Sunday, May 10, 2009

Happy Trails - Designing Women Challenge

A challenge was offered up by Peggy from our Designing Women blogging group on PTI to use an animal for a card along with two designer papers. I am in need of a masculine retirement card for a colleague and immediately thought of Theresa's new "Out West" set offered by Gina K. I've been dying to ink this one up so here was the perfect opportunity. I used a scrap of a "masculine" DP I had on hand and made a 2nd patterned BG using PTI's Ripe Avocado that was stamped with the crackle background stamp from Gina K's Bold Flowers set. (Sorry I didn't have a PTI set with an animal but I love Gina K, too.)

I colored the horse and the cowboy hat with Copics and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I did discover that Copics work VERY differently on a somewhat porous paper surface. I used a small piece of SU Kraft paper for the horse because I didn't want vanilla or stark white but it didn't take the color as nicely. It turned out OK but is something to be aware of.

Thanks for a fun challenge Peggy!

8 comments:

Vicky said...

Pam, this is SO cute! I love how softly you colored the horse and the DPs you selected are perfect for this card! Love it!

Katy said...

Very pretty card! I love the horse image.

Ally said...

Beautiful coloring! Very nice masculine card.

Alicia said...

Pam,

I love this card. I don't know if you know our story with our son, but he has cancer and last year for his make-a-wish, he got a horse and named him Sonador. That is the horse off of the movie Dreamer. Anyway, we now have 2 horses and a burro at our place. I saw this set from your card so I had to order it! I can't wait to get it! Thanks for the Mother's Day wishes! Hope you had a wonderful one too!

Yvette said...

This is adorable!!

The Wired Angel said...

Great job Pam! It was fun to put the floral pieces aside for a change. Thanks for joining in on the challenge! (p.s. - pls email me with your address as I would like to send you a card for your daughter!)

Rita said...

Each of your cards are meticulously designed. Every detail works together so beautifully. The colors, papers, placement, embellishments are flawless. That's what I love about handmade cards...they really are works of the heart! Thanks, Pam!

Theresa said...

Pam, this is a fabulous card! Such beautiful coloring and wonderful layout!

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