Thursday, September 17, 2009

Borrowing Freedom - Blog Hop

Welcome to the first Firecracker Designs By Pamela Blog Hop for DT 04! This month's theme is "Greetings & Salutations." We were asked to create any piece of art using our FCD monthly set that focused on this theme. I featured my favorite sentiment from Horses of Courses by using it in both the background and the foreground. The sentiment reads "In riding a horse we borrow freedom" (quoted from Helen Thomson). When I think of riding this horse along the beach.....ahhhhh....how free I'd feel!

NOTE: The official start time of this Hop is Friday, at 8:00 AM (EST). If you arrived early, please be patient as all the links may not be live yet.

This is a “circular blog hop” where the only beginning is wherever you start!! You will know you are at the end of your blog hop when you’ve come back to the blog you’ve started from! (It’s not a huge circle…so it should be easy to remember where you started.)

The winner will be chosen from a mystery blog hostess that we don’t even know who it will be until the hop is over…so that’s why you’ll want to leave a comment on EVERY blog, so you don’t miss out!

**To find out if you’ve won… you will be contacted by Pamela via e-mail (so be sure to leave it with your comment.) and you can also find out on Pamela’s blog after the blog hop ends on Mon, at 8:00 PM (EST).**

Now, to continue the circle, you will need to hop on over to Shelly's blog and keep going until you’ve come back to where you’ve started! Thanks so much for playing along with us and we hope you have a great time!


Deets on this card:
For the main image panel, I used the Michelle Zindorf's brayered sky technique for beaches for the background. My sky looked a little flat so I took a little piece of sponged and drug some white ink across for clouds. I stamped the horse in black onto the scene. I stamped him again onto some GP 110 white cardstock, colored him, and cut him out cutting off his hair and tail. He looked a little funny until I paper pieced him into the scene and give him his hair back! All the edges are sponged with Not Quite Navy ink.


Stamps: Firecracker Designs by Pamela Horses of Courses
Paper: River Rock, Baja Breeze, Whisper White, GP 110
Ink: Baja Breeze, Not Quite Navy, River Rock, Whisper White
Accessories: Copics, Designer Label punch, SU Linen Thread



Enjoy!
Michelle B. aka “Queen of the Scene”
Designer for FireCracker Designs by Pamela

32 comments:

Ursula said...

Oh, how lovely and peaceful!! I also adore the beach, and this scene is just beautiful! Wish I was there, too! Love your coloring on this, Michelle! :o)

Lori said...

Michelle this card is outstanding!!! I just love this scene!!!

Libby Hickson said...

Oh wow this is so gorgeous Michelle!! I just love what can be done with a brayer! And the horse running on the beach is just perfect. Love it!

LadybugSue said...

I really like the way you used the sentiment for the background too, and your coloring of the horse is very smooth. Susan K
sknauber1@comcast.net

TesaB said...

Holy COW! Ehrm, I mean horse. This is drop dead gorgeous! What a FAB scene it is!!! Horses scares me to death, but I could actually picture me in that scene!

Donna Moore said...

Oh how gorgeous! One of my wishes is to ride on the beach with the waves rolling in! You have so captured the majesty of this beautiful animal! I love this!!!

Lydia said...

Wow - this is beautiful!!

FireCracker082 said...

ohhh, that is really lovely!! your colors are superb! love the horse, you created a wonderful scene!!

Anonymous said...

Just love the horse. Another masculine card to add to my collection. TFS Have a good one, Hugs n' Stuff, Lynne

Deli said...

I like the blending of your colors. It almost looks like a person could walk right in.

Juliet A said...

great job with the brayering and the paper piecing!

yvonnew said...

gorgeous! I love everything about your card. weysey@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Wow! Your horse seems to leap right off the page at me, so three dimensional that I feel the spray of the water off his mane. - Theresa, aka 21stamper at gmail dot com

Diana said...

Great job on this card. I agree with you about the statement....being on a beach like that would make you feel "free". Thanks for being on this great team.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

Melisa said...

WOW!!! THis is gorgeous! I've never done any scenic techniques! I love yours and I'm definitely going to check out this technique on her blog! Thanks soooo much for inspiring me!!

Anonymous said...

Wonderful scene. You can just feel the wind blowing as you gallop down the beach.

Rachelle

Lulu said...

WOW!! I'm just blown away by the talent on this blog and what you've done with this set!! Just wonderful!!

Darla said...

Great job on the bg and colouring!!

Thanks,
Darla
darlamcc at eastlink dot ca

Anonymous said...

Love the clouds. The colors you have used really make the horse pop. Great job
tonilea
jiffy1212@aol.com

kc_froglady said...

Great background and paper piecing! Love the scene you created :) Glad to have you as part of the team this hop is going so well and so many different ideas

Barbara said...

Love the scene. It really speaks to Freedom.

msfreida said...

Oh the brayering and paper piecing is PERFECT on this! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS! Your talent never ceases to amaze me! :)

Freida
freida38801@yahoo.com

christina d said...

I love the card and you used my fav set too. Th horse is beautiful!

Marianne said...

Love the background painting and the way the horse just pops right off the paper!

Christine said...

very beautiful card.. I live in hawaii and used to ride my horse on the beach with my father when I was little so this brought back some memories.. thank you! I am assuming my email is part of my name and google account but just in case it is.. xtinejonick79@gmail.com

Martha said...

Wow, your background rocks! I love the quote and the running horse. Thanks for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the horse- the BG you made is fabulous! TFS

Sandy Knecht said...

Great card, Michelle. I love your coloring.

Dawn Frost said...

What an incredible brayered background, it looks so real! I love your card!

Sue from Oregon said...

oh this is gorgeous!

joyduvall said...

Reminded me of my sister! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you
joy.duvall@gmail.com

Etha said...

Gorgeous card! somuch freedom :) love the addition of a bit of white clouds, its perfect.