With a big smile, waving "Hello" to everyone! I hope you are doing well.
It's time for a new challenge at:
This wonderful OLD Horse Image was stomping the shelves, begging to be used. It's at least 20 years old and never before used! This Magenta wood mount stamp is 4.25" by 5.5" so I placed it rubber side up, inked it thoroughly, and applied the card stock gently on top, rubbing it thoroughly with my fingers to create a complete image. Magenta's wood blocks are unusually thick, and I've found this is the best way to achieve a great inking the first time around.
The current inspiration board is:
I immediately accepted Mother Nature's invitation to ESCAPE into herself, and all that she has to offer. The path to embracing Nature (and all Creation) is to love all her creatures and wilderness offerings.
What does the photo inspire YOU to do?
After stamping with rich Acorn VFC ink, these horses were heat embossed with clear detail EP. Assorted DI inks (listed below) colored the image, with a few highlights done in watercolor pencils.
The edges were "distressed" with Versafine ink and heat set with a pretty, semi-transparent sage-mica powder. Up close, the edges are quite iridescent.
Today's cameras are great, in that they capture the smallest of details, but they are also unforgiving because they can see colors, shades and intensities that our human eyes don't see in real life.
Copper Mirror CS was used in the frame with a strip of green vellum behind.
Products: Stamps: Magenta 13116S horses, Hero Arts CL342 Just a Note, Papers: Pine, Green Vellum, Copper Mirror, River Rock, White, Inks: Distress in Old Paper, Rustic Wilderness, Crushed Olive, Stormy sky; Sentiment in Pinecone Brown VFC, Edges in Versamark for Sage Mica EP; image in Acorn Brown VersaFine Clair for detail clear EP; Derwent Inktense watercolor pencils; Memento Desert Sand Ink, Dies: SB Grand Labels Twenty-Three, IO Small Grass 178C
Challenges I would like to play in please!
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies #54 AG with Animals 09/25 (sep post)
NBUS #30 Anything never before used 10/1 (RW)
World Wide Open DT Challenge #8 AG DT 09/15 (sep post)
Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2135 AG 09/13 (sep post)
Simon Says Stamp It (9/6) Must ink stamp 9/13 (sep post)