Thursday, 26 June 2014

Horse's Head and Memories of France

Good morning all!

Happy Thursday!!  My day off work - yay!  It looks as if it is going to be a beautiful day - hot and sunny, so what will I be doing?.....making Christmas cards!  It always seems very strange to be making Christmas cards during the summer, but samples have to be made for the TV and it is all going to be Christmas this time folks!  Lovely stamps and stencils coming up.....!

In the meantime, here is a sample from the last show, using a lovely horse's head stamp designed by Mel Turner.  It was one of the nicest things I did while we were in France - spend time with Mel and watch her use her fab cartography pen.  She is a lovely, lovely lady.  She showed us this design while we were there and it will always remind me of sitting outside round a little table in the most beautiful surroundings just chatting and enjoying the sunshine.

The stamps I used for this are the Wooden Horse Head and one of the petals from the Filigraphy Foliage set.  I think the inkpad is Adirondack Currant.

I stamped the horse first, then coloured with promarkers, using lighter and darker versions of the same sort of colours - I left some of her (she looks like a female to me!) nose and mane white.
I also outlined under the mane and all round the edge of the image, to make it stand out.
I used the white perfect pearl mixed with water to go over the whole thing to give it a bit of a sheen.

I lightly sponged some ink for the background and added a few stamped images of the leaf, then mat onto matching cardstock.
I also used the same stamp, stamped a bit more strongly, on the base card.
I hope you like it - don't forget to leave a comment - they make me smile!

Hope you all have a wonderful day
Janet xxx


  1. Lovely Janet! Great card, adore the background with that leafy montage. Christmas! My first year card making so am struggling with Christmas in June, just can't watch it! Enjoy xxx

  2. Oh Janet your post brought back so many lovely memories of France....and you are spot on about the lovely and very clever Mel.....
    Your card is wonderful and a great use of this majestic stamp....have a brilliant day....and ...Happy

  3. Glad you enjoyed reliving your memories of your trip to France! This is a lovely card! :) xx

  4. Love the current colour you have given this, Making it a very classy card. x

  5. What a beautiful card Janet- the colours work so well. Your trip to France sounds wonderful! Can't get my head around making Christmas items in summer though I always wish I had when December suddenly arrives! Alison xx

  6. I like the card, the colours and the background, I just have a 'thing' about horses heads. Perhaps the Godfather is to blame!!!!

  7. Hi Janet fab card as ever and I love the background the colours you have used really work xx


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