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Monday, December 14, 2015

Santa's Horses.....



Hello everyone: Well, I stamped this image some time ago, way before the creation of my little blog, I meant to finish it at some point so in it went into the box where I put unfinished projects, stuff that didin't quite come out like I wanted, hoping for a day when I can either fix it or just forget it, which is what happened to this image.  Anyway, over at the As You See It Challenge Blog, the theme is SANTA CLAUS for this week so, for some reason, this forgotten image came to my mind, perhaps my conscience was trying to make me aware of it because it's truly sweet. Anyway,  I wanted to maybe push my blogging luck just a bit and created this card, using this beautiful and forgotten image from Impression Obsession called Santa Horses , I'm fully aware that there is no image of Jolly Old Santa Claus here but, in my defense, this horses are wearing a pair of Santa's Hats. I'am also linking this card to the Retro Rubber Challenge with a theme of "Holiday Spirit", I think the sentiment speaks of it loud and clear. Here is my card.

I stamped the image onto Canson water color paper with Stazon Jet Black ink and colored with Prismacolor pencils and paper stumps dipped in baby oil. I was going to add some white craft ink to the furry part of the hats but I decided to add just Dazzling Diamonds instead, I love the sparkle.
I used the Hardwood background stamp from SU to add a bit of rustic feel, this horses really didn't need any embellishments but those hats. The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Cozy Cupfuls , I think it fits this sweet image perfectly.
Here is a picture of the inside.

And here are the banners that inspired this card.
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RRCB 29
I hope you guys give this challenges a try.

Thank you for stopping by, I appreciate your comments so much and I will answer your questions, should you have any.
Until next time, happy stamping.
Hugs from Maria.

16 comments:

  1. Of course horses celebrate Santa coming !! This is too cute and sweet ! Love it ! Your coloring lends so much to this picture ! Pretty !

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  2. Thank you Sonny, this image is sweet as can be, I hope the Santa's hats this horses are wearing, qualifies this card for the challenge.

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    1. Thanks Lisa, so glad you stopped by.

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  4. I like the way the hardwood background is in keeping with the farm theme and the way you've coloured the horses is stunning! Beautiful work! Thanks so much for joining us this week at As You See It Challenge.

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    1. Thank you Jan, I'm so happy I revived this stamp, the image is so endearing. This is my first participation at "As You See It" and it was fun.

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  5. Wowow! Your coloring is fabulous! This needs to be framed. A work of art! Thanks so much for doing the challenge!

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  6. I agree with framing this... should be home décor for the holiday. Absolutely delightful, Maria. Thanks for sharing this older stamp image with Retro Rubber!!

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    1. Thank you Katy, I love playing with this old and, sometimes, sadly forgotten stamps.
      Retro Rubber is the perfect place to give them a chance to shine again.

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    2. Wow! I'm so glad you brought back this project and finished it! What a great idea for the theme! Thanks for joining us at As You See It Challenges this week!

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    3. Thank you Heather, I'm so glad I revived this stamp, it's truly endearing.

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  7. Maria, this is absolutely gorgeous! It must be framed and kept as holiday decor! I never get tired of your beautifully colored projects. Thank you for playing along with Retro Rubber and hope you join us again soon.

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    1. Thank you Debbie, I love this stamp, I'm so glad I used it for this challenge, it's just as sweet as can be.

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