This card is for three challenges;
Technique Challenge - Blender Pen Bleed found here https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...D-t628343.html
I first thought of using "Stays On" ink pads but wanted to do the colour challenge as well and had no stamp pads that would match so decided to try Copic markers instead. This worked perfectly however for the marker ink to transfer you need to extend the drying time and this is done by dabbing some alcohol based gell hand sanitiser onto the stamp then removing most of it before you apply the Copic pen to the stamp. I think I stamped the horse image about five times but you only need to apply the gell once. I cleaned the stamp and then did the same with the grass using YR23 for the horse and BG57 for the grass (it's blue grass of Kentucky lol)
Once this was done I flipped the image over to the back to use the blender pen but found I couldn't really see the image so got my light pad out and hay presto there it was. I also found that the blender pen by itself wasn't moist enough so I squeezed some blending solution into a tray and picked it up with the pen. I kept blending from the back until I was happy with the front image and that's it for this challenge.
The second challenge was the colour challenge hosted by Karen with some amazing colours and a wonderful card as an example found here https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...y-t628332.html
the colours are;
Crushed Curry (I used YR23)
Bermuda Bay (I used BG57 for the grass and sponged using the SU ink)
Night of Navy
I stamped the quote in Night of Navy and then went over it with clear embossing (just because it's my thing) I punched out the quote and backed it with a fussy cut label then popped it up on some craft foam.
It was a bit stark left white so I added some soft sponging with the Night of Navy. I randomly stamped the horse shoe over the poppy parade card stock and then put it all together.
The third challenge and the reason for the horse is the Tea Pot Tuesday challenge - to make a card using the theme "Wide Open Range" found here; https://www.splitcoaststampers.com/f...e-t628354.html
Here in Australia we call the "Wide Open Range" the "Bush" or the "Out Back" either way there are lots of wild hoses called Brumbies.
This card is going to a couple that love horses.
I've called the card Storm Boy because this proud boy is silhouetted by stormy clouds.
Thanks for looking and if you managed to read through these ramblings well done for persistence lol
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019 GMT Views: 1043
Registered: February 5, 2007 Location: St. Louis, MO Posts: 83568
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 4:03 AM
A truly wonderful and distinctive card, Marg....and covering all those challenges too. I really enjoyed reading your description and learning a little more about your country(a place that I would love to visit) IMO, these were not the easiest colors to work with, but you used them expertly and in a pleasing way.
Registered: July 9, 2008 Location: Stars Fell on Alabama Posts: 66685
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:02 AM
Your Storm Boy card is beautiful. Love the sky and the horse is so pretty.
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 118671
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 7:44 AM
How lovely to see that you are setting up to stamp again, Marg. You got a lovely soft look for your horse with the TLC, very effective. Laughing at the blue grass of Kentucky . What a great sentiment, too.
Registered: May 26, 2015 Location: Oregon Posts: 5284
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 11:39 AM
You're back in the saddle, Yee Haw! I LOVED your "ramblings, and learned a lot! I just bought some hand sanitizer and thank you for all your details. Your card turned out great as you followed your creative muse. It will be very admired and appreciated by Sandy and Dave and am thrilled you showed up for their tea party. Art is so healing! Thank you!
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Registered: January 19, 2014 Location: Central Indiana Posts: 65756
Wed, Mar 13, 2019 @ 1:37 PM
Terrific job incorporating 3 challenges in this amazing card! Great image and layout and love the way the colors worked so well for the card. I am sure Sandy and Dave will just love getting this terrific card in the mail. Thank you so much for playing along.