Good morning and happy Monday to you! I've had a super busy weekend preparing and then hosting Kyle's 8th grade graduation party. Fortunately, Mother Nature took pity on us and gave us warm temps and lots of sunshine! The kids got to swim and the adults got to enjoy watching them! : )
Today is the day that the Crafty Secret's DT gals are participating in a childhood challenge. Easy enough! I found this old picture of Cortney when she was about 5 or 6 years old riding on the rocking horse. I was dabbling in photography at the time and loved experimenting with my kids. This was a successful photo shoot! I took a dollar frame, painted it cream and then sanded parts of it away. I also added a bit of brown ink to the edges. Sandy, the owner of Crafty Secrets has a brand new digital CD with her vintage paper and I have to tell you.....I LOVE it! I love that I can print what I want and in any size I want. So if I were to paper piece clothing on one of the stamp sets, the pattern can be on a smaller scale! All the paper used here is from the CD. The stamp sets I used for my frame are Artsy Banners, Photo Studio, and Down on the Farm.
The horse was colored with Copic Markers and cut out. I added glossy accents to him to make him a bit thicker and more substantial. I glued him to a narrow Popsicle stick that I covered in paper. I placed that in a spool that had been painted and distressed. I used a bit of the Artsy Banner to wrap the top of the spool. It kind of reminds me of the denim kerchiefs the cowboys might wear!
Be sure to see the fabulous projects the other DT gals have for you today!
Michele Kovack < ------- Me! : )
Fauve van Maanen
Victoria Warren Mears