Monday, 20 August 2012

ANYTHING GOES

It's time for one of your favourite challenges this week from Simon Says Stamp and Show, yes it's ANYTHING GOES this week, so go wild and create anything that takes your fancy!

My fellow Design Team member Sarah has recently given birth to a beautiful baby daughter Ruby and when Sarah sent the team a snapshot I was inspired almost immediately to create a card to commemorate this special occasion.

The red in Ruby's little outfit inspired me to get my fired brick Distress ink out and create an inky background to showcase Ruby's beautiful snapshot. This card just flowed from start to finish and came together beautifully, I love creating when everything works so perfectly! To add that personal touch I added Ruby's name to jump rings adhered with Glossy Accents along with many gold highlights and machine stitching for that hand made feel. I added Ruby's picture to a piece of paper from the Lost and Found paper stash, adding a little vintage photo to the edges.
To create my background I simply applied fired brick and a little vintage photo ink to my non-stick craft sheet, spritzed with water and mopped up the beads of ink with my card, heat setting between each application of ink. I stamped numbers in the background using the numbers from Wendy Vecchi's Art Parts stamp set and coffee archival ink. I thought the GIGGLE on the addage ticket was a perfect addition to a baby card, ageing a little with vintage photo ink.  I little wooden bird veneer has been added, coloured with fired brick ink.
I cut two hearts using the Mini Hearts die, again colouring with fired brick and a little vintage photo ink. I added two Chitchat stickers to each heart for further interest. Cherish and Adore are perfect words for a baby card.
A word band (live in the moment) has been added to Ruby's picture, coloured with a little gold paint dabber to coordinate with all my other touches of gold. I've added a piece of film strip ribbon and stamped the word CHERISH across the centre. To add a little feminine touch I have included some Ideaology foliage pieces.

For more great ideas please pop over to the Simon Says Stamp and Show blog and take a look at my fellow team members, they have created some inspirational projects. Remember there is also the chance to win a $50 prize from Simon Says Stamp.  I always look forward to seeing your creations each week.


Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving a comment, much appreciated.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x  




23 comments:

Helen said...

That is so gorgeous, Tracy! Ruby sure is a pretty little baby.

Sandy said...

OMG so pretty and cute Tracy.
Awesome creation.
Love it.
xoxo

Paula Whittaker said...

aaww what a fab card....and Ruby is certainly super cute x

She said...

Gorgeous card Tracy. Saw this on FB and had to come for a closer look...S x

hazel said...

A beautiful card Tracy and Ruby is such a cutie.
xxx Hazel.

Elaine said...

This is fabulous what a super memory page you’ve made I love all the details and what a delightful photo
Great work
Well done Hugs Elaine

Candy C said...

Tracy, I love your card for Sarah celebrating the birth of little Ruby. The card background is so pretty. Love the layered papers and the machine stitching. I love Ruby's name . So sweet...reminds me of a little infant bracelet. Your filmstrip with "cherish" stamped in separate panes is such a cool idea. Love all of the ideaology, too! Beautifully done. <3 Candy

Sandi said...

gorgeous layout featuring a truly adorable wee one, love it, hugs

lynne said...

This is such a lovely idea and wonderful inspiration.
I love the use of the Giggle ticket - so cute.
Wishes
Lynne

Brenda Brown said...

What a fabulous card to make for Ruby, such a great layout and wonderful effects and embellishments.
Hugs Brenda xox

Anita Houston said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! You are such a great friend! I love your whole layout and all the layers...sewn and embellished...just beautiful! The colors are grand and all the sentiments too...fabulous!

butterfly said...

Gorgeous - rubies and gold for Ruby! Such glorious details in every inch of it, and the colours blending through it are utterly lush!
Alison x

Carol Q said...

aw lovely Tracy. you've used some great elements. I LOVE that TH photo ribbon.

Ria Gall said...

Hi Tracy,
This is such a pretty card, the red just pops and draws you in. I wouldn't normally think of using such a strong colour on a baby card but as you say it was in her little outfit and it worked so well.
Ria

Lisa Somerville said...

Such a beautiful keepsake of Ruby you created for Sarah - so many wonderful details!

Suzanne C said...

This is so sweet precious and perfect as a card to celebrate the beautiful babe!

Minxy said...

A truly delightful card that makes your heart melt :)
Hugz Minxy

Terry said...

Hey there Trace, love love love your cute card that you made for the birth of little Ruby, I am sure that Sarah just loves it, it is absolutely fabulous and the colors are just great, what a cute little baby eh? Thanksss for sharing hun hugs terry xxxx

soapHOUSEmama said...

this is so sweet! love it!

Marjie Kemper said...

Oh, Tracy, what a fabulous card! As soon as I saw the pic I recognized Ruby... what a fantastic homage you've made for Sarah. I'm sure she adores it!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

Wow what a gorgeous card for dear little sweet, Ruby! I love the embellishments you added!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Sandra said...

What a great card and that picture is so adorable! The background is amazing and I love all the embellies! Hugs, Sandra

Tracey said...

Tracy this card is adorable with so many details to admire :)