Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Trails

Today I wanted to make a horse card with lighter, less masculine colors that might be suitable to send to a lady that loves horses. I also made this to meet Cindy's color challenge at stampTV this week to use black and white, plus one other color. There are always fun challenges going on at STV, each one with a chance to win a free set of stamps from Gina K. Also, be sure to stop by tomorrow for a new stampTV episode!

Here are the details...

Using images from Out West, I stamped the cow skull first, then stamped it on scrap paper and cut that one out to serve as a mask. Using re-positionable tape, I put the mask on the original stamped image, and then stamped the cactus.

To color the skull, I used Copics, E51, W1, W3 and my colorless blender.

For the cactus, I used YG03, YG91 and YG93. Then I went over the images with my Versa Mark pen and heat embossed with clear.

Next, I used my rectangle Nestabilities to cut out the image, then embossed using my tan mat with my Cuttlebug. Before removing the image from the die, I sponged the background with So Saffron, Apricot Appeal, Saharra Sand and Certainly Celery.

To color the horse head, I used E31, E33, E35, E37 and E57. Then I cut out the image.

I cut an oval using my nestabilities and did the same embossing and sponging as the rectangle piece. Then I cut a scalloped back for each piece from Pure Luxury Black Onyx cardstock. I did some piercing and scoring on a simple white background, backed with black. The cardbase is So Saffron.

Thanks for looking. I hope your day is filled with fun and stamping!

11 comments:

Shirley said...

Absolutely stunning, Theresa! I just love your two images and how you painted and layered them too!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh the amazing talent just shines through........and your new Out West set is absolutely fantastic!!!! I love your realism!!! That is a beautiful horse!!

Deb Neerman said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you over-cut the horses head ... genius!

Great coloring, too ... as usual!

Hey, hope Jury Duty went okay?!?

~Hugs!

Selma said...

I just love this layout Theresa. You are so creative.I am impressed with everything you have made with this set. I ordered your Out West set today and I am so anxious to make cards with it.

Patty said...

Remarkable....your layout is stunning!!!

Cathy said...

Love this as usual Theresa, I can't wait to get my Out West set hopefully tomorrow :)

Sue said...

Beautiful work again Theresa, luv the layout gorgeous colours, stunning creation, sue.x

Elena said...

Stunning card! Oh, your coloring is amazing, Theresa! I love the layout you created! Love everything about this card!

lisa808 said...

Your coloring continues to amaze me! Another Wow!

6 wacky women said...

Beautiful card, Theresa.
I just love how you layered the images, fabulous stamp set you created!!

Karen x

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

This is such a beautiful set! I just love the warm desert colors!!