Monday, June 27, 2011

Crafty Secret's Childhood Challenge!

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!


Thank you so much for stopping by my friends! Have a great day! : )

13 comments:

Debby said...

What a cute page.

Jan said...

Super cute and what a sweet image :)

Vicki C said...

THAT is stinking ADORABLE Michele! Love it! Glad graduation went well over the weekend!

Pam said...

Love this frame Michele, it's adorable. Your model is adorable too!

vio~ said...

oh! what a sweet photo of your girl. I love what you did with the frame too!

Tammy Roberts said...

Cute frame... love every detail!

*Fauve* said...

I love how you altered this frame!What a gorgeous picture,love this!

Linda S. said...

Darling project, and I love how you added the Merry-Go-Round horse. Great idea to use Glossy Accents to make it stiffer. Linda S. in NE

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh very ADORABLE!!~

Sharon Jones said...

Aw, Michele...this is the cutest!! I love the details you put into this! What a talent you have, gf!
Hugs,
Sharon

Mickie said...

So cute, I can see a lot I could do with the CD and the ton of childhood pictures in my file.

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous! I love the little carousel horse and the banner. Great details on your project.
Thanks for sharing! :)

beadz said...

Michelle, this picture is just adorable! I've always admired your work and am thrilled to be on this DT with you!
hugs,
Gini