A blog devoted to the cards I make in my tiny upstairs space. When my sister stays there, she calls it an "artist's garret". I'm not an artist, but am an enthusiastic cardmaker - hence the title "Cardmaker's Garret".

Thursday, 7 November 2019

Wild Horse and Snowy Woods

I'm on a horse theme these days.  Here's another:

I splattered a piece of watercolour paper with Liquid Frisket to create snowflakes drifting down in the sky.

I stamped and heat embossed the horse, then took some brown watercolour paint and filled in the open areas of its body.

I created a mask for the snowy hill and stamped and heat embossed the trees so that they were not in the foreground. Leaving the mask in place, I sponged the sky.

I removed the liquid frisket, added a sentiment, and put white glitter on some of the tree branches, the upper line of the snow and behind each hoof as if the horse was kicking up snow as he galloped.

It's being linked up with the following challenges:

The Paper Players "Into the Woods" - I like to think the horse is galloping into the woods to shelter from the snow.

Christmas Kickstart "Snow"

Krafty Chicks Challenge "Winter"


Stamps - Local King Rubber Stamp mustang, Tim Holtz trees, Penny Black sentiment
Ink - Versafine Vintage Sepia and Olympic Green, Distress Stormy Sky
Paper - white cs, watercolour paper
Size - A2
Accessories - liquid frisket, clear embossing powder, white glitter, brown watercolour paint


  1. What a lovely way to use the stamp of the galloping horse. You've created a wonderfully snowy scene. Thanks for playing at The Christmas Kickstart Challenge again, Jo x

  2. I LOVE this scene and love that mustang! Beautiful job coloring it and creating the scenery for him. You make me want to run and get that stamp!

  3. This is a beautiful, snowy scene, Susan! Love that horse and the feeling of motion!

  4. A beautiful horse and your watercolor added to the stamping is so pretty. He needs his blanket on in this snow!

  5. Beautiful, Susan! I love how you created the snow falling down. Heat embossing the horse and trees is such a neat effect. Thank you for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  6. Beautiful! I didn't even think about using the horses for a winter scene, but you nailed it!

  7. What a majestic snowy scene with the galloping horse. Great job splattering.

  8. Wonderful card, love this scene, nicely done, thanks for playing our challenge twist at Krafty Chciks.

    Leanne DT/KC

  9. Wonderful card and your colouring is awesome! xxx

  10. Wow what a fabulous scene and tons of movement from the striking horse x.

  11. Wonderful winter scene Susan and perfect for all your horsey friends for Christmas :)

  12. Beautiful winter scene, Susan. This is a gorgeous image and I expect will be very popular at your sale. xx


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