Saturday, March 29, 2014

Horse Frontier

Wow, today has been quite a crazy busy day!  After spending 3 hours this morning working on PTA budget for next school year, early school release, doctor checkup for son, and then a 'little' accident on the way home all I wanted to do was go home and play with my colors. Son and I are ok, as is the other driver who pulled out in front of me :(, and my car got us home, so both are huge blessings.  And I got to make two cards for you!  Here I am at midnight finally posting one of my newest creations.

This little horse card is a Mother's day card for my mom.  She loves her horses!  I told her when I got this set that she could expect to get a card with it for every holiday.  And she has and hasn't complained a bit!

I made this for two different challenges: Color Throwdown #285 and Case this Sketch #70


I used Naturals White as the base.  This is the most versatile of all the papers - I seem to use it more than WW these days!  I stamped the horse from Horse Frontier on the base using Early Espresso and my Stamp-a-ma-jig and then again on a scrap quarter with Versamark, which I embossed with Early Espresso embossing powder.  I like the texture to color inside.  I colored then cut the center out with a square die cut.

Ok, now the fun part.  You know that stack of retired DSP that you have sitting on your desk (or under it)?  Yeah, that's the one!  Well, I had been looking for a particular shade paper the other day and found this Sahara Sand grid from the To the Nines set from when SS was an in-color, like 8 years ago!  Oh yeah, I really do keep a stash handy, you never know when you will use it!

The sentiment is from a retired set called Blessed Mother.  I love the elegant script.  I mounted it on the small curly label, the modern label, and then a die cut from the circle tri-fold set.  I really like the way the layered labels brings out the sponged pink in the background and highlights the sentiment.

So, finally off to bed and I will be back tomorrow with my other creation from tonight.  Thanks for visiting!


Wanda Cullen said...

Lovely card and I'm sure your mother appreciates your thoughtfulness and love as you create for her! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Love how you used the sketch and colors!! That horse is sweet!! This for joining us at CTD!!

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, this is so lovely! Great take on the sketch!

Broni said...

So sweet! Perfect for your horse-loving mom!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!