Hello friends! I hope that you are having a great weekend so far!
I’m stopping by to share my Whimsy Stamps creation that I made for my posting on the WS Inspiration Blog. It’s my first post as a Whimsy Stamps digital DT over there, but I’m also posting on my own blog, here, for my readers and in case someone would like more details about my card design. 🙂
I have to say that I have been enjoying my coloring with these digital images since I’ve joined the DT. It seems like it’s been forever since I’ve made cards like this for some reason and the feeling I once had doing this is starting to come back, so I’m glad to be apart of the team!
A horse is a horse of course of course, but this one took on a different “spot” when coloring it. I have used this month’s release Western Pony ditigal stamp for my card:
The inspiration for coloring in this horse came from this month’s release of digital papers called Animal Prints. The spotted papers reminded me of the appaloosa breed of horse and so I took my coloring inspiration from there. I found a photo online to help with some of the coloring details:
It’s hard to see in the photo, but there are just a couple of spots of the brown/tan color in this horse. I decided to add just a bit more brown/tan spots on mine.
I’ve added some coordinating card stock for the accents which helped bring out the colors in the horse too! As you can see in my layout, I took a strip of those Animal Prints papers and layered it with a piece of black cardstock and wrapped some twine around it. I attached it over some other Whimsy Stamps digital papers called Ahoy, There from a past release. (Although the theme doesn’t suggest to use it for this type of card, I thought it complimented the overall design and brought out the blue colors from the blanket under the saddle.)
I took a paper pierce tool and added some stitching details around the image as well as the blue card front papers before attached it all down. The image panel and card stock layer were rounded with a corner chomper.
Because it’s a digital image that comes with 2 seperate images, you can use them together or not and resize them how you’d like. So I printed the hat separately and then popped it up over the image panel to make it look as if it’s flying off in the wind.
I’ve added a silver foil star that I die cut from the Whimsy Stamps Pierced Stars die set, wrapped some twine around it and placed a bow with a button over top. Lastly I white heat embossed a sentiment under the image panel on a banner with the Whimsy Stamps Everyday Mini Sentiment Clear stamp set.
Here’s a closer view of the image and how I’ve colored it:
I’ve colored this image mainly with Copic markers and then took a white pencil to add a couple of high-lights in the mane and tail. I took my Copics to create the blades of grass and shadow for the ground. There are also places on the harness and saddle that I’ve used a glitter gel pen for a metal look.
I think this sort of reminds me of a Western Sheriff with the star! LOL! Thinking of that made me think this would be a fun card for a kid.
Hope you’ve enjoyed my creation today! If you haven’t stopped by the Whimsy Stamps Inspiration Blog to follow along, you might want to hop on over there to subscribe so you can get lots of inspiration using the Whimsy Stamps products along with information on new releases too!
Thanks for dropping in!
Here are the Whimsy Stamps products used on my creation today. Click on photos below to shop at the store! (there is no cost to you for clicking on them!)
- Send a Smile 4 Kids – Slimy, humorous or Anything Goes 4 kids
- Try it On Tuesday – Take a Ride
- Crafty Creations – Anything Goes
- 2 Crafty Critter Crazies – Anything Goes + animal (2nd entry)