Wednesday, 16 March 2011

Photo Inspiration at Crafts and Me

Morning Peeps,

Half way through the week, yayyyyyy, mojo is slowing returning, but have planned to have a sort out in my craft room for the rest of the week, so a little rest from card making whilst I have a clean up and sort out, so let's hope I can find things when I do hit the crafting mat again!  I've just finished making my copic marker storage using foamboard, and I have layered some chipboard with magnetic backing so all my nesties are stuck to it, just need hubby to put it on the wall, ummmmm could be a long wait.  On with the rest of it, but it's going to be a long process.........

Oh and by the way we are now a WEEKLY challenge blog. With the recent additions to the team, Teresa has formed a digi team and a rubber team so we will be taking it in turns to run the challenges, so one week it will be the digi team and the next the rubber team, and with twice as many challenges there will be twice as many fabulous prizes.  And speaking of prizes this week's sponsor is Sweetpea Stamps who are offering $20 and, I know there's more, as Crafts and Me Challenge Blog is 1 year old, Teresa is doing an additional draw for 8 Crafts and Me digi images and if you haven't seen the range, boy are you missing something.  In addition to the challenge blog as always the team will be posting every day on the Crafts and Me Blog HERE for daily inspiration so don't forget to hop over and follow so you don't miss anything. 

This week's theme at Crafts and Me is photo inspiration chosen by Vicky along with some texture.  I have chosen the blues and for texture I have added corrugated card, ripped it and added some acrylic paint.  We are being sponsored by SweetPea Stamps, so come on over and join the fun.  Here's the photo inspiration:-

Well actually there's two photo's, you can take your pick or use a combination. 

Here's what I came up with:-

This is Flapper 2 by Lemon Shortbread available from Crafts and Me HERE

I have coloured her using Copics and Prisma's.

A close up of the flowers and bird.

A bit more texture, corrugated heart with a dusting of acrylic paint, and a distressed butterfly with pearls.


Image: Flapper 2 available HERE
Papers by Bearly Mine Designs
Lace from Bizzy Becs
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts and 99p shop
Little postcard and butterfly from Graphic Fairy
Pearls from Stash
Vintage Photo Distress Ink
Nesties for the ovals

I have entered this card into the following challenges:-

Anything Goes - Die Cuts
Flourishes - Butterflies
Scrap Creations - Anything Goes
Gingerloft - Flowers
Little Claires - Flowers
Our Daily Bread - Leather or Pearls
Totally Gorjuss - Flowers and Lace
CCEE Stampers - Monochromatic with Blues and Neutrals
Sassy Studio - Something recycled (corrugated cardboard)
Stampin B - Bling
Whoopsi Daisy - Pile on the flowers
Amber's Crafts and Stuff - Anything Goes



Sylvia Blum said...

WOW Tracy, this is over the top adorable!!! LOOOOVE everything about it! The image is so wonderful and you colored and embellished her just perfectly! Wonderful card creation!!!
{hugs} Sylvia

Scatty Cards said...

A fantastic card, love the colours. Thanks for joining in at creative craft, good luck

Shazza said...

this is gorgeous, love her ear-rings

Nannieflash said...

Gorgeous card Tracy and a really lovely image beautifully coloured. with hugs Shirleyxx

Sabrina Jackson said...

Oh my word, Tracy, this card is over the top and breathtaking!! I love all of those little special touches you have added and your coloring....stunning!! Thanks for taking the time to play along in this weeks Shining the Light Challenge over at ODBD!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Vicky said...

Tracy sweetie you know I love ya to bits but you are talking shoite girl your mojo is DEF ALL THERE hun if I could turn out a card like this with all of my mojo I would feel so proud. It really is soooo soooo beautiful hun, you've just made me put this stamp on my to buy list from Teresa thats how stunning this card is. Your colouring is awesome!! WOW have you rocked the photo....this is perfect shug.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow Tracy!I love the blue and that image is gorgeous!Awesome job!Thank you for joining the Shining the Light challenge this week!

Anniebee said...

Wow! If this is the kind of work you produce when your mojo is missing, I wanna see what you can do when it's functioning properly!! This card is really gorgeous and your coloring is very nice! I'm glad you entered it into our first challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff and I hope you'll come back next week too.

Crafting Pals Design Team

Maria Moorhouse said...

Stunning card, thanks for playing along at Sassy Studio Designs!

Maria x

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

Great card. I love the coloring you've done on the flapper image. Thanks for stopping by Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday!


Kathy said...

She's so pretty, love your coloring, especially the hair. Thanks for joining the SSD challenge this week.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful details and coloring, and a perfect match for the photo inspiration!

Heather said...

A beautiful card Tracy, I love the colours, papers and the vintage feel of it. Your colouring is fantastic and your detailing just perfect!!

So glad you could join us at Copic Creations,
Heather xx

RoseC said...

Ahhh . . . your Flapper is gorgeous! You've made her look beautiful in blues. It's a pleasure to review your work. So glad to see your entry at Copic Creations. ~ Rose

zoe.payne said...

Such a stunning card, wow i love the flapper image the colours are gorgeous and those earings are just fab!!! beautiful hun xxxx

Linda Wescott said...

Totally beautiful card, love the image and the extra little touches such as her pearl ear-rings. Thanks for joining Amber's Craft and Stuffs first Challenge, hope to see you again next week. Hugs lin

EVIL twin said...

Lovely. I adore the vintage look and the colors are beautiful.

Thanks for joining our challenge at Amber's Crafts and Stuff!

Anonymous said...

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xxxtglxxx said...

Very pretty, and a great new image :)

I treated myself to the mermaid digi yesterday, so I will try and play in this weeks photo inspiration :)

Love this card Tracy - really like the bleached out/shabby chic feel to it, and you know I love embellies! :D



Lynn said...

OM! What a gorgeous creative card! Just stunning :)
Thanks so much for joining us at Gingerloft Challenges:)
Lynn xx
And good luck x

Victoria said...

this is gorgeous x

sue said...

beautiful card thanks for joining us at anything goes x sue x

angelwhispers said...

Tracy this is just outstanding!!!! Just love the vintage look with all these beautiful flowersa and lace and the image just perfect!! Have a great weekend and happy spring cleaning the craft room!! Chanelle xxx

Louise said...

Oh wow, Tracy, your card is stunning - I love everything about it! Thank you so much for joining us at Little Claire's x

Natasha said...

What an amazing card. All of the details are just gorgeous. I love the little pearls that you've put for earrings. Again, amazing. Thanks for playing along at Amber's Crafts and Stuff


Jane Wetzel said...

totally outstanding coloring here and what a gorgeous card! glad u joined us at copic creations!

Love crafts forever said...

Thank you so much for playing at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Hugs Nataliya.

Julye said...

What a super image and love the vintage feel and that image is gorge too, thanks for sharing with us alll here at creative craft challengtes and good luck.

Monique said...

This is so beautifull !!

Hugs Monique

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. I love the image and the colours are wonderful. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Silke Ledlow said...

WOW...suepr gorgeous! Love the colors, the image and how you colored it! The butterfly is a perfect finishing touch! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~

The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

Hi tracy. I wanted to let you know you won Challenge # 1 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff wtih this awesome card. It was hand picked by our DT member, Brandi, as a finalist.

Please head on back to our blog and grab your winner blinkie and send me your address for the prize of three rolls of ribbon

Don't forget to check back at the end of the month to see if you win the monthly grand prize.

amber (at)

Jami said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful!!!! Thanks for joining us at Copic creations!

Suzanne J Dean said...

Great image and so nicely colored and embellished--beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Copic Creations!


The Crazy Crafting Lady said...

Congratulations AGAIN!

Your card was randomly selected as the March Grand Prize winner at Amber's Crafts and Stuff.

I have asked Linda to send you the prize since she also lives in the UK.

Linda Wescott said...

Hi Tracy, I hope to be posting your March grand prize from Amber's Crafts and Stuff tomorrow. Also to let you know I used the bookmark your made the other week as inspiration for a bookmark I made. You can see it here if you are interested for the inspiration, and congrats on your win. Hugs lin