Friday, April 15, 2011

Horsin Around

This is one of the images that I just had to go buy after getting a prize from one of my challenge wins.  It is by  Paper Pretties.  I have a young friend who has loved horses, most of her life.  (I think she's 11 now - lol.)  This is the first time that I've done one of these easel's with the box.  (I could tell you a story about getting the measurements right for the box, but we'll save that for another day.)  Hopefully I'll get better with time.  But it was fun.  I'm doing two more up for a couple more young ladies that are in my congregation.  I sort of  "adopted" them when I didn't have any grandchildren, and would give them little gifts now and then. 
I found out what their favorite colors were and whether they liked a certain animal, or not, and if they would rather have funny or cute something.  (One doesn't know yet I'm doing this.  The other two probably just think it's a card I'm doing.)  I love doing things for others if I know they appreciate it.

The three favorite colors of this young lady were purple, lime green & turquoise.  The background papers on the card are by Basic Grey, and I'm not real sure of the rest of the dp's (and there are several - the drawer, inside & out; and both pieces of the box are different, as well as the decorative papers around all four sides of the box and drawer front).  There are a little over 30 jewels on the top of the card (wasn't thinking about what would be on top of it. Duh!  I distressed most of the papers.  And tried to use several different embellishments, without overwhelming the card.  Below are close-ups of the horse and the sentiment. (Which is another one made up by my dear hubby.)
I really liked the unusual paperclips I found and the buttons I stacked up, glued them together and tied twine through; this was all from my stash.

Closeup of the horse.  (not as close as I'would have liked)

The supplies I've used are: 
papers by Basic Grey and others from my stash
gems and tiny flowers by Recollections
larger flower by Creative Charms
ribbon for bow and the "other" lace are from
buttons, paper clips and charm from stash
and I used an embossing folder by Sizzix

I'm entering this in the following challenges: 

Basic Grey Challenges - more than one fold and BG item (dp's)
My Partner in Crafting Crime - 3 or more layers
DDH - stitching
Catch The Bug Blogspot - 4 or more layers
I Did It - song - Old Paint
Sunday Sketch and Stamp  - sketch; stash buttons, twine
Sketchy Colors - turquoise, purple & green
Basic Grey Challenges - more than one fold
Stamping Vacation - nestibilities
Papertake Weekly - dimention
Sketchy Colors - turquoise, purple & teal



Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

This is fantastic Debbie! It came out very nice! She will love it! The embossing in the front looks great too. Love, the charm, mesh and those cute green clippy thingys!

Dorcas said...

Hi Debbie!
I can see why you fell in love with this horse, he's fabulous! Reminds me of "Mr. Ed" lol! I've been wanting to try one of these easel box cards for ages now but never seem to get around to it. It came out real nice!

Ann Whitfield said...

The young lady in question will love this Debra, it's a fabulous creation. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
Ann x

MIE(Mieko) said...

Gorgeous creations! Love the design! Thanks for joining us at Basic Grey challenges. Mieko xx

Anne Kristine said...

Wow! Your work is gorgeous!
Such a lovely card!
Thank you for joining us at Sketchy Colors this week - good luck!
Hugs Anne

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

A funny, colorful project!

Annemaritta said...

Another funny image and perfect sentiment :D Your colorine is gorgeous. (Now I'm crawling back to my dungeon to feel sorry for meself! :D )

Nancy said...

I love how you used this wonderful horse by ARTish for Paper Pretties!! Great card!! Thank you for joining us this week at Woodware USA!

Gram's Treasures said...

Lovely project DJ! Really unusual. Congrats on your win too!
Joyce xx

Mephisto said...

WOW; so sweet....
Thanks for joining in the Challenge from


deesdesigns said...

Wow! All of the embellishments add up to one fantastic project. Thanks for joining us for our Stitching challenge at Digi Design House.

Pattie G said...

What a cute creation! Thanks for joining us this week at Dutch Dare Card Challenge.
Hugs ♥

Mimiko said...

So funny and great :)
Thanks for joining us at SS&S.
Mira =)

Linda w said...

This is so great and you won over at sketchy colours with it, so congrats. I keep wanting to make one of the easel card boxes, they are so effective and yours are always stunning. Great work again. Hugs lin

Claire said...

Beautiful project! love it! Thanks for raising a smile at Crafty Ann's and good luck
Claire xx

Marcea said...

Beautiful dimension and such gorgeous details. Thankyou so much for joining us on PTW this week

Jóna said...

This is so cheerful and colorful project DJ :O) I'm sure it will be much appreciate.
I have tried to send you another email, it must be in your trash ;O)
I have ready letter to you with a kind of instructions and I think I will just put them in comment on my blog, under your question.
Hugs, Jóna

Anonymous said...

Oh, WOW, they will absolutely love this. It certainly was worth the effort you put into it. Love the image too!

Sandy O said...

Oppps, I pressed submit for the above comment by accident. I think your little adopted ferret is so cute. It looks like he jumps to the commemt box while we typd, lol