Thursday, 20 January 2011

Dotted Flowers

I'm not getting much time to craft at the moment so it's a combination of challenges this time around, I did not want to miss out on some of my favourite challenges so I made sure this card fitted all, hope you will forgive me LOL.

Time for another Compendium of Curiosities Challenge with Linda and this week we are working with COLOURFUL LAYERED FRAGMENTS, although I did not want mine too colourful as it would clash a little with my image so I only used two colours on my fragments.  For this technique we turn to page 57 of the book.  Simon  Says Stamp and Show some POLKA DOTS this week and I have used a paper from Tim's Vintage Shabby paper stash which so happens to have white polka dots, don't know where I would be without this paper stash at the moment, I'm using it for everything.Oh and my flower also incorporates dots too. The Stampman challenge is DISTRESS and my card also incorporates distress ink and distressing. Finally The Sunday Stamper challenge, the theme being TEXTURES OR FEELINGS.  I decided to work with texture, however, I did not want to use Terra again as I have worked with that the last few times so I decided to add buttons which I feel give texture to my card, hope I can get away with that one Hels LOL.
I stamped my image (Pop Stems from Hero Arts) with StazOn timber brown ink, applied Distress Ink broken china to the edges of the panel and layered this piece onto brown card and then onto the card blank.  Buttons are hand sewn into place for texture and dimension.  The edges of my Vintage Shabby paper have been distressed with Tim's little distresser and to complete I have added a bow and colourful layered fragments.  Enjoy your day, Tracy x x

26 comments:

Sarah Anderson said...

such a gorgeous, gorgeous card Tracy, I LoVe it!!! Especially the flower stem and the way you've used it on the fragments - gorgeous!

flutterbycrafter said...

OMG this is so gorgeous, my kinda card, love it xx

Gez said...

Stunning card Tracy. I love the shabby feel & the different textures work great. :)
Hope you Dad is on the mend. Take care. Many congratulations on your GDT for Stampers Sampler.xx Thanks for your best wishes for Stampotique.xx

Susan Allan said...

How lovely, Tracy!.
Also your work in Stampers' Sampler was divine and I loved reading all about you... It is nice to pick up a magazine and find one of your favourite designers in it....it was worth every penny and more!

Hope you are OK at the moment. I have been thinking about you!!!!
Sue xxx

wearestampers said...

Beautiful card, and fragments!
Pam

Helen said...

I think your buttons are just right on that stamp (which I love and must use again soon!)

Carol Q said...

gorgeous - love the circles on the squared background. many congrats on your SS GDT too.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Tracy! Love the added buttons, flipped back corner and the placement of your fragments!

Wendy said...

OMG its beautiful Tracy......my birthday is in May.

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Beautiful card - Love the buttons!!
Jan x

Lori said...

Wow, Tracy, this is awesome in so many ways! Love your fragments, the texture, the dots, it's all fantastic!

MarleneMAZ said...

OOh your card is gorgeous! elegant and simple, great job with the fragments too!

Sandy said...

So so beautiful in every way Tracy.
Wonderful.

donna said...

Awesome card. I love your colors. Your fragments are gorgeous and I love how you used the buttons.

Netty said...

Gorgeous card Tracy, loving the buttons and your fragments are beautiful. Annette x

Juls said...

what a gorgeous card!!! Love the soft colours, and your use of buttons!!! Hugs Juls

craftytrog said...

Beautiful card Tracy, love your layout! x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Absolutely stunning! I love this stamp and it looks so cute with the buttons!!

Thanks so much for sharing your work with us at the Simon Says Stamp & Show Challenge!!!

-Sarah

Joanna K said...

I LOVE it Tracy, the card, with all its polka dots and soft colours looks cute as a ...button! Such a clever way using the buttons, beautiful card, my Friend! xxx

Hels Sheridan said...

Simply divine art Tracy, thanks for joining in with the Sunday Stmaper x

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love those pop dot flowers and the shades of gray is so soft and pretty.

Beth Norman said...

You did a beautiful job with this card. I really like the image you chose to use.

Trish said...

Different, and lovely!

Linda Ledbetter said...

I was just admiring that stamp on another webpage, and here it is, used to utter perfection on your card! Tracy, this is gorgeous, from its sweet little button embellishments to its GORGEOUS, elegant Fragments! As always, you've designed a true work of papercraft perfection!

Barbara Mason said...

this is a small masterpiece--love the buttons, the texture & I may have to buy that stamp!!! Great job.

Linda Elbourne said...

A lovely card as always Tracy. Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show ... we hope to see you again soon