Sunday, 29 May 2011

A Mixed Bag

I am on catch up again this afternoon, firstly with the challenge over at The Play Date Cafe which this week is a colour splash shown below.
Black and white with a splash of green, must admit the colour splash weeks are my favourite.
My first card is using an image from Outlines, I wanted to try to make a card without too many embellishments, just to challenge myself a little as I love embellishments and use a great deal on my creations so this is a little different for me.

I'm quite pleased with the end result.
My second card is created using Flat Open Flower from 100 Proof Press.

On the single flower I have added Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel and cracked a few of the areas to add to the aged feel.

A pop of green here and there for that splash of colour.

As I am on catch up I have also finally created a card for the Grungy Monday challenge, and only just in time this week. This time around we are using Tim's September 2008 Technique Challenge, which I know as brushless watercolour and have used this technique for many years so luckily with time being short it was a nice and simple one this week.
I have used an image from Penny Black for this simple card and a garden definition from Stampotique.
Co-ordinated buttons and lace add the finishing touches to my card.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the Bank Holiday, Tracy x x

21 comments:

Helen said...

These are all lovely - great stamps! Love the layering in your PDCC card.

Sue said...

A lovely mixed bag!! My fav is the brushless watercolour card.

flutterbycrafter said...

Beautiful creations, my fav is also the watercolour card xx

Gez said...

Beautiful cards Tracy..love them all :)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful cards Tracy, love the colour accents and the water colour flower is just stunning! xx

Lisa Somerville said...

WOW, you've been busy! Wonderful cards! Love the images on the top one, great cracked glass on the floral image, love all the buttons and lace on your last one!

Ruby said...

These are all lovely, but especially the first one. That image is fabulous! Beautifully done. Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe!

Artyjen said...

Pretty cards.....love the button and lace on the last one :)
xoxo Sioux

shirley said...

Love the PDCC card. The ribbon/green button and the three b/w buttons at the top right is just perfect!
Love the vintage feel of your Monday Grungy card with the addition of the lace. Looks great with the buttons.The watercoloring is very pretty.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH, Tracy! I just love when you play along--I haven't been by in a long time--what an amazing set of cards! I LOVE LOOOOOOOVE that first card with the brad and ribbon! FABBY! THanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Fiona said...

There is so much to like about your entry for the PDCC Tracy! Great LO - great images, fabby use of the colour splash - gorgeous ribbon/ button combo. Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful cards. Love the pop of green in the button and doilies in teh first one. The glass cracked flower is gorgeous. The watercolor effect on your flowers is beautiful in the last lovely card. A trio of loveliness!

Barb Cady said...

Love all your cards Tracy! The watercolour effect is very clever, methinks I shall have to have a go and master that one! Three masterpeices as ever from you! x

Carol Q said...

a lovely mixture of cards Tracy. my fave is the one using the Outlines stamp. wonderful layering up of colour.

minnie_mac said...

Lovely card. Your brushless water colour worked beautifully.

Marilyn

Gerri Herbst said...

So beautiful...cant decide which I like best probably the grungy monday. As you know like you, Im a sucker for a flower. So glad to meet another gardner.Also you are always to kind with your comments. I do appreciate them.take care, gerri

JeanFB said...

These are gorgeous - such fabulous designs!

Juls said...

these are gorgeous!! I especially love the last one, gorgeous colours, great image, and I adore the buttons! Hugs Juls

Jinny Newlin said...

Super fun! LOVE that technique on your other takes, but the ribbon and button combo on a field of lace, just makes that first one really stand out for me! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Michele Gross said...

Gorgeous cards! Really love the first one, that pattern is just yummy! Thanks for playing at The Play Date Cafe!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Gorgeous art, as always, sweet Tracy! Your watercolor stamping looks fantastic, and the beautiful design makes the card all the more special. You chose a perfect stamp for this technique!

All three cards are spectacular, in fact!