Thursday, January 21, 2016

Old Wagon

     I love this old wagon image from Doodle Pantry.  While it wasn't designed as a winter image, I did my best to make it look like it was out in a field after a morning of falling snow.

     It reminds me so much of an old, broken-down wagon which had been left in a grazing area on my aunt's ranch up in Montana.  I was lucky enough to have been able to stay with her one fall and early winter when I was 15.  She bred horses on her ranch and also used a few acres of her land for a family farm.  That was a learning experience for a city girl !  Feeding livestock and hauling water for them from the river in 50 gallon drums three times a week, plus picking vegetables and digging potatoes for the dinner meal were things I'd never done but I learned quickly that not everything came from a grocery store.   That's where I learned about root cellars to store veggies for the winter.  :-D

I based my card on the sketch at Sweet Sketch Weds.

I also used these photos for inspiration:

                       Double D                      House That Stamps Built

      The image is colored with ProMarkers and gel ink, then die cut with a Memory Keepers stitched die.  Both the sentiment and the dp for the mat are also cut with dies from that set.  The mat dp is made using chalk on watercolor paper.

     The twine and glittered snowflake were both in my stash and the brads have been hiding in a drawer for a couple of years or more.  Definitely time to use some of them.

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     Thanks for stopping by.  Kick off your shoes and stay a while.  Warm cookies should be out of the oven momentarily and you're more than welcome to sample some.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Jo said...

Ooh, NanaConnie....I can almost smell those cookies from here! Love your card, that's a wonderful image & I love your take on the inspiration pics too!
hugs Jo x
ps - I have a little giveaway if you're interested

Anne Temple said...

You did a great job making the old wagon look like it was resting in a snowy field. What a great experience for you working on a family farm for a while.

Diane said...

What a great card and wonderful memories...I am a country girl so can relate to all...thanks for joining our Double D 'Brrrrr' challenge!
Diane DD DT

Linda Simpson said...

Beautiful image and card. Thanks for sharing your memories
Linda xxx

Patti J said...

Beautifully done! Thanks for sharing with us - reading about your memories was fun! Sounds like a tough, but exciting fall and winter that year with your aunt. Thanks for joining us at The House that Stamps Built!

Donna Hanley said...

You did an amazing job of making that wagon look like it is out in a snowy field. Great card, Connie, as well as a nice story about your 15th year with your aunt. I always love to hear stories like that.

Teresa Arsenault said...

Fabulous job with that wagon and what a wonderful experience you had with your aunt.

Davi said...

NC I love that wagon image its wonderful! I really like how you made it wintery

Doreen said...

love the fab image and details,just

beatriz blazquez arrabal said...

Great card! Thanks for join us at Creative Moment, good luck and hope to see you next time! Hugs Beatriz DT

Heide said...

What a fantastic job with the sketch, great image. Thanks for joining us this week. Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Darlene said...

Awesome creation Connie! I grew up on a farm so can relate to your story. I hated cleaning the stalls in the barn ... especially in the winter! Brrr! LOL
Love what you've come up with today and look forward to seeing more of your creations shared on our new challenge blog!
Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Double D Challenges! We hope you’ll come back often.


Patricia Alvarez said...

Great card. I love how you colored the image. Thank you for joining us at Inspiration Destination, good luck!!! Patricia.

*Vicki* said...

That old wagon image is really stunning! Love how you've turned this into a wintry theme too!! :)

Linda Anderson said...

You did a great job creating your winter scene. Fun memory too. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.


Heather said...

Very cute! Love the CAS style and that beautiful sparkly snowflake. Thanks for playing with The House That Stamps Built.

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! what beautiful memories images invoke and, this card certainly made you remember, Beautiful card, looks like it IS in the snow. Love it.

Katarzyna Ewa said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for sharing your CAS project with all of us at challenge #3.

Katarzyna Ewa

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aussie aNNie said...

Fabulous card and glad you shared this at our current challenge of anything goes...good luck in the draw.
Paper Creators DT {aNNie}

Joanna Moore said...

I could TOTALLY go for a warm cookie! Nothing better! Your card is so sweet (and your memories even sweeter) Thanks for sharing both with us over on the Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 blog this week. I loved seeing a Doodle Pantry image too.
~Jo, SSW2-DT (and Doodle Pantry DT)

Psst: Quick run over and share this on the Doodle Pantry Ants In My Pants site for a chance to win Laurie's prize too.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Adorable card! You did a great job of making it look like it was in a snow scene! I love your info about working on the farm....reminds me of my own childhood! We had a similar wagon on our farm too. Thanks for sharing! Love those memories!

Wendy said...

Fabulous card... Thanks for playing along with us at Di's Digi Designs Challenge.
Wendy xx

Debbie said...

Beautiful card!! I love this image and that snowflake!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Doodle Pantry's AIMPDC 13!!

Anjie said...

Fabulous make. Thanks for joining us in our Winter Blues challenge at Graph’It Markers Colouring Challenge
Anjie (DT)

Malwina M said...

NIce card!
Thank you for sharing with us at challenge #3.

Malwina DT

Cheri said...

What a delightful memory to keep and pass along....I hope you're writing a book for your grandchildren. This is a wonderful card to bring back those memories and enjoy them all over again. Thank you for playing with us at The House That Stamps Built.

Ellen Parker said...

Beautifully done! I do love the snowing background for the wagon and I loved reading about your memory. I'm so happy you joined us for the Doodle Pantry AIMPDC! I hope you will join us again soon.

Tracy Welham said...

Fantastic. Thank you for joining in with the Sisters of Craft challenge, good luck in the voting and we hope to see you again. Crafty Blessings. Tracy SOC DT x We now also have a Sisters of Craft Facebook Group where you share your makes, find inspiration and take part in mini challenges.

Kathy said...

Lovely card and a great memory! Thanks for sharing with us at Your Scrapbook Place.

cotnob said...

A gorgeous Christmas card, such a fabulous CAS design.
Thank you for joining us at Di's Digi Designs for our Include Snow or Snowflakes Challenge.