Friday, 13 April 2018

My Favourite Colour Combo with the Crafty Catz

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I'm thrilled to be Guest Designer for April with the Crafty Catz.

This week the team has shared projects to inspire you to get creative for

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Today I have used the delightful Tulips digital stamp by The Paper Shelter,
the generous challenge sponsor, to create a get well card
using my favourite colour combo of pink, orange and green.

I remembered a pretty tulips card in my cut file library, so opened it up in Silhouette Studio, upsized the card base to just fit on my cutting mat, giving me a 5 7/8" square card with a very fancy floral edge.  I sized the image to fit inside the front panel, printed the image on A5 X-press It blending card, heat set then coloured with Copic markers.  I cut the card base and tulip flowers using my Silhouette Cameo then used Copic markers to add some shadowy dimension.  I trimmed the image panel down and matted it with black cardstock (1/32", just enough to add a touch of black to coordinate with the black sentiment).  I scored the fold, added the tulip flowers, leaves and image panel then finished it off by adding a white panel to the inside of the card to make it contrast against the flowers and leaves.

I thought about adding some bling or enamel dots to the image panel ... still deciding.

What do you think, to add or not to add?

Copic markers - skin - E0000-000-00-02
Copic markers - eyes - YG61-63-67
Copic markers - lips - R81-83
Copic markers - hair - E30-31-33-35-37
Copic markers - dress/hat - R81-83-85-87 + RV00
Copic markers - clogs - E50-51-53-55-57
Copic markers - basket - E50-51-55-57
Copic markers - tulips - Y32-35-38 + YG61-63-67
Silhouette Cameo
Silhouette Design Store - Design ID #123869
5x5 Tulips Layer Card by Daniela Angelova
Helmar 450 Quick Dry adhesive - to adhere the layers
Tombow Mono Multi Liquid Adhesive - to adhere the sentiment


and to the team at the Crafty Catz for inviting me to be Guest Designer.

I hope I have inspired you to get creative and look forward to seeing your work linked in the challenge gallery.

I am going to enter my card in the following challenges (alphabetical order):

A Bit More Time To Craft - Challenge #65 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra Challenge - April Challenge - Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge Blog – Week 462 – Be There Or Be Square
my card is 5 7/8" square
Aloha Friday Challenges - Kitty Bee Designs - Week #115 – Spring
Always Fun Challenges – Challenge 53 – Anything Goes
Calling All Sistahs – CAS 11 – encouragement card using photo inspiration
I was inspired by the oranges & green and the large flower
my favourite colour combo is pink, orange & green
optional theme April Showers
my April showers have brought Spring Flowers


  1. Tracy this is a beautiful card love the design and your colouring is stunning. have a good week

  2. Oh my this is stunning work. Love your gorgeous image which you have coloured so beautifully and I love how you have designed your project, it looks fabulous. Lovely work.
    Thank you for sharing with us over here at Morgan's Artworld Challenge, best of luck with your entry.

    Annette DT for<br

  3. What a darling card! Love it! Thanks for joining us at PIP Challenges!

  4. Beautiful card, Tracy. I have this card in my library too, but have never used it. I always felt that the tulips were too big. Now that I look at your card, I see that it isn't so. Thank you for the inspiration. Have a lovely weekend. Hugs, Lena.

    1. Thank You Lena :)
      ... I thought it was too big for an image too, looking at the design it was made for just a sentiment. This was the first thing I thought of when I saw the delightful TPS Tulips image and think it works with how she is looking back towards the tulips while holding her basket of precious blooms.

  5. Veru unique card design! This has certainly given me some ideas. Beautiful coloring too. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT!

  6. Your card is a pretty masterpiece. Beautiful coloring and I love the big tulips added to the side. Thanks for playing along with the Calling All Sistahs challenge! I hope you'll join us for a new one starting on the 18th!!

  7. Beautiful card Tracy, love the pretty tulips you added. Thank you for playing along with our Challenge at The Paper Shelter. We would love to see you again ... Anet DTx

  8. Lovely card, the tulips look great, thanks for sharing with us at Digi Choosday this week.
    Julie DT x

  9. Love this card. So pretty and your colouring is fab

    Thanks so much for entering the challenge over on the creative moments Blog and good luck

    Creative moments Blog

    CraftyHugs-Dt member of Creative Moments. My personal blog

  10. So beutiful and wonderful creation and perfect design !!!
    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
    DT member at TTCRD
    Cicci With The Pen {Welcome to follow my blog}

  11. Such a fabulous make! Thank you so much for playing along at Penny's Challenges this week. Looking forward to seeing you again!
    Crafty hugs, Mary (DT)

  12. Oh my goodness, this is the perfect image for a Spring card and she is absolutely beautiful! Your colouring really brings her to life and love that you kept the rest of the card CAS to make her the star. So glad you shared this with us at TIME OUT!

  13. Wonderfully coloring on this awesome image. I love how you added the cut file flowers - great choice. Thanks so much for playing along in our Flowers challenge at The Paper Shelter! Hugs:) Audrey DT

  14. Such a beautiful image.
    Thank you for entering our Challenge at Creative Moments
    Mel DT

  15. Fab card, tghanks for joining us at Crafty Friends. Xxx

  16. Love it!
    Thanks for joining Crafty Friends
    DT Laura

  17. Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in The Crafty Addicts Challenge this time and good luck :)

  18. Es una tarjeta muy linda e ideal para primavera y me encanta como la has combinado con los tulipanes. Muchas gracias por acompa├▒arnos en el reto de abril de Colouring in Scrapland!! Esther (DT)

  19. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us in the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog's "April Showers Bring May Flowers" challenge! Be sure to check back on the 5th when the winners and DT favorites are announced!
    Leslie, LTSCB DT
    Love To Scrap 2
    Love To Scrap!


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