Saturday, May 31, 2014

Life is a Beautiful Ride

I'm back today to share my DT project for the halfway challenge at The Squirrel and The Fox. Our sponsor, Make It Crafty, is sponsoring us for four weeks and I have a fab image-Ardelia-to share with you on my tag. For some of us in the US we are celebrating the Triple Crown races during May and June and this year I'm excited about one horse in particular. It's been a while since a horse won all three races (Affirmed in 1978) but I think California Chrome has what it takes. I certainly hope so! I watched all three of the Triple Crown races with my Dad when Secretariat won in 1973 and it's something I'll never forget. All of those memories came flooding back when I visited the Kentucky Horse Farm in Lexington, Kentucky recently. There's a statue of Secretariat at the visitor's center entrance and his presence is felt throughout the park. If you're a horse lover it's a great place to visit and I highly recommend it. 

I colored Ardelia with Prismacolor pencils and used black soot Distress Ink over my image panel to create a retro look. The corner dots were made with Ranger's Enamel Accents-black. 

I dabbed Adirondack Snow Cap over a laser cut wood state shape (California) and the 3 and 5 on my tag are the numbers California Chrome wore in first two races. I don't know what number he'll wear in the Belmont Stakes on June 7th but I hope it's the winning one. He's a great horse and I love his story. :)

A big thank you to Zoe of Make It Crafty for her sponsorship of us for four weeks and for supplying the DT with beautiful images to create with. Check out her online shop and the terrific coloring tutorials she shares for coloring digital images. 

Make it Crafty

Prize is a $10 AUD voucher to our randon draw winner.

You have a second chance to win another $10 AUD voucher by using a MIC digital image on your creation.

Good luck!

I'll be announcing my blog giveaway tomorrow live at 9am CST so be sure to check back for all the details on how you can win my prize package. Oh, one more thing-saw Maleficent yesterday with my girl and it was awesome! 

Lisa xx


butterfly said...

Wow - that's a very cool tag, Lisa! The b&w is so zingy with those hits of bold colour, and I love the sentiment banner - fantastic!
Alison xx

Pia S said...

A great looking tag with lots of fab details! I like how you used black DI for the image, and you're right, it does give it a retro look! Nice work!

Lisa M said...

Yes, it's gorgeous and has so many fabulous little details in this with the state shape and the number 3 and the gorgeous coloring, but what I really love is that it's steeped in wonderful memories of you and your dad...that is so incredibly special!!
L2 x

Meihsia Liu said...

This tag is so beautiful, Lisa. Love the cute image. The layers of embellishments are fantastic! :)

Mona Pendleton said...

Fantastic tag Lisa! Great job coloring the cute image!

Margaret said...

I'm not sure how I missed this beauty the other day... She must have posed for this image on Derby Day-her hat is perfect for the occasion!! This is such a terrific tag and I think there will be a lot of new fans tuning in this year!

1CardCreator said...

So sweet, love the expert coloring of her hair too, awesome! ~Diane

Dunja Dücker said...

The TAG Is just gorgeous Lisa. Great coloring of the image, the style and the embellis are wonderful also!

Hugs, Dunja xx

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