Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Wooden Snowflake and a Horse

The new Christmas Card Throwdown challenge is to use canvas or wood.


I have a bit of a stash of wooden snowflakes so thought this was a good opportunity to use one.  I need a few horse-themed Christmas cards and thought a wooden snowflake kind of went well with the outdoors / country idea of a horse.


I splattered some liquid frisket on watercolour paper and stamped my horse and the evergreen trees.  I used a brown ink for the horse that is close in colour to the wooden snowflake.  After stamping him, I took a waterbrush and the same ink and filled in the rest of the horse's body

Then I tore a rough edge out of scrap paper to mask the snow line, and did a loose watercolour wash for the sky.  I added the simple sentiment at the bottom and the wooden snowflake at the top.  When I rubbed off the liquid frisket, the snow was revealed.

I used a brown cardbase - in real life, it tones in better with the brown of the horse and snowflake.

Thanks for stopping by today!





Supplies:
Stamps - Local King Rubber Stamp mustang, Tim Holtz trees, Penny Black sentiment
Ink - Memento Cottage Ivy, Archival Potting Soil
Paper - watercolour paper, brown cs
Size - A2
Accessories - liquid frisket, blue watercolour paint, wooden snowflake



5 comments:

  1. I love how your snow turned out, Susan! The horse looks like he's really enjoying his run in the snow!

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  2. Your horse is such a beautiful image, Susan. Great colouring. And love how your masking with frisket worked out. Need to try it. xx

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  3. beautiful scene Susan, This card will be so apt for your Christmas card sale :)

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  4. très charmante carte Susan, cette scène hivernale est magnifique et originale, merci de jouer avec nous chez CCT, biz

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  5. What a really unusual and lovely card. The watercolouring worked out beautifully. I like the tall tree stamps. I'm looking for some nice trees.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown.

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