Thursday, May 9, 2019

Four for Thursday

I wanted my final card for the Double D challenge to be something "horsey," then I remembered a wonderful line art image of a horse that I found on the DeviantArt site some time ago. [The artist, Margony, gives permission to use the image. You can find it HERE.] I printed the image on kraft cardstock, added a little shading with tan and gray Tombow markers and finished the beauty with white colored pencil and white gel pen highlights. The sentiment on the front is from a digi set called "Medley of Greetings 1" from TLC Creations. [This set doesn't seem to be available any longer, however, TLC Creations offers many freebies HERE and also offers some nice sets HERE.] The sentiment on the inside is a freebie from Desert Diva. You can find it HERE. The cute little horseshoe image is from a rubber stamp that I purchased when I owned a stamp store in South Dakota. I think it was from JudiKins and is actually mounted on the end of a pencil eraser. I also purchased a tiny ant stamp on a pencil eraser at the same time. Had never seen anything like them. So fun.]
 
Entered into:
Double D’s Challenge- Kentucky Derby Hat                 
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge- #26                                                                    

My next card is for the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop. I used a tea set image that I've had since the late 90's. I pulled the rubber from the wood, but think it's either a Stampin' Up or Printworks image. I colored it with Tombow markers and a white gel pen, added layers of gold paper, a vintage rose card from a packet of ephemera that I purchased several years ago, a bit of sheer ribbon and gold photo corners. Put together, they are lovely. The inside sentiment is a freebie from Gerda Steiner. You can find it HERE. Am entering the card into several challenge, including "If You Give a Crafter a Cookie" [the card reflects the pastel color scheme and little pink flowers on the cookie tray.]
  
Entered into:  
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- For a Special Lady                                
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- #386-#387 Anything Goes                    
Cute Card Thursday- #581 Tie a Bow                                                                   
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #116                                                    

Another card  for the 2019 Spring | Summer Coffee Lover’s Blog Hop features a  Stamplorations free digi named "Coffee And Roses Collage." You can find it HERE. This time I colored the image with Spectrum Noir markers and a white gel pen, layered it atop patterned background paper and a torn scrap of green vellum and finished the card with silver photo corners to add a gleam of elegance.  The sentiment is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Tea Time." You can find it HERE
Entered into: 
The Sisterhood of Crafters- It's All About Flowers  
The Paper Shelter- #38 Colour It
Outlawz Challenge- Festive Fridays                                                                    
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- May Flowers                     

I love making Asian paper dolls to use as embellishments on my cards. While recently spending a few minutes… umm… hours… visiting Pinterest, I saw a photo of an Asian paper that inspired this card. I used bits and pieces of beautiful origami papers from my stash to create the card, fussy-cutting several little flowers from one of the papers to make her hair adornment. and to decorate the inside sentiment. I've had a packet of these little coins in my stash for many years, and it added the perfect touch of metal to this card, allowing me to enter it into the current Simon Says Monday Challenge. For the inside of the card I used a pretty Asian fan image from a packet of scrapbook paper, plus a Grace Symbol sentiment. [This sentiment is from a rubber stamp block that I pulled from the wood mount years ago. I think it might have been from Hero Arts or Embossing Arts.]
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Add Something Metallic
Polkadoodles Challenge Week 17-Anything Goes                                           
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge- May                                                                        

29 comments:

  1. What a perfect card for our challenge at Double D, the image is fabulous!!! Thank you for joining us!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

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  2. Such a lovely tea card - I love that floral paper!

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  3. What a fabulous post full of so much beauty! These are all
    just wonderfully designed. That horse is stunning! Love that
    coffee image from Shery and love the green vellum!

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  4. It's me again...thank you so much for entering your beautiful cup/roses card in our flower challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

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  5. Love them all, especially the caffeinated designs!

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  6. Wow. Each card is so terrific! I'm glad I hopped over from the Coffee Lovers Blog Hop.

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  7. Outstanding image of that horse! WOW!!!! Just the right amount of color added too. Sensational. Thanks for joining us at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies.
    Lynn

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  8. WOW! Your horse card is AMAZING and just BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Kentucky Derby Inspiration’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Darlene
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please stop in for a visit!

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  9. Me again ... 'Taking life One Cup at a Time' is very good advice and your card is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘Flowers’ challenge. Please come back again soon and Good Luck!
    Darlene
    one of the 'Sistahs'
    The Sisterhood of Crafters
    DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit!

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  10. So many fab inspirations, love each one!

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  11. Wonderful cards. Fun designs.

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  12. LOVE the sentiment "take life one cup at a time"!! This is a wonderful card and especially considering Mother's Day coming up this Sunday! Thank you so much for sharing it with the Sisterhood of Crafters flower theme challenge. Hope to see you often in our gallery!

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  13. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

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  14. A very pretty card!! Thanks for playing along our May Flowers challenge at a2z.

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  15. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the image and coloring - so pretty. Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenges)

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  16. Fab card, love the oriental theme. Thank you for sharing your beautiful make with us over at Polkadoodles and hope you will join us again.
    Take care,
    Ann-Marie (DT)

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  17. Beautiful cards. Thank you for entering the paper doll card into our Week 18 'Anything Goes' Challenge at Polkadoodles.

    Why not join our other other challenges at Digi Choosday and A Gem of a Challenge.

    Hugs Lisa xxx

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  18. Beautiful Design. Thanks for sharing with us at Double D challenge Blog. We hope you will join is for future challenges.
    Kathy
    DD DT

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  19. What a elegant horse card use beautiful.

    Thanks for joining us at Fabrika Fantasy Challenge

    Tracey DT

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  20. Your cards are so beautiful. I love your horse card. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Paper Shelter challenge- Patsy

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  21. So lovely.. love the colours!!! Thanks for playing with us at TPS this week" Good Luck! Hug Lena

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  22. Coffee and flowers are always good together. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

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  23. Wonderful paper pieced card with great paper combo. Thanks for joining us at CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge this month.

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  24. The roses and coffee look very nice the way that you colored them and put it together. That horse is super cool also. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.

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