4/02/2012

CFC #46 ~ Name That Tune!

What a fun theme they've give us at Cas-ual Fridays this week...name that tune! Make a card based on a song, how fun is that??!! When I saw this one stamp and one song instantly popped to mind! My quirky little horse from Magenta and the song by America: A Horse With No Name!!

                                     On the first part of the journey                                      
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
                                                                              La, la,la...
                                           
Isn't this little fella a hoot!! I don't have a cactus stamp so I drew my own using October Afternoon paper. What's more fun than a polka dot cactus ~ heee! I used this scrap of wavy paper I had to mimic the ripply blown sands of the desert. My sun was made with the negative of a circle punch and chalk. To give it the look of a glaring desert sun I rubbed my Gelly Roll glittery pen on my finger and then rubbed and pulled it from the sun. I did this several times. Just a sun...no clouds as the song says! I gave my "unnamed horse" a touch of glitter pen here and there. His saddle was glazed, crumpled slightly (for a worn leathery look) and popped up for a bit of interest. The pesky "fly with a buzz" is a stick stamp from Stamps by Judith as well as the grass and rocks.

I really enjoyed making it this. Can't get the song out of my head...it's been there for three days. I even woke up in the middle of the night and it was there!!! Happy singing ~Lisa

*I would also like to send a shout out and thank you to Suzanne who was kind enough to honor me with another Liebster award! Stop pay to show her some blog love!!
 

23 comments:

Laurel said...

This is super cute!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

This is WONDERFUL Lisa!!!
I had a queen's son in my head all weekend and it is frustrating that you can't decide when you've had enough (-:

Have a wonderful week, hugs, Karin

Brenda said...

Ok LIsa! This is way too fun of a card! I hope that this song leaves my head now! That horse and cactus are making me smile!

Cyndie said...

Oh gosh, Lisa, what a darling card this is! There are SO many genius touches here: your homemade cactus, the cute, cute horse, the teeny bug, the way you did the sun--just wow!

Emily Keaton said...

Tee hee! That card is so cute, Lisa. I love the fantastic scene you created--so clever!! Good luck getting that song out of your head ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Fantastic! I think you need to make a stamp of your polka dotted cactus! It is awesome. Great job on the challenge.

Annette said...

how darn cute...I love this LIsa...such a fun scene you have created...

Pauline said...

Hehe, love your little horsey, and your hand drawn cactus! And I'm laughing that you can't get that song out of your head lol!

Kathy said...

So Cute!!! I knew what song it was before I even read your post, I guess that "dates" me!!! PERFECT card for the song.

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Hi Lisa, thanks so much for your comment on my blog. This card is just great. I really enjoyed the song challenge too - I could go on and on with this one. I just love your little horse, and the cactus with the bug is and your little hand drawn details. Love the shiny saddle... just love it altogether!

Rebecca Mosher said...

So cute! Love this card :) Fits the song perfectly, though I had never heard it before!

Karen B. said...

He is a hoot! What a fun card! Thanks for joining the fun at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mynnette said...

Now it's totally in my head, too! What a darling card--and a fabulous song inspiration! LOVE it, Lisa! Congrats on being last week's winner!!! :)

Yolanda said...

Terrific card! I love the sand. That was one of my favorite songs back in the day. Great sun too.

Michele Gross said...

This is fabulous! I love your fun little horse and you did a great job with the song :) Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a fun card Lisa! I see many of Saquaros daily here in the desert and the thorns are quite intimidating! YIKES

Tracey McNeely said...

I loved this card so much I am leaving you another comment. :)

Marie said...

Giggle, giggle, giggle...such a fun card, Lisa. Now I got that song stuck in my head! Love your spectacular creativity with the sun, the sand, the cactus and the saddle!

Lisa Petrella said...

Lisa, this is OUTSTANDING!!!! I LOVE every single detail---especially your polka dotty cactus!!!!!! AWESOME!!! Although...now I, too, have this song stuck in my head!!! HA!

Meadie said...

I love your card - how cute is that horse!!!! hugs x x

Ally said...

This is so stinkin' cute, Lisa! ;-D I love that you made your own (polka-dot) cactus - so creative! Fun, fun card. ;-)

Michelle said...

oh so funny and cute!!! you created a great scene!

Julie said...

What a great card! Love it! Wow to the cactus! I love your horse stamp and what a creative way produce the sun and the sand! Great card!