Saturday, 1 April 2017

Fancy folds, flourishes, My Besties, exciting news!



I have been invited to be Guest Designer on the


I had the pleasure of using the super cute My Besties img179 by Sherri Baldy
... I had so much fun that I made two cards, same design,
different colours, one with pink accents, the other with purple,
I also tried a darker skin, hair and terracotta pot on the purple version 

Here are some pics of the pink version.


   


and here are some pics of the purple version.


   


My cards started on my Silhouette Cameo cutting mat.  I widened a centre step card cut file to suit the size of the image and cut the panels using my Cameo.
I printed the images on X-Press It Blending Card and coloured with Copic markers.
I cut some leafy foliage flourishes to frame the image and added a cluster of punched flowers at the base of the largest leafy flourishes.  I coloured the flowers with Copic markers to match the accent flowers of the image panels.

*** INGREDIENTS ***
Sherri Baldy - My Besties digital stamp - img179
X-Press It A4 Blending Card
Copic markers - "pink" version
skin - E0000 E000 E00
lips - RV00 RV02 RV04
hair - E31 E33 E35 E37
hat / veil - RV000 RV00
jeans - B93 B34
top - B91 B93 B95
gloves - RV02 RV04
toenails -  B34
terracotta pot - E11 E13 E15 E17
tiny dangling flowers - Y15 RV13 RV14 YG17 YG67
rose - R24 R27
flowers - YR01 + YR02, RV21 + RV23, RV13 + RV14, YR16 + YR18
leaves - YG03 + YG25, YG17 + YG67 
ladybird - R27 T5 T7

Copic markers - "purple" version
skin - E000 E00 E21 E11 R02
lips - R20 R21 R22
hair - E34 E57 E59
hat / veil - YG0000 YG00
jeans - B93 B34
top - B91 B93 B95
gloves - RV02 RV04
toenails -  B34
terracotta pot - E13 E15 E17 E18
tiny dangling flowers - Y15 RV13 RV14 YG17 YG67
rose - R24 R27
flowers - YR01 + YR02, V13 + V15, YR16 + YR18
leaves - YG03 + YG25, YG17 + YG67 
ladybird - R27 T5 T7

Wink Of Stella - Clear Glitter Pen - accent dots around the images
Silhouette Design Store - Square Center Step Card - Basic
by Lori Whitlock - Design ID #64594
note:  this card base file was widened on my cutting mat
Silhouette Design Store - 1 Piece Leaf Corner
by Samantha Walker - Design ID #7829
Silhouette Design Store - Decorative Leaf Cluster
by Samantha Walker - Design ID #7839
Fiskars - assorted flower lever punches
Kaisercraft - weave cardstock - Navy
American Crafts - textured cardstock - 100 value pack
Helmar 450 Quick Dry liquid adhesive

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Sending a big Thank You to Sandy and the My Besties International Challenge Blog Team for inviting me to be Guest Designer.  It has been an honour and a privelege to create and share my My Besties cards with you.
I hope I have inspired you to create something with your My Besties images and look forward to seeing your projects shared in their April challenge gallery.

Here is the link to the My Besties International Challenge Blog
April Challenge - Anything Goes with optional them "Flowers Are Blooming"


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I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):
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Glitter 'N' Sparkle Challenge Blog - Challenge #232 - Mother's Day / For A Female
Incy Wincy Designs - Challenge - Happy Birthday
Love To Scrap Challenge Blog - LTSCB #96 Girlz Rule
Morgan's ArtWorld - Challenge #6 - Anything Goes
My Besties Aussie's Challenge Blog - April - Challenge #4 - Anything Goes + Easter
I have entered the "pink" version of my card
My Besties Art Spain - Challenge #11 - Anything Goes + Water + Color Silver Plated
My Besties Dutch Girls - Anything Goes with option "Animals"
there is a ladybug at the bottom of the terracotta pot
My Besties France - Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
Ooh La La Creations - Challenge #225 - Layer It Up
Polkadoodles Paper Crafting Challenge - Week 12 - Anything Goes
I have entered the "pink" version of my card
QKR Stampede - Challenge #237 - Up Up & Away or Anything Goes
Scrapbook Stamp Society - Challenge #113 - Anything Goes or Use Kraft Paper
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog - Anything Goes
Through The Craft Room Door - TTCRD Challenge
for the week of March 28th - April 4th

I have entered the "pink" version of my card

39 comments:

  1. Wow gorgeous side step card. Lovely colours and design. You have coloured the image beautifully too. Nice work. Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for  http://morgansartworld.blogspot.com.au/<br

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  2. Oh what a fun image, Tracy - it makes a really special card, sure to brighten someone's day! Thanks for sharing it with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  3. Gorgeously organic, fabulous make, thank you for sharing it with us at Digi Chooseday crafty hugs a Julia xx

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  4. Beautiful - I love all the foliage, it makes her look as if she's in the middle of a garden. Thank you for sharing at Ooh La La.
    Jane

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  5. Beautiful card!Thanks for joining us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.Good luck and hope to see you again.Gr.Kaija Dt-member

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  6. Love the leafy die cuts on this, great card. Thank you for joining in the fun with us at Digi Choosday Challenge. Good luck! Yvonne (DT)

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  7. Fantastic card! Great design!
    Thank you so much for joining us at the Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge!
    Good luck with your entry!
    xoxo Olga DT

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  8. So wonderful card and a wonderful design!!! Love the colours you have on this!!
    Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    HUGS Cicci
    TTCRD DT
    Cicci With the Pen {welcome to vistit my blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door
    ttcrd.blogspot.com

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  9. Sweet image and great die-cuts!
    Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

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  10. Beautiful card/s. I love all the foliage sprouting out of the sides just like from the pot. Great to have you as our guest designer over at Besties International this month. It's also lovely to see you sharing your card with us over at colour it, create it & show it off this month too.
    Sue

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  11. wow gorgeous colouring and very beautiful card Tracy

    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.
    Good Luck and hope to see you again

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  12. Hi Tracy! Love the design of this sweet card! Thanks for sharing with us at Morgan's ArtWorld!

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  13. Beautiful cards Tracy! Gorgeous coloring and I love the step design! Thanks for joining our weekly challenge at QKR Stampede!

    Brenda DT

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  14. Beautiful! Love the foliage. Thank you for sharing it with us at Colour Crazy Challenge blog. Jane DT xx

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  15. Beautiful side step card.
    Thank you for sharing with us at Digi Choosday and best of luck with your entry
    Hester

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  16. Wonderful card and love the die cuts. Thanks for joining us for our Anything Goes Polkadoodles Challenge

    Karon DT, Polkadoodles

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  17. Hermosa tarjeta,me encanta!! Gracias por participar en http://mybestiesartespanablogoficial.blogspot.com/. Suerte!! Ruth Gonzalez DT

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  18. Gorgeous card! Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap Challenge Blog!
    ~DT Sherry x

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  19. congrats on your GDT and love the stepper card,cute image and leafy flourishes---Thank you for joining us at Love To Scrap
    Carol DT x

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