Saturday 26 March 2011

Yikes, it's Backgrounds at Make It Colourful

Morning Peeps,

If things are going to plan I am having a lay in, although not too long I hope, too many crafting things to get done.  I really need to try to go to bed earlier, I'm crafting to the wee hours, well a girl has to take advantage when her hubby is on nights, and as he gets home at around 6:20am I am woken, well with a cuppa, so that's my nights sleep, so hopefully as I don't have to drag myself into work I'll be catching up on some Zzzzzz's.

Right, onto today's card.  Well Zoe has tasked us at Make It Colourful to "Backgrounds".  This can be skies, landscapes, watercoloured, shaded, dotty etc etc.  Not sure why I chose to join in as I have only done a dotty background once before, but I got a bit carried away lol, but I did like the outcome.  I have used the Make It Crafty Open Window stamp, HERE, absolutely fell in love with this window which can be used for Spring and Summer scenes, but as we are appoaching Spring and the weather in the UK is absolutely glorious mine is a spring card.  We are also being sponsored by Magnolialicious.  Woo hoo, so I know all you Maggie fans will be wanting to join us this week and to mark this ocassion I have used "Longing Tilda" which you can purchase from Magnolialicious HERE. I stamped Tilda and then masked her off and added the open window.

This is just like our office at the moment, lol, windows open, except were working and not leaning out chatting, more's the pity.

 I have coloured her using copics and only a couple of prismas.  I created the dotty background around the window using my copics and colourless blender and the same technique using the pinks in the background of the window itself.

Now look at these gorgeous flourishes that Zoe has designed.  Laser cut and very intricate.  I have left them butt naked with a dash of walnut stain here and there but you can colour them using your copics, or acrylic paint or even emboss.  I'll leave the link to these in the material listing at the bottom of the page.
Oh, another flourish, couldn't resist.  I best get my next order in before you all hop over as I believe Zoe has 25% off at the moment.

Thought I'd just try to show you the lovely lace effect from the Martha Stewart punch around the edge, isn't it gorgeous.  This card look fabulous on the windowsill with the light shining through.

Materials Used:-

Open Window Rubber Stamp - Make It Crafty HERE
Laser Chipboard  Flourishes Diecuts - Make It Crafty HERE
Stamping Cardstock - Make It Crafty HERE
Magnolia Longing Tilda - Magnolialicious HERE
Medium - Copics/Prisma pencils
Gorgeous Yummy Papers are the new Vintage Lace Dreams - Bearly Mine HERE
Corrugated Cardstock
White Acrylic Paint
Lace and Pearls
Seam Binding
Flowers from Wild Orchid Crafts
Vintage Distress Ink
Stardust Stickles
Springtime Sentiment is Hanglar and Stanglar

I have entered my card into the following challenges:-

Totally Tilda - Chipboard (swirls)
Magnolia-licious Highlites - Easter/Spring Extravaganza (full size image)
Just Magnolia & Stanglar - Bingo (flowers, gems, ribbon & lace)
Little Miss Muffet - Brads, Gems or Pearls
Let's ink it up - Diecuts and Punches
Meljen's - Punches
Paperplay - Distressing
Creative Beli - "C" Embellishments (corrugated card painted and chipboard)
Freshly Brewed - Two or more embellishments
A spoonful of sugar - Ribbon/Pearls/Flowers
Scrap Creations - Spring has sprung
Jac-inks - Masking
Stamping Vacation - inspired by little house on the priarie (love that program and Tilda in her window is definitely that)
Stamps R Us - Spring
Totally Gorjuss - Spring has sprung
Crafty Catz - Pearls and Swirls
Polkadoodle - Spring


Berry said...

This is gorgeous Tracy I have both of these stamps so must do something like this soon! Thanks for sharing at the creative cottage hugs Rebekah xx

Unknown said...

This is beautiful, wow so colourful, love those flowers, so pretty xxx

Nanda said...

That is a wonderful card, so many details. Beautiful.


Unknown said...

Super cute Tracy!!! *hugz*

Juls said...

wow this is just beautiful!! Hugs Juls

Karen W said...

Gorgeous layout and card!!

Anonymous said...

Tracy, this is stunning! These colors are so pretty on this card! Gorgeous scene and your coloring is fantastic! Love the flowers and the pretty scrolls fit perfectly on this card! Beautiful job Tracy!! hugs, Angela

Mau xx said...

This is Stunning Tracy, no wonder you are pleased with the result. The Colours are beatiful and I love all your detail and layout xxMau

Giorgia said...

Semplicemente Meravigliosa!!!

Candy C said...

Your card is absolutely DARLING! Love "SPRING". The colors are perfectly done and the stamp is just precious! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

cebelica said...

Another gorgeous card!

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, love this card!! Very pretty colouring and I love this background with the dots. I have done a similar sort of card in combination with Tilda a while back, so if you want to have a look here's the link: Sorry about the lousy pics, it was terrible weather at the time and the lighting was lousy. Hugs, Frea

Susie Sugar said...

Wow Tracey this is simply stunning darling
Thanks for joining us for the Totally Tilda chipboard challenge
Hugs Susie & the TT DT XX

sugarplum said...

Just stunning and that punch is gorgeous
Fi x

Happileigh Scrappin' said...

So very pretty, wonderfully colored. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

Elena V. said...

it's so cute!

CraftyC said...

Your card is gorgeous Tracy. Beautifully coloured and love the pretty scene!

Renkata said...

Such a wonderful scene you have created Tracy,
Love the punch border.

Mona`s Bittelille Scrappekrok said...

Holy smokes!!! This card is totally S.T.U.N.N.I.N.G!!!! Your colouring is so incredibly gorgeous. Love absolutely everything about it. So fabulously embellished! Talk about eyecandy!!! Hugs...Mona

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy,
Wow hun this is one beautiful card. Love all the elements you have used. Thanks for joining in our Die Cuts/Punches challenge at LIIU and our chipboard challenge at Totally Tilda this time.
Good Luck
Dawn xx

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty card Tracy and lovely spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

zoe.payne said...

Wow this is soo beautiful, adore Tilda. Gorgeous colours love the lace round it and the backgroud is stunning. well done xxxxx

Scatty Cards said...

A fantastic card, love magnolia images. Thanks for joining us at creative craft xx

uksharon said...

Lovely detail.
Thanks for joining us at PP this week.
Best wishes, Sharon

Kirsty said...

Hi it is so very beautiful and bright. The colouring is out of this world. The punch lace is lush must get me one of them :D . Kitty x

Claire said...

Wow, beautiful card, love the stamps you've used and your colouring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

Diamond Doll said...

Wow Tracy this is stunning i love that window stamp.Fabulous masking.My hubbys on night next week so i,ll be doing the same lol!!!!
Trish (-:

Mary J said...

Stunning, Tracy! I like this challenge! Gonna have to join in!

Maria said...

Absolute-liciously stunning Tracy! Jaw-dropping colouring and those dots are perfect. Gorgeous scene and perfect combo of images seem to bring the sunshine in. Loving the scrolls too and how you added the flowers. Hugs, Maria

Evie said...

Wow... Love all the details and colors...

Hugs. Evie (Singapore)

...just Peggy said...

Very Pretty! love the details. Thanks for joining us at Little Miss Muffet Challenge.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

This is SO cute! I love the pinks and the white lacy border around the card is gorgeous! Great coloring too and your embellishments are to die for - love those flowers. There is so much details and it comes together wonderfully - I'm in awe! :D *Hugs

Viv said...

Well your dottie background looks fantastic girl! Adorable card, love all the flowers and flourishes of course! That's a gorgeous border too! Viv xx

Zoe said...

awww don't be upset with the dots cause I think they are FABULOUS!! I love the idea of adding the dots around the window and inside. Speaking of window - WOW - coloured to perfection and Tilda looks adorable! I am so happy you are loving the flourishes too - they look perfect how you have arranged them. hugs hun xxxooo

tiggertastic said...

stunning - wow - amazing, i just love the delicate style of this make and with donna papers is everything just works so well

sarah x

Janine - Ellabella said...

I visit your blog almost daily and I always love to see the new cards you made.

mfc.melissamade2 said...

Wow! Thanks for joining us at Meljen's Designs this week!

Nikbee said...

A gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Monique said...

This is absolutely gorgeious Tracy !! I love it :)).

Hugs Monique

angelwhispers said...

Just love it Tracy your colouring is always out of this world and the design awesome!!!! Love Chanelle xxx

Joan Ervin said...

WOW, is this ever pretty...such beautiful details and your coloring is gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!

Sue said...

Hi Tracy
wowzer a totally gorgeous card, awesome colour work, beautiful papers & embelies,thank you for joining us at The Creative Cottage this week, hope to see you next time, sue,x

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

Hey Tracy-licious or do you go by Rubba too??IDK what's going on with our group ROTF!!!

I like the dots so dot away specially that color effect is GORGEOUS!OH AND YOUR PAPER GIRL IS STUNNING!

UMMM you have enough challenges in here LMAO!!!! Are you sure?? LOVE YOU MUCH GIRL YOUR SUCH A INSPIRATIONAL TEAMMIE AND yes you do have lots to bring to our traveling book to come((HUGS))Ruby

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Oh how beautiful! I love the design around the card base and the beautiful colors. The image is colored flawlessly.

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

Chris said...

that's a very pretty card, all those flowers are gorgeous.
thanks for playing with us at Paper Pretties.

Barbara Sproatmeyer (LM2) said...

Dropping by again to check out your project! Thanks for playing along in the "Brads, Gems & Pearls" challenge at Little Miss Muffet Stamps. ;D

Ann Craig said...

Such a pretty card showing great masking skill. Love your colour choices and embellishments. thanks for joining jac-inks challenge# 4 and we look forward to seeing more of your work.

Darsie Bruno said...

a very sweet image and card! Thanks so much for playing with us at Meljen's Designs. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for a new challenge!
Hugs, Darsie
Meljen's Design Team