Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Leftovers, ANYONE!?!

Every once in a while, I consider the growing bucket of LEFTOVERS that collect on my craft table... a button here, a stamped thing-a-ma-jig... a bit of ribbon, a heavenly strip of paper that makes my heart race... {I know, YOU know, what I'm talking about!!!}

I haven't had much time for "fresh" card craft this week, but here a little dilly that I basically just assembled from leftovers! {It works for DINNER! Why not card making!!! hee hee} It was fun and EASY and, thank goodness, I have a little something to share with you today... {!}

I've sent ONE child back to school, and I'm slashing things from my most LENGTHY to-do list {YEE HAW!} So here's one more share... forgive me - you've already seen a lot of this one fella, but I wanted to share the whole "herd" together!

Here's the completed, "Mac!"

And, finally{!}, his partner, "Tess!"

As of yesterday, they are officially, signed, sealed and delivered! {YEAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!} I hope to, ONE day, have a picture of them in the GORGEOUS, renovated home of their proud owner {she owns the REAL horses AND the paintings!}, but for now, I'll offer this picture I took quickly, before I delivered them -

The idea is that they'll hang within about 4 feet of each other, framed by their complimentary composition and background{*PHEW!*} ~ I'm DELIGHTED to have them finished and delivered!

So, thanks for indulging me in this FINAL share.... I'm hopeful that unloading these lovely creatures will free up my fine art gears to run a LOT faster!!! {Doh!}

Have a WONDERFUL day!

Supplies -

C/S - Stampin' Up!
Stamps - October Afternoon; {Clouds} Practicing Creativity
Embossing Powder - Stampin' Up!
Ribbon - Stampin' Up!
Charm - {?} My stash!


Kelley Eubanks said...

Hey girl... Sorry I have been gone so long. Trying to get back 'in the saddle' and get back to blogland full force! Your card is adorable! I have that set and have not used it yet. I need to... what a cute card! Love your paintings. I have missed a lot. Did you paint those? Wow!!

Karen said...

Love a card made from leftovers...especially when its as cute as that! :> AND I'm SO glad you're sharing more of Mac and now Tess too!!! Wee girl gasped, "WOW!!!" and then proceeded to beg me, "Next time, can we go see your girlfriends??!!" over and over and over and over. lol Great craftiliscious & artistic share! :>

Rosemary said...

well... those are two beautiful horsies!!! you did a lovely job of capturing them on canvas my friend. and only you could make such a wonderful card from leftovers!! yeeehaw!!

~amy~ said...

Well, I love leftovers and love your card:) I cannot get over how multi-talented you are...good grief woman....what can't you do??! :) Those paintings are absolutely amazing.

papertrails leaver said...

yeah for using leftovers! Bigger yeah on your GDT at PDCC! You are one busy lady! This is a super cute farm card with some of my fave animals. I love pigs. Eeek! I hope that's not a direct reflection on me. I like cows too though so, I maybe I am. LOL!

Nancy said...

Your card is so fun, Elise. Not bad, using scraps! But the paintings! WOW! I love them. I think they will look beautiful hanging together. Just gorgeous! Won't you miss them?

Dana Gustafson said...

Can we get a YEEEEEEE HAW!??! Yay for you and your fine art journey with these lovely horsies. I remember when these paintings were just a glimmer in your artistic eye. They are quite impressive sitting side by side and I am so excited for you to be sharing them. So what's next for our painter girl?

And yay for card casserole! You know I love me some leftovers!

Andrea M said...

Elise, your card is gorgeous! Great job with the left overs :)

*gasp* your paintings are STUNNING!!!! I wish I had a better word to describe how wonderful they are!!!! WOW girl - you are so gosh darn talented! Thanks so much for sharing the paintings :) I'm sure the new owner will absolutely adore them!

Carol L said...

Your scrappy card is just adorable and I love when I can use scraps to create something! I think my scraps outnumber my stash these days! LOL
I'm just flabbergasted with these gorgeous horse images you painted! Your love of horses shows with every stroke of the brush in both of these magnificent paintings! The owner of them is quite fortunate to have them hanging in her home! You're SO talented with exceptional artistic skills and all I can say is YEEEHAW!!!! Keep on keepin' on!!!

Cindy Groh said...

Lovely horses. Amazing work.

Vanessa said...

That card is super adorable, Elise!!! And you are an amazing artist - your drawings are perfect! You are so talented sweet friend!

Rose said...

way to use "left overs" :)
girl your talent AMAZES me!!! what a lucky lady to receive not one but two of your paintings!! **ok i am turning a bit green so better end now ;)

Rose said...

**green with envy that is** not green as in sick! lol