Saturday, September 10, 2011

Ellen - Running Free


Designer: Ellen Taylor
Date Posted: September 10, 2011
Keywords: DOLCE, Local Rubber King Stamp
Category: Animals, Masculine
Stamps: Local Rubber King Stamps: Mustangs & Tree 1
Ink: Ranger's Distress Inks: Black Soot & Antique Linen, Memento Rich Cocoa, Versafine Sepia, Black Marker, Versamark and a Versamarker
Embellishments: Mark Richards Black 5 MM Nail Heads Metal Stickers, String
Tools: inkssentials Blending Tool, Blender Pen, Piercing Tool, Spellbinders-Labels Fifteen, Spellbinders-Stars, Spellbinders-Ovals, EK 3D Dots
Paper: White, Brown, and Black

I love to make masculine cards and this Local Rubber King Stamp Mustang set is perfect for masculine cards and projects! I started by stamping the Mustang in Black Soot and embossind it with clear embossing powder. Next I colored it with a blender pen and for a nice shiny finish look I colored over the entire image with a versamarker pen and clear embossed over it. I sponged some Antique Linen framing the horse, leaving some white space for a little pop.
I created my background paper by stamping the leaves from Tree 1 with Versamark for a subtle look. I did some faux stitching and added some Nail Heads in the corners. Finishing it off with a homemade lasso.

3 comments:

jkreucher said...

Ellen.. this is fantastic.. I find it hard to come up with ideas for masculine cards! this one is just right! love the soft stamped backgound...
everything came together perfectly!

Tara said...

Great artwork Ellen! Horses are beautiful.

Dolce Stamps and Cards said...

This reminds me of the wild horse I rode on a dude ranch. Great job