Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Just horsing around...

...mind you, I think that should be hoarsing the way my throat feels!  Both boys have been ill with cold/flu like bugs and I've been fighting it off for over a week, but it seems my immune system can't take the battering anymore and my throat feels like I've swallowed a cheese grater!

Anyway, I decided to console myself by sitting at my ridiculously messy table and trying to make something in the 4 inch square of space that I have!  I noticed on the lovely Coops blog that passion for Promarkers theme this week is animals, so I decided to create a card using one of my own digis (which will be available online in my digi shop in the near future - watch this space!)...
...I followed Bron's sketch over at the Friday Sketch Challenge (think this will be used again in the future).  The horseshoe was made using 2 different sized circle nesties and a few different sized hole punches - I think it turned out rather well?!  The papers are from First Edition Desert Blooms 6x6 pad, this is a great pad for allsorts of cards, so versatile...
...my 'Laughing Horse' was coloured using Promarkers and 3D decoupaged with an extra 2 layers for more depth.  The sentiment reads 'Heard it from the horse's mouth...' and inside, '...it's your Birthday!'..
...And a side view - I added the horse digi to the insert to finish.  Thanks for visiting me today and can I say a big 'Hi!' to my newest followers Elise, Mandy, Miray, Di and Carolyn (hope I've not missed anyone out!)  it really means a lot that you would consider following my little crafty blog and I hope you take inspiration from what I make...Big thanks to you and all my followers!  Lisa x
I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Week 141 - Animals
Sketch #13 by Bron
One for the Boys
Challenge 6 - Cheeky Chappies


coops said...

oh this is fantastic lisa.your image is stunning, love his face and really gorgeous colouring and design ;D
thanks for joining us this week at PFP :D

xx coops xx

Michele Roos said...

This such a wonderful card. I love the image you've used and the colours also. Thanks for joining us this week at PFP. Hugs Michele x

Dena said...

How awesome!!!! What a great card Ella! The coloring makes him look sooooo real!
Hugs, Dena

Debs said...

Gorgeous card Lisa, love your colour scheme, and such a fun image.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge this week.
Hugs Debs

Elise said...

Wow, your colouring totally rocks! Gosh you brought this image to LIFE!!!! Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

I hope you feel better soon. :( ugh .. I was wincing as I read how sore your throat feels .. Oh gosh how I know how bad a throat can hurt. I don't like those!!!! :( Get well soon hun!

Sending you hugs,

Alan Scott said...

A BIG Thanks for joining in at Cards for Men. Good luck and look forward to seeing you back with us very soon.

Poppet said...

A fun card Lisa, your laughing horse image looks fantastic and I love how you have made you horseshoe. Wonderful sentiment, I wish I could think things like that up.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx

Tracey Feeger said...

Bahahahaha what a hilarious image and coloured perfectly too.
Great take on sketch. Love your creation. Inside looks fab too.
Thanks for joining us at Friday Sketch Challenge.