Friday, February 25, 2011

CSS - Treasure Chest Blog Hop 2-25-2011

Yeah! It is another StampTV blog hop and this time it is an Animal Kingdom Challenge blog hop. We were asked to choose any animal from any of GinaK's stamp set. I did not realize how many stamp sets have animals in it! WOW! So many choices! 

So after looking through the list of stamp sets with animals and not being able to decide I thought about what card I would need soon so I chose Out West which was designed by Theresa and sold by GinaK. My husband and I were blessed with 8 children - all adopted & all very different! One of our sons is a farrier by trade and horses are his love. He has a birthday coming up so this card will be for him. 


I stamped the image on Pure Luxury White and then colored the image with Copics. After using one of my Nestabilities I sponged around the image with Vivid Taupe. I then used the lattice square Nestabilities to place behind the horse and ran some twine though the loops and curled them on opposite corners. I stamped the rope from GinaK's Guiding Light and the sentiment is from Candles on my Cake, also from GinaK. I added some silver brads and a cowboy boot charm. The layers are Pure Luxury Ivory and Tan Leather.

You should have arrived from Melissa Schultz blog and you were undoubtedly blown away! If you want to start at the beginning  or get lost along the way, just head on over to the home page of StampTV.

Now hop on over to visit Pam Imholz  for some more inspiration. Thanks for hopping along with us and for the kind comments you leave. It is good to be back!

Oh, don't forget to leave comments as you hop along because on Tuesday morning (March 1st), we will randomly choose one of the comments from all the blogs who will get a stamp set of their choice valued up to $24.95!
 
I also entered this card in the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

113 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

perfection! coloring is amazing and love your embellishments!!!
love it (-:

Stampin' Pam said...

Meisje - here's the correct link to mine: Blogger added _25 to my link for some reason?! ALso my full name is Pam Imholz - thanks for fixing!

http://paperandribbonsandstampsohmy.blogspot.com/2011/02/treasure-chest-animal-kingdom_25.html

Meanwhile your card is GORGEOUS_ this is one of my fave stamp sets from Theresa - you've made a fantastic card for your son!! He will love it - right down to the cowboy boot charm :-)

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Thus- a jaw-dropper Miesje! I bet your son will love it- it's fabulous!

Brenda said...

Wowza Miesje!!! I love your card! Wonderful coloring and a fabulous design!

Miss Boo (a.k.a. jen70) said...

Amazing! So creative! Love it!

stampqueen said...

Awsome card - love the 'rope' threaded through the lacey square and around the silver brads!!!!

Jennie said...

Beautiful design Miesje! The way you wrapped the twine is amazing and great coloring on the horse! The little boot charm is so perfect for this...way to go!

Donna Phelan said...

Wonderful card, that twine detail is perfect, nicely done!

Melissa Cash said...

Oh my Miesje, your card is amazing. I love all of the little details with the twine/charm etc..this card would be perfect for a either a cowboy or a cowgirl!

Betty Neville said...

What a fabulous card Miesje! Love your beautifully colored image and your embellishments are spot on!

Lagene said...

Oh my goodness, that twine really looks like a rope!

Carla S. said...

This is amazing, Miesje! Gorgeous coloring and the intertwined twine is just perfect! Fantastic design!

peggy wainman said...

Beautiful, I love what you did with the twine!

Melanie said...

wow Miesje, i am in love with what you did with the rope and lacey border, from the swirl at he top to the charm at the bottom that ROCKS! yu go, girl!

Deb said...

How gorgeous! I love how you laced the jute through the frame and around the embellishments! This is fabulous!

buggin2stamp said...

Your card is so cool! I love the woven twine with the curled ends. Your coloring is amazing. I known your son will love this birthday card.

Cheri said...

WOW! Miesje! This is an incredible card. I like everything about it and I'm sure your son will LOVE it! You're such a creative lady!

Lynne said...

My grand daughter would love this card. She loves horses. The "rope" around the die cut is a terrific touch.

Becky said...

Wow..This is one fabulous card Miesje. Love how you did this frame.

Theresa Momber said...

Wowza! Gorgeous coloring, Miesje! I love what you did with the twine!

Barbara Colbert said...

WHAT a fantastic card!!!! GREAT attention to detail and it is PERFECT for your son!! WOW!!

redwasher1 said...

WOW!! Love this!!! Great design elements!!

joy said...

What a wonderful card! I love how you wove the twine around the frame! Great job!!

kellyisascrapdiva said...

What a beautiful card. I love the twine! It is just perfect!

Scrubbybubbles(sue) said...

Hi Miesje! Oooh! this is fabulous!! I love how you've woven the rope around the image too! perfect!

Tamara said...

That Is Such A Cool Card You Brought me back to my Rodeo Days Beautiful!

jan farnworth said...

love it

merniebug said...

It's fabulous! I just went to an Arabian horse show yesterday and still have those horses floating around i my head so this card really hit my hot-button today.

naneruth said...

Love horses and so love your card! A great job on it.

pat said...

fabulous card, loved the way you used the twine for accent.
thanks for sharing.

Carol said...

Such a clever design!

Adorable!


Carol B
ciaoitalia2007(at)gmail(dot)com

Teri said...

Wow! Awesome - sure to please any horse lover!

Stephani said...

Love all the detailing you did on this card. It's great!

hiwasseeheaven said...

...a horse is a horse is a horse but that frame is something else...love the creativity in it...it absolutely makes the card and the extra 'kick from the boot' is awesome...

Lusiana said...

awesome card!!

Debbie said...

Giddy Up, Giddy Up, Go! Love your western card!

Pam said...

What a great idea for the rope

mercieschild said...

I love your card, I love horses and have every movie I think about horses LOL. Your son will love that card and you did an awesome job coloring it. Thank you for sharing it. And for the blog hop.
Hugs Cathy

sandi said...

I can't describe how great the card is. No words come to mind.

Theressa said...

Outstanding!

Luv 2 Create said...

Fabulous card. Love the horse.
Marcie

Chris said...

Gorgeous card. I'm sure your son will love it.

Kelly said...

Wow! What an incredible card! I love your attention to every detail with the theme of this card!

Shirley B said...

I am sure your son will love the card. Your embellishments are beautiful. Love the charm and the way you laced the "rope".

Patti Smith said...

AMAZING card....this one could be framed!! Love the added texture of the charms and "rope"...great card...tfs.

Deb said...

This card is absolutely stunning!!!

I just love it!

Lynn B. said...

This entire card is amazing. I have a childhood friend who is a horse whisperer. This card would SO suit her! Guess I'll have to get this stamp set.

Nana Connie said...

The horse image is just stunning! The twine really is an effective "rope" and it is the perfect finishing touch to this card. Fabulous!

Judy said...

Beautiful card! Love how you worked the twine. TFS

Laura said...

I love, love, love, what you did with this card!! I am parshall to horses!

rsph14 said...

Ruth Sloan,

Great man cards, the browns were beautiful

Lorraine said...

that is one beautiful card. Love horses. This has a great deal of texture. Love it.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Oh my, you have created a wonderful frame for your focal image! Love the woven twine!

Maria said...

This card would make any cowboy or cowgirl and horse lover proud. Your original use of embellishments makes this card fabulous. So much detail.

Gladys R. said...

Wow! Beautiful card. Love it.

Golda said...

What a fantastic card. The cord really makes it. I am sure your son will absolutely love it.

The Vannoy Family said...

Miesje -LOVE your color scheme - and butterflies - very pretty~ Thanks for sharing!

Joan said...

What a great card. You carried your theme beautifully. Your son will love it. Thanks.

luvhymns said...

Wonderful man card. Your son will be blessed!

Carol A said...

Beautiful card! Love the rope entwined in the frame!

sandyh said...

i'm sure your son will love this card!
sandyh

Casmiles said...

This card is beautiful. All the elements add up to a beautiful card all about the hourse!

Bertha W said...

Loved the coloring of the horse and especially loved your use of the twine - perfect for the card!

leliza1 said...

Love your very creative frame!

Jenny McGee said...

Nice horse/western card.

Jean said...

Stunning! Your coloring of the horse is wonderful and the rope weaving is the perfect embellishment!

San said...

What a great idea threading the twine through the Nestabilities layer. I like that idea. Thank you so much for sharing :)

I don't know where to go to see who is the winner of the wonderful stamp set for doing this Animal Kingdom hop. Please let me know--I've looked all over for the list of winners. Who knows, I might be there .

Linda said...

I love your die cut frame around the image very cute!

Brigitte said...

Your son will love this card. I love the way you used the embelishments. wonderful

Jan said...

ADORABLE card. I love the look of the twine (rope). It actually LOOKS like rope. I had to look twice ..... awesome job. I love what you've done.

Pat Jandacek said...

Oh, your son will LOVE this! So do I and I have nothing to do with horses, lol. You did a fantastic job with the framing and the boot is ideal. TFS

Sandy said...

Love how you put the twine through the frame. vEry creative

gingerbaby said...

Beautiful card. Very handsome looking horse.
hugs,
Brooke

Crafty Math Chick said...

OMG! I LOVE the look of that twine woven through the lacey nestie square - AWESOME CARD!!

sghay said...

Such a great card. The coloring of the horse is fantastic, but I especially love the twine you used to look like a rope and also the charm.

Donna said...

Terrific card, love the Horse, you did a great job coloring your card, I have had horses before and I would love getting this card, LOVE it!! So would my grandaughter, guess I have to think about getting this set!!

1jmass said...

The rope twine through the border is genius. I love the look.

Susan said...

Wow -- your son is going to be so thrilled to receive this card. I really like the way you wove the twine through the border and looped the ends. The cowboy boot is just perfect on it too!

amy said...

Horses are THE BEST!! Love the colors and how you made the border! Thanks so much!

Wendy said...

fantastic card... love what you did with the rope xx

Linda Gilliam said...

OH my goodness, I my husband would just LOVE this, he just adores horses!
You did a wonderfu job with the coloring and the embellishments just MAKE it so awesome!
Your son will LOVE it I am SURE!

LoveSnailMail said...

This design's a winner!

bernietom47 said...

Your coloring is AMAZING!! Love the embellisments. I'm sure your son will absolutely love it, I sure do!
Blessings Bernie

Booknplays said...

Your son will love this...I know I do.

DebbieM said...

Gorgeous card! Love the "lasso"! Your son will love this card. :)

Designs By Sky said...

LOVE the card! I liked how you wove the twine thru the nestability. I will definatly use that tip. thanks for sharing

PAM said...

Very nice card. Looks like real rope. Great job.

Karen said...

WOW what an interesting treatment with the rope love it looks great with the horse

ladyj said...

cute card for a guy :-) or a gal if they love horses!! Great work

pamrogo said...

My grandson would just love this card. Since he lives in Texas, it is very appropriate as well. Pam

Lorie said...

WOW!! What an awesome card, and wonderful interpretation of the Midnight Madness Sketch! So happy you could play along!

Hugs,
Lorie MMDT

Attegirl said...

Great card! Love your embellishments, the twine is perfect.

Attegirl said...

Great card! Love your embellishments, the twine is perfect.

Theresa said...

Really wonderful card,,,great colors and love the twine,silver, and charm.

Theresa said...

Really wonderful card,,,great colors and love the twine,silver, and charm.

PatS said...

Your son has to love this card. Love your rope treatment and the coloring looks superb!

SAbrat said...

I always loved horses but never got close enough to ride them. The card reminded me how I still want to do that someday soon!

scalder said...

Snag my spurs!!!! THat is one fantastic card. THe twine is so westerny!!! Awesome job!!!

Lovely Linda said...

WOW Miesje - everyone loves your card - and no wonder, it is fabulous! Gorgeous image and love your rake on the sketch! Love it! Thank you for playing along with the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge this week - we love to see you and appreciate your support! {{{hugs}}}
Linda MMSC Design Team

Barbara Hale said...

Very cool masculine card. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Debbie Bradford said...

WOW! What a masterpeice!

Helen F. said...

Oh Myyyy, Miesje~ your card is a masterpiece and your coloring is perfection!

Sheila said...

Love how the jute was woven through the die cut..love the addition of texture and 3-D.

grandmalee said...

Fabulous! This image is so striking with your coloring and all of your special effects! Love the twine! My daughter would ADORE this!

Carolina said...

Thud!!! This is just lovely in every way - love the frame and your beautifully colored horse!

Cathy said...

This is a really wonderful card! Your creativity floors me!

Cynthia said...

Wow! Great coloring and the twine embellishment really makes this pop.

Sue D said...

Fabulous--your son will love it. I like the way you used the twine.

Bernadet Rodakowski said...

Anything equestrian gets the double thumbs up in my book!

Sassylassy said...

Stunning card. Thank you for joining us in this weeks sketch challenge at Midnight Madness.
Hugs Bonnie
MM-Designer

Marsha said...

AWESOME. It is incredible - love everything about this card.

Kristine said...

ooo, love love!! I really love horses, so this caught my eye. Super job with the twine frame! =)

Sherry Kushibab said...

So glad I caught a glimpse of this while traveling the blog world, I brake for all western/cowboy/horse cards and yours is just wonderful. I know your son will enjoy the card not only for its beauty but because you made it for him. BTW my two grown children are also adopted and always enjoy receiving one of my cards. TFS