Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Giddy Up!

This week's challenge over at the Phindy's Place Challenge Blog is a wonderful sketch furnished by Anne-Marije. I absolutely love working from a sketch and especially hers. I am always amazed how the same sketch can produce cards that truly are different. The difficulty for me is always narrowing down my choice of images. All of Phindy's images are fabulous, and I can't imagine not using one for the challenge. My problem is finding enough time to enter more than one card. Possibilities are endless.

For this card, I chose this adorable image called "Giddy Up". My grandson is all about cowboys, but he has a huge stuffed horse that he rides. When I see this image, I see one of my nephews. His parents own a riding stable, and he didn't much care for real horses. He did have a stick horse whose name was Broomtail, a most appropriate name, and he rode that horse all the time.

Image: Phindys Place - Giddy Up

Senitment: mine created in Word

Embellishments: Iron on Stars and metals
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  1. Hi Shirley. He's fabulous. Love the lasso embellishment you have given him and your papers are just so perfect. Great card. Thanks for joining us at Phindy's Place.
    Tine :)

  2. This is completely fabulous Shirley! Your coloring, your papers and that inspired little lasso - wonderful work!
    Thanks so much for playing at Phindy's Place this week.

  3. Shirley how clever to use the lasso for the circle and what a gorgeous card, great one for a boy. Thank you for joining us and taking the Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll join us again this Friday!

  4. Fantastic card Shirley!! Love the bandana strip across the middle. What a cutie ~jeni :)

  5. Shirley, this is awesome. The papers are just perfect, and the lasso embellishment for the circle is brilliant. Wonderful take on the sketch! Thanks for playing along at Phindy's Place again, I always enjoy seeing your creations!

  6. Shirley, this couldn't be cuter! I LOVE it-everything about it is fabulous!

    Thank you for joining us this week for the Phindy's Place Challenge. I hope you'll join us tomorrow for a new challenge :)

  7. I love your idea of the lasso better than the star on my card. Super cute!

  8. That strip of bandanas is a greaqt touch. Lovin that lasso too!