Friday, June 22, 2012

Thank You Card

I hope you have had a wonderful week. I've had a very nice one. Two of our daughters have moved into a new apartment. A very happy event for me - a much safer location and only 30 minutes away instead of an hour. DH and I went out to welcome them to their new place today and got them a new gas grill. I hope they have many lovely times gathered with friends to use it. 

Now I have a card creation to share with you:

I created this thank you note using some yummy Donna Salazar Artistic Papers. They are printed on water color paper and hold up so well to mixed media techniques like water color pencils used here. 

Color Work ~ The flowers and leaves were colored using Prismacolor Watercolor Pencils, then blended with water. Once dry, I used a fine tip paint brush to lightly apply stickles to highlight areas on the flowers. 

Tag - This Tag was fussy cut from one of Donna's Art Paper sheets. I used Archival ink to stamp the sentiment image, then rubbed several colors of Distress Ink over top. 

I used the Tim Holtz Distress tool and Distress Ink on the edges. The lace is some I had purchased at JoAnn's and rubbed some Distress ink over it to soften the bright white. 

I used the Alterations Movers and Shapers Mini Butterfly die along with paint, distress ink, rhinestones, and covered wire to create this sweet butterfly. 

I have entered this at:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ: Something that reflects me - My favorite flowers **
Simon Says Stamp and Show: A Bit of Brown **
Word Art Wednesday: Encouraging Sentiment **
Hotshot Craft: Challenge #9 Use Distress Ink - used on thank you tag, butterfly, and card edges **
DL.Art: Thankful Thursday Challenge - Use thank you on card **
The Cheerful Stamp Pad Mixed Media Art: In the Garden **
Paper Playtime: Use a sentiment **

Just a reminder that Camp-Friendzy is in full swing right now at Scrap-Friendzy, and it's not too late to join us for some fun summer challenges. I posted a challenge there today to use the lyrics from "Thank You for Being a Friend" to create a paper craft project.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is just GORGEOUS, Tracey. I love that corrugated butterfly and that sweet lace. This just has such an elegant feel to it. Lovely!
    This could be another great entry at it!
    Hope you have a really awesome and relaxing weekend. Thanks for sharing your beautiful art! It always makes me smile.

  2. What a lovely card, I love the colors you have used and the textures too!!

  3. I love your card! Great variety of texture!

  4. Wow!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! LOVING the lace trim, the butterfly and loveeeeeeeeeee that lilac paper!!

  5. Absolutely gorgeous card you did a nice job tfs!

  6. Very pretty!! I love all of the great texture!

  7. quite lovely--the purple is pretty

  8. Beautiful card Tracey! Love the butterfly embellishment and pretty lace trim!

  9. This is so beautiful and the colors subtle and pleasing.
    Thank you for joining my DL.ART Thankful Thursday challenge.
    DIANA L.

  10. A gorgeous card for our garden theme challenge at The Cheerful Stamp pad!

  11. Your card is simply gorgeous. I love the deep tones of purple, which give your card a very elegant feel.

  12. This is beautiful!! The colors are so pretty and the paper is fabulous...I love the added stickles to the flowers!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Playtime :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts
    Paper Playtime DT

  13. Thank you for sharing your fabulous project with the DT from SIMON SAYS STAMP AND SHOW,LOVING the butterfly and the colors wowwzerss they are just fabulous. Thank you for sharing Hugs Terry xxxx

  14. This is sooooo sweet! Love the amazing textures! :)

  15. I truly love the technique you used on your flower & leaves. Adding the touches of stickles makes a HUGE difference.

    Thanks for playing with us @ Word Art Wednesday!

  16. Love the vintage look to your card! I'm also loving that butterfly:)

  17. Tracey, thank you for all your kind words.
    You have very lovely creations here!
    This card is beautiful!!! I love the butterfly and lilac.
    Thanks again.

  18. Tracey..thank you so much for your message- I truly appreciate it!
    Alison xx

  19. Lovely card. The flowers are wonderful and I love the touches of purple throughout the card. I would not have thought to ink the lace. I am going to have to try that.

  20. Such a Lovely Card!! LOVE that Corrugated Butterfly.....

  21. Pretty purples! Great for the girls & you! Nice they are living together.

  22. I love your soft color scheme. Blessings!

  23. Lovely card - great colours and that butterfly detail with the wavy card is so pretty...

  24. Fab card, love the butterfly!

  25. Wow!!! How cool is that butterfly??? I love how it came out! Great job!!!

  26. A really lovely card. Amazing colours. And a big thank you for your kind words.
    Love n hugs

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  28. Lovely card great colors and cool butterfly!

  29. love the color combination of the card...have a great summer cooking on your new grill!

  30. Congrats to your daughters and best wishes to them in their new home!!! I love your beautiful card, Tracey! The colos and your details are beautiful! Have fun grilling, too!

  31. What a Lovely card!!! love the corrugated butterfly! Take care dear!
    Hugs!!! :)

  32. this is just gorgeous and that butterfly rocks!!!!!

  33. Gorgeous card Tracey.......the coloured image is so pretty, I love the touch of stickles!

  34. Wonderful! Thank you for joining us at HSC for our Distress Inks challenge

    Sarah x

    Check Hot Shot Craft shop for new items

  35. Love your card. Great colors and embellishment. Stopping by new follower from DL.ART Thankful Thursdays. TFS AJ~

  36. lovely cards! nice designs and sentiments!


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