Sunday, June 7, 2009

Horses in Pasture

Hi and happy Sunday! I got up early and squeezed in a little stamping time. I played along with the inspiration challenge at SCS yesterday and chose this photo for my inspiration. I remembered this card by Patricia and loved the way she positioned the images, so I decided to "borrow" her idea for my card.

Here are the deets...

I colored the image with Koh-i-noor colored pencils, blended with odorless mineral spirits (OMS). I started by stamping the horse head from my Out West set on the side of a piece of Pure Luxury White cardstock. Then I added some of the golden yellow to the mane and blended with OMS and a blending stump.

Next I added the dark brown.

Used my blending stump, dipped in OMS several times to spread out the color.

Added the lighter brown.

Used my blending stump and OMS to spread that color.

Added a bit more of the light brown and some black in the darkest areas, again using my blending stump and OMS. Then used the black on the bridle.

Then I stamped the horse image and drew in light brown in all the darkest areas.

Then I used my blending stump with OMS to spread the color. I had to add a bit more of the light brown in a few areas, but I kept this horse lighter so it would appear farther away.

Used black for the mane and tail.

Next I used my Versa Mark pen to go over both images, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder.

Sponged Certainly Celery and Old Olive on the lower portion of the paper, then sponged Bashful Blue and Ballet Blue on the upper portion. I used a Copic marker (YG93) to add a bit of grass.

Then I stamped an image from Lovely as a Tree (Stampin' Up), with Sahara Sand ink, in the background.

I layered the image with Pure Luxury Black Onyx and Ivory, then adhered it to a Chocolate Chip (SU) card base.

I have some more links to share of some wonderful cards using images from Out West.

Jen Marie made this fabulous masculine card!

Check out Selma's amazing coloring on this card!

I love Jami's blue cowboy boots!

And this scene card by Carla is amazing!

Thank you for visiting. I hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!


Becky said...

This is just beautiful, thank you for sharing how you colored this, I need all the help I can get :),

Sue said...

Stunning card as always hun, beautiful creation, sue.x

Sharri Seffens said...

Theresa, Wow! This is just gorgeous!
I nominated you for a blog award, visit my blog to check it out.

craftimamma said...

What a fabulous scene you have created Theresa. It's made a beautiful card.

Lesley Xx

the PaperTemptress said...

You have no idea how honored I am! I like your better but that will always be the case!!

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6 wacky women said...

Gorgeous card, Theresa.
Your work just amazes me, always fabulous!!

Karen x

Patty S. said...

Wonderful might be the inspiration I need to get back on the bandwagon.

Selma said...

Another fabulous card Theresa. Your scene is beautiful and your coloring is fantastic.

Thank you for the nice comments on my card and adding a link. You are so sweet. It is so much fun to work with your Out West set.

Elena said...

Wow! Your coloring is incredibly beautiful! I enjoed looking at step-by-step pictures!
Love the gorgeous scene you created on the card! Thank you for sharing your talent!!!

Shirley said...

I love this painting! You need to frame it for the person receiving it. No kidding! I just ordered the VersaMark pens so I can start trying some of this.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Wow!! I see it, but I still don't know HOW you stamp your amazing backgrounds!!!