May 28, 2014

Pass or Fail?

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This card did not turn out as I had hoped, at all! In fact, it was destined for the recycle bin, but I just couldn't do it. I don't know if it is Peacock Blue distress ink that I am falling in love with, or because it was super late and I couldn't sleep. Maybe it was just because I like the grungy look of it. Regardless I really wanted to stamp out that big sentiment from my new Mama Elephant Splendid set.
I will let you be the judge.

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This shot is natural daylight but I still can't get the vibrancy of the Peacock Blue to smile for the camera. :( Suggestions are most welcome!

I am going to submit it to the Addicted to CAS texture challenge.




After having a few days on my own, the house is going to fill up again. Brooklyn has been at leadership camp this week, my hubby is coming home from Edmonton today and Ben is coming home for the weekend.  I wonder if they will notice how clean the house is--all the bathrooms sparkle, all the floors have been washed, blinds and baseboards dusted and clutter put away.  Outside will they see that I cut the lawn? That the gardens have been cleaned up from the winter.  They will think I hired someone to do it all--ha ha!

29 comments :

Lynn said...

Let the sentiment do the talking. I think this is fabulous.

Alanna said...

I love your card and the great inked background. It sets the stage for that awesome stamp.

Now if your family notices all rhe work that was done, I won't hold my breath. But maybe they are better than mine. :)

Lesley Croghan said...

Come here and work your magic! !! I love your card. That font is amazing!

icardeveryone01 said...

I love everything you make, Tracey, and this is no exception. This is another new challenge for me - thanks for the introduction and the inspiration =] ["that-a-girl-s" enclosed as well, for all your hard work =]

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So gorgeous! LOVING the colors!!!!!

~amy~ said...

You've been a busy momma! I bet they will notice all your hard work:)

I need to get some peacock blue distress ink! I don't have it in the stain or ink...it's gorgeous! I've been eyeing that Mama E's big sentiment sets...looks awesome! I love your card!

Shelly said...

Recycle bin?!!...Say WHAT?!...lol I'm so glad you shared because I LOVE it! A nice bold sentiment with a nice bold color...perfect!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, I think this looks so cool!

Joyce said...

This is fabulous. I do love that Distress color--and what a fabulous way to highlight this sentiment. Hats off to you for doing all that work while everyone was gone. If your family is like mine, they will not notice a thing.

Annette Allen said...

love how you added the color to this card.. i love it

Marlena M. said...

I think this is awesome Tracey! I love the vibrant color~kudos to you for getting so much done at your house! I need a teensy bit of that energy~LOL~haven't even done 1/3 of that. ;)

Happy Dance said...

I like it Tracey. It has tons of movement in it, yet there are so few visible elements to it. This is a glorious color. Recycle bin? Heck NO! This one's a keeper! Bev

Vicki Dutcher said...

Nothing should be "trashed canned" when it has peacock blue on it! Top of my favs in colors -- your card is awesome with the embossed white. Thanks for joining in with ATCAS!

cm said...

An amazing "pass" on this card, to the tune of A+++! Love the peacock blue paired with the white! Pretty! No recycling this gem! How wonderful that your house will be filled with the people you love! Sparkling bathrooms, cleaned floors, blinds and baseboards dusted...oh my, you've been incredibly busy and yes, they'll notice and appreciate! I should add a few of those chores to my must do list...Hugs~c

Lisa said...

Oh it's a passing grade from me Miss Tracey! The oversized sentiment is fabulous. You've been a busy crafter, a busy house cleaner and a busy gardener!! I think they need to give you a get-a-way!!

Jen said...

I love it! Definitely a pass!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I think it's fantastic, Tracey, but then I think all of your art is fantastic!! I hope you didn't overdo it with all that yard and housework and I sure hope they notice and appreciate all that you accomplished! Have a happy reunion weekend with the whole family back together again!! And thank you for playing in the texture challenge at ATCAS!! Hugs, Darnell

wienerhoneymooners said...

Awesome!!!! I LOVE IT

Jen W. said...

Definitely a pass! That Peacock Blue distress ink is one of my favourites - such a gorgeous colour - and it really makes this sentiment pop! I love it!

baileyrosy.com said...

What a glorious color ! It certainly smiled for me, maybe your camera is just a little jealous. Thanks so much for not putting this in the trash can and for sharing with us at ATCAS.

Marie

Cindy Lovell said...

Pass!! The color is stunning and i love the big white sentiment!!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

One of my fave colours Tracey - I am so pleased this gorgeous CAS card did NOT end up in the trash bin!
Thanks for playing along at ATCAS - hope you will join us again!
Sylvia.

Anita in France said...

Awesome colour, Tracey ... so perfectly smooshed over that wonderful embossed sentiment ... so happy you said NO to calls of the recycle bin! Enjoy your family time! Anita :)

Marybeth said...

I love it! So glad you didn't scrap it. Sorry you can't sleep ,I go back-and-forth with that problem. So nice to be able to just get out of bed and make a card. I hope you sleep well tonight Tracey.

Bobby said...

I think the card looks great, Tracey. I just ordered some peacock blue and I have no idea how to get things to photograph right. I wish I did. I hope you haven't worn yourself out with all that work. The family will probably notice the thing you'll least expect.

Barb Ghig said...

Oh, I just love your take on this challenge, Tracey! Peacock Blue is such a gorgeous color, and your sentiment really pops! Stunning card!

kreativekymona.com said...

Tracey, I'm so glad you didn't throw this card away. It is beautiful. I see no fault in this card at all. Your emboss resist is perfect!!!!

Jackie said...

I love that color of distress ink too! The sentiment looks amazing!

Maria said...

Gorgeous blue and lovely sentiment...perfect!