When I saw the challenge Scrap Your Hobbies over at BBTB2, I finally got to pull out my new horse stamp! But I needed a Cricut cut on my card. I knew I wanted a simple sentiment and 'ride' just fit the plan! Image 1 card has a ticket and letters cut from CTMH Art Philosophy cartridge. I went into CCR and welded the letters into the ticket. Image 2 ticket is from the Artiste cartridge with the same letters welded into it.
My challenge to myself in the new year is to experiment more in my crafting. I want to challenge myself to get out of my routines and try different techniques and maybe create a few of my own!
This is my first attempt at any marker coloring on a card. Fact is I don't think I've really colored much of anything since the days of 4-H posters back in the '70's. Wow, remember the days before computer generated pics, Cricut, and digital photography? I look back at those 4-H posters that took great ribbons and know they couldn't come close to competing with what is out there now! Yes, I really do still have some of them!
Again I have digressed, I always do.......
I stamped image 1 in Chocolate pigment ink and image 2 in Chocolate coated with a layer of Black pigment inks. I think the darker one was a crisper image. (Actually, there are several in the trash can where I tried lighter colors that just didn't work for me!)
Since I'm new to the whole 'coloring' idea, I don't have many markers in my collection yet. So, I worked with the CTMH markers I have so far: Sweet Leaf, Sky Blue, Denim Blue, Barn Red, Olive, and Cream Brûlée. (*Needless to say, I've placed an order for more markers and got the great deal going on over at CTMH! Yay!) I shaded the horse with colored pencils and sponged ink. I used a gel pen for his headstall. Of course the headstall is adorned with a CTMH Mocha Gem.
The Sweet Leaf cardstock, embossed with a Paisley Cuttlebug folder, is from CTMH as well as the card bases: Colonial White and Cashmere. All patterned papers are CTMH scraps (retired).
The cards are embellished with twine and CTMH Tan Sparkles.
Ok, when I designed this card, 'Ticket to Ride' was not remotely on the radar of my thought process. However, once I saw the cards put together, the lyrics popped into my mind and now they're stuck in there.