Sunday, April 14, 2013

Running Wild

Hello everyone! We are continuing this month's theme of  'Down on the Farm/Western' at Craft a Scene. We love seeing all the different farm scenes that are submitted to the challenge.

Here is my second card for the month:

I was happy to ink up a Sutter horse stamp that I hadn't used yet. When test stamping the scene on a piece of scrap paper, I wasn't sure of which of the two Stampscapes houses to use and stamped both to see which one looked the best. It turned out that they looked really great together, and it also looked more like a little forest farm, than if I had just used the one house.

I masked the horses so that they wouldn't be covered in grass texture and stamped the Meadow to the top right, to create the tree line and grassy area. To the left, I stamped stones, grass texture with the Sedge Filler stamp, and some small pine trees, to tie it to the meadow stamp part of the scene. I also added trees behind the houses. All the stamping was done with Archival Jet Black.

The scene is done on glossy cardstock and coloured with dye inks using a Colorbox Stylus tool (see this tutorial). For the grass I used Willow, Lettuce, Meadow, Oregano, Pesto and Forest Moss, in that order. It is often a good idea to add some browner tones to grass too (Pesto and Forest Moss), and not only use green. The horses and houses were coloured with Pebble, Mushroom, Ginger, Espresso and Walnut Stain. I used Aqua and Stonewashed for the sky. Highlights were added with a white gel pen and just a little bit of mist by drybrushing white pigment ink.

Thank you for looking!

Happy Stamping!


Stamps: Sutter: Horses in Sand; Stampscapes: Meadow Lg. 057G, Tree Duo 085A, Tree Duo Lg. 086B, Shack 246B, Cabin Sm. 248A, Sedge Filler 251C, Prickly Branches 272G, 3 Rocks and Grass 299B, Rocks and Grass 301A
Ink: Adirondack: Aqua, Stonewashed, Willow, Lettuce, Meadow, Oregano, Pesto, Pebble, Mushroom, Espresso; Distress Ink: Forest Moss, Walnut Stain; Ranger Archival Jet Black; Colorbox Frost White
Surface: Kromekote glossy cardstock


  1. A great scene... the fresh blues and greens are so lovely.
    Alison x

  2. Fabulous scene! Love the depth you've created.

  3. Beautiful ( another awesome piece), I love the details, the scene is so heart warming!


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