Wednesday, February 18, 2009

My Pretty Pony - Penny Black Challenge

I saw this Pony image on a card and I had to track it down...the pony is soooo adorable...and I know of many people in my social circle that would love to get such a cute equine card. What's funny about this little image is that it reminds me of a horse we just got in...long maned and a little chunky, her owner dropped her off to be broke out and called her a marshmallow...which is appropriate, because she's very out of shape (which is fine by me...less energy to buck with! LOL). So we've nicknamed the horse Princess Marshmallow, it fits!
Anyway, onto our card, I joined the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week (the pony stamp is by Penny Black BTW) and this week they had a sketch (see below card for sketch). I think the most challenging thing to this sketch was the amount of paper that was used and getting everything to match up just right. I took a lot of work out of it and used My Minds Eye paper pack I picked up at HL on some super sale, so much easier when everything already matches (wink!). I added a horseshoe with some glittered ferns (ran them through my Xyron and then glittered them) and a daisy with a rhinestone...gotta have just a little bling somewhere! I also dusted off (cough cough) my felt rick rack that had never seen scissors before and added it on the bottom...perfect match! Below you'll find the sketch and the recipe, enjoy!


Recipe:
  • Stamps: Pony by Penny Black (Heart to Heart), Sentiment by Hero Arts (Thinking of You Messages)
  • Paper: My Minds Eye
  • Ink: Staz On
  • Die: Quikutz
  • Punches: EK Success (flower), Unknown (fern)
  • Other: Rhinestones, Felt rick rack






14 comments:

Lil' Inker said...

Paula this is adorable! I love the little chubby pony! Love the colors that you used. You rocked the sketch! So great!

mamichelle said...

That stamp is so cute! Love your card. High Hopes has an adorable horse, Brayden.

Michelle said...

Love it...the image is adorable, love the horseshoe, & I will definitely have to play with that layout!! So many sketches...so little time...

Jackie said...

This is such a cute card and love the sketch...tfs!!

Jan said...

Cute, cute, cute! I love that little chubby pony image!
Love your card, Paula! You did a fabulous job with the sketch!

tracie said...

Hi Paula, oh wow your card is so gorgeous, love this cute image too.. and what pretty papers - great work.
Thanks for joining us this week at PBSC
hugs
Tracie :)x

sumbine said...

Awesome card, i like the horseshoe and the dp.
Your coloring is great!

Pauline C said...

Fab card Paula - love that cute Shelty image and the dinky horsehsoe embellishment. Thanks for joining in the PBSC this week .
Pauline x

Gingerbread Gal said...

Paula this image is so perfect for you. Too cute! I am so luvin' that horseshoe.
:)Rach

Anjou Krelovich said...

Another great one!

Kath said...

Hi Paula
this is absolutely beautiful...love the image and your combo of papers...great work ...great take on the sketch and thanks for joining in the fun at PBSC this week
Hugs Kath xxxxx

Beth said...

This is gorgeous! The papers are fab and I love the little horseshoe! Thanks for joining the PB challenge this week!
Beth xx

Laura said...

This is simply adorable! What a perfect card for you!!

handstampedbylacey said...

Ok, this stamp is so adorable! I just love this "little" horse! Great job with the sketch!
~Lacey