Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Parthanon Horse

Time for another challenge over at

Challenge 42
Anything But Square

Welcome back to the IKEsWORLD challenges :)  do pop on over to IKEsWORLD to join in the challenge, we would love to see you :)  

I seem to be making an awful lot of mens cards at the moment, at lest I will have plenty spare for when needed which is not normally the case.  For this theme of Anything But Square I have gone with a scalloped circle easel card.  I know a few folks who play chess and a wee while ago while looking through one of my stash boxes of paper; think I bought it as part of a bulk buy when I first started making cards, sheets of hand made papers in a craft box was obviously a buy to good to miss lol.  Inside the assortment was some fab black and white checked paper with clear wax strips dividing the squares (oops squares lol but these are hand made and quadrilaterals but not quite square hehehe). With this paper in mind I then found a suitable digi to work with - what could be more perfect than Parthanon Horse, he is a stunner and makes a perfect knight playing piece.

The image was coloured with Faber Castell Polychromos pencils, mounted on card and then fussy cut.
Next I used Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles to cut all my sections.
I needed some height to this card so created a chess piece Happy Birthday die cut and also cut some loose chess pieces.  The die cut was mounted with foam tape behind it.
With the die cut in place I then mounted the horse (knight) using a double layer of foam tape to give real dimension.
More scalloped circles to create the writing area and to finish off the individual chess pieces were glued in place.

  • image - Parthanon Horse by IKEsART
  • colouring medium - Faber Castell Polychromos pencils
  • dies - Spellbinders Grand Scalloped Circles and Classic Scalloped Circles, chess pieces and chess Birthday background die by me
  • from my stash - hand made paper (not made by me though hahaha)
I am entering this project into the following challenges:-


  1. Eeeek !!! How stunningly GORGEOUS. :-D This is a superb creation MiMi - such a brilliant idea. I think he likes being a chess piece :-) Thanks for making this wonderful creation for me.
    IKE xxxxx

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  2. Wow! What fantastic skills you have with your pencil coloring! And then that utterly delicious, intricate design to show case your image! Kudos! Delighted you are sharing your project and creativity with us at Aud Sentiments!
    ~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#135 – Animal[s] + Sentiment]
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  3. Stunning card, thanks for sharing it at sisteractcardchallenge


  4. Oh my gosh! This card is so amazing. Super creative and original and your coloring is superlative! Thanks for playing with us at CDD Linky Party. Hope to see you again!
    Giorgia DTM

  5. Amazing card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  6. Hi again, what a fantastic chess card, great job!
    Thanks again for joining the anything goes challenge at Crafty Friends,
    hugs Blankina

  7. how fun and creative! Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

  8. This is a fantastic creation! Thanks for playing in this week's challenge over at PTW! xxx

  9. Gorgeous card, great design. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania Challenges. Good luck and hope you'll join us again.

  10. Such thought and effort went into this unique card!
    Thank you so much for joining in the Craftin Desert Diva's Birthday Linky Party!
    - Sheena Joy, CDD Design Team Member

  11. I love, love, love your horse card! Just Awesome! Thank you for sharing your work with TTCRD this week and please come and play with us again tomorrow for the new "Anything goes" Challenge. I love to have visitors at my blog and would love for you to come and visit.

  12. Such a creative and amazing birthday card you have created ! Amazing image ! Thank you so much for having joined us at Craftin' Desert Divas !
    Mayra DTM

  13. Beautiful card. Thank you very much for joining our Challenge at Creative Card Crew.
    Hugs, Yvonne

  14. Wow, what a creative easle card you have made! I enjoyed seeing all the pictures as you explained how you created this stunning card! Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps! Love this

  15. Mimi, this is amazing! I love all the pictures to show all of the work that went into this creation! Such a work of love! Thank you for joining us at Sunday Stamps! XX

  16. very original idea for a card,
    thanks for joining PINspirational challenge this week, good luck and hope to see you again! :)

    Kasia, PINspirational DT

  17. This is wonderful. I love the pencil coloring it is gorgeous as well as the project.

  18. Pretty card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper


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