Thursday, May 26, 2011

Horse in his stall...

I'm not sure if it was just too early or that I was still tired that I couldn't think of a witty name for this card.  I know that I didn't get much sleep last night, but that's normal for me.  This is my card for the  Digi Doodle's Best  challenge.  I know everyone loves the "anything goes"  challenges, so why not go to the store and grab one of their great images (not that you have to use their image) and join in.  They have a great sale going on.

This beautiful fellow is actually from one image, and the barn is from another.  I cut a young girl off of the horse, then I cut a hole from above the stall door.   I used mostly browns and greys with my Prismacolors to do the coloring. There are six (6) layers of paper and card stock if you count the paper the image is on. The layers are distressed with Tim Holtz's  distressing inks. The beautiful brown ribbon at the bottom is some purchased at Joann's.  And finally I thought it was interesting that the card itself  looks like a picture in a frame.  

I'm entering this in the following challenges:

Digi Stamps 4 Joy - boy or man
Paper Romance - distressing
Crafty Purple Frog Challenge - a thing of beauty
Color Create Challenge Blog - white/cream/brown

I hope you enjoy my card.  I'll be sorting out and drawing a name later today for the challenge winners.  If you still want to join in, you need to get ALL of the requirements done before I get going again.  There are some that I can't find their posts to DDSB stating that I had referred them. 



Denise and Louise said...

Gorgeous card DJ - love the way you have combined the two images and your colouring is great. Hugs Denise xx

ahlers5 said...

This is just wonderful!

Ulina /Apricot Bubbles said...

Your coloring is really great! I clicked the picture and viewed it at maximum size :-) Then I also saw that this ribbon was a good haul - it´s very beautiful and perfect for this card!
Unusual for most girls I was always a little afraid of horses... my aunt owned two and they were so "big" and "powerful" - I watched them only from a secure distance ;-)

Dorcas said...

Nice card, Debbie. Tweety went through a horse thing when she was 7 or 8. Now she's back to cats. :-)
I bet I know who this is for, did she just get baptized?

Donna said...

I just love this card DJ, using the two images was a fantastic idea and they go so well together. hugs Donna x

Karen said...

This looks great Dj, love your colouring too.

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is fabulous Dj. Your colouring and layout is super. I do hope you get a better nights sleep tonight.


Lisa Jane said...

I love the two images used together to make a sweet little scene . Its beautiful
Thanks for joining us at LCI this week
Lisa x

Jani said...

Wow, this card is just gorgeous!
The scene and the colouring flashed me!
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Linda w said...

Fabulous card, and your colouring is awesome..(never used that word in my life till a came into blogland lol). So clever how you have layered the paper to make it look like a frame...the ribbon/lacy thing at the bottom is the perfect touch to set it all off. Love the images BTW. Hugs lin

sallysbitz said...

This card is just stunning. I love horses & adore the way you have combined two images x

hugs sally x

PS... I have candy up for grabs too.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic idea using the two images like that.Beautifully coloured too.
Lisa x

Debs M said...

fabulous colouring, great idea with the images x

Courtney said...

This is gorgeous Debra!! I love riding horses in the summer! Thanks for joining in on our "Here Comes Summer" Challenge at Penny's. Good Luck!


jojoscraps said...

Beautiful! I love the way you pieced the two stamps together to come up with this. Thanks for sharing with us at Stamps R Us Challenges.
Jo xx

debby4000 said...

Oh gorgeous Debra, love it.

Leah the Orange said...

gorgeous creation! i love the subdued colouring and your highlights. thanks so much for sharing this with us at Charisma! :)

Davi said...

DJ this is a such a wonderful creation! I love the barn and horse. The way you cut open the door and peaked his head out with the beautiful coloring make it so really splendid!

WeirdCat said...

That is beautiful, I say it every time I really must use my prismas more,
Ruth x

Marie said...

This is a wonderful image and great colors too. Thanks for joining us over at TPS Challenges this week.
Love n hugs

Judy said...

Beautiful card hun.


Peggysue said...

Its worthy of actually being framed DJ! It is beautiful. I’m glad you joined us for the Do You Stack Up? ANIMAL challenge & hope to see you again!

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

It's so cute! What a lovely colours you have used…………… Thanks for joining at TPS this week......


Laura /sandytoz said...

Nice job Debbie!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Paper Crafting Journey.

Laura (sandytoz)

WencheP said...

Fabulous cards. Thank you for joining us over at Do You Stack Up.


Sylvia said...

What a gorgeous card.
Love the colours and fabulous design.
Thanks for playing along with us over at Colour Create.

Mina said...

wow what a fabulous stamp, our colour choice is just perfect for it...amazing colouring too Debra
Mina xxx

Lynne said...

So sorry just catching up with my commenting :) fab card - love it!!
thanks for joining the Divas at Do it with Digis
Lynne xxx

Sharon said...

What a great creation.
Thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty this time, hope to see you again soon.
Sharon x

Di said...

Great card, thankyou for joining us at DO IT WITH DIGIS
Hugs Di xxxx

tiggertastic said...

such a fantastic image - just lovely

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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