Tuesday, June 9, 2009


Sometimes an image seems way out of your comfort zone, but then after playing with it for a while, it ends up being one you really love using! When I first saw this image, I was not really sure exactly what I wanted to do with it, but then I saw this cowgirl designer paper and I was instantly inspired! This paper reminds me of my friend Julie...she is definitely all girlie and pink and frilly, but she also owns a horse and does her share of all things associated with taking care of it, IYKWIM!

I stamped the horse with Memento Rich Cocoa ink onto Naturals Ivory card stock, then colored it with a relatively dry aqua painter and Watercolor Wonder crayons. I used a nestabilities oval to cut and emboss it and frame it with a scalloped oval. This was mounted onto a belly band in an offset position to make the most of the words and images of the designer print. All of the edges of the papers are distress-inked with Tim Holtz distress ink in tea dye and vintage photo. I knotted a piece of jute to give it a bit more Western flair.

I went back to the LSS to purchase more of this paper and it was all gone. :( If I can get more, I'd make another card just like this one!

Stay tuned for more DRS sneak peeks...the design team's links are on the sidebar. Blog hop starts on Thursday! Don't miss it! I've been working on some special projects that I'm excited to share!


  1. This is really beautiful Deb! I love the jute too!

  2. Beautiful coloring technique on the horse image and all-around fun card!