Wednesday, June 24, 2020

To Ride a Horse is to Fly Without Wings! Outlawz Progressive Freebie

Every month, I try to participate in the Outlawz Progressive Freebie Challenge.  The images are always free.  Even if I'm not crazy about them, I figure they are good coloring practice.  This month, though, the image just tugs at my heart strings!  It is the sweetest thing!  A girl and her horse are very much like the bond between a woman and her dog, I believe!

This Outlawz Progressive Freebie image is by Hettie Clare Art, and it's called Pony Plait.  

I have made a young friend through this pandemic.  It must be pure boredom on her part, but she lives a state away from me and has taken to making me cards and sending me letters.  She has a horse that she wasn't able to see for quite awhile because it was boarded in a stable a ways away from where they lived.  She shared this quote with me as her all time favorite quote.  I thought I'd put it on a card and send it to her.  I believe she may see a bit of herself and her horse in this card.

I colored Pony Plait with Copic markers, then used 2 sizes of wonky stitched dies from The Scrapping Cottage to cut it out and back it.  The papers on this card are from We Are 3 Digital Shop. I used 2 of the papers in the Howdy Collection.

Check out all the wonderful papers, digital images, and printable at We Are 3 Digital Shop.  You can find something for whatever project you are working on!

I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:
Outlawz Progressive Freebie -- June
D.L. Art - June Linky Party
2 Crafty Critter Crazies -- ATG with a Critter
Crafty Animals Challenge -- ATG with an animal


  1. How nice to meet a pen pal through all this mess, Julie! I have always enjoyed pen pals, and perhaps that is why it means so much to visit friends' blogs, and leave a little thoughtful comment here and there as I am able. My horizons have been opened thru the international community, just as yours were thru this wonderful new friend! The darling card will be greatly loved by her, and cherished. Thanks for sharing your pretty artwork. I hope this finds you doing a little better these days. love, de

  2. Gorgeous card Julie and how lovely to have found a penpal in these crazy times we're in! My niece is a school teacher in the UK and we reached out to some schools here in Canada to try and have them become penpals but I don't think she had any takers. Which is such a shame, especially in this time when we're all in lock-down. It would have been lovely for the children to share their experiences. :(
    Looking forward to what next month's image brings!
    DT for The Outlawz

  3. Such a gorgeous card, I have a niece who is just like the little lady in your card, a wonderful card, I love the stitched die and your wonderful papers. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at 2 Crafty Critter Crazies this week. Good Luck and I’m looking forward to seeing you again in our next challenge.
    Faith A DT

    Faith A My blog

  4. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at 2CCC with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for 2CCC {My Blog}

  5. Fabulous coloring, Julie, and I love the way you framed it! Great choice of papers. :-D