Monday, 8 August 2011

The Beauty Of Dreams And Blowing My Own Trumpet

I have been using the colours over at The Play Date Cafe as my inspiration for a card this morning using images from Darkroom Door.
This is our weekly colour inspiration and not ones that I can say I have ever used before so this was an interesting challenge, if only to see how the colours worked together and I am quite surprised that they all blend beautifully.
My card is 6" x 6" and I have cut panels 1.5" in width and 6" in length to fit my card and embossed each strip with an embossing folder and sanded the raised areas. I have added a stamped floral image from Darkroom Door which I love and works perfectly with this weeks colour palette. My lime flower was from a blog candy win from Gerri, THANK YOU just what I need for this creation. All my stamping including the sentiment, again from Darkroom Door have been stamped onto BASICGREY papers.
I have distressed all the edges to my card and stamped images using Tim's paper distresser.

I also had to take this opportunity to BLOW MY OWN TRUMPET, well someone has to LOL.  I was absolutely thrilled to receive fantastic news at the weekend, I am now officially a new member of the CREATIVE EXPRESSIONS Design Team, they are a fabulous manufacturer and distributor of the latest craft products and I am looking forward to working with the team.  I would like to thank everyone at Creative Expressions for this opportunity.

Thanks so much for stopping by and indulging me as I blow my own trumpet.  Enjoy your week. Tracy x x

21 comments:

Sandy said...

Really really beautiful Tracy.
Love all the stamps.

Artyjen said...

Hey! How fab! Congrats ;)
xoxo Sioux

lynne said...

Tracy
Congratulations on your fabulous news!!!!!
Your card is so gorgeous, I love the elegance to it.
Wishes
Lynne

Suzanne C said...

Whoo Hoo! Well deserved! Now who's busy as a bee! LOL! Congrats! Lovely card. Beautiful combination of colors.

Sue said...

Toot toot ....trumpet blowing just in case you wondered!!
Congrats:)

Lori said...

Love this card, and CONGRATULATIONS! You will be a real asset to the team! Woohooo!

Lynn Stevens said...

Those colors really do blend perfectly.!!

TOOOOT TOOOOT Thats me blowing a trumpet for you, A BIG congrats on making the Creative Expression team!!! Way to go Tracy!!!!
Hugs Lynn

Mad for Paper said...

Beautiful card. Congrats on the DT.
TFS
Ang

Helen said...

Congratulations on your new DT post - you will be very busy!! Love your card, the colours and the images are just beautiful.
Also, thanks for your kind words of support.

Paula said...

Not surprised they choose you for the DT - youll do them proud.Congrats!

And a fab card using the Darkroom door stamp.

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful card Tracy, lovely colours and that stamp is gorgeous! Congrats on the DT invitation, wooo hooo!! xx

StampDancer said...

Tracy, I love this card! and congrats on being chosen for the DT! Hoo ray!
Deb M
xx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab use of the colors - love the sentiment! BIG Congrats on your new DT!

craftytrog said...

Huge congrats Tracy, well-deserved new DT!
Love your card, it's beautiful!
Alison xx

Michele Gross said...

Congratulations on your new DT gig! How exciting!! :) Your card is beautiful! So soft and serene. Thank you for playing with us at The Play Date Cafe!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Pretty card Tracy and brilliant news about the DT place at Creative Expressions, well done you, Gay xxx

Julia Dunnit said...

Congrats Tracy, you will be an asset to them, for sure. Love the colours you've used here - very out of your comfort zone and very successful..great take on the challenge!

Lisa said...

Big hug and congrats to you Tracy! And you card is so soft and pretty :)

Julie Day said...

Love this card! It has abstract focal images paired with soft colors, perfect mix :) Thanks for playing this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Tracy! LOVE all that fabulous texture, and what gorgeous stamps! Mmmmm! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Tracey said...

Big Congrats Tracey on your new team!!! LOVE what you did with our PDCC colours in this FABulous card!! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)