Monday 14 January 2013


Hi Everyone,

If your looking for my BunnyZoe DT challenge card please scroll down one.

I'm back.  I know two posts in one day, lol.   This is my DT card for Live and Love Crafts where this week the DT will be inspiring you with Monochromatic projects.  I'll let you into a little secret,  when I joined my very first challenge team and I learnt one of the themes was Monochromatic I wanted to hide under the table, I never thought I would be able to do it, the theme just scared me soooo much and so did white on white.  But now I have to say I love it, and my favourite colours are all the cream and browns, so guess what colours I used today, lol.

I have used papers called Riddersholm Design called Tea Room  and used both sides of  the Riddersholm Fleamarket Notes.  All panels have been stitched.  The image is by Sarah Kay called Noel Joy and I have had her in my collection for a couple of years now and this is her first time meeting ink, OMG how bad is that.

I have coloured her in vintage photo distress ink and cut out the panel with a spellbinders die and layered onto another spellbinders scalloped oval and a spellbinders floral oval, I must have a thing about spellbinders at the moment, lol.  I added some tulle pleat trim , around the floral oval before mounting onto the papers.

Have you seen the beautiful Bark Hearts.  Priced at just 99p and you get four.  Don't they just look fab for Vintage cards and would look fab on Valentine cards too.  I added a Vintage Findings Beaded Centre and some Shabby Seam Binding.  The text, "For You", is from Maja Design It's Christmas Time Die Cut Sheet.  As you can see, it's not just for Christmas.

In the top left I have used a  Gardenia flower coupled with  some gorgeous Kort and Godt Chrysanthemum's which I was very lucky to win before Christmas, and swirled with the 3mm and 8mm string pearls.

The edges were distressed with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a sprinkling of Snow Tex, here and there.  Told you I loved this stuff, lol.

A close up of  the gorgeous brass butterfly with added pearls and a dusting of snow tex, he he he, it gets everywhere.
The whole image was coloured with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.
Oh  I nearly forgot there are two pins tucked away under my bark heart embellishment arrangement, one of the berries pins and one of the vintage brown hat pins, yum.

Lastly I finished off with some cream organza roses and some of the new lovely Cluny Lace with threaded trim.

I hope I have inspired you today and I look forward to reading your comments.  As always click on any of the pictures below which are directly linked to the product in the LLC store.

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

Crafty Bloggers - Flowers
Whoopsi Daisy - Monochromatic
Crafty Calendar - What's New (Everything except the stamp)
Creative Corner - Shabby Chic


Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

so stunning tracy! i love all of the details and the monochrome looks just so pretty. those pearls look gorgeous there in the corner :)

Astrid said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy, gorgeous colours, beautiful details !!

hugs Astrid

Paper Profusion said...

Oh I love the shabby vintage look of this - so beautiful Tracy. Nicola x

Sue said...

WOW!!! This is totally stunning Tracy. I love the image and the whole vintage design with all your fabulous detailing.
Hugs Sue

Jane said...

EQ doin her thang!!! Extremely well I might add :0)
Hope the snow's not too bad in your part of the county

Jenny said...

So so so very very stunning Tracy! Love it! x

Erica ♥ said...

What a fabulous card, love the
colours and all the nice details.

Have a nice new week,
hugs Erica xox

Grenouille Greetings said...

Stunning, Tracy! Soooooo vintage with the depth of tones you have achieved and beautifully embellished. Love your pearly bits! Hugs, Lesley

Dena said...

Tracy! Wow! Stunning! It has such a beautiful vintage feel!
Hugs, Dena

Lisa Rasmussen said...

WOW! this is so beautiful ;O)

Words and Pictures said...

Simply gorgeous - the variety of shading in your colouring of the image is stunning, and the whole card is an absolute triumph - just lovely!
Alison x

Laura Bradley said...

This is stunning Tracy, so many beautiful details. I absolutely love it! Laura xx

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy this is so beautiful,what a dramatic effect you have achieved,These card looks so exquiste. I absolutely love it.WOW.Jacqueline.S

Anonymous said...

I love the monochromatic look, just stunning, all the little details you add are just magical, beautifully done as always
Hugs julie P

PaperDaisies said...

Absolutely stunning. I love it. Hugs Nina

Unknown said...

Hiya Tracy. I am really liking the shabby chic, romantic, vintage feel you have going with this card.

Thank you for sharing x

Unknown said...

Got one word for you: F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C! Brown is my favourite when it comes to monochrome, and you've totally nailed it with this one! The colouring is out of this world and I can't get over how much stuff you manage to fit onto your cards! :-)


Janine - Ellabella said...

Stunning card.
I love all those delicious details and embellishments :)
And the little girl looks so sweet and your colouring is fantastic, which makes the image looking even more beautiful :)

brenda said...

Beautiful work Tracy and so much attention to detail.

Thanks so much sharing with us at FlonzCraft Vintage Stamping challenges this month.

B x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a gorgeous card with wonderful vintage feeling. Love all the details. Thanks for joining us at Flonz Craft Vintage Stamping Challenges.

Ally said...

oh come on, braggard, goooooooooooooooooooooo awaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy!!! lol!!!
Gosh this card is soooooo divine and I luuuuuuuuuuuuuuurve brown monochrome cards!
xxx, alessandra

Sharon Wheet said...

what a stunning collection of pearls and other pretty embellishments! love the attention to detail and all the little pretties!
thank you for playing along with us @OCC

Seafield Jo said...

It's a beautiful card and there's so much to look at, beautifully crafted.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo :)

K Clark said...

love the layers and the vintage look. thanks for joining us at Crafty calendar challenge blog - We have a new challenge up today and I hope you will pop by to join again - have a great weekend! - Kimberly - CCCB DT