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Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Back in the Saddle Again

Howdy, Pahdners!  I hope everyone is having a whoopin' good time this fine Tuesday.   Speaking of Tuesday, it's time for the weekly Teapot Tuesday and Color challenges over at Splitcoaststampers (SCS)!  If you've never participated in the weekly challenges on SCS, it's a wonderful way to get the creative juices flowing.  And, it's so much fun seeing what everyone comes up with!

The Color challenge this week is to use Chocolate Chip, Old Olive and Vanilla.  The dessert option is to have one rounded corner in your design.  The Teapot Tuesday challenge is to use a horse in your design and include a flower somewhere. 

I chose to use this beautiful horse image designed by Theresa Momber from her Out West set (available at Gina K Designs).  I colored my horse with Copic markers (E19, E29, E35, E37, E49, E50, and E57).  I cut out the image and popped it up on a Very Vanilla oval panel.  For the flowers, I used my Martha Stewart hydrangea punch in Old Olive and Stampin' Up's double circle punch for the Ruby Red centers and glued those around the oval panel.  I cut out a larger Scalloped Oval (Nestability) panel in Very Vanilla and attached my image panel to that with pop-up dots for dimension.



The chocolate background was embossed with a paisley embossing folder.  The polkadotted Old Olive designer paper is from Stampin' up and was cut using the Topnote die.

Here's somewhat of a close up so you can see the horse and the dimension a little better.




For those of you who may not be aware, Cindy (aka Mothermark also known lovingly as da Mudder)always has a destination for the Teapot Tuesday cards.  (participating is stricly voluntary).  Our cards this week will be going to the daughter of a fellow Teapotter (Cathy, aka Mutnik).  Her daughter, Jessica, was thrown from her horse when he lost his footing on the trail they were on.  Jessica's fall fractured her skull in the back of her head, fractured her right temple and has two fractures on each side of her spine by her pelvisShe has a long road to recovery, and her mother knows it would bring a smile to her daughter's face if she were to receive some happy mail that included horse images.


10 comments:

Lynnor said...

Beautiful coloring on this pretty horse image!! Love the raised ring of flowers, too!!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS Charlene, your horse is SUPERB!!~

Melanie said...

gorgeous design and coloring on this horse Charlene!

What a horrific accident, I will be sure to say a prayer (and I think I have a horse card around here, thank you for letting me know...)

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Mothermark said...

I don't know how I am messing up....posting these comments over and over, had to delete...

but, what I wanted to say was that I like your new look to your blog. You know I would! Black and white polka dots! Ha!

Thanks for coming to the teaparty yesterday! Your card will make Jessica so happy! Its amazing!

Mothermark said...

I don't know how I am messing up....posting these comments over and over, had to delete...

but, what I wanted to say was that I like your new look to your blog. You know I would! Black and white polka dots! Ha!

Thanks for coming to the teaparty yesterday! Your card will make Jessica so happy! Its amazing!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is such a beauty...mixture of stamping and papercrafting at its best.....Jessica will LOVE it

Marisa said...

Fabulous horse card!! Love the wreath and horses head in it - looks like he won the Triple Crown :) I'm sure it will be greatly appreciated when received.