Wednesday, 14 September 2016

Crafty Gals Corner - Challenge #89 - Freestyle

It's time for another challenge with us at the
This week it is anything goes with

Today I have used a My Besties image (img856) by Sherri Baldy Designs, one of our generous sponsors for the challenge to create my Design Team project this week.


I coloured the image with Copic markers then double matted it with orange cardstock.
The base is 8"x8" (yes, it ended up being a huge card) which I made into a top fold by scoring the back panel and adhering it in place using a book binding glue (see below).
The pom pom trim is quite bulky, so I added a foam layer between the green matted layers and under the matted image panel, so that all the layers sit nice and flat, with the trim tucked into a channel in the foam.
The ballons are a combination of balloon dies and "strings" from Christmas ornament dies.

At first I was nervous about her curls but once I got started and decided to give them a more doodled texture, they were fun, can't wait to colour more.  It is difficult to see but there are three shades of brown in each curl.

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Copic markers - skin - E50 E51 E53
Copic markers - hair - E34 E35 E37
Copic markers - eyes - YG17 G46
Copic markers - dress, shoes & bows - YG25 YG17 YG67
Copic markers - dress trim and accents - YR04 RV06

Copic markers - kitten - C1 C3 C5
Kaisercraft decorative dies - Doilies
Spellbinders Die D-Lites - Sentiments Three
Paper Smooches - Balloons Dies
Paper Smooches - Big Balloons Dies
Poppystamps dies - String Ornament
foam sheets - between green matted layers & under matted image panel
foam dots - to adhere balloons
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere all layers
Tombow Mono Multi Glue - to adhere sentiment & balloon strings
Helmar Acid Free Professional Glue - to adhere the top fold
pom pom trim
rhinestones

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Sending a big Thank You to Sherri Baldy Designs for supplying the My Besties digital stamp I used today and for being a sponsor for Challenge #89 with the Crafty Gals Corner.
  

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I am going to enter my Design Team card in the following challenges:
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September Challenge #9 - Theme - Layer It Up
Including the image panel, I have six layers on my card front,
along with layered doilies and sentiment.
   
   
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My Besties UK Challenge Blog
September Challenge - Anything Goes or Sparkle / Bling
I have used the img856 My Besties image and
added sparkle with the rhinestones on the doily.
    
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I have used Sketch 465 to create my card.
   
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PaperCrafter's Corner
Magazine Mondays - Week 161
I was inspired by the green against the orange & pink
(there are pink polka dots & scallops in her green & orange dress)
and by all the scallops and circles too.

    
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I have used green polka dot paper and there are pink polka dots on her dress.
... the pom pom trim & rhinestones are like dimensional polka dots too.
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The dress has pretty lacy layered ruffles and 
I have included a lovely layered lace doily as an accent.
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A Gem of a Challenge
Challenge #177 Ribbon, Lace or Twine
I have used orange pom pom ribbon as a decorative accent on my card
and "paper" twine on my balloons.
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Favourite Song or Film & WHY
My favourite song is "Happy Birthday To You"
because it usually means a happy family gathering.
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Crafty Cardmakers
Challenge #172 - Layer It Up
Including the image panel, I have six layers on my card front,
along with layered doilies and sentiment.
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Including the image panel, I have six layers on my card front,
along with layered doilies and sentiment.
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Orange and green are my most used colours, so I have
bundles of scraps that are perfect for die cutting and layering.
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57 comments:

  1. Great pom pom trim, doily and rhinestones. Thank you for joining us at Come And Get It challenge. Bunny DT

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    1. Thank You Bunny :)
      ... I confess, I'm a bit of a ribbon and bling hoarder, so it was a pleasure to give them a workout!

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  2. Lovely card, I love the doily! Thank you for sharing with us the Come and Get It Challenge! ~DT Dana

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  3. So pretty. I love the orange and green colour combo. Love the gems on the doily - perfect finishing touch.
    Hugs,
    Lena
    Lena’s Creations

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  4. What a colorful and fun birthday card! Adorable design! Thanks so much for joining us at Mojo Monday!

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    1. Thank You Wanda :)
      I really enjoyed using the sketch and I'm thrilled with the final design of my card ... very different to what I originally envisioned and I find that exciting!

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  5. Love the details of your card. Beautifully coloured. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

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    1. Thank You Judy :)
      I look forward to joining more of your challenges, it's fun to try new themes for inspiration!

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  6. This is gorgeous thank you for joining into our challenge at https://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com.au/2016/09/my-besties-colour-it-create-it-show-it.html
    Michelle DT

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  7. This is absolutely adorable! One of my favorite cards that you have made ever!

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  8. Gorgeous card, a great image and design. Thank you for sharing your wonderful project with us at Come And Get It challenge.Neva

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  9. This is a very fun card - I love the colors and the placement of those cute balloons is perfect, Elizabeth (DT)

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  10. Tracy this is beautiful
    Thanks for join our 100ste CH at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator

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  11. What a darling card, Tracy.
    I didn't realize you have a blog ... I joined today. :-)

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    1. Thank You Rebecca :)
      Thank You for following my blog too, hope you drop by again soon.

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  12. Hi Tracy! This is beautiful, thank you for joining into our challenge at My Besties International.
    Xoxo!

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  13. Fabulous coloring and Card. Thanks for sharing with us at Come and Get It Challenges.
    Cindy DT

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  14. Lovely card. love this image and the way you have colored her. Thanks for sharing with us at My Besties UK Challenge.
    Cindy DT

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  15. Such a terrific card Tracy!! Love all the layers and your fabulous coloring!! Love Sherry's adorable frilly girl images!

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    1. Thank You Beverly :)
      This is my first My Besties image and I can see them becoming an addiction!

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  16. Beautiful colour combination, and love the layering!

    Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers!

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  17. Very cute image! Great colors taken from the PCC image.

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  18. I hated this magazine cover! Maybe 'cause it made my brain stuck! You aced it! This is an amazing card! Your coloring is off the charts!

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    1. Thank You Suzi :)
      It was really nice to join the PCC challenge this week, hoping to become a regular there with you again!

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  19. Lovely card! I really like the balloons to the side - just the right embellishment ;o) Thank you for joining our „Layer it up!“ challenge over at the Crafty Cardmakers ;o) Happy crafting,
    Maike

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  20. Gorgeous card, Tracy. I love the colourcombination and you colouring. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  21. Pretty card! Thanks so much for joining us at As You Like It this week xoxoxox

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  22. This is just so cute and the green and orange is a winning combo. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck and hope to see you play with us again.
    Hugs
    Desíre
    {My Besties UK Challenge DT Member}
    {Doing Life – my personal blog}

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    1. Thank You Desire :)
      Yes, orange & green are one of my favourite combos, along with orange & pink.

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  23. This is gorgeous. I love the balloons and doily. Thanks for joining us at zmy Besties UK. Cathy DT x

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  24. Love this Card!! Love the image!
    Thanks for joining us at Hiding in my Craft Room
    Cheers Jennie DTM
    Jenscrapstoo

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  25. Very sweet Tracy!
    Thank you for joining Color it, Create it, show it of.

    Greetings, Petra

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  26. So pretty ! Thanks for joining us over here at Scrapbook Stamp Society.
    Good Luck!
    Eleonora DT

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  27. Love you beautiful card with the balloons.
    Thank you for joining us at Colour it Create it Show it off
    Hugs Hester

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  28. Beautiful card ... love the colors with cute image. Thank you for joining us at My Besties Aussie Challenge. Hugs Rose

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  29. Precious...Thank you very much, for participating September of challenge
    http://coloritcreateitshowitoff.blogspot.com.es/

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