Thursday, March 24, 2011

By Lori Designs Challenge #10 -Ain't No Sunshine When You're Gone

It's a new week and time for another fun color challenge over at "By Lori Designs Challenges"!!

The colors this week are; Poppy Parade, Peach Parfait, Pear Pizazz and Regal Rose. I gotta say Lori does such a wonderful job of coming up with such rich and gorgeous color palettes to play with every week!

And not only are the colors gorgeous and super fun to play with, but so are her digi's!! The image I used for my card this week is a sweet NEW release and is called "Ella's Umbrella" and cand be found in the "By Lori Designs" shop here!

This image also kinda suits my mood this week as it has been raining non stop here in Oregon. We're use to this kind of weather here, but I was kinda hoping it would let up a bit so the boys can enjoy their Spring vacation outside...and out of my!

For Ella's umbrella and the little puddle, I used a bit of "Stickles" and glossy Accents over it to pop them up a bit.

And I love these little frog charms I got awhile back and thought it suited this image very well...

I created this sentiment myself...I just love this song which is how the sentiment was inspired!

I'll add the sentiment and a few variations of it on my blog at the end of the week if anyone is interested in snagging it up!

I decided to go with a simple inside but of course following the theme...

PAPERS: Textured cardstock in olive green and burnt orange and glittery textured cardstock in salmon pink all from "DCWV". Design paper is from "Recollections" and "DCWV".
IMAGE and SENTIMENT: The image is a digi stamp and is from "By Lori Designs" and the sentiment is my own computer generated text.
INK and COLOR: The image was colored in with "PrismaColor" pencils and a gamsol technique was used to blend. Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink from "Tim Holtz" used to sponge around the edges of the image and sentiment.
EMBELLISHMENTS: Burnt orange and red soft cloth ribbon, red and silver gem brad from "Lush", poppy red dew drops, Tibet silver frog charm and all flowers and pearls sprays are from "Wild Orchid Crafts (WOC)"
TOOLS: Sewing machine, "Spellbinders" machine w/ labels dies, "Cuttlebug" machine w/ bubbles embossing folder and bubbles border punch from "EKsuccess".
FEATURES: Machine stitching in and out with red color thread. Image and sentiment were 3-D foam mounted. "Stickles" glitter glue and "Glossy Accents" were added to the image for even more sparkle and depth.

Lori's digis are just too cute! And you know you just want to play along too! So hop on over to "By Lori Designs" grab a digi and then have a look at all the wonderful creations the team has come up with this week for your inspiration and play along!

This card draws inspiration from and will be entered into the following challenges: 

#1.) Mojo Monday -"Sketch #183"
#2.) Do It With Digis -"Boys and Girls Come Out To Play"
#3.) Pal's Paper Arts -"Embossing"
#4.) Digi Doodle Shops Best -"Ribbons and Bows"
#5.) Do You Stack Up -"Shine On"
#6.) Crafty Creations Challenge -"In Stitches"
#7.) Sugar Creek Hollow -"Anything Goes"
#8.) Amber's Crafts and Stuff -"Die Cuts"



  1. love the color scheme of your card!!! TFS and thank you for joining us at Amber's Crafts and Stuff!

  2. So many wonderful details! The frog charm is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing at Pals Paper Arts!

  3. This is such a great site! I like the way you set this up! Great content and images as well! Thanks for sharing this! Great art works!...Daniel

  4. Your card is awesome! I love the umbrella, flowers and the bow! That sentiment is so darn cute! Great card!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week. Don't forget if you become a follower on my blog and leave me a comment you'll be eligible to win some great blog candy. (on the other designers blogs as well) Hope to see you back at SCH for another challenge soon!
    SCH DT

  5. Awesome card Tracey! Love the crystal lacquer you applied and the sparkle. Your details like the ribbon, flowers and charm are perfect companions to the image.
    Sharon :)

    Also glad to see you entering the Sugar Creek Hollow challenge - hope you'll join us there again too.

  6. Meant to also tell you to leave a comment on my SCH post and be eligible to win a nice package of candy!
    Sharon :)

  7. I love the colors and the image is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  8. wow Tracey, such a cute card, lovely image and so many gorgeous details every where
    thanks for joining the DYSU challenge again this week

  9. Wow, this card is awesome. I just love the "wet" look you gave it!! Super cool!

    Thanks for joining Challenge #2 at Amber's Crafts & Stuff.

    *!* April *!*

  10. Stunning card many beautiful details....just gorgeous!

    Jenny x

  11. So cute! I love the image and the way you made it shiny. I was thinking about doing an April Showers theme for my challenges and I thought rain would be a boring subject, but your card is anything but boring.

    Thanks for participating in Challenge # 2 at Amber's Crafts and Stuff! I hope you will join us again next Wednesday for Challenge #3!


  12. Wow Tracey, super card! Love all the sparkle and shine. Great mix of papers and colors. Wonderful job on the interior too. Thanks for shining in our SHINE ON challenge at DYSU this week. Good luck in the draw!

  13. Awh Tracey .. what a cracker!!! so gorgeous and so much detail I don't know where to begin!! just fab in every way :) thanks for sharing it with us at Do it with Digis
    Lynne xoxo

  14. awwww.....this is just gorgeous! I LOVE your sweet image - LOVE the sentiment with it - so much gorgeous gorgeous detail to admire - stunning! Thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Creations! bx

  15. This is adorable.. I just love this image.. :) soo cute.. Thanks so much for joining us at DYSU.. Way to "stack up" and make your creation "Shine".. can't wait to see what you create next week..


  16. This fabulous, I love that umbrella and the charm is so cute and the papers are lush, thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week
    Ruth x

  17. Great card! I love all of the shine you added to it and that charm is adorable.


Thanks so much for taking the time to leave me a comment! I truly enjoy everyone's lovely comments and am very grateful!
Big, big hugs! Tracey :D

Where My Wonderful Visitors Are Coming From....