March 8, 2015

Congrats on Your New Home

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I am sharing a card that I made for my niece and her hubby who just purchased their first home. 
Such an exciting time for them.

Working on my colouring by participating in Kathy Racoosin`s 30 Day Color Challenge.
All the details can be found HERE on her blog The Daily Marker.




An area I still struggle with is blending my Copics to achieve shading. Adding 2 - 3 tones of the same shade, but the end result ends up looking solid and lacking shading. I persevere and I am having a great time doing it.

When I was in Florida we were in Ron Jon`s while the boys were buying shirts I came across this sweet little melamine plate from Natural Life that definitely needed to come home to my craft room.  We spent a lot of time while the kids were growing up with a travel trailer touring both Canada and the U.S. so there is some nostalgia there. I used this as inspiration to colour my Avery Elle Home Sweet Home trailer.

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Here is a photo of the plate I bought beside the card inspired by it. Makes me happy.

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We actually are at freezing today, I can`t even remember the last time it was that warm. The forecast for the next week ranges from 0 to 6 C still cold but better. I hope that is going to be a trend, it`s time for spring!

Have a wonderful week!



33 comments :

Alanna said...

What a fun card. I love that stamp and the plate that inspired the card is so much fun. I think your coloring looks great.

Shannon McComb said...

Wow you did such an amazing job mimicking the plate that inspired you. You really made it come to life. The colors you used are so bright and happy!! Love it!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Adorable! LOVING that trailer!!!!

Lisa said...

What a cute card for the happy couple!! The plate you found is adorable. I grew up camping too! We always went with my uncle and his family, such good times!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

love this my friend!

Irish Cherokee said...

A cute house warming card Tracey. Fun. - Jim

Jill Norwood said...

Love this Tracey! The plate is so sweet and your card turned out lovely!!!

~amy~ said...

awww...super sweet! congrats to your niece and her hubby!

Deepti said...

Makes me wanna go camping! So cute :)

Barb Ghig said...

I think your Copic coloring is beautiful, Tracey! I love how you fashioned your image from the plate...such fun colors with your crisp, clean design! Love the stitched mat, too!

Kristie Goulet said...

Super cute card, Tracey!

I Card Everyone said...

Darling card, Tracey - your niece is going to love this! Look at that plate! I even see your darling pooch!
=] Michele

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, this is so cute Tracey. Love the colorful RV... the plate is so pretty. Great inspiration piece.

Brandi said...

That is one cute camper!!! What a fun set. Your niece will love it.

Mary Pat Siehl said...

What a great card! Super coloring!

sandie said...

Your card is so like the plate, great inspiration and really sweet card x

Annette Allen said...

so cute.. i love that trailer..

KayM said...

What a cute plate and just adorable card! I love that little camper trailer!!

Lisa Lara said...

Cute as can be Tracey!

lenny said...

Bright and happy card!! Loooove the color combo!!!

Jeanne J said...

Loving all the colorful layers and how well they coordinate with the colored camper!

Darnell J Knauss said...

They will frame and treasure this card forever, Tracey! It couldn't be cuter or a better take on your plate inspiration. How fun that you found that!! Hugs, Darnell

Bobby said...

This is a darling card, Tracey and I love that a plate was your inspiration. Too bad I don't have this stamp to make a card for my grandson who just bought a new home.

Joyce said...

Very sweet new home card. And, how fun that you found an inspirational plate.

Miriam Prantner said...

That card with that plate, the most perfect housewarming gift ever! LOVE!

Monika Reeck said...

ach what a sweet HOME with this caravan..love your image and your coloring...did you really colored in 30 days..woooww I cant join cause I colored sometimes only at Sunday or Saturday LOL..
have a great Tuesday Tracey..

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMGosh this is so adorable, I love it.

Kara said...

you know i love this one....and that plate!!

Nora N. said...

This is so lovely!! I would never have thought of using that for a new home card. I like your inspiration piece for the colors. So fun and fresh. Such a beautiful card.

Jen W. said...

That plate is so cute and the perfect inspiration for your card. I'd love a trailer in such fun colours!

Kim Heggins said...

Tracey, this is just too darn cute. I would love to have one just like it to use as my playhouse for crafting. Really sweet card.

Anita in France said...

So cute, Tracey ... love how you were inspired by that fabulous plate ... sweet! Anita :)

cm said...

Your little trailer is adorable! We traveled extensively throughout Canada and the US when I was a kid (my dad was a geodetic surveyor at the time), but wound up in tents. No trailers for us! To this day, the thought of camping gives me the willies...but if we had a trailer...hmmm! Maybe I'd change my mind, especially if it was as sweet as the one you've coloured (perfectly, I might add) here. Sweetness! Your melamine plate: awesome! Your post has me mega-smiling! I don't know how to add the "jump to comment" link; a project for tomorrow!
Hugs, dear friend!
~c