Monday 10 January 2011

DT Inspiriation for Simply Sassy

Hiya Peeps,

Hope everyone had I fab weekend, I've spent most of it in my craft room, a little moan from my hubby, lol.  Today's the day that the DT start posting on the new Simply Sassy DT Inspirational Blog, in case you haven't visited you can find us HERE.  I'm taking the first day in posting, so all support is welcome, lol.

As you know we will be commencing tutorials in February, so if there's anything you would like to see, just leave us a message and we will do our best, providing we can accomodate of course.

We are also seeking some Guest Designers to show off the next two releases, so you will receive 6 stamps each month, all details are on the blog HERE.

Now, my new release stamps are on their way but haven't reached me yet, so in their absence I have inked up my new "Hippie Chick" stamp available from HERE.  Isn't she just gorgeous?

I have coloured this Chick using copics colours:-

BG09, BG07, BG05, BG01 - Dress
RV23, RV21, RV000 - Leg warmers
E18, E11, E00 - Skin
E25, E31, E50, - Hair
R85, R83 - Flowers in her hair

I have also added W3, W1, W0 for shaded areas to tone down the colours for a sort of distressed look and I have also used my prisma pencils for extra shading.

All papers are digi from Bearly Mine Designs using Vol 3 and Vintage and have been distressed using the Making Memories tool but any distressing tool will do or I even resort to my Fiskars Finger Tool, it's just as good, particularly if my making memories tool has got lost under my pile of papers and mess that I work in, lol.  I have added Tim Holtz Distress ink to all the edges of the papers and then added my favourite stickles.

I have used an "in Bloom" embossing folder by craft concepts that I received from Bizzy Becs store and embossed this onto Coredinations Cardstock and then sanded over the embossing to create that worn look, i I love it.

I have used the Whiff of Joy Banner Die and stamped the words "Lots of Love" onto each panel and trimmed so that it has a border.

The flowers and doily have been distressed using the walnut stain as well and a little dash of star dust stickles, my favourite.  Both are from Bizzy Bec's store.

The little love heart pearls are available from Crafts and Me and are very reasonably priced.  The lace and pom poms are from my stash.

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Creative Cow Girl - Use something new (stamp)
Creative Inspirations Paint - Texture (embossing and sanded)
Let's Ink It Up - Anything Goes
2 Sisters - Getting Girly
Craft Your Days Away - Anything Goes
Mark's Finest Paper - Embossing
Sweet Stampin - Try something different (embossing folder and sanding)
Delicious Doodles - Try something new (embossing folder and sanding)
Phindys Place - Distressing
Sew Many Challenges - Flags
Friday Sketchers - Sketch
Rainbow Lady - Use something new (image)
Sassy Studio - Use something new (image)
Creative Cottage - Use Something New
Little Red Wagon - Use a doily
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes plus option of lace
Tuesday Throwdown - Embossing


denny said...

omg trace well im stuck for words this is amazing hun really is beautifull i didnt think you could get any better but my word its well outstanding babe love the papers the little pom poms love the colour combo just love everything about this card hugs denny xxxxxxxxxxxxx

denny said...

well trace im sat here glued to this card its so beautifull anybody would be over the moon to get a birthday card like this you really have show cased her beautifully hun i take my hat of to ya hun gorjussssssssssssssssssssssss xxxxxxxxxxx

angelwhispers said...

Everything is just stunning!! Just love the image and all the detail its just lovely! Chanelle xxx

Dena said...

Tracy your card is beautiful!!! Love it to bits! The colors are gorgeous and your coloring is awesome!!!
Hugs, Dena

Suzi Mac said...

Wowzer!! Tracy you have created a little masterpiece here, I love the image, papers and all those fab embellies. You're colouring skills are second to none. Love it.
Suzi x

Vicky said...

Hi sweetie this is absolutely stunning best hippie chick I've seen she looks amazing. I've still to colour mine, she has been inked now lol. Hopefully it will be this week when I get her on a card lol.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Anonymous said...

hi tracy! this card is so beautyful. i just wanted to thank you for playing with us at creative cowgirls.hugs

Juls said...

just stunning!!!! such beautiful colours!!! love the distressed feel, all your fabulous layers and those most gorgeous pompoms!!! Hugs Juls

Teresa said...

Georgous card Tracy so much going on.
Teresa x

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

wow....a very fantastic card......


zoe.payne said...

Beautiful card, image is stunning. love the colours and all the xtras. The flowers and them little pearl hearts are

Ms. Jen said...

So gorgeous Tracy! I just gotta get me some of these.

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, I love it. With love and hugs Shirleyx

Shelby Goolsby said...

Just beautiful!! I love the colors and all of the pretty layers.

Dazie said...

Really really beautiful from the colours to the embellishments!

Thanks for joining us over at craft your days away this fortnight!

jackiescrafts said...

What a beautiful card I love the colours you have used and the flowers are lovely. Thanks for joining in at CYDA this time

Jackie x

Cec said...

Fabulous card. Love the rich colours and that ball fringe in the corner is so much fun. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place and I hope you will come back again.

Jen said...

Fabulous colouring and I really like the papers. Thank you for joining us at Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Jen x

Rainbow Lady said...

Very cute card - lovely papers too. Thanks so much Love Cynthia x

Virgo5 said...

Gorgeous card, awesome colouring!
Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracy this is stunning the design, papers and colours along with the image look awesome.
Lorraine x

Annette said...

Love everything about it, the papers, lace and the little pom-poms. Thanks for joining our Gettin Girlie challenge with the 2 Sisters Blog this week. Annette xx

Lynda Nielsen said...

WOW - This is absolutely AMAZING!!! Adorable image, but GORGEOUS colors, and your distressing is AWESOME! Thanks so much for joining us at Phindy's Place for this weeks distressing challenge.

Angie said...

lovely card and the image is fab thanks for joining us at papertake weekly
Angie x

Vicki Dutcher said...

Excellent coloring! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Joanne said...

Beautiful card! Gorgeous coloring! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon:)
Joanne xo

Sara said...

Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with SSD!

~ Kendra ~ said...

This is beautiful!!! I just love the colors used and the layout of the card! Thanks for sharing your card with us at Creative Inspiration Paints!!


Lauren said...

This is so cute! I love all the teal! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


Unknown said...

Yep she is gorgeous and so is your creation. Fantastic colouring and colour combo. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

Creative Inspirations said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Creative Inspirations Paint.

Hazel (Didos) said...

Hiya, Ah this is great thanks for playing along on Rainbow Lady this week Hazelxox

stampingmarianne said...

Such a great card! Perfect colouring!
Thanks for playing along at creative cowgirls challenge!

Kruemel said...

It´s amazing Tracy! Your georgeous coloring and those beautiful bright colors you used, the layout, the laces and those beautiful flowers - everything matches perfectly and come together as a beautiful piece of art. Love it!

Big hugs
Kathrin aka Kruemel

Jackie Thomas said...

Oh wow Tracy. This is stunning. I adore the colours you've used and all the little embellishments are perfect. Hugs xo Jackie

Claire said...

Beautiful card!the colours are gorgeous Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck :-)
Claire xx

Dragonlady said...

Wow Tracy,

Gorgeous card, love all the distressing and fabulous colouring. Thanks fo rplaying at LIIU.

Hugs Ali x

Carol Ann said...

Fabulous card love the colour palette! Thanks for playing along at CYDA this time.
Carol Ann xx

Kerry said...

Hi Tracy,

Beautiful card with such amazing colouring.

Love this image and the layout it just fab.

It has just soo much detail, love it.

Love Kerry xxx

Poppet said...

Fantastic card Tracy, love all the details you have added each one compliments the other. Loving the Hippie Chick image she has a great expression on her face.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Anonymous said...

wow, what can i say? i love it. the image, the colors, the layering the everything. its lovely. thanks for joining us at creative cowgirls. just to let you now...i have some aniversary candy over at my place, if you wanna join, hugs

Kendra said...

Love the colors and the distressed look. Thanks for playing at Let's Ink It Up!

lindyloo said...

wow fantastic thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hope to see you again linda x