Saturday, April 7, 2012

Gift Horse

Today's card is another I had published in the  Whimsy Stamps Inspiration free online magazine.  If you haven't had a chance to check this magazine out, I encourage you to take the time to do so because it is jam packed with inspiration, tutorials and creative projects.  The image is Chrissy's Gift Horse and the sentiment one from the Gift Horse Sentiments set, all available from Whimsy Stamps.  I used Copics to colour the image and a little flourish stamp I have to do the edges.  The stars were cut  with Nestabilities, the papers are My Mind's Eye and Stampin Up and the brads are from my stash.
Challenges:
Oozak - Anything Goes
Sundays With Chrissy - fave colour combo
Bugaboo - Anything Goes
Cardmad Fairies - Use die cuts and/or punches
Crafty Purple Frog - Distressed
Do You Stack Up - Friendly Critters
Divas by Design - Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Use your favorite tool (one of my faves is my distresser)

24 comments:

jimlynn said...

LOL! Marilyn, this is such a precious image and will have me smiling all day now! Colored just beautiful - as always, and love the design you used for it too! VERY CUTE!
Lynn

Sandy said...

This is so cute - I love your design work and the way you have colored this happy gift horse. Beautiful colors!
sandy

Jan Garber said...

Really love all those layers and your colored image! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

Inkypinkydelights said...

What a lovely fun card! Thank you for sharing at Papertake Weekly and good luck with the challenge. Judy GDT x

Lozzapops said...

Love this card! It's fab! Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design. Laura x

angeleef said...

This card is really beautifull (and I had allready seen it in the Whimsy magazine :))
I love the way that sentiment fits perfectly with your image! (And I offcourse love all the details on your card too. The colours really give it a 'barn feeling'.)
Greetz
**Evi**

Alyce said...

Marilyn this is awesome! I love your colouring and the tones go perfectly...great job! :)

Wendy said...

Fabulous card, great image and love the colours...Thanks for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
Wendy xx

Gillian said...

Love that cute image and the colours are great. Thanks for joining in with the Cardmadfairy hope to see you again. Gillian.

Paige said...

what a fun and whimsical image - colored to perfection! Congrats on getting this beauty published!

Margaret said...

What a darling image and your coloring is amazing. Love the shading and all the distressing. It just all goes together so well.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, brilliant horse image.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.
luv
Debby

Mary Jo said...

Yee haw for this adorable card! Love the western style! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

Amy said...

WOW!! Beautiful!! Thanks for joining Bugaboo at Catch the Bug.

Laura said...

Hello Marilyn, I sure do miss your beautiful creations. WOW You do such and awesome job on your coloring and I love that image. And you did a great job putting it all together. Nice to be back.TFs

Shannon White said...

Oh Thi is sooo Adorable Miss Marilyn!! Love your Wonderful Wonderful coloring! 8-) And what a super layout and LOVE the embellis you added! Just so CUTE and Fabulous! Just can't help but smile! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

What a pretty card you have made here. Thank you for taking part in the Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Design Team Member) xxx

Mel said...

Oh, I love your card, it's fabulous. Thank you for joining us Oozak's first challenge :)

Madge H. said...

Sensational card Marilyn - Love how you've colored the image and added papers to match perfectly.
Thanks for joining the challenge at OCS - and good luck.
~ rubber hugz ~
Madge

Mary Lou said...

Oh my Marilyn--this is wonderful!! Love the additions of stars and perfect sentiment!! Cutely colored:) Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!
Hugz

~Paola~ said...

ahahha awwww this is sooooooooooooo fun!! what a fabby and humorous card U created...
One of these days I wish I could learn to color as perfectly as you do! You always do STUNNING work!
txs for being such an inspiration ♥

Crissy Armstrong said...

I adore what you did with my image Marilyn. Your colouring is fantastic and the card layout really matches the theme beautifullyl. I love the stars and rivet-like buttons. This is so great, my fellow Cannuck! Hugs!!

Sweet Fairy said...

What a great card. So lovely design. I like the colors and that image is fun cute. Also love the CAS style design like Plastic card which make the card POP. Thanks for sharing.

adam lobo said...

this is very funny, love the humors touch, fabulous card love to use it at Plastic card Printing .