I can hardly believe it, I am getting to combine my two hobbies...many of you may or may not know that Rick and I love to shoot sporting clays and other competitive shotgun competition events.
Our challenge this Saturday at Sugar Creek Hollow is in honor of the upcoming Olympics in England and to do so we are asking everyone to create vintage/shabby chic cards using something vintage sports themed.
I staged some shotgun themed items (our new breakdown case for a side by side shotgun, spent hulls, vintage shotshell boxes, a leather shell bag and "Sweet William" which is our pet name for the Fred Williams side x side hammer gun) and took a picture for my focal image. Even though my picture is current, the shotgun is around 100 years old, so I think that qualifies for vintage.
As soon as I saw this week's challenge, I knew that I wanted to do something using a shooting theme. One of our dear friends is going to be in England at the Olympics in a couple of weeks to watch some of the shooting events, lucky guy!
For my background, I scanned a picture of vintage Wesley Richards items that was in one of our magazines.
The sentiment layer has a pin that I got years ago at a tournament and used to wear on my collar when shooting, I heat embossed with gold the image that I got after stamping the brass end of an empty shotgun hull in Versamark.
This will be such a great card for one of our shooting buddies.
The rest of the team has out done themselves this week in giving you loads of inspiration for this challenge, so I hope you will be sure and stop by and see them.
We can't wait to see what you come up with.
I am off to the stamp/scrap show with my good buddies Olga and Becky today, so hope we find lots of new goodies to play with and share with all of you.
Happy Saturday my friends!