Monday, 14 January 2013
First Horse of 2013
This is my first horse card of 2013. I make them for my sister, the equine surgeon, to give to her friends and clients. This image is from Coronado Island, the sentiment is from Door County Rubber Stamps.
To create the background, I started with 5 different blue Copics. With the darkest, I coloured a line about 1/2 inch thick, and went over it more times near the bottom than the top. I worked my way up, using a lighter colour each time, and overlapping with the colour below. At the end, I used my lightest shade and went over the whole thing until it was translucent, it was so wet. Once dried, it turned into this beautifully blended sky. I simply stamped the image in black and then put the card together.
You may have noticed that I have customers with unique needs - between the bells and the horses and Christmas cards for 2 church congregations this year, I think I'll have no problem keeping myself busy and out of trouble!