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AHSC no.379

Hello everyone, I am here again as a designer for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and we are up to number 379. Had a lot of fun with this sketch from Michelle.

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I decided that I needed to start making Father’s Day cards as we celebrate this on the first Sunday in September. And I donate cards to my church for sale at their marketplace so I need to start. But this is the card that I came up with using this sketch.

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This BBQ Dad image is from another closed Digi image company called Digi Stamp Boutique. But I will still use images in my archives because I bought them and I like using them still and a lot of them I haven’t found anything to really replace them. I coloured this image in using my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils and my Copic Markers. I really like the contrast of using these two mediums together.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will stop on over at the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge and play along with this sketch. Before you do hop on over their I would like to leave you with this last thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Be Kind to Yourself and Others.
❤ Tracy

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Fixing an Oops

Hello everyone, yes I know an interesting title for a post but this card is doing just that. I was making the card for the challenge when I lost concentration for just a second and stuffed things up. So this image got put into my finished image box and waited.

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Then along came this sketch #597 from Sketch Saturday and I was able to pull out this image again 😀

You see the oops part of my image was in the top section so by using my Circle Die and my Gemini Jnr machine I was able to crop and save what I had coloured. I tell you don’t drink your warm drink while colouring otherwise you can have a disaster. Just sayin!

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am so glad to be able to still use an image that I spent time colouring with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. Until my next post, I would like to leave you this last thought for now.

Never judge anyone because you never know what they are dealing with. People are good at hiding things.

Until next time,
❤ Tracy

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Sending Prayers

Hello everyone, another card using my stash supplies. This is going to be a regular in my posts this year as I want to use up what I have or donate it because just looking at some of the stuff is not conducive to being creative. Anywho onto the card project …

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This image I coloured with my Polychromos Pencils while my Daughter was attending an Art Class but I had never turned it into a finished project. When I put this card together I was following this sketch #528 from Julie at Mojo Monday

Some of my elements are different but I was working with the supplies that I had. Seeing this finally on a card makes me very happy. I am sure that the perfect person for this card will come across my path.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project. I am glad that you stopped on by before you depart I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

wisdom

Until my next post,
Just be you the world will adjust!
🙂 Tracy

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Birthday Ewe

Hello everyone, I am here to share with you a card that I made but am running close to the end of the Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

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I had actually coloured this image “Happy Birthday to Ewe!” from Bugaboo Digital Stamps with my Faber-Castell Polychromos a little while ago. I colour in images when I have time and keep them in a box for use on later projects.

Here is the sketch from Stella Says Sketch #719

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my card project today. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that my posts have gotten. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought for this post.

Until my next post,
Time to prepare for December!!
❤ Tracy

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Old St Nick

Hello everyone, today I am sharing with you a card that I have made using an old image from Bugaboo Digital Stamps but it’s one of my favs. Unfortunately, it is no longer in the shop but there are many wonderful images over there. I encourage you to go and have a look and maybe pick up a few. But this card started with a card sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches. First to the card that I made …

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The image has been printed on my inkjet printer with 2 different digital papers layered behind the Santa image. The image I coloured in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. For the fur around his jacket, I used a combo of 3D puff paint and some White Pearl Stickles.

This is the sketch from Tuesday Morning Sketches #530

Thanks for stopping on by my blog today to have a look at my creation. I appreciate all of the likes and comments that are left on my posts. Before you depart from my blog I would like to leave you with this last thought to ponder on.

 If not crafting I’m usually stuck in a book 😀

Until my next post,
Find yourself lost in the pages of a book.
❤ Tracy

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Flowers in a Teapot

Hello Everyone,
I really love this image from Bugaboo because it combines 2 things that I like … flowers and teapots. I don’t have much luck with growing flowers myself but I love them and in the past couple of years I have been liking the taste of tea more. I am slowly getting into the brewing from leaves, not just a teabag.

Anywho … this card was inspired by a sketch from Stella Says Sketch Challenge and this is it

This sketch made me dive into my dies to see what shapes I had and I found the one that I used which hadn’t seen the light of day in years. And this is the card that I made

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The image that I used is called “Flower Teapot” from Bugaboo Stamps. I have coloured this image in with my Polychromos Pencils. And cut the image out with die from Spellbinders – Nestabilities Labels Two. To make the border I traced around the die because the next die up made a mat way too large for the card. The papers I used are from Kasiercraft and a paper pack called “Blae & Ivy”. I used these papers because I thought they suited the teapot theme.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my creation for the Stella Says Sketch Challenge. I really appreciate all of the like and comments on my posts. Before you go as always I would like to leave you with this final thought.

Yes! Yesterday gets the double middle fingers!!! Life is too short.

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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AHSC Sketch 305

Hello Everyone,
Today I am bringing you a card as part of the Design Team for Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC). And this is the sketch that we got to play with this time around.

AHSC 305 Feb 25th DT

This is such a fun sketch to play with. When I originally saw this sketch I was going to use a doily for the scalloped element but I search my stash and I didn’t have one :O I thought that my stash had everything 😉 But anyway this is the card that I made with this sketch

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This image is from a card making magazine and I stamped the bird, eggs, and flower image once and then I stamped the flower part of the image twice more. By doing this I was able to layer up the flowers to give a fuller look. I coloured in everything with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils, I have a love hate relationship with this colouring medium but I think that I just need to spend more time working with them.

Thanks for stopping in and looking at my Design Team project. I hope that you will come on over to Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge Blog and join with us in using this sketch. Before you go I would like to leave you with this thought

Don’t wait

Until Next Time,
Tracy B

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Santa’s Gnome

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Hello Everyone. Another Christmas card made for my list. And I have gone with some clear stamps this time around.

I have made this card for the 52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge following along with their current challenge. The October Technique Challenge of Masking.

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So this time around with using clear stamps I have gone down the more traditional route of using post-it notes for my mask. If you have never done this before let me give you a quick run down on how its done.

  1. You want to work out your placement of your images before you start stamping because you need to work out what is in front of other stamps.
  2. Now stamp the stamps that are the ones you want all the way in the front.
  3. Now stamp these images onto some post-it notes – make sure your image ends up on the sticky part of them so you can cover what you have already stamped.
  4. Cut out your images just inside of the stamped lines you will get a better match up if you do this.
  5. Cover your image with your mask
  6. Stamp the next layer and if needs be make a mask if there are any following layers that touch.
  7. Lift off your masks and reveal your scene.

I hear you asking but what if I missed something in that stamping process? You can use a pen that is safe for your colouring medium and fill in any lines if needs be.

With my scene I actually drew some trees in the background to give the rest of it some where to sit. I coloured these in with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils lightly because I wanted to have the focus on the front images. The house, Gnome and signpost I coloured in with my Copic Markers. I used a sketch from Sweet Sunday #231 because I just can’t start to build a card without a sketch. As you can see I did make a minor change but I sometimes use the sketch from the past as a jumping off point for my creation.

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Thanks for stopping by and looking at my card creation today. And as always before you go I want to leave you with this last thought

Good Morning! Sending you, our friends, a little hump day humor....but seriously, have a wonderful Wednesday.

Mind you I still can’t believe that it is only Wednesday. Well for me it’s early evening so I am closer to Saturday than I was at the beginning of today. May all of you have a great slide down into the weekend.

Have a Happy Crafty Sliding Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

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Llama Peace Love & Hope

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Hello everyone,
Today I am sharing with you a Christmas card made with my spinning friends in mind. We spin with a lot of different fleeces/fibres including Llama. So this will suit someone from my group.

The challenges I have combined are 52 week Christmas Card Throwdown Technique Challenge: Colouring and at Sketch Saturday Week #533 is Choose a previous sketch – I have chosen #316 which first appeared June 2014

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For the sketch I have worked out the measurements in centimetres and they are written on the image these are for the main elements and then for the mats I added 2mm to each side. The Llama image from Just Me Digital Stamps on Etsy. I coloured in this image with my Faber-Castell Polychromos Pencils. I am trying to get better at using this medium and I am practising with these a lot more.

The papers that I have used for this card are from Kaisercrafts’ Merry & Bright 6X6 paper pad. The mats are made from maroon card stock plus some gold paper for the image just to help set it off a little more. A Christmas bauble and sentiment comes from the coordinating embellishment pack.

Thanks for stopping by and looking at my project. Before you go I would like to leave you with this last thought:

#crafthumor #craftquotes #tayloredexpressions #cardmaking #crafting #sewing #scrapbooking #grumplings

I truly wish that this was the complete answer to everything it would make things so much easier. But crafting in some form or another does help.

Have a Happy Crafty of any sort Kind of Day,
❤ Tracy

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Sew Beautiful

Hello Everyone,
As you may have seen from my previous post I am in the middle of shifting around my craft space to a bigger area. I am progressing but it is taking longer than I anticipated because of health issues… but it is coming along.
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I have had this image printed out for quite a while but I hadn’t gotten around to colouring it in. So with my being down to smaller amount of supplies I made the best of things. I still had my Faber Castell Polychromos Pencils, distress inks and stencils available plus also my Cuttlebug. So with these things available I made the above card using two challenges as inspiration.

          
I love to start a lot of my cards with a sketch and sketch #278 by Donna was definitely a different one. And sometimes I also like to bring my colour options down to just a few so the combo from Color Throwdown helped with this.

I just got the stitched embossing folder and the pinking shear square edged die on the front of a magazine. Pairing of these two worked well together with my Sunbonnet Sue image which I finally got to colour up after it sitting in my folder for what seems like years. After cutting out the squares I used a woven stencil by Scrapmatts with my distress ink and foam blending tool just to give the pieces a little more definition.

It was so much fun making a card with limited supplies. But I will be happy when I am back with all of my supplies. Even though this feels like it will never be fully accomplished. And as always before you leave I wish to leave you with this final thought
#DollyParton
I am believing on this statement. I have to believe that everything that I have been through and are continuing to go through all has a purpose. I don’t fully know what that purpose is and I may never know but I believe there is a reason behind it.

Have a Happy Sorted Crafty Kind of Day,

TracyB