Sunday, November 29, 2009

CAARDvarks "Color It" Challenge

After so many "girly" cards last week, I felt like using some darker colours....funny thing is it is still "girly" I guess I am just a "girly" girl!!! Had so much fun playing with my Tim Holtz Distress Inks and Hero Arts stamps!

To create the background it was a five step process :) I inked white PI paper with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in colour milled lavender, then I stamped it with HA Cling stamp Flourish Background in colour dusty concord. Next I stamped the paper with HA Cling stamp Floating Flowers in colour broken china and heat embossed it with clear embossing powder. Accents of white dots were added with my white Galaxy Marker.
HA Cling stamp Butterflies were coloured using my Copics and coated with Ranger Glossy Accents.

I don't think I have ever made such a dark card, but I am OK with it :) Just have to find the right person to send it to!

Have a wonderful day!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Lucy's Color Challenge more...again :)))

I just could not help myself....I had to make another card (my fourth) using Lucy's Color Challenge #1 colours of kraft, aqua, and pale pink. So girly, well that's what they scream to me :) Photo is a little blurry....I had not had my morning coffee yet :) AND still no sun in my part of the world. It has been days now, good thing I am taking my man made Vit D!
Hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend,
Hugs Trace

Thursday, November 26, 2009

"Color It" Challenge card for CAARDvarks.....say that fast 10 times :)

A card for CAARDvarks "Color It" challenge. Everything is coloured with either Copics, Prisma's or Tim Holtz Distress Ink. Thanks to Kathy for her dotty inspiration and Donna for her colouring inspiration.....gotta LOVE the Hero Arts Flickr full of talent and inspiration!! Thanks EVERYONE!!!
Well my dog Roxy was whining all morning......I knew she wanted to go out for a run, it had been a good few days (bad me). Bad news was, it was pouring rain.....good news, it was fairly warm out 7 degrees C......I went anyway:) Really wasn't that bad after all !
Thanks for visiting and have a WONDERFUL day!!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Lucy's Color Challenge more :)

I just can't help myself....I've made another card for Lucy's Colour Challenge #1. Have I mentioned that I LOVE these colours together!!!! This card is a real combination of products :) I'm almost out of my hand spun, dyed crochet flowers...time to make up a new batch. I think they work well for these vintage style cards, but that's it! Best find lately are these crystal swirls from the DOLLAR that place!!

Well I NEED to do some sort of exercise today....and it is RAINING again!!!! So I think I will hit the bike trainer ahhhhhh. Now that I have typed it, I have to do it.....right?! Hope you can fit some sort of exercise in your day today too :)

Have a fantastic day!!!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

CAARDvarks Color It Challenge

Oh how I wish the sun would shine...just for a day!!! Everything in this card is coloured, either with Copics or Distress ink. I used all Hero Art stamps, and all the pieces were "leftovers" from previous cards:) = FASTEST card ever...don't you just love it when everything goes together so fast...colors were just perfectly matchy poo...I had nothing to do but paste things together!! Oh happy day!

Have a fantastic day and thanks for visiting!!
Hugs, TRace

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Card for Lucy's Color Challenge #1

Oh how I LOVE this colour challenge!! I think these are Lucy's favorite colours? Over on Donna Mikasa's blog, she has a link to a tutorial about combining your Copics with your Prisma's and Gamsol. I was feeling guilty about not laying one hand on my Prisma's since the Copics have come into my life lol! Thanks to Donna I am now quilt free....
Have a fantastic weekend eveyone!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Hero Arts Trimmings challenge

I just loved the colours Lucy has chosen for her first challenge!!! Pink, Aqua and Kraft...can it get any better!!! I also used Sketch #93 from Got Sketch for both of these cards. In case you are interested the bottom blue panel on the above card, it was obtained in a few steps: First I embossed the white cardstock with CG123 Flower Wallpaper in Zing white embossing powder. Then I inked up paper with Hero Arts Soft Pool ink, and I picked the flowers I wanted to remain that colour and applied glue to them with a glue pen. Then I added clear embossing powder and heated. The glue gives it a whitish-blue colour. Then I inked the whole paper with Distress blue china ink by Ranger. I once again coloured in the darker flowers with an embossing pen, and clear embossed these images. Last step was to add Distress shabby shutters ink by Ranger for some added depth. Hope this all makes sense? LOL!

I had been saving every little strip of paper FOREVER!!!!! I have Scottish blood in my veins! LOL!! Finally a challenge and sketch where I could use them up!!!! Also had the tree image, red glitter snowflake, and glitter M lying around on my desk from last weeks glitter challenge. I just can't seem to stop using GLITTER... Have I mentioned how much I LOVE glitter!!!!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a fantastic day! I'm off to hit the bike trainer for 30 mins ahhhhh.

Monday, November 16, 2009

SORRY, but I lied to you............

Last night at 8:00pm I decided I NEEDED to try for the very first time a DIGI hybrid card.....that peer pressure influence happening again :) I guess I really do need my "sista's" or I would never get anything done lol! So I added some glitter so I could submit it to the Hero Arts "glitter" challenge.

Thanks for looking once again,

TRace :)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Friday, November 13, 2009

ONE more........for the glitter!!!

Well....I just had to try Lisa Spangler's technique as seen here on the Hero Arts blog, and in this video.

Thanks for visiting! Have a wonderful evening! Try to incorporate some sort of activity into your life will be soooo pleased you did, your heart will be happier!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Glitter and more GLITTER :))

I've used this sketch by Card Patterns for another GLITTER card challenge at Hero Arts.

All stamps are Hero Arts :)

I used Zing red glitter embossing powder for the Old Letter Writing stamp S4878. My Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pen was used on the Flourish Background stamp G119 , around my new Nestabilties Label 8, and around my Shapeabilities Labels Trio that has CL342 Everyday Sayings stamp. Finally, I used Pearlizing medium mixed with LuminAtre and water to cover the white areas around the Wallpaper Flower K5185 stamp. Stamp CG130 Butterflies has Glossy Accents covering it....LOVE this stuff too!!!!

Have a WONDERFUL day!!


Tuesday, November 10, 2009

A second card for this weeks GLITTER challenge over at the Hero Arts blog......I LOVE glitter and all things with a shine (except my forehead).
Hero Arts stamps: CG130 Butterflies, CG127 Flower Box, and CL130 Happy greetings.Hero Arts notecard and turquoise gems, Copic markers for colouring, DecoArt Glamour Dust, Glossy Accents, and Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens.

My first card entry for my blog :)

Thank YOU

This card is for the GLITTER challenge over on the Hero Arts blog. I LOVE it was not a problem at all to participate in this weeks challenge. The challenge for me was holding back, and not glitter everything in sight!

Hero Arts stamps: CG115 Thank YOu cling and S5264 Antique Flower Background wood block. Glitter by Ranger-Stickles and Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens.


Monday, November 9, 2009

NEVER say never :)

I swear I was not one of those girls in school that followed whatever anyone else was doing......times have changed LOL!!

Since Triathlon season is over most of my upcoming posts will be about cards and scrapbooking. This weeks challenge over at the Hero Arts Blog is to incorporate glitter into a card of any theme. Still thinking about this one, hopefully will have a card to post in a couple of days.

Have a great day,


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