July 18, 2012

Mystery Challenge - July

The Mystery Challenge for July is on at SCS!  

Our hostess this month is, Kate.   She gifted us an image from Stampin' UP! called Pony Party.   Oh my, I have never worked with a pony image before!!!    Challenge!  

The first thing that came to me was a barn.  I was going to put that pony away!   LOL  I have seen a bunch of postings lately with punch art.  I am so amazed at what everyone thinks of.  I found I am a bit pony and punch challenged, so I had to think outside of the box on this one. 

I colored the pony with Copics.   I then used Distressed Stickles on the mane, as I did not want it too glittery.   I don't know about you, but I do not like working with the Distressed Stickles.  I like the end result, but they are hard to work with.   They seem to come out in big blobs for me, unlike regular Stickles which I love.

I drew a barn template and cut out some barns.  I added some trim and cut out a door.  I used a brad to keep the door open.  We still needed to see the pretty pony!   I ran the barns through the Cuttlebug with the Tim Holtz wood grain embossing folder.  I punched the heart in the top of the barn because isn't there supposed to be a loft there or something?  Well, we have a girly heart for a loft opening.   Then I thought I have to stamp something....so a little flower and every flower needs some bling, so a rhinestone.  Add some older than dirt Stampin' UP! DP, some grass and an embellie and we are good to go!

You know that this made me think of Mustang Sally!!!   There were once five girls at a blues bar....there was singing and a stage.....one of them still gets called Mustang Sally.....hhhmmmmm!

I am looking forward to seeing all of the other ideas that were had for our pony.  Have a great day!



April said...

Nice, Sally! Oh, I mean Tami!!

Love those stickles...but, agree they clump more!

(Now I must go see if I took a pix of my card, cuz I know I didn't post it.)

~Paola~ said...

very creativeeee!! what a great idea to build a barn around the pony!!LOve the embossing too! ♥

Darlene said...

OH. MY. WORD!!!! Look at you, girl!!! Love the barn, truly inspired. And those TH Stickles were certainly worth the effort - Wow! This card is exceptional, my friend!

Samantha said...

wow! Very creative...never would of thought of that! How fun!

Terry Ladwig said...

Love the barn.....very creative!! It is nice to see a brown pony....believe it or not I did NOT even think in that direction!

Great job ☺

Carol W said...

Wow, wow, wow...Lovin' this card...great job on the barn and the horse...(believe it or not I'm not a fan of distressed stickles either...great minds think alike and I bet you would've never thunk that there wasn't a glittah I didn't love...lol)..I absolutely am blown away with this card...it is AWESOME...great job my friend and glittah sistah...♥

MiamiKel said...

Good golly miss molly, this is over the top creative!! What a gem! You have truly made the top of the class with this beauty! Very cute my friend! x0x0

Patty Gorka said...

You did a wonderful job with this image, very creative! This would have been a real challeng for me!

Melina said...

Oh this is so cute! I love the barn you made!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)