Oct 6, 2012

Wild Horses

Wild Horses
 is inspired by stormy skies and wild weather 
and the unbridled rawness of horses running free.


The technique here is wrinkle free distress and I have used black soot and dusty concord 
and blended over with mustard seed and wild honey.
 This is one of my all time favourite ways to ink a background.

The horses are masked, die cut and the edge sponged with black soot.
I have kept the embellishments simple because I really wanted the drama of the wildness 
of the horses and the weather
to show through 
~ so a simple flourish and rhinestones were enough.


Enjoy!

I am entering this card into the following challenges -

22 comments:

Ephemera said...

Hi Dot, tis me again. Wowsers this is a beauty! Stunning background, fabulously inky and as for the horses a fantastic focal point of your artwork. XX

brenda said...

A very striking piece Dot. Would love to know what make that stamp is, as a 'horsey family' can never find decent ones.

B x

Brenda Brown said...

This is fabulous Dot, a wonderful representation of the horses running free over the hills in all weather. You are so creative.
Hugs Brenda xox

Fliss said...

This is just gorgeous Dot. The colours look amazing and those flourishes add to the wild and windy effect beautifully.
Gorgeous image too and so striking against the background.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Sue said...

This is wonderful Dot, you can feel the storm coming, and the horses stamp is beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Stampotique Designers challenges. Sue x

Karin said...

beautiful card!

Buttons said...

A beautiful background which really compliments those stunning horses. Huge thumbs up from me with this one. Hugs, Buttons x

lynne said...

Hi Dot
Amazing energy on this card, stunning.
I will of course have The Rolling Stones "Wild Horses" playing in my head all day!
Wishes
Lynne

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Very very beautiful card Dot
I love the background you made.

Greetings Janny

Astrid Maclean said...

Dot, this is stunning! Such an unusual but wonderful colour combination and beautiful stamping! Gorgeous card!

Maria said...

Wow, what a stunning card! The image looks fabulous and really stands out without colour. I love this.

Maria xxxxx

Magda Polakow said...

Beautiful image. Thanks for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge.
Magda x

Mrs.B said...

Stunning card. Background looks wonderful. LOVE the image.
Avril xx

AssiCrafts said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Stampotique! XOXO

Gez said...

Wow! What a fabulous image. Thank you for joining the Stampotique Designers Challenge this week. Gez

Basement Stamper said...

Love the wild horses, perfect for wild weather. Thanks for joining us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge.

dutchstamptramp said...

Beautiful! Love the backgroundcolours. Thanks for joining the Stampotique DC

Samantha Read said...

Wow, stunning art!! Thanks for sharing with us at Stampotique Designer's Challenge this week.

Ginger said...

Lovely project, thank you for entering it into the stampotique challenge

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Back with a new computer I'm fetching up. A wonderful card with a great image.

Valerie H. Wilson said...

So dramatic - just beautiful! Thank you for joining us for the Stampotique Designer's Challenge! Best of luck in the draw!
Val :)

maria's knutselplezier said...

Amazing,wonderfull, I really like your cards, they are wonderfull!!

Greetings
maria