Thursday, January 31, 2013

Soft kitty, warm kitty


     Just like our fearless leader, Pat, at Mo's Digital Pencil, I LOVE to use soft peaches on my cards.  My normal creative process is to lay out the card and then color the image to match the papers.  Well I picked out these beautiful MME papers and then realized what a limited coloring palette I had given myself--gray, peachy pink, and soft yellow--YIKES!  So where little Ragged Maggie would normally be a bit more multicolored in her raggedy clothes, she's a bit more coordinated on my card.  I used the black pastel pencil again for the shading, something I still need more practice with.
     That pretty little corner bow die cut is another of my new goodies (thanks Sue-bearhouse you enabler you! LOL).  I made some rolled roses and added leaves and those sweet little glittery butterflies.
     Our challenge this week is from our lovely and VERY talented Franz who wants to see lace and/or ribbon.  I happened to have some lace with ribbon already threaded through it and used a bit under the bottom roses.  There's also some ribbon stretched just above the sentiment.  Little Maggie was really the kick off or warm up for that super fun Uptown Girl I posted Monday.  The rolled roses lit the fire and away I went to the goodie bins.  LOL
     I hope you like Maggie and I hope you'll pop over to the DP2 blog to see what my uber-talented teamies have to share for Franz's challenge.  There's a $5.00 GC to Mo's store up for grabs for one person in every twenty-five entries.  It might be you!
     (Just a little note here to let you know that my buddy with THE most wicked sense of humor, Lisa Minckler, has posted a Valentine card today that should not be missed.  If you want a good chuckle pop over to her blog and check it out.)
     I'd like to enter my card into the following challenges:

Copic Marker Europe--anything goes
Crafty Ribbons--anything goes with ribbon
Moving Along with the Times--punch it out
Paper Crafting Journey--for a girl
Flutterby Wednesday--open challenge with butterfly or fairy
Paper Pretties Wednesday Challenge--square cards
Simon Says Stamp--anything goes
The Perfect Sentiment--die cut and a sentiment
Creative Card Crew--girly
Creative Craft Challenge--bling it up
Deep Ocean--love and lace
Die Cuttin' Divas--anything goes
Inky Chicks--Bingo (everything but pins)
Party Time Tuesday--anything goes
Twisted Tuesday--anything goes
Love to Create--anything goes and a sentiment
Make It Monday--anything goes
Creative Inspirations Paint--anything goes
Dream Valley--girls, girls, girls

     Have a fabulous Thursday!

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "In Bloom", MFT cardstock, Recollections, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Ragged Maggie"; Ink:  Copics, Conti black pastel pencil; Tools--Memory Box Corner Bow and Tender Leaves dies, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Vintage Lace punches, EK Success butterfly; Miscellaneous--Recollections pearls, Diamond Stickles, lace from my stash, Hobby Lobby ribbon

66 comments:

  1. Well now I have that song stuck in my brain, lol!

    Gorgeous card, I love your colouring and that's such a sweet image!

    Kerry Louise
    x

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  2. Oh wow I love the colours you have chosen, they work so well. Its a beautiful card, I love it.
    Hugs
    Jane

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  3. OH MY! You never cease to amaze my, Tracy, my jaw drop to the floor every time I visit you, your work is FANTASTIC. This card is a total masterpiece. I LOVE the design! The details are absolutely breathtaking as well, the rolled flowers are very beautiful! I've tried to make some a couple of times, but they never turn out to be so gorgeous as yours.
    You did a marvelous job with matching the image and the patterned papers, they goes togheter so perfectly, and I love the shading you created on the ground.

    have a nice day,
    hugs
    Hanna

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  4. Just perfect, Tracy! I LOVE this image (I've printed it out weeks ago but still no time to play with) and your layout is really beautiful! The bow die cut is gorgeous, too.
    Hugs, Anja

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  5. LOL...Now I'll be singing Soft Kitty all day! :o)
    Fabulous work, Tracy! Gorgeous coloring of that sweet image! Your rolled roses are wonderful, and I really like the turned back corner! Warmth wishes to you...it's -36 Celcius here this morning! :o)

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  6. Another stunner Tracy! Love the soft colour palette and the beautifully coloured image. Your pencil shading is looking wonderful. I bought a couple of pencils to give this a go when I get back to colouring again...you could come and give me lessons if you like lol
    Hugs xx

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  7. So lovely. Gorgeous pastel colours. Love your layout.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  8. Well, thank you for the little mention, I'm pleased you like the corner bow as much as I do ( have to stop myself putting in on nearly every card)
    Your card really is gorgeous. I love that cute image and such beautiful colours, papers, flowers and butterflies - all of my favourite things on one amazing card!
    Hugs Sue

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  9. Just love this image and how you colored her.. also love the half circle on which she is printed and colored. THe embellishments are fabulous! xxx Ann Marie

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  10. Jaw dropping gorgeous!!! oh my Tracy ... you are a brilliant artist!

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  11. ...little ball of fur...just had to sing it...I wish there were music notes on my keyboard! I think these colors are perfect for Ms. Maggie!!! You've done beautiful work on this image, Tracy...really gorgeous! And I love how she looks so simple...but your papers look so very pretty...such a lovely idea that communicates!

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  12. Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the color combo and the layout! Exceptional coloring of the adorable image!

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  13. ...little ball of fur....Tracy, are you kidding me? Your card is so beautiful. So many amazing details and as usual, great coloring!
    Kim L. :)

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  14. Absolutely precious, Tracy! LOVE this soft palette and that darling image! Your title totally makes me think of one of my favorite shows... Big Bang Theory. If you've never watched, this won't make any sense to you, but it totally made me laugh and have to stop in to see why you titled it so. Be blessed!

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  15. This card is beautiful, Tracy. Love the soft colour palette of the papers and her clothing. Your shading is so amazing and creates such depth in your image coloration. That bow corner is very cool...might have to go looking for it. The rolled roses add lovely colour and dimension. Thanks for the link to your friend's hilarious card. You always give us such fun links.

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  16. What an incredibly beautiful card! Love the color choices and the image is darling. Your ability to create something so deep with markers is astounding.

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  17. Such a beautiful card!! I love that sweet and adorable image and the gorgeous rolled flowers too!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    Hugs...
    Melissa

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  18. Beautiful . And thanks for the heads up about Lisa M's card. Went to her blog and it is a hoot (the card). Loved the corner bow also. I need one of those. hehe

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  19. Aawwww Tracy... such an adorable card, so sweet... A little fairytale this is... Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  20. Tracy, this card melts my heart. Beautiful work, gf!

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  21. Oh what a beauty Tracy!!
    XXX Heidy

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  22. This is so cute!
    Lovely image and your colouring is fantastic:)
    Beautiful colours and design.
    Hugs, Heidi:)

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  23. A gorgeous card! I love the colours and the digi is adorable! hugs, Marlies

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  24. I think this is my most favorite card of yours lately! So very pretty..soft and feminine! Gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with my Flutter By Wednesday Challenge!

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  25. What a fabulous card!! Love the flowers and that lovely image!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  26. So, I'm the right brain and your the left or I'm left and you're the right? I hope to high heavens we aren't sharing a half! Just curious because you work from the totally opposite end of the spectrum from me and that's extremely intriguing to me. I have this on my "How the experts do it" list and I shall give this a go!
    Fantastic rolled flowers. Not sure if you inked them or that the DP, but the peachy shades in them are gorgeous. Love that rolled corner too.
    Big squeeze the kitty hug,
    Twang :)

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  27. Your card is SO pretty, Tracy! I'm in love with this image but your coloring and style made it unique! :-)

    Hugs!

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  28. A lovely creation. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  29. Amazing Tracy - saw it on MIM - Hugs Deb

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  30. Love your layout! Love your flowers! And your image is so sweetly coloured in this lovely palette! Hugs, Lesley

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  31. Tracy
    I can hear this kitty purring!! Love the image and the colors are beautiful - some of my favorite combos. Love that Memory Die in the corner too! Hugs

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  32. Beautiful, Tracy... LOVE that white bow... fantastic!!!

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  33. Just darling! Fabulous image and beautiful coloring! Thanks for joining us this week at Inkspirational--hope to see you again next week!

    PS: A gentle reminder that in order to be considered/chosen as a Top 5 winner, you must enter only up to 10 challenges. :)

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  34. What a darling image! Your coloring is so gorgeous as is the overall design. Thanks for playing along with us at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  35. This is so precious! I just adore you colouring! It's just perfect! I love the sweet details of the paper piercing, glittered butterflies and the wonderful delicate bow flourish holding down the sweet tab!

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  36. This is just so beautiful. I love your colour combo and the fabulous image. Thanks for joining in with the PCJ challenge xx

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  37. Beautiful card♥. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab♥.Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week♥.

    Hugs, Marita

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  38. Beautiful card♥. I love the cute image and your colouring is fab♥.Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week♥.

    Hugs, Marita

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  39. OM goodness Tracy, this is absolutely beautiful. Love the softness of those colours, you did a fantastic job colouring her. Love all the details, and that MB corner bow, oh geez I need that too!

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  40. How precious, and what an amazing coloring job and design! The shading you're doing with the black pencil is awesome. Really love how you placed the image and layered die cuts in the bottom corner. And that fancy bow die cut is soooo pretty! Looks like a real string bow!

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  41. This is adorable Tracy, I love the colours and your flowers are beautiful. Great colouring as always my friend.
    Hugs Mau xx

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  42. All I can say is Stunning as always.

    Hugs
    Debbie

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  43. I love the image you used, but your coloring makes it absolutely gorgeous! I also love the way you only used part of the circle die cuts and the addition of that memory box corner bow die cut. REally cool!Thanks for sharing your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

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  44. What a gorgeous card. Love the colors, so delicate and I LOVE the coloring, it is absolutely amazing!! Hugs, Ivonne

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  45. Beautiful colours and colouring - love how the colour palette gives this such a gorgeous vintage feel. Those rolled roses really rock too :)

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  46. What a beautiful image and colouring Tracy...gorgeous card, love all the details, soo pretty.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  47. Tracy your card is just stunning. I love your layout and the soft colors. Thanks for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday and good luck. Hugs, Gale DT

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  48. Tracy, this is gorgeous. Love the colors you chose. Beutiful as always

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  49. I am lost for words sweetie. This is so gorgeous. An endearing image coloured superbly with an awesome layout. Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Creative Card Crew.

    Hugs
    Cathy DT
    xxxxxxxx

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  50. OH Tracy, EVERYTHING about this card is SPECTACULAR. Mo's images are so distinctive that I think you don't even have to give her credit...somehow, you can always recognize Mo's style immediately. Speaking of style, no one has more of a sense of color & coloring than you. Love your papers and embellishments, too. The charcoal shading does add so much depth...must try it soon. Keep inspiring us. We all need your daily blog entries so we can aspire to your level of creativeness.

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  51. Definitely a WOW card. Love everything about this card. Thanks for playing with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

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  52. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons. Good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    hugs Anke

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  53. This is so cute. I just LOVE this card. Once again I have to tell you how wonderful your coloring is.

    Hugs~

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  54. Oh my, a beautiful card with all the stunning elements. Your coloring is lovely, too. Thank you for entering this week's challenge at Flutter By Wednesday.

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  55. Holy smokes girl you knocked this one out of the park. Love your coloring. I need to revisit my blending paper. I tried the X-Press but didn't like it. Beautiful card.

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  56. Gorgeous card. I love the image. Thanks for joining in our "Bling It Up" challenge at Creative Craft.
    Hugs
    Bev x

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  57. What the what??? My comment disappeared! Ruh roh...clearly I hit something I shouldn't have! ugh!! Well...let's try this again, shall we?? Tracy, m'darlin'...you've done it again! What a super duper gorgeous card!! You're right...I do love the peaches...and the greys and browns. Absolutely delicious!!! Your coloring just blows me away...and those dies are perfect...I love all of your embellies!! You rocked it, sistah!! Hugs. Pat

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  58. Thanks so much for playing with us in the Paper Crafting Journey "For A Girl" Challenge with this awesome entry!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    http://leslieturner58.blogspot.com

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  59. Simply wonderful, Tracy! And I think you mastered your personal color challenge more than perfectly! The grey works so beautiful with the soft tones. Love it!
    Hugs, Anja

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  60. How pretty! Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenge
    Hugs,
    Julie T

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  61. Fabulous, Tracey! This is one of those cards which make my heart melt! Love the colors as well!
    Hugs, Iulia

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  62. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for joining in at Crafty Ribbons for 'anything goes with ribbon'
    Laura
    :)

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  63. GF!!
    What can I say!! smiles. Love it. The details/coloring are just stunning!

    Hugz
    Kim

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  64. Stunning card! I love the color palette. Thanks for joining the challenge at Creative Inspirations Paint!

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  65. Extremely serene card!!! gives a warm feeling...

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  66. lovely Tracy! thanks for playing at Twisted Tuesdays :)

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