Monday, March 3, 2014

Ride Like the Wind



Thought I'd squeeze this card in the middle of what's going to be a very busy week - card wise - for me.

In hindsight I see all kinds of things I wish I'd done different with this card - but what's done is done and it is what it is.  I recently purchased some small feather dies and had to play around with them a little so smushed out some distress inks on my craft mat, misted them down a little with water, and then ran the feathers through it.  I originally had three small feathers on here and it just looked funny - then had two small ones and that looked a little weird too......so ended up with one big and two little.  I didn't want them to take away from the image  too much and to just add some color.   The big metal brad is from SU I believe and it reminded me of a battle shield like the Indians used to carry at times.  Did you know that they were mostly made from buffalo neck!!!  This one, however, is nothing but metal since I didn't have a buffalo handy so Jim could whip up one for me!!  LOL!   The image - from Mark's Finest Papers - is called Bold and Free.  This was stamped in Momento and then I did some doodling around the sides (and may have gotten a little carried away with that)!

I'll enter this at Speedy Fox and Friends Challenge (Metal) and at Pixie's Crafty Workshop (snippets).

Thanks for stopping by.............
Lynn

32 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

I'm sure you have a lot of wild life down there in Texas but I'm sure glad you could find a Buffalo to have Jim work on for you. LOL I love those feathers and the colors are just gorgeous. Great image and your doodling is just the right amount and very well done in my book. Wishing you a fantastic week.

ahlers5 said...

I saw this right away and thought, wow, what a really cool card! I love this! The feathers and brad are wonderful.

Benzi said...

Awesome, Lynn! No, you didn't get carried away with the doodling. I love it and thought it was a stamp. I can't doodle...and scared to attempt it. I did a little once but it was rather strange. Ha

I love those colorful feathers and glad you told how you got that colors.

This is a super card! No buffalo hanging around your house, huh? LOL Well, I love the metal brad.

Bonnie said...

WOW! Lynn this is amazing!! I've seen diecut feathers but these are the prettiest I've ever seen! Love that stamp and your doodling is wonderful. I thought it was a stamp until I read your post!

Vivienne Holden said...

You did good Lynn! No need to change a thing! The feathers look amazing, the image is perfect and the doodling is well in proportion and proper pretty too! It looks just like a shield with that brad and the cord! Well done you! xxx

Anne Temple said...

Wow, love this! Great design with the bits of color and the black and white. I think the doodling is fabulous and thought it was part of the stamp. It fits it perfectly!

Di said...

Amaaaazing Lynn!! Gosh you're a good doodler and I adore those feathers you die cut. A beautiful foil to the image.

Hugs, Di xx

Irish Cherokee said...

Tried to get past this card before Cherokee saw it but too late. He saw it and is doing a dance behind me chanting away. He stops looks and starts all over again. I think it meets with his approval. LOL. OUTSTANDING creation you have come up with. Balanced, creative and beautiful.

Blessings

Linda Simpson said...

This is fabulous Lynn, love the feathers and the indians look fabulous!
Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

FANTASTIC! Love your amazing card with the gorgeous feathers! I like the doodling is the perfect touch!

Maxine D said...

This is stunning Lynn - love those feathers and they really add to the image... love the doodling too.
Blessings
Maxine

Lesley said...

I've been trying to catch up with blogs that I follow this evening - this is a truely inspirational card - love it best wishes Lesley x

Carol L said...

No buffalo down there in TX? Too bad, but I'm sure there's a lotta bull though, right? :)
I love western-themed cards and love to make them too, so this one is awesome to my eyes! The doodling is amazing and those feathers look like the lone ranger himself left them for you! Great coloring!

Margaret said...

I don't know what you would have done differently, but I really think this is great! I love the feathers die. Never saw that anywhere, but I guess I'm going to have to look for it.

Davi said...

Fabulous card Lynn!! Love love the feathers, they are tooo cool and so perfect with the image!! What no buffalo, imagine that... I love the doodling it is perfect with the image :)

scrappymo! said...

Great card. The feathers and the metal piece as so perfect with your image!

lauren bergold said...

i *CANNOT* for the life of me imagine WHAT you would change about this amazingly lovely example of C&S perfection?!?!?? i'm in awe of this! (for one thing, i can NEVER figure out how you work smudge-free, but that's just me, lol!) those feathers are AMAZING, too, btw! <3

Tammy said...

OMGosh I love this Lynn, your feathers look awesome!! Perfect embellishments also!
Tammy x

Cathy said...

Wow! Love this design Lynn, the feathers are amazing, I love the stamped image too and your doodling makes an awesome frame, Cathy x

NanaConnie said...

WOW!! Magnificent, Lynn. You did everything perfectly including the balance between the feathers and the image. It's just so impressive!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This card is stunningly wonderful! I love the doodling! You definitely did not get carried away with. The color of those feathers is just perfect for this card. They fit so perfect. An awesome job!

Carmen said...

I love this card. Very creative!

MaryH said...

Didn't know you could doodle too! I can't, so I appreciate your skill. Next you'll be telling me you zentangle (I buy magazines..does that count?). Love your feathers & the beautiful color you got on them. Perfect as you have them arranged to compliment your very unique running Indian stamps. Really like this. That 'shield' is wonderful...it certainly does invoke the imagery to complement the rest of your card elements. You've done it again, Kid. Love this! TFS & Hugs

Lynn McAuley said...

This was always one of my favorite MFP images!! What an awesome design with your doodled frame and die cut feathers, Lynn!

Brenda said...

I don't know what you would have done different with this card Lynn as I think it is perfect the way it is!! I love this card!!! That border going around is awesome and I love the image at the bottom. Well done in my book! Hugs

Deepti said...

I love how u inked up ur new dies :) I love the layout !!

Pat said...

Love this. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

JD/ Jill said...

I agree with a comment that was said above me... "I can't imagine what you would want to change on this card!" It really is just perfect the way you have made it!

Angie said...

Gorgeous CAS card! Love the border you created and fabulous embellishment! Thanks for playing along with Speedy Fox & Friends Metal challenge!

Shirley said...

How really western pretty! Love your feathers and the image is awesome! Love the edges!

Monica said...

Oh how lovely are these feathers. Glad you bought these feather dies ;-)

Marilyn said...

Fabulous! I have this stamp and now you make me want to dig it out! I don't even know where it is...