Sunday, May 9, 2010

A Horse is a horse of course, of course……..

ShellySchmidtMay01FCDbandana
I made a background from the Technique Junkies-an oldie- called Bandana. I used Ranger distress inks and a white gel pen for the technique. Next, I layered the background on Kraft cardstock. The image is stamped in Close to Cocoa dye ink then into the Versamark pad, and then clear embossed.  I colored over the horse with Copic markers E31, E33, E35, E37. I sponged and pierced the edges. I added a touch of W3 for a shadow below the horse.
I made this for a blogging sister that went to the Kentucky Derby recently.
Stamps are Firecracker Designs by Pamela
Stamps for the background-SU
This qualifies for the Stampin Sisters in Christ challenge this week-brown, blue and white
Thanks for stopping by-have a great day!
Shelly

20 comments:

Anne said...

What a lovely horse image Shelly, I keep coming across Firecracker...

Great card:)

Kathy said...

Hey Shelly, I got this beauty in the mail on Sat. I LOVE it! The background is the coolest thing ever. I was just coming over here to thank you and was excited to see it posted. Thank you so very much for thinking of me, I just love it. I'm off to check out the set at Firecracker designs, my brother and his family are major horse lovers and I need some horse stamps. Thank you for creating this for me, you made my day!
Hugs~Kathy

Juliet A said...

So you have the horses? Awesome! this is a great card.

Melisa Waldorf said...

Very cool technique!!! And perfect with this image!

Joanne Gilch said...

made a bandana card. thanks for the HU!!

Gabrielle Pollacco said...

Super cute card Shelly!! I love the way you use so many design techniques in making your beautiful project!!

~Gabi xx

Heidi said...

OMG that background is beautiful. Very nice card Shelly!

jimlynn said...

WONDERFUL! You just gotta love anything with horses on it. It's such a beautiful animal. Love how you did that background paper. Great card. (Wish I had been at the Derby with your sister!)

JazzyH said...

Love the horse.

Lovely Linda said...

HI Shelly - could your heading be the thme song to 'Mr Ed the Talking Horse' Oh I loved that show as a kid - your heading brought back some lovely memories for me - so thanks for that! LOL! I love your card - the background is amazing - perfect for that fabulous image too! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenge this week, we would love to see you again next week! {{{hugs}}}

Paper Addict said...

Awesome card...perfect for any cowgirl/cowboy of any age..Great job, ronnie

Cheryl said...

What a wonderful project! I love that background. Cool technique - it works perfectly with this image.

Miesje said...

Great card! I really like the very Western look to it. Very nice coloring too! Thanks for playing at Stampin Sisters in Christ!

Karen Howard said...

Awesome card, love the horse image! The patterned paper is perfect for this card.

Maria Matter said...

this is lovely Shelly, your bandana background looks FABULOUS!!!!
take care
Blessings!

Patty (LaLatty) said...

I just made a card using this technique and I love the way it turns out, but I didn't use distress inks on mine- I never thought to do that, what a great idea. I love the way your background turned out on your card. TFS!

Carla aka scrappypug said...

what a great card.. I need to try that technique out!

Candace said...

I love the "country" feel to this! Such a great card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ! Blessings to you! :)

Randi said...

Wow, I love your BG paper and it makes your card beautiful when added to the horse "of course". LOL

Thank you for sharing your art with us at Stampin' Sisters in Christ Challenges and have a great rest of the week.

theneon said...

Beautiful background paper -- but more than that -- a beautiful card!