Thursday, September 9, 2010

Thursdays with Lindsay

Good Morning!  I hope your week is going well.  My kids are home today so it's nice to be able to hang out with them.

The card I have to share with you today is really a stretch for me.  Unlike my fellow DT member, Tracy Vinson who does Vintage in an absolutely amazing way, I find it very difficult.  But with the help of The Sweet Stop sketch and a great image from Lindsay's Stamp Stuff, it went together pretty well.

I used the Carousel Horse set which is gorgeous!  I was a little intimidated by it, but I thought I would just grab the bull by the horns and give it a try.  I think it's pretty.  What do you think?

I printed the image 3 times.  The first one I used for the base and inked its edges to make it look old.  The second was to emboss the pole with gold embossing powder.  I cut them out then adhered to the base image.  Then the 3rd image I embossed gold on the blanket, colored it and the saddle and added a touch of color to the mane and tail.  Then again, cut it out and adhered it to the base.  This allowed me to keep the horse a brighter color against the background.

Card stock:  Cream (Recollections), Chocolate Chip, Blush Blossom, Creamy Caramel (SU)
Copics:  C8, E34, E37, E53, R00, R11
Tools:  Versamark embossing pen, Medium Gold embossing powder, heat gun, Cuttlebug, Script embossing folder
Stamps/Ink:  Poppies (SNSS), Rich Cocoa (Memento)
Embellishments:  gold organdy (Offray)

I hope that you enjoy my card and that perhaps I've encouraged you to try something that you've been a little apprehensive to do.  Happy Thursday to you... I'm off to hang out with my kiddos.

18 Encouraging Thoughts:

Unknown said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you made the horse's hair look! so realistic! The ribbon is perfect too!

Laurel said...

LOve it!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous, you do vintage well! I love how you paper pieced it all together. ~Diane

Karin said...

Thanks so much for explaining the steps you went through in creating this...Very vintage and so pretty!

Lindsay Weirich said...

gorgeous Melissa, it looks like an antique German caroseul horse, great card!
PS did ya see my mailbox video?

Cindi said...

great job reaching out of your comfort zone. your card is fab

Nancy said...

Oh Melissa,
What an absolutely GORGEOUS card.
Thanks for playing with us at The Sweet Stop!!!

Cheryl said...

Beautiful! I have been a bit intimidated by this image too. I think I am going to have to give it a try.

coldwaters2 said...

Beautiful card Melissa love that image and the vintage look which I adore.
Lorraine x

Mrs. Fence said...

Very pretty vintage card! You should try this more often!!!

Janie Printz said...

Just beautiful !!! Love that cute image & you've colored & popped it up so wonderfully ...
Hugs, Janie

Micki said...

Definitely awesome. I think you nailed it. I love this digi and know what you mean about being intimidated. You rocked it girl.


Katie Skiff said...

Beautiful job!! I love the lil horse image!!
I was thinking of you yesterday, did you ever get your package? I sent it Friday, but I don't know how long it would take. LMK

Korin said...

Soooo lovely, Mel!!

Jackie Randolph said...

I just love this beautiful card!!!
Your rockin this one for sure!!!

Margie said...

Very pretty! The embossing is perfect!

Leanne said...

Melissa this is just beautiful! Your coloring is awesome and you can't tell you were out of your comfort zone at all on this!! It's perfect!!

Stephanie said...

Another Beauty, thanks for playing at The Sweet Stop!

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