Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Did you know? I used to be a Horse Trainer? Stables fits perfect!!!

Little known facts on this blog about me LOL. I used to train Thoroughbreds at the track and when Jak offered this image from Just Inklined,  called Stables , I first thought of using one of the kids pictures to showcase it, and then thought it would be fun to use  a photo of me with one of my winning mares. The Old Grey mare she Ain't what she used to be   ( you  pick).,. LOL:

The image was colored with copic markers and I tried to give the feel of  barn planks and the beauty of a well oiled leather saddle and the velvety black of the helmet.  Not exactly what you would use in the Horse racing industry but it was all a part of our barn as the kids rode and the exercise riders came to work the runners :).  We had a gallop track on the farm. 
The dp behind the photo is a darling red and white polka dot from my stash and I love the red and white polka dot ribbon tied in a knot bow. The 5 red dots were added to the white layer to add a splash of color to the crackled finish. 
I added a pair of hand made red roses with leaves as the finishing touch to the Sadle image and my win picture as a memory I may hang for a bit for a bit of nostalgia. 
Be sure to check out the new images at www.justinklined.com as there were more new ones added this week. As always something for everyone.

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my nostalgic moment with me :)

Hugs,
Cathy

10 comments:

Jak Heath said...

Whoa, Cathy this is brilliant, and just look at you, this image looks like it was made especially for you, coloured to perfection.

Grenouille Greetings said...

Wow Cathy! Don't you look cool on this beautiful horse on this oh so pretty card! Hugs, Lesley

Tammy said...

Your layout definitely has a WOW factor! Beautifully colored image! Thanks for sharing the fun fact about you!

Shirley said...

Well, I'm so impressed. This is a wonderful memory you have created, and I'm so glad that you shared a bit of yourself this morning. I LOVE it. My BIL is a hunter-jumper, so everything in the image is familiar to me.

Shirley said...

Oh and you need to enter this in the SMT challenge.

Cindi F said...

This is gorgeous! I love your coloring and the image is so pretty. Great with your picture.

Sassy Cheryl said...

I already knew this little fact b/c you told me. . . .but I LOVEEEEEE the photo. You look so different. And what a huge and beautiful smile you have! Love it Cathy.
The image that you colored is gorgeous! It's perfect for this photo and I just really do love it. A blast from the past!

fairysparkle said...

Love everything about this from the red spotty paper and beautiful horse to the embellie .xx

Elaine L. said...

I didn't think I wanted this image, but you've changed my mind! She's beautifully colored, Cathy!

The Wired Angel said...

Now I knew you used to train horses.. but I didn't know that you raced at The Woodlands.

This is terrific, Cathy. Great layout for your special memories.