Sunday, January 26, 2014

Horsey Hello

This week at Pile It On! we're focusing on Animals. January 31st begins the Chinese Year of the Horse, and I couldn't resist using this hilarious Saddle Up digi stamp and the corresponding Hay Bale digi set from Doodle Pantry.

I wanted a "model" for the horse, so I decided to color it based on Jubilee, the new horse of Chris, the coordinator at Paper Playful. I really enjoy working with Chris, and have enjoyed hearing stories about this beauty. You can see photos of Jubilee here on Chris's blog

The horse, pre-colored hay bale, sentiment, and backing papers are all from Doodle Pantry. The woodgrain paper are scraps of an October Afternoon DP. I colored the horse with Copics, and used a texturizing effect with Blender Solution on the background. The faux stitching on the sentiment banner was done with a TEKwriter gel pen.

For the background, I colored drywall tape with a gold leafing pen, and added some twine as well. The little metal horseshoe is actually a prong snap button, but I cut off the little prongs and attached it with Glossy Accents.

Challenges 4 Everybody #37: Anything Goes
Crafter's Cafe #47: Funny or Whimsical
Craftitude - Anything goes or Fluffy
Just Inspirational Challenges: Anything Goes
LEJ Designs #85: Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts: Use a Digi
Paper Shelter Challenge #144: Digi image + sentiment
Simon Says Stamp: Humorous (3rd entry)
WordArt Wednesdays: Anything Uplifting Goes

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  1. Great card! Cute sentiment! Love the paper! Thanks for sharing it with us at My Sheri Crafts! :)

  2. My little sister used to do something with horses' mouths to make them look just like this! Thanks for the laugh - and for sharing this with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

  3. haha. Love it! And those cute bails of hay are a really cute touch. Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges! Melissa DT

  4. This made me laugh, fab card, thanks for joining us at TPS. Joey x

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  6. Such a cute sentiment with this image! Fabulous and it made me smile! This card is adorable and I love the paper and embellishments that you used, especially that horseshoe!! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenge this week and hope to see more cards from you in future challenges! Hugs, Gail

  7. Very fun and really charming! Thanks for playing with us over at the Paper Shelter this week.
    Love n hugs
    Marie, Team-leader-TPS

  8. This card is giving me a good laugh, fabulous hun, what a brilliant image, thank you for playing along with us at LEJ Designs, this month, best of luck xxx

  9. CG mailed me this card. OMG it looks so much like Jubilee. I so can't wait to share with the girls at the ranch. Thank you, CG. I love it.


  10. hee hee hee that is too funny! Just love that horse with that saying! totally awesome card!

    Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Craftitude challenge. Hope you will join us next time DT Crafting Vicky

  11. Great texture on this card. I like the gold drywall tape in the background. The papers and hay bale all coordinate so beautifully and really showcase the horse image well. Love the little horseshoe detail, too. Thanks for joining our Anything Goes/I see Fluffy challenge this fortnight at Craftitude Challenges. I hope we see you again soon.


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