How serendipitous it is that this week's challenge is for a masculine card and I need one for my brother-in-law's birthday! Finally, I get to use that gorgeous Let It Ride stamp set.
My brother-in-law loves horses and the great outdoors. What better way to use some of the images from this set than to create a watercolour background and then carefully do my stamping? I used a combination of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake inks for the mountains. Then I added some Balmy Blue for the water and, finally, some Mossy Meadow for the grass. Once that had dried, I stamped the trees using Mossy Meadow and then stamped the image again just to the side of the first stamping without re-inking. The darker and lighter trees add depth to the background.
I stamped the horses using Basic Grey ink. To colour them in, for the one on the far left, I used a combination of Crumb Cake and Sahara Sand and for the one on the right, I used Grey Granite. To finish up, I sponged the edges using a combination of Soft Suede and Crumb Cake.
My base is Early Espresso followed by a layer of that lovely and sadly retiring Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. I love how the colours work together for this card, don't you?
I hope you'll check out the wonderful creations by the Watercooler Artists over at our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.
I've entered my card into the following challenges:
Stinkin' Inkers Challenge Blog: Lovely As A Tree
Dragonfly Dreams Challenge - Inclue an Animal
Dare 2 B Artzy April Challenge - Animals
Crafty Creations Challenges #388 - Anything Goes