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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Three Boys on a Horse

This image has been on my work desk for some time, I've been waiting for the right sketch to pop up as I've been lacking ideas for a layout to suit this image.
For the background I used corrugated paper which I gave a coat of white gesso. I sanded the pattern of the beige embossed paper with stars. The sentiment is cut out from a DP. A bit of texture was added with string and cheesecloth. I stitched around the edges using brown thread and added 3 star shaped brads.

This card is for these challenges:
1) Sketchy Colors - #219 Sketch
2) Pile It On - #31 Stitching Real or Faux 
3) Simply Create Too - #67 Old/Vintage
4) City Crafter Challenge - #222 Animal Magic 
5) Card Mania - Vacation or Travel

29 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning layout Pia. Just adore the earthy tones and textures as well as the precious photo.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Laine said...

This is fabulous Pia. Such a cute image and vintage feel and detail. Love it.
Laine
xx

Chrissy said...

Fantastic vintage card Pia..love the image..reminds me of my brothers riding "Dordy" our grangmothers horse.[100 yrs ago..lol..]love the papers and the 'rope'...fabulous.

luv CHRISSYxx

chrissy xx said...

I LOve your corrugated paper Pia..FABulous stitching {as always} A GOrgeous vintage card. LOving your colours and embellishments too.
Chrissyxx

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Aw, how cute! Thanks for sharing with us at CCCB!

Regina said...

Pia, so impressive! The background is creative!
Regina*

Lau W said...

Wow ! Fabulous vintage card, love the textures, all details are perfect for this image !
Big kisses my friend !
xxx

Paper Profusion said...

Thats such a brilliant photo Pia and youve gone with a fabulous layout for it. Love all the 'boyish' textures and decoration, especially the lassoo. Fantastic card! Nicola x

Kim Heggins said...

Pia...this is so perfect for this challenge and I am so happy you saved it for just the right challenge. What a wonderful photo too, so sweet and those children look adorable. So happy you played along with us at Simply Create Too...hope to see you next time too. Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Loz said...

I LOVE this card and the layout and image are so beautiful Pia..Loz

scrappymo! said...

Oh my! This is reminds me of my Dad as a young boy. They had horses to ride into town and there are family photos much like this one!

Love it...such memories youhave given me tonight He was 12 miles from the nearest town which was maybe 100 people!

Love the corrugated with the gesso...looks fabulous...and the embossed stars and best of all the lasso!!!
Later in life, my Dad switched to raising 3 Day Event horses and so we never had lasso's on the farm.

Thanks for the fond memories!

Avril Ann said...

What a fabulous image, Pia, so vintage, and cute, love your card, my friend, hugs xxx

Jackie said...

This is just beautiful Pia! Love the vintage look & background!! Awesome work as always my friend & TFS!!!!

Darnell J Knauss said...

You were right to be patient, Pia, because this sketch is excellent. I love how you put Gesso on the corrugated paper, but the thing that made me swoon was that rolled twine! What perfect punctuation for your design!! Hugs, Darnell

Charlene said...

Beautiful sketch and your card really shows it off! Thanks for playing this week at CCCB :-)

cotnob said...

Such a gorgeous card Pai, I love your vintage image and your design complements it perfectly.
Pauline
x

jem (jane elizabeth middleton) said...

super vintage card , great texture and a wonderful image . janex

Ros Crawford said...

So very lovely and beautifully done!! Thanks so much for playing along ay CCCB!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

What a gorgeous creation Pia. Your layout finishes the image off a treat.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxxx

Wishcraft said...

Fab design and love all the texture... lovely card Pia :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Tammy said...

Gorgeous card Pia! I love that image and all of the fabulous textures!!
Tammy x

crafty-stamper said...

love the layout perfect for the beautiful sepia photo,love the texture of the corrugated cardboard the sanded stars and string -stunning
Carol x

aussie aNNie said...

So gorgeous is this card with the earth tones, the sweet image, and your cheese cloth and that string adds to the beauty of this awesome card...loving this Pia....has your gift arrived? Got your postcard..xxx
.♥aNNie The Journey is the Start

Donna Nuce said...

Hi Pia! I love the western theme distressed look of this card. Perfect for the cute image. Have a great day!

Faye Wynn-Jones said...

This is different, and I really like it x

downrightcrafty said...

wow fabulous vintage and stitching a gorgeous card and love the image
hugs Kate xx

monica nilsen schancke said...

Beautiful vintage card, love the image you used. Great details and a great use of the sketch. Thank you for participating in Sketchy Colors, good luck.
hugs Monica

Lisa S. said...

This is such a sweet card Pia! I love the vintage image and the elements are perfect. xx

sandie said...

My fav thing about this card is the twine, what a cool idea to add a lasso to match perfectly with the image xx