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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Horses at Sunset Wood Card MMSC14, Belli, and Kitchen Sink Challenges





There is a bit of history behind this card, but I will spare you other than to say that I had a very sweet lady request a card from me about a month or so ago that had horses on it. Sadly, I did not have a horse stamp or any images with horses on them. Luckily, I have some really wonderful friends that are willing to share with me and knew my story and wanted to help by sending me several images of horses to use on my cards. It is too late for the little girl's birthday that it was meant for, but I am happy with the way my card turned out nonetheless.


This card was made for the MMSC14 sketch. I am thrilled to share with you that I used wood paper from a good friend and fellow DT member Sue's online store who also happens to be our generous sponsor for the MMSC this week. . If you haven't been over there yet to check out her store, you have to make the trip. It will be worth your while. I never really even thought of using wood or anything close to it on my cards until she introduced this to me, and I promise you that once you try this, you will not know how you ever created without it. It is the absolute perfect supply to have on hand for cards that require a masculine touch, woodsy, outdoorsy, wildlife or honestly any kind of card you have in mind, because I have seen Sue make baby cards for little girls that look sweet and feminine as well as wedding cards. Stop by her blog and have a look at her slideshow to see some of these beauties. I have done a few of them on my slideshow too, but you will see more of a selection on hers. She also has some great digi stamps on her store site along with so many other great products that you will want to bookmark her site for future reference. It's a one-stop shop.


Sue is being very GENEROUS to our Bonus Winner this week as well!! Our MMSC14 Bonus Winner this week will be receiving all the goodies pictured below including the 4 digi’s shown from McMahon Five Designs. As an added Bonus, if the winner is displaying the McMahon Five Designs logo on their blog they will receive 4 more FREE DIGIS of their choice from her store, so be sure to sign up for the Rewards program and while you are there, start making up your wish list :)
I also used my scor-pal tape on this card which is really awesome stuff and so easy to use. You can use it on pretty much anything and it is so strong and durable. I just love this and have started using it on my handmade envelopes as well. Way easier and less messier than using glue and waiting for it to dry. Thank you Diana for giving us the opportunity to try out these wonderful products. You have been a wonderful sponsor to the MMSC and it has been fabulous working with you!


I hope that you enjoy my sample card this week and that it may in some way inspire you to create something wonderful for yourself or someone special in your life.
I am also entering this into the Belli #71 Challenge which is asking to use wood on your card and the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge that is asking you to do up the corners of your card which for this card I used the pretty gold gems. Check out their fun challenges and join along with them as well as the MMSC.


Thanks, as always for dropping by my blog for a look. I appreciate your visit and your comments and look forward to seeing your entries this week as well.


Now a bit of info from the MMSC Blog:
Don’t forget that August is “Refer your Friends for Freebies” month. If you are new to the MMSC blog, be sure to hop on over to Priscilla's blog to get all of the details.

A Huge Congrats goes out to our Midnight Masterpiece Gold Star Award winner this week:
Craftypagan Your card really rocked!!! Enjoy your award!
The MM DESIGN TEAM AWARD this week is a very special lady who is very deserving of this honor. She continues to show us each week what a wonderful teammate she is. She is so dedicated to her friends, family and recently just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl!! She is a wonderful Mother to all of her daughters as well as a dedicated wife and inspirational DT sister. I am very proud to be working alongside such a talented and sweet friend. This week we would like to honor.....Shawne with the Mrs. Congeniality Award!! Stop by and check out her Blog. Thank you for being such a great friend to us!! We wish you the very best with you and your entire family. Treasure every moment with them, and we look forward to your return with us as soon as your new sweetie allows you the time.



27 comments:

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Love the horse scene you created here Carolyn!! What magnificent coloring!! What a great use of Sue's paper too!! Great job on this week's sketch!!

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

Hi Carolyn! What a beautiful card! I really love how you colored the background. It really makes those horses POP! And THANK YOU for using my wood paper! It looks fantastic. Now...I have to check out the Belli Challenge! :)

Have a wonderful day!!
Sue

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!! I love the beautiful images and your soft colors in the BG are perfect!! TFS!! HUGS

Joani said...

OMGoodness! This card is just beautiful! You did such a wonderful job with the sketch and the coloring! The whole thing is just amazing!!
Super great job!
Hugs,
Joani

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Really Super coloring Carolyn! These horses are just going to step out of the card. Love the inside too , Great job this week, Girl! xox ~Jeni

Priscilla said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Dani said...

This is so gorgeous! Wonderful job, thanks for joining the Belli Challenge!

Denise @ kc242 said...

I agree with everyone else. I especially love this card. The coloring of those beautiful horses is top notch. Lovely

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Fabulous Carolyn, Love IT! Great images of horses, those look really well with the wood paper. Great inside and OUT. You outdid yourself this time.

Liz Williams said...

Love this card and it's unique way to remove the horse picture. Great work.

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Carolyn, one more time I am blown away by your gorgeous creations! Sorry you didn't have a horse stamp for the little girls birthday, but now you have your horse images and a wonderful card to show too! What a fabulous scene you have made here...coloring is perfection and the use of Sue's wood paper matches to a T.
Simply beautiful!
Hugs,
Charlotte

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Love the "inside" finishing touch...isn't the images of these horses beautiful!

jdmommy said...

I love this horses card, Carolyn! Great coloring of the image. thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

Fern said...

WOW, this is beautiful.. Love the image and your coloring is fantastic... The inside is just as fabulous... Thanks so much for playing along with us in the belli challenge...

cabio's craft corner said...

Wood paper sounds neat. Love those images you used and the glitter sure adding great touch for it!
Hugs,
Cabio

stephanne said...

I have actually been looking for wood papers, so I say, I have come to visit MMSC with perfect timing!! Your card is beautiful!! The elements are so very complimentary, and your use of the sketch is perfect!! Thank you for the warm welcome on behalf on MMSC on my blog!! I look forward to playing again ;)
Stephanne

Chelsea said...

Carolyn, this card is just so so so sweet! Another great color combination, pink and brown, one of my favorite! :)

One more thing...OMGosh!!! You already have me on the sidebar as MMSC sponsor! I love you! :) Thank you for all the support!

:)Chel

Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

Wow Carloyn! This card is really just beautiful. I love the shading around the horses and the way you finished the inside is really perfect. I love the wood paper. I've never made anything with horses and would feel really lost at how to do it. You've made this really stunning! :)

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Beautiful card - love all the nice details. Thanks for playing in the Belli Challenge!

peggysue said...

That wood paper is very intriguing, I like how you used it, it looks good with the horse images. I like how you finished the inside of it tool. And horses . . .I've never ever colored one, I think I would find it intimidating. Nice job.

Carol said...

Carolyn this horse is absolutely electrifying in taste and presentation. Your card is pretty both inside and out.
Bear hugs,
Carol
www.chocolatecraftsandbearsohmy.blogspot.com

Debbie said...

Wow this is beautiful and your coloring is amazing! Thanks for playing with us over at the belli challenge blog!

Lynn said...

Love these gorgeous horses!! And such pretty corners for the Kitchen Sink Crew Challenge! Thanks for playing along!!

Connie said...

These horses are just so amazing! What a wonderful job with this sketch, and love what you did with the corners!!

Dee Jackson said...

beautiful!

Angela Knopf said...

Love that you decorated the corners inside and out! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with us!

ger&timmy said...

carolyn ~ took your suggestions and have posted you on my own blog ~ not real sure it was done right - i'm REAL new to this blog thing ~

thanks for the invitation!!