Thursday, January 10, 2013

We all need somebody to lean on


     Okay peeps, I'm back with a new card for the challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil and a new song to get stuck in your head.  hee hee  Actually some of you may be a bit too young to remember this one.  It was released in the early 70's when I was just a kid, but if you haven't noticed already, I'm a music fanatic.  I LOVE the music questions on Jeopardy.  ☺
     Anyway, back to my card....I've used "Skating" which features Bella and Bronte.  I sympathize with Bronte.  The few times I've been ice skating I was lovin' me some rail.  Bet you didn't know we have a professional hockey team down here in the sun soaked deep south.  They're not doing so hot this year and I haven't been to a game in forever, but I have been ice skating when they have the ice open.  Those skates kill my ankles and feet!
     Sorry for the second detour.  Our challenge this week at Mo's is brought to you by the lovely and talented Iulia.  She's such an amazing card maker and she has asked for cards that include "something new".  For mine I've used two new dies, the border and the snowflake and the image is one I've never used before.  I'm sure you got some new Christmas goodies you can use to create a card along with something from Mo's store for this weeks challenge.
     I colored my image with Copics and then tried out a technique from my TSG team mate Tobi Crawford that you can find here.  She illustrates how to use a black pastel pencil for shading.  I tried it out on Bronte and Bella's hat and coat and liked the effects.  I still need a little practice so you'll probably see it some more.
     Hope you can find time to play along at Mo's this week.  That $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's store is up for grabs for one lucky person out of every 25 entries.
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Crafting For All Seasons--something new (dies and image)
Crafts and Me--winter wonderland
Crafty Creations--something new (dies and image)
Divas by Design--anything goes
Sisterhood of Crafters--winter
The Perfect Sentiment--winter wonderland
Creative Card Crew--snow and ice
Party Time Tuesday--sparkle, glitter, and shine
Tuesday Throwdown--use your new stuff (dies and image)
Card Mania--winter wonderland
Incy Wincy--something new (dies and image)
Lexi's Creations--anything goes
Love to Create--winter wonderland
Make It Monday--anything goes
My Crafty Spot--frosty days
613 Avenue Create--anything goes
Dream Valley--anything goes
Eclectic Ellapu--snow much fun

     Happy Thursday!

Supplies

  • Paper:  We R Memory Keepers, Bazzill, Georgia Pacific, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  Mo's Digital Pencil "Skating", sentiment from Create with TLC
  • Ink:  Copics, Tumbled Glass Distress ink, Conti Black Pastel pencil, Versamark
  • Tools:  MFT Die-namics Solid Bracket Border, Quikcutz snowflake, Nestabilities Standard Circles and Scalloped Circles
  • Miscellaneous:  Recollections pearls, Glossy Accents, Diamond Stickles, Stampendous Opaque white embossing powder, Ranger Bridal Tinsel embossing powder, brad from my stash

78 comments:

  1. Such a wonderful winter card :) Love the snowflake! Hugs anneke

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  2. Another stunning card, Tracy! The wintery colours you've used are gorgeous and you've coloured the lovely image to perfection, it's stunning!
    Love the brad you've added to the snowflake's center, such a lovely detail!


    have a nice day,
    hugs
    Hanna

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  3. Oooh, that's just gorgeous Tracy. Fabulous image and stunning colouring.

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  4. Gorgeous card, my friend! I really like the colors you've used and your pencil shading is great! How did you color the background of the image? Copics, airbrush, chalks or something else?
    Big hugs, Anja

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  5. WOW! Gorgeous card Tracy! Beautiful colouring, love the shaded background around the image - fabulous layout and love all the added details!

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  6. Speechless! I'm speechless once again ... this is so beautifully done it should be framed in a gallery somewhere ... Your skills are amazing!

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  7. Just love this card and all the colors..xxx Ann Marie

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  8. Love your card Tracy that image always give me giggle!!!
    XXX Heidy

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  9. Truly gorgeous!! Love how the image pops with your fabulous colouring - the black pencil touch looks amazing.
    Lovely clean and fresh looking card - great song too :)

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  10. As I type with my left hand and wipe the coffee off my monitor with my right hand, I can't resist saying that you should go on the road with your act! Comedy on Ice!! LOL..."Lovin' me some rail" Hahahahahaha...Oh crap, I just noticed I need a Qtip for the keyboard too.
    I am lovin' me this card. Your new goodies are marvy and the shading with the black pastel pencil technique has me intrigued. :)
    Thanks for the funny ha ha's this morning and the insight to more about you. Just remember, I get free tickets when you start selling out on your shows! ;)
    Have a great one, H.
    hugs,
    T

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  11. This is stunning Tracy. I really love that fun image, your colouring is wonderful and the layout and colours are fabulous.
    Oh, and yes - I do have that song in my head and I too am one of those that holds onto the handrail!
    Hugs sue

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  12. Love your little detours because it's always nice to hear about your life and your cards. Thanks for the link to the charcoal shading tutorial...just watched it and learned a lot.

    Now, as far as today's card goes, you have, once again, outdone yourself. Of course, the image by Mo is adorable, but your coloring brings it to life. Love all your embellishments too...especially that snowy embossed edge. I always say I could never pick a favorite card of yours, but this would be in the race.

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  13. A beautiful card,love the image and fab layout.xxx

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  14. Definitely another stunner Tracy!
    Hugs
    Jane

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  15. Wow, love the beautiful colors! The way you did the background and the pencil shading is gorgeous! Hugs

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  16. This is stunning, Tracy! I am sitting here in awe of your coloring on this cute image! Wonderful design!

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  17. This creation is just fabulous Tracy! LOVE your design and your coloring is amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood ‘BABY, IT’S COLD OUTSIDE’ challenge and please come back again soon!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
    P.S. I have blog candy available through January if you are interested.

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  18. Darn, girl, this is beautiful! Love your card!

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  19. Wowsers! Your coloring of this fun image is gorgeous, Tracy. Bronte seems to be holding on for dear life!

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  20. Totally stunning ard! I love every single detail of it! Thank you so much for playing along at Card Mania! I do hope I'll see you play along in our next challenge as well! Hugs, Ani

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  21. Gorgeous project, Tracey! The coloring is magnificent and the layout is wonderful. All the elements for great design are represented in this project. Thanks so much for playing at our house at 613 Avenue Create. We hope you will be a regular visitor!
    Hugz,
    Chana, Owner
    613 Avenue Create

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  22. Stunningly cute, if those two adjectives actually go together. ;-D I love the papers and the snowflake embellie. What a fab image, Tracy. Thanks so much for joining us in our "Winter Wonderland" challenge at Perfect Sentiments Challenge this week and also in the "Shiny and New" challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you again soon.
    NanaConnie DT

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  23. And once again I am in complete awe of your colouring skills Tracy, those colours are amazing! Another stunning piece! Hugs, Ira
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  24. Stunning Thanks for sharing at Love to Create Challenge this week
    Hugs Sandra Dt xx
    http://careyscards.blogspot.co.uk/

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  25. I swear that your colouring just makes me so green, Tracy! A totally gorgeous card!

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  26. What a nice sentiment, so perfect with your choice of image! You've colored the image beautifully and the colors work so well with the DPs and embellishments! Lovely card, spotted it on MIM.

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  27. Really love your creation Tracy!! Gorgeous layout and your coloring is amazing! :) Thanks for playing along with us at the Tuesday Throwdown Challenges! Hope you will join us again next week and good luck! Smiles and Hugs - *Vicki* ~ DT member

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  28. Such rich color and fabulous design! Really lovin' all the shimmer and shine and your whitened edges!

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  29. Your coloring was already off the charts but the touches with the pencil are really stunning!! Love this card, just gorgeous!!
    And yes, I have this song in my head now...the remake version that was released in the 80's!

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  30. LOVE IT Tracy...the colours are sooooo yummy :) The shading technique with the pastel pencil looks fabulous. If I ever get back to colouring I'll give it a go. Your new border die is lovely too :)
    Hugs xx

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  31. Awesome card, love the image layout design. Thanks for joining us at PTT.

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  32. What a gorgeous card, Tracy. Your coloring is fabulous and so is your shading... LOVE the papers and the snowflake!!! Perfection!

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  33. Beautiful card. I love that image and the sentiment, so sweet. Fabulous coloring! Hugs, Ivonne

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  34. Thanks for the ear worm...the song is definitely stuck in there :) This card is so sweet. Love the bracket die frame. The shading with the pastel pencil looks awesome. It gives a lot of depth.

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  35. Oooohhhh I ♥ it. Love the coloring and the white space just really makes this pop. LOVE it. Thanks so much for playing along with us in The Sisterhood of Crafters.

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  36. This is so awesome! Love your colouring and the design you've used! The frosty details around the outside are a wonderful touch!

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  37. Your coloring is FABULOUS!!!! The design is great and just love the image..great job!
    Thanks so much for joining us in the challenge at My Craft Spot!
    Sherrie K
    http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com
    DT Member

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  38. Stunning- you have mad coloring skills : ) Love your L.O. and love the colors too!

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  39. Gorgeous card, LOVE your image and the big snowflake! The sentiment is hilarious when you look at image, just so much fun! Fabulous colouring too! Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

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  40. Oh what a wonderful card Tracy, love the image and all the fab details.
    luv
    Debby

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  41. Another stunning card, Tracy!Thank you for joining us at Card Mania!

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  42. Fantastic card! The image is so cute and you colored it beautifully! Thanks for playing at My Craft Spot!

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  43. Hi Tracey. Gorgeous image and I love the delicate colours and papers.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations. Sandra x

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  44. I am so laughing over the "lovin' the rail" comment.....sounds like me when I've tried to skate....
    And can that song really be that old? Can I really be that old? :)
    Your card is phenomenal, Tracy! Gorgeous design and coloring, as always. The black shading looks sooo good! Love that sweet image and love your new punches! This is FAB!

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  45. LOL...I'd love to see you lovin' some rail! haha Skating is pretty popular around here!
    Beautiful card, Tracy! Your coloring is incredible!...Nancy :o)

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  46. I just love this card. That image is so adorable. I really do love it.

    Hugs~

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  47. Hi Tracy, Love the card, the colours are super and what a great image to go with the song :) only young in the 70's eh! you know how to make a girl feel old.....lol its my kids that were young in the 70's :O
    Hugs Mau xx
    its so good to be back visiting your blog xx

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  48. Stunning card. I love the image and your design and clean lines look fabulous. Love it!
    I saw you on MIM
    Lorraine x

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  49. This is a stunning card, fabulous image and gorgeous colour combination.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Pauline
    x

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  50. WOW! This is stunning. I love your colouring.

    Thanks for joining us at The Creative Card Crew for our snow and ice challenge

    Margaret xx

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  51. ohhhh wow this is really stunning. Totally love your coloring of this image. Fabulous layout and such a great sentiment with this image.

    Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

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  52. Is here 3D of you colour like this?! AMAZING!!! Gorgeous layers as well.
    Hugs
    Natali

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  53. A gorgeous card!! I love the design, the colours and the image is fantastic and your fab colouring makes it even look better! hugs, Marlies

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  54. This is just fantastic Tracy...amazing colouring and just love the image and design.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  55. Perfect colouring! Wonderful papers! Lovely card! Hugs, Lesley

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  56. Oh, my gosh...looking at the thumbnail, I thought you had fussy-cut that image and remounted...It is just popping off that card!!! So darned sweet!!! And the colors/papers are just beautiful!!!

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  57. Hey there sugar plum! Yep...it worked...the song is in my head!! You crack me up!! I just love this card! The Mo image makes me chuckle...especially the look on little Bronte's face! haha! I used to skate when I was a kid...haven't skated in nearly 40 years...and don't see it happening any time soon! I value walking around with intact body parts!! hehehe! Yummy coloring, as always...and I like your shading alot. Hugs. Pat

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  58. Gorgeous card - your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment!

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  59. Fabulous m'dear! You are definitely one of the most talented artists out there and your work is always perfection! This is a magnificent piece of colorwork, perfectly executed, funny and just gorgeous! Well done!
    HUgs, IUlia

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  60. Oh, I totally love this card, Tracy! I think blue is your color, you always make such pretty blue cards! And Iulia is right - your work is always perfect! :-) Hugs!

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  61. Hi Tracy! Congrats on being picked at TOP 3 at Card Mania! We're currently running a DT Call and I'd love it if you apply! I love your work! Hugs, Ani

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  62. Great card love the image so cute thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy this week.
    Jenny x

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  63. Tracy
    This is just beautifully colored - I love your shading and thanks for sharing the trick of the trade - I checked it out and that is awesome!! I love the white embossing you put around your paper too! So clever! Hugs

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  64. Hey GF! You were crackin' me up.......LOL. I can totally identify with hugging the rail & hurting ankles from ice skating. LOL Those days are long behind me though. And the music.......yeah....remember it well. I'm a bit older (maybe not wiser though) & have lots of those oldies but goodies rattling around in my noggin. LOL

    Now onto your adorable card..........cute, cute, cute. Love the coloring with the added pencil. I've tried it here & there but always forget to go back to it. Thanks for the reminder. It looks great.

    Have a wonderful week!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
    Sharron♥

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  65. I adore your card - the colours are gorgeous, colouring fantastic and I love the layout and details! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes Challenge at Dream Valley. Susie x

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  66. Your card is gorgeous! I LOVE the image and you've coloured it beautifullY! I love the interest you created with the embossed edges - LOVE your big snowflake too! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Creations Challenges! bx

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  67. Beautiful card! Your coloring is GORGEOUS!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at My Craft Spot!!!

    housesbuiltofcards@gmail.com
    www.housesbuiltofcards.blogspot.com

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  68. What a stunning card! I absolutely adore your coloring, your wonderful paper choices and the fabulous edges on this beauty :) Thank you so much for playing along with The Sisterhood of Crafters for our Baby It's Cold Outside Challenge.

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  69. Tracy, I always love your cards and this one is amazing. Your paper choice and image look great together. What a cute image to go with the "Lean on Me" song theme. The way you color and shade your image is outstanding! Thanks for sharing your art with us at The Perfect Sentiments Challenge.

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  70. Girlfriend!!
    Amazing!! as usual. Love it. Just so you know smiles, lol. I will be looking for those pencils. LoL. Going tonight!! Amazing Girl.

    Hugz
    Kim

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  71. Beautiful! Your coloring and the card design are fabulous.

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  72. Oh Tracy, this is so awesome! Your coloring is breathtaking and presenting this funny image quite large looks so great. Love the sentiment and of course your stories, too!
    Big hugs, Anja

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  73. Another stunning creation Tracy, love the colourscheme and the image is fab!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

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  74. Fab card - love the image! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

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  75. I saw this at Dream Valley and just had to pop by and say how fantastic your colouring is, such depth, it's definitely something to aspire to!
    Natx

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  76. Hello,

    I love this card how you've colored it and the layout.
    I love your style of making cards and i'm jealous of your coloring.
    With this card i found the inspiration to make cards again.
    Although it's not that great as yours.

    Have a wonderful day.

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  77. Your creation is so very wonderfull! Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons! xx Bianca

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  78. Gorgeous card Tracy. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

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