Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sundays With Crissy--Challenge #10--Buttons & Bows

Hey there!! Thanks for coming by today!! Our most recent challenge over at Sundays With Crissy is Buttons & Bows!! I used Crissy's new image Autumn Harvest Ride this time around. I soooooo enjoy colouring carousel horses--they are so open to interpretation!! You can get away with colouring them in a whimsical fashion or true-to-life. I am especially fond of large horses, they always seem so gentle, so when I saw Crissy's new "work-horse" image I just had to use it. I chose to colour it more realistic this time 'round, but I am sure it will turn up pink or purple in another card I do in the future (LOL)!! My favourite season is Autumn so colouring this "fall-themed" image was an added pleasure!!

I added some Icicle Stickles to jazz up the tassels and the pumpkin creases!!

For all those of you out there who are "Button-Challenged" like me, here's a sneaky way to incorporate buttons into your projects!! ☺

The Recipe:

Digi Stamp: Autumn Harvest Ride--Whimsy Stamps
Printed On: Neenah Paper
Cardstock: Bazzil Papers
DP: Francis Meyer--Pumpkin Pie Plaid & Handmade Paper
Media: Copic Markers--Y02, Y11, Y17, Y38, YR15, YR07, R20, R27, R29, R59, YG03, YG 25, G20, G12, C00, C01, C02, C04, C07, C09, E33, E35, E50, E51, E53, E55.
Flowers: Creative Memories
Metal Spacers: Blue Moon Beads
Gems: Hero Arts
Ribbon: Michael's
Stickles: Icicle
Buttons: My Stash

If you would like to see some more inspiration using buttons and bows click here to go to the Sundays With Crissy blog. The rest of our fabulous DT has come up with some amazing creations!! Also, don't forget to pop back to see Patricia's entry on the 29th!!

If you would like to enter your own Buttons and Bows creation click here to go to Crissy's original post for this challenge. Scroll down and click on the blue froggie link to upload your card/project.

This month Stitchy Bear Stamps is our sponsor!! They are generously giving away 5 digital stamps of your choice from their online store and Crissy is giving away 3 of her digital stamps of your choice. Crissy's images can be found at Squigglefly, Whimsy Stamps, or at Wags 'n Whiskers. In order to have your name entered into the draw for this prize package, you must upload your project using the Buttons & Bows theme by midnight, Sunday, October 31st!! You must use at least one image from either Stitchy Bear Stamps or one of Crissy's digital stamps. You are also welcome to enter your own card using the Buttons and Bows theme with an alternate image, but you won't be eligible for the prize draw. There have been some amazing entries already--can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Have a blessed day!!

Sarah ☺


  1. Hi Sarah
    This is a lovely card. Fantastic colouring!
    Cathy x

  2. Oh this is so cute, fabulous card Sarah.

  3. Wow all of these peace of arts are just great !

  4. Totally Gorgeous!!..the image and your coloring is Fabulous!!..Hugs, Ila

  5. Absolutely fabulous! The colors, the images, buttons...just wonderful. I am so glad I came by to catch up.
    I have been looking at your other wonderful cards and must say they are truly fantastic. It is no wonder you are on a design team.
    Definitely heartful art!
    I have loved browsing.
    Love your soldiers cards too!
    Keep it all coming. I am going to keep catching up but I just had to stop to comment on this card.
    I will be back.
    Take care

  6. beautiful Sarah! gorgeous coloring!!

  7. Gorgeous soft colouring on the horse Sarah. I love how you blended the soft brown out to white on his lower legs. I love the simple layout too, which brings the main panel in full focus. The sparkle on the tassels are a sweet touch. :-)

  8. I love this image, and your coloring is spot on! Really beautiful card. Great work! Best, Curt

  9. Sarah this is just awesome. How beautifully composed and colored this beautiful creation is. Just love it!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  10. Oh this is gorgeous, such beautiful colouring.

  11. Oh this is beautiful, Sarah! I love your layout and pretty paper and ribbon! What a pretty charm you used on your flower and your coloring is wonderful! hugs, Angela


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