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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Whatever Wednesday: Wild Horses

I did not know until recently that Stampendous had a line of Laurel Burch stamps.  I went there looking for something else and found Laurel Burch.  Stopped me in my tracks.  I love anything Laurel Burch.  Bookmarked!  Finally, when I was ready to shop, I indulged.

I realize these stamps are not very mainstream, but I guess that's what I love about them.  It was too hard to narrow down my choices, so I ended up with three single stamps, and two full sets.  I'd still like to have more.  I chose to color these Wild Horses first.




I didn't use the vivid colors associated with Laurel Burch.  Instead, I was inspired by a notebook I saw in a shop... similar, but different.  Stamped with Versamark and embossed in copper, watercolored with Twinkling H2Os.  Rich and earthy.

Poor horses... their sparkle and shimmer is tethered by the limitations of my photography.




I used a copper brushed metallic card base, a strip of gold trim.  Inside is a sentiment and sun motif from a different Laurel Burch set.




A small motif from that other set for embellishment on the front.




I'm going to categorize this as a masculine card, but I'm sure I'll send it to a girlfriend.

I'll be back with flowers on Friday.  Enjoy the rest of your week, and I'll hope to see you then!



Stamps:  Wild Horses by Laurel Burch for Stampendous, Fish Wishes (Laurel Burch/Stampendous) for sentiment  Paper:  Arches 140 lb hot pressed watercolor, dark brown card stock, copper brushed metallic card stock  Ink:  Versamark  Coloring:  Watercolor with Twinkling H2Os  Accessories:  Gold self-adhesive trim, copper embossing powder, light gold embossing powder, Spellbinders circle die, 1" circle punch

28 comments:

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

This is amazing girl! The horses are lovely and I love the embossing you used!

Joan B said...

Oh wow, this is one of your best yet. I am blown away. I also love Laurel Burch and frankly, it is refreshing to see some different styles of stamps. Maybe I'll go check these out. Thanks for the enabling!

Sherri said...

Wow is right!! I wasn't familiar with her but can see why you love her so much! The image is magnificent and your coloring of it just takes my breath away! Awesome job, Leslie!

Diane said...

Wow, I haven't seen this particular stamp and it is amazing what you did with it....yes, I love the different color aspect of it from the normal Laurel Birch colors....I have been temped but haven't bought any yet, but now might have to when my 'budget' lets me ..lol...you enabler you!! I agree that this card would work just as well for a woman..love it! I can see you are having fun 'shopping'!!

Yogi said...

that card is GORGEOUS. The coloring is fabulous. Never heard of Laurel Burch, so checked her out. Some nice stamps there. Thanks. Have a great day

Darlene said...

WOW ... I'm not familiar with this line of stamps but you sure have showcased them beautifully! LOVE your embossed outline and coloring ... just gorgeous! Okay, so now who's the enabler??? LOL Fabulous!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Holy Wild Horses Leslie, WOW!! This image is GORGEOUS, your coloring is perfection, love the Copper embossing, it brings this wild beauties to life.
The sentiment has words to live by.
Awesome card my friend.
XO
Maria.

Cindy Beach said...

wow, WOW!! I wondered WHATEVER you would make on Wednesday, but this blows me away!! The metallic embossing and earthy colors are fabulous and bring these horses to life. I'm not familiar with Laurel Burch but I will be taking a look. LOVE the sparkle and shimmer and the copper card base. The sentiment is beautiful, Leslie. A winner all around.

Kathy Krug said...

Oh my gosh, Leslie, no wonder you could not resist this stamp. This is both elegant and so different. Love your coloring and again this needs a frame.

Donna Ellis said...

Love Love Love this stamp,Leslie! It's in my wish list also. Many of the Laurel Birch stamps have graced my "graft" room the past 6 months, and I'm dying to use them! Your rich bronzy browns - so earthy and gorgeous - make for a lovely monochromatic design! Beautifully done! xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

I love the colors you chose and in fact prefer them this way. More in the traditional way horses are in real life. This is a fantastic design too!

pam said...

Wow one amazing card Leslie, what a fantastic stamp and amazing colouring you using H20s, never heard of this company..
You should frame this and hang on your wall.
Hugs Pam x

Judi Harvey said...

Absolutely beautiful! All I can say is WOW!!

laurie said...

This is outstanding! That stamp is amazing, but what you did with it even more so. You really captured how gorgeous the horses are!

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

I was so impressed with ths card - your coloring is just beautiful!! I love the H2O's as well and with the embossing! I think that card could be for anyone! Love the sentinent as well.

Pauline said...

Absolutely STUNNING! This image is amazing! I can see why you are a big fan of hers.I just went and had a peek at her stamps and wow, some amazing stuff there! Your watercolouring with H2O's is exquisite, love the earthy tones, which goes very well with the copper embossing.
The closeup view really shows the shimmer of the H2O's- gorgeous! The strip of gold trim is just the perfect amount of embellishment. Great sentiment inside as well. This is amazing Leslie, you have me in 'awe'!
Looking forward to Friday.

Margaret said...

Wow! and Wow! This is so gorgeous. You've done a fabulous job capturing the coloring of the horses. They are beautiful. The sentiment inside seems to be just perfect for the image. I can imagine those horses dancing and prancing around.

Pam Sparks said...

I remember when All Night Media carried LB's stamps. So colorful! It's fun to see your take on this image! I love your coloring and the gold embossing! Love the gold accent piece too! Gorgeous card Leslie!

Conniecrafter said...

very cool, I love the embossed copper outline and the coloring with your H2O's is so pretty, you did a great job with the shading. It does make a wonderful masculine card but I know a girl at church that is really into horses that would totally love this!

Lynette said...

Stunning, Leslie!

nancy littrell said...

Wow..simply Stunning wild horses, Leslie. I love how you used your Twinkling H2O's, which I still have and never use. I need to add to my wishlist of techniques. TFS and always inspiring me my friend. Hugs...Happy Easter too....

Anonymous said...

This is a beautiful card! I am so glad you showed this, as this stamp will be perfect for my sister in law!! Love all of your beautiful work!! JM

crafty-stamper said...

WOW absolutely fabulous -love the embossed image, brilliant sentiment and rich colours-not used my Twinkling H2o's for a long long time TBH had completely forgotten about them-thank you for the reminder--thank you for your lovely comment on my journal page it sort of evolved over a few days--just go for it and this image with the sentiment next to it would make a great page
Carol x

Sue from Oregon said...

This is downright stunning Leslie-I can really imagine the lovely H2O sparkle as well...they always give an amazing shimmer!!! Laurel Birch stamps are gorgeous-she is very big in Alaska when I visited years ago-her art was everywhere. I can't wait to see what else you make-FYI Joann's online has their stamps 50% off right now...not sure if the have any LB but worth peeking at! Lovely creation all around!! ♥ Sue Kment

Ros Crawford said...

What an unusaul and totally amazing card! You really did justice to that stamp with the embossing and perfectly coloured images... Love the sentiment too!

Jeanne H said...

Your card is truly wonderful!! I do too love horses and Laurel Burch things.

Susie said...

THIS! This stopped me in my tracks! Oh Leslie, I adore this card. And believe me you photographed the card beautifully. I'm so glad you decided on the earthy colors too. I'd love to see you do this again and add some alcohol ink with copper or gold to it - maybe as a frame. Gosh, this is beautiful! Wouldn't this be wonderful as a card set?

Stacy Morgan said...

That embossing look is fabulous... Very unique image and rich colors.

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