January 3, 2013

SSCB #2 - Winter Birthday


Joyce isn't the only one with friends in high places.  Design Team member Cathy Webber was sweet enough to send me some images so that I could play along with the second Challenge at the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog.  The theme of this challenge is Winter Birthdays.  Through blogging I share both the good and the not so good, this image is so pretty and it reminds me of a cozy cabin in the woods.  At first I wasn't going to colour it, but I did, I think it took something from the image.  I do have a few birthdays this month that this card would be perfect for.


Cardstock:  Vanilla Cream, Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Fine Linen Patterned Paper Pack (PTI)
Stamps: Snow Shovel, Happy Birthday Simple (Serendipity Stamps)
Ink:  Dark Chcoloate (PTI)
Dies: Labels Four (Spellbinders) Heart border (PTI)
other: foam tape, clear pen (Gelly Roll), Assorted Copics


17 comments :

Janet Zeppa said...

It's a lovely image and card Tracey!

Marybeth said...

Oh I love this winter scene you have colored Tracey! You colored it beautifully, and I love the paper you chose for the background of your birthday card. Gorgeous and true to your CAS style! Thanks so much for playing in the Serendipity Stamps Challenge Blog. I was so excited to see your name under the card thumbnail.

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, you are too funny! I too have friends in high places, I got my stamped images from Jeanne! This is an amazing card and I love how beautiful your little cabin in the woods looks in living color.

Karen B. said...

I think your card has a rustic charm to it! Very cute!

Leigh said...

I love how you diecut your stamped scene! Very nice!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Well, hmmm, I must be that gal with friends in 'low places,' ha!! That's okay, it's a party all up in here! I love your card, Tracey! Since you have a few birthdays this month, it would be fun if you did another card with the same image and didn't color it so we can seen it that way, too. It sure is a delightful, cozy cabin the way you've done it.

Joyce said...

I'm so glad you posted this card. It is such a great winter scene, and it looks really nice colored. You can see that I was too darn lazy to color my image! But, now I am seeing what a difference coloring makes. I love how you did the sentiment, too.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

this is so awesome - i love the scene on the die cut! great job

Emily Keaton said...

This has immense homespun charm! I love the patterned paper you used in the background. And that scalloped strip? Perfect. :-)

Lisa said...

I think it's lovely Tracey, a perfect little winter scene. I love the warm glow from the window and the label you stamped it on frames it just right!

Cathy Weber said...

I think my first post got lost, so if I am repeated...well, you just have to hear how much I loved your card twice! I am so glad you colored this image. The coloring of the house honestly improves the 3-D effect of the corner of the house. It really feels like I am looking at two sides of a house with those shovels (love the little red handles) propped up just waiting to be used! I love the little scallop trim and I always love looking at your cards...our styles are so similar that I ALWAYS get a lot of inspiration from you. Great job!

Nancy Guse said...

Your coloring is beautiful on that winter scene, your scallop boarder and that splash of red all make it look so wonderful!

Jeanne J said...

YAY!! Tracey's in the house!!! I like how you cut out the stamped image with the label and how well everything goes together!

Michelle said...

Burrr! I just want to be inside that cozy house, Tracey! Love the mix of elegance and rustic!

Helen said...

Tracey, the image looks really wonderful cut with the Spellbinders label and I love the pop of the blue window frame and the red shovel handle against the house. Great to have you playing along with us!

Jean said...

I absolutely love this one ~ love how you colored and die cut your winter scene and love the fine linen damask paper in the background!

Jill Norwood said...

Tracey I love your card! Love the way you cut the image with the die cut and then colored it! The red shovels add a touch of color and I love the glow of light coming from the window! Gorgeous!

I know what you mean about coloring these images though...I do like using them as is without coloring sometimes too. I do this a lot at Christmas with many of their detailed Holiday images. I stamp them onto red diecut cardstock and add a sentiment for Christmas tags. It is a busy time of year and this allows me to make beautiful tags for my packages fairly quickly. The detail on Serendipity stamps is truly amazing and stands alone perfectly.

So glad you are playing along! I am excitedd for this new challenge blog!
:)Jill