Friday, 16 March 2012

Best Friends

Have been away from the craftie space this week although I have managed to keep visiting some blogs - not all though and if you're one of those I didn't get to I promise I will get to see your creations over the weekend.
Some time ago I made a card like this for a commission. I always print off two images in case I mess up one and this one was coloured and in the 'things to assemble' drawer! I have been trying very hard to use up stuff and am not always successful but this is another image from Mo Manning which I like a lot and I decided to make it up into an easel.
I hope the horse lovers will forgive my less than perfect shading!

Anyway, little girl and her big friend were coloured with promarkers and the sky was painted with watercolour pastels.
 The image was stitched onto a cream coloured card die cut and then put onto the card with 3d pads. The backing papers from My Mind's Eye also stitched and layered onto the same coloured card and some very old cream cotton lace from my stash added.

The flowers were a challenge win from Crafty Emma's. I coloured the flourish with a promarker and used some cream ribbon to make the back for the flower rosette, then just finished with 5 brown pearls.
The base of the easel has a tiny galloping horse metal charm attached to the lace with a ribbon.
I need to add a sentiment yet - am still thinking!!!!

Challenges -
Forever Friends - Add a Charm
I Love promarkers - Anything Goes
Everybody Art - Easel card
Craft Your Passion - Easel Card
Digi Makeover - Critters
Papertake Weekly - For the Girls

Am now off to be pummelled by the physio so -
Thanks for visiting, the sun is shining here and I hope it's shining where you are too.... x


Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. This is absolutely stunning. Gorgeous in every way. Love the colours too.
Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xx

Tine said...

As a horse lover I just love this image. Great shaped card. Thanks for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week & good luck.
Tine :)

Monica said...

How pretty and soft!

Monica xxx

Doreen said...

Love your gorgeous card Viv. Thanks for sharing with us at Craft your

Diane J said...

Gorgeous easel card. Thanks for sharing your card with us at FOREVER FRIENDS 'Add a Charm' challenge. Good Luck. Diane (DT) xx

craftysue49 said...

I love it Viv ...I tried my hand at stitching layers together did not turn out to good ha ha ...note to self must try harder !!!!x

coops said...

beautiful card viv.gorgeous soft colours and the image is so sweet :D

xx coops xx

Deborah said...

A beautiful card! You're pretty good at this promarker colouring in lark, Viv. Me, I just go with flat colour.

Cathy Lee said...

So adorable, Viv! I love this image. I'm a horse lover that's probably why. Awesome easel card with perfect embellies; love that ribbon flower. Thanks for sharing it with us at Craft Your Passion this week.
Cathy Lee

June Nelson said...

Oh now I do like this one vivvy babe I love the ceams and browns, its gorgeous and If I can think of a sentiment I wil let you know lol, neighhh way at the minute like lol xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is gorgeous Viv, love the adorable image.

Jackie said...

A beautiful card and such gorgeous colours :o)
Jackie xx

Maureen said...

It's lovely Viv and more stitching I see.

Anne said...

Oh Viv this is lovely, perfect charm for it too.

Sarah said...

Gorgeous card, love your colours, such a sweet image, thanks for joining us at CYP, hugs, Sarah x

Lisa aka Myran said...

Such a lovely girly card! Thank you for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Dora said...

This is gorgeous, love the colours and the sweet image. Thank you for joining us at I ♥ Promarkers this week and good luck xx

Jules said...

Hi Viv

A gorgeous card.

Love your backing papers and how you have used ribbon to back your flower. It looks stunning!

Love Jules xx

Elaine said...

Wow this is FAB I love the little extra horse embellishment , Beautiful card Hugs elaine