Friday, May 4, 2018

Life's a Carousel

     Good Friday morning, friends and followers.  It's time for another weekly challenge at QKR Stampede and our theme is Anything Goes, as always.  I found the most delightful Carousel Horse image and made this single layer card with it.  BTW, if you go searching for the image instead of just using the link I made, you need to know that in the store the name was inadvertently misspelled as "Carosel" Horse.

     When I was a child, I loved carousels and the horses were always my favorite of all the animals.  Despite the exotic lions, or tigers, or even elephants, the horses were majestic and noble and that's why I loved them best.

     The image is printed directly onto the card front, then colored with ProMarkers and watercolor pencils.  I wanted a monochromatic black and white with a pop of color from the roses.  All the shading is done with gray ProMarkers. 

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As You Like It
Crafting with Friends
Crafty Sentiments
Creates and Makes
Cute Card Thurs.
Di's Digi Designs
Ike's World
Tuesday Throwdown

     I want to see you come over and play in our challenge this week.  How can you lose with an Anything Goes theme?   Remember, you can use any image from any company but if you use an image from QKR or even from Eureka Stamps (our sister company), your entry will go into a separate draw and that increases your chances of winning by a huge amount.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


  1. This is stunning Connie, love the horse and beautifully coloured.
    Linda xxx

  2. This brings back so many wonderful memories! My grandparents ran a Kiddie Land park in Austin when I was young so it was like a dream come true almost every weekend. The carousel was my favorite thing to do - and yes, the horses too!
    LOVE your wonderful card. Colored to perfection once again. Love it.

  3. great image and coloring. Thank you for playing at AAA cards

  4. That is a gorgeous image. Hugz

  5. Stunning and gorgeous colouring. Thank you for joining us over at Di's Digi Designs and hope to see you again soon.
    Deborah A

  6. Stunning card, bravo Connie - excellent idea!
    Beautifully coloured too.
    Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.

  7. What a lovely card! Horses were my favorite in the carousel animals as well! Thanks so much for joining us for our Critter Crazy challenge at Tuesday Throwdown!

  8. So pretty! I love carousel horses, they are always decorated so beautifully!

  9. Absolutely gorgeous and I love your colouring. The shading is perfect. I used to love the carousel horses too :-D
    Thank you coming along to play at IKEsWORLD Challenges.
    IKE x

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  10. Life really is a Carousel and this is just magical, it reminds me of Mary Poppins. Thank you for participating at Ikes World Challenges

  11. Such a beautiful card. I looooove the image and your colouring, very pretty. Thank you for joining us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

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  13. Hi Connie! The ride on your beautifully colored carousel horse took me into Magical childhood nostalgia. I love a your choice of big focal point on a card.Lovely take on the tic tac toe. Thank you for playing along with us at the AAACards challenge. Happy crafting. Hugs - bharati


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