellie competition. I'm not surprised with your colouring techniques. Happy playing and have a fab Christmas.

Christel xx

Jamie said...

What a cute card! Love the image and colors. Thanks so much for joining us in our Beary Sweet Challenge. Good luck!

Jamie from The Beary Scrap DT

Unknown said...

This is such a fun card! I love all of the details. Thanks for joining us at the Beary Sweet Challenge - We hope to see you again!
Good luck!

Susan ~ Killam Creative said...

Wowzers! This is stunning! Thanks for the tip on Copic "W's" - I'm just figuring out how to use them. Thanks so much for joining our Beary Sweet Challenge - good luck!