Saturday, July 21, 2012

All About Sports....


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!

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17 comments:

Payne Holler Cards said...

Big Smile - can tell you sooo enjoyed this challenge (-: and fun to have Rick doing it with ya (-:
your card is amazing - cant believe you are parting with your little pin!
thinking of you all today - know you're having a blast!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Patti! Great vintage design! Have fun at the show today! Sure wish I could be there!

Kathy and Lucky said...

It is not often that you can make a card for your sport, but you did a great job with this one. All kinds of creativity on this special card, one of your friends will love ti.

Meggymay said...

Wow, you have an amazing hobby, the card and staging are fantastic.
Yvonne x

The Other Patti Sue said...

What a totally awesome card! You can see the love for both you hobbies in this wonderful creation!

Once Upon A Delight said...

That is a great card. The picture is really great. Now what links was I suppose to send to you. I went to Olga's site and joined again, I think I have everything right now. Had a great time today, thanks for driving.

Once Upon A Delight said...

That is a great card. The picture is really great. Now what links was I suppose to send to you. I went to Olga's site and joined again, I think I have everything right now. Had a great time today, thanks for driving.

Colleen said...

Patti,
Holy Cow this is amazing! I love the way you put this together. One of friends will be sooo happy to receive this surprise!

Glenda Atkins said...

Awesome card Patti. My husband has been shooting 'trap' and 'sporting clays' for years. I even took lessons years ago but never really got into it. My son has been joining him when he can. It is a great hobby and we used to travel the province to attend all the shoots.
Your friend will love your card!

Heather said...

You Rocked this challenge girlie!! How cool that you shoot, and that you staged your photo. It is FABULOUS! Love that you created the background from a magazine image!! Your friend is soooo lucky!! Hope he has fun!! Fabulous work on your card, love all the details Patti!!
Hugs!!

lizzidroege said...

patti i just love this card from the papers to the image to your still life just wonderful and the 3d shell wonderful...

Olga said...

Oh Patti, just hearing you tlak about this I knew it would be fantastic, but man, it's beyond that!!!!!

Jennie said...

What a great card and oh so creative!! Love in the shot gun shells..have quite a few around here from the boys, lol! Know you had fun at the show this past weekend :)

Holly Young said...

I thought I had commented on this,,,,,,,such a beautiful card! Love your props too!

Jani Lewis said...

I love that you were able to combine the two hobbies. How great that you have pictures with a gun that is special to your family. That is a great way to show things that are dear to you both.

CraftinGranny said...

You've really created one of the most unique and individual cards I've ever seen Patti. I love with you've done with it and how you've staged the setting for the picture. Absolutely stunning! I'm sure you've had a blast making this and it's a fantastic idea. "Hugs"

butterfly said...

Ooh, this is great! I got completely stumped by the sports challenge... nothing in my stash to get me going - maybe time for some more shopping!! Gorgeous background, and I love that it's so personal to another hobby of yours.
Alison x