Thursday, November 11, 2010

Cards by Traci /Challenge Continues...Hurry!

Good Morning!

Today is Friday, and that means it is the day for me to share some of my cards from this week with you.  I hope you have had time to read this week's posts.  The topics were about Loneliness, and feeling alone--NEVER AGAIN!  And, on how to have the peace that you can only find in the Lord. 

I made this card for Al, Michele G.'s Dad's 75th Birthday.  It is our current challenge.  I'm not included of course, I just wanted to share this card with you.

I used SU! White card stock.  I put some through my Cuttle Bug, and created swirls with birds.  As you may remember, all of my cards are size A2 unless stated.  I took a piece of SU! White card stock, and stamped this image on it with VersaFine Onyx Black.   Then I was in a quandary.  I couldn't decide whether to paint it, or use my colored pencils on it.
I ended up using something I bought almost a year ago.  I used my SU! Watercolor Crayons.  They were so easy to use.  I used my finger to blend colors, and extend them.  I like how it came out!  I hope he does!

This stamp reminded me of my son, Joshua Aaron when he was a baby.  My baby is now 21, living in his own condo, and in college!  I think I would need more paper to show an image of him now!  LOL

I love this image.  It reminds me of all that is good.  The background was put through a Cuttle Bug, and the top piece was given to me with some other papers!  I believe it is Mulberry paper, and it has little stars embossed on it!  Just like his jammies!  I believe I used water color pencils with no water on this.  My son has red hair, it has toned down a lot, but this isn't far off from the beginning!

I liked making a thank you note on white card stock last week so much that I made it on some Crafter's Companion beautiful, lavender that has an iridescent type film on it!  I also thought it would be cute to use iridescent ribbon...only it doesn't like to be photographed at all!  I will be making a stash of these.  I really like making the image different.  This has about 9 or 10 different stamps used on it.  And, many different shades of SU! Markers!  I simply traced a circle...left the center open, and stamped around it!  All of the stamps except one is from Judith's Stamps.

I LOVE this color combo!  I may make nothing but hot pink and black card stock cards again! I think the colors are elegant together with that little bit of Stencil Collection's Glitter Glue!  I bought this little stamp for $1 at Michael's!  I didn't know what I would use it for until today!  I used it for a birthday card!  I really like the touch of the black satin ribbon.   I now realize this  stamp would work well for graduation, anniversaries...all for $1.  Doesn't it just make things that much sweeter when you find a good deal?!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at some of my cards!  I hope you have made Al's Birthday Card for the Challenge by now..and you are ready to stick it in the mail.  The deadline is November 15th!

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Traci S.


  1. Gorgeous cards. Love the stunning wreath.

  2. All are beautiful Traci~ I especially lovve the wreath! So pretty! I'm sure Al loved his too!!! Beautiful scene! You are doing a great job on your cards!!!


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