January 21, 2009

Genuine Article Card

I adore horses. I was the typical horse-loving little girl, teenager... I didn't ride as a kid except one week of summer camp but started at 18 when I had my own car and was doing my own thing while in college. Jumping a course of 3 foot fences was one of the most exhilarating things I have done in my whole life. I even tried a summer of riding sidesaddle; it is really fun and way more secure than you would think because there are wooden things to wrap your legs around on the front of the saddle. Most of the time you see a sidesaddle it is in a period movie; you don't see that part of the saddle for the big skirts.

I rode for 3 years until I got lupus. After that, every time my lupus would quiet down (lupus never really goes into remission) I tried going back to riding but just as I would start to regain my muscle strength, I'd get sick again. I mentally knew how to ride but my muscles wouldn't respond. It was VERY frustrating so eventually I had enough. Now I am doing much better physically and I could probably ride again (it would take a while because I am totally out of shape),  I don't have the $! Oh, well. Why am I telling you all about this? I was thinking about all of that while I was designing this card.
genuine article 
The colours did not translate well in the photograph for this card. Despite a photo tent and a really good camera. {{{SIGH}}} The colours are kraft, really rust, sage shadow, confetti vanilla and chocolate chip. The sage looks more grey to me and the chocolate chip looks black. Normally, I detest really rust and wouldn't have dreamed it could possibly go with sage but I pulled out my Outlaw DSP and was shocked that I liked it. I dislike really rust so much that the pad I bought as part of my 12 pad set is still wrapped! Funny how things like that happen. I still think this card needs something else. I couldn't decide between wooden buttons, striped ribbon with three colours of brown or some type of copper hardware. Any suggestions? Leave me a comment!!

I mounted the arrow from the stamp in the top corner separately so I used it as a shadow behind the words. If I had used it together as designed, it would have been too large to work with my layout. The sketch is SC211. The horse is coloured with Copic markers. Even though I designed this card with my love of horses in mind, this is a great masculine card for any occasion. Of course, this card is very Western style and I rode English. If you don't know horses, think knee-high, fitted black boots, tan breeches and a velvet riding helmet VS cowboy boots, jeans and a Stetson. :) At this point, I be happy to ride anything with hooves that goes forward, regardless of style!

Enjoy, Rebecca

Bareback, Genuine Article, Rough Texture Wheel
Paper: Kraft, really rust, sage shadow, Outlaw DSP
Ink: sage shadow, chocolate chip
Accessories: ticket corner punch, aged copper brads-Oriental Trading Co., Crop-a-Dile, foam dots, Copic markers, Heidi Swapp distressing tool. All products SU! unless otherwise noted.


Danni said...

Oh my! I admire you! I have ridden a horse once. It terrified me. LOL! But I want to try it again, maybe.
Love you card!! You've inspired me to use a set I've had and haven't used much.
Great job!

Anonymous said...

I love this card - I don't think it needs anything! Janet

Christi Flores said...

This is awesome! I love all the distressing!

Jody Morrow said...

Super cute! I like your layers. :)