Wednesday, February 2, 2011

On the Farm


The challenge for the OWH MWT (operation write home mid-weekthrowdown) is to create a card that uses a farm theme. I used todays SC318 sketch challenge for inspiration. I don't have any stamps that would be considered farm animals, but in my world, this is a horse farm! I used the Serendipity Mustang image, stamping it on watercolor paper with Versafine Onyx Black ink and embossing it with clear detail ep. I colored the image with Tombows and a wet brush. The edges were sponged with Ranger antique linen and vintage photo inks, then distressed on the edges to fray them slightly. It's matted on black cardstock and I used Basic Grey dp from the kraft pad. The card base is white, so I sponged the edges with more vintage photo ink in keeping with the distressed look. I added a few snippets of ribbon and several black brads to finish this card. There's really no room for a sentiment, but that's OK because it can be used for several different occasions.
That will do it for me today so thanks for stopping by and take care!

Carol

22 comments:

Laura said...

Your work is beautiful!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Fabulous! We rode horses on the farm when I was a girl. I even have this stamp, thanks for using it and reminding me that I should too :) Thanks for playing in our challenge at Operation Write Home!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh beautifulQ I have a lovely horse stamp I need to dig out after seeing this.(the most expensive stamp I ever bought!) but oh so lovely like this!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Carol...every time you make one of these cards, I just smile!!!

Anke said...

What a lovely horse stamp, great card Carol.

Hugs
Anke

SaDeBuque said...

very pretty card!! i know a few horse lovers who would just love to get this card!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, This card is beautiful. What a wonderful job you did with the colors and the finishing touches with ribbons and brads are terrific.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Wow! That is colored to perfection! Love the stamp, also! You rock.

Colleen said...

Carol,
This is an amazing horse image! I love your coloring and the way you sponged and distressed the edges.

Joanne Travis said...

This is awesome, Carol! I think horses are a perfect part of a farm, especially in Amish country. I really miss my visits to Pa. (and my family on the East Coast), I loved beautiful Lancaster. This was the first thing I thought of when I saw your lovely card.

~ Kathy said...

The card is perfect without a sentiment - love the horse! Hope the ice didn't have you out of power too much yesterday, I know we lost it at least once at our place! ~Kathy

Tammy said...

WOW this is gorgeous!

JD said...

I really like this image...It's a favorite of mine...I don't ever get tired of seeing it. You did a beautiful job coloring it.

Dolores said...

Such a beautiful job on this card, which would suit anyone or any season. Thanks for sharing the details.

Benzi said...

Love this beauty, Carol. It would be a great card for anyone, but if you need a masculine, this would be the one.

Wendy said...

Oh my goodness, this is so pretty, Carol! Going into my fav's for sure! Love it! :)

Susan said...

love your card. I too went with the horse farm idea.

Cora said...

I can't say enough nice things about this card. It is just perfect. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Samantha said...

Very beautiful!! You did an amazing job with your image! I totally think a horse is a farm animal!!

Susan (rainy) said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Your coloring is gorgeous, Carol. This is such a elegant, warm and wonderful card. I truly love it.

Yolanda said...

Terrific. Great image and great card to show it off.

Joanne (jojot) said...

HOLY HORSES...this is stunning