Wednesday, 11 May 2011

Wild Horse

What would the Wild West be without horses ... and what would you do if there wouldn't be any twine? Combine the two and you have my contribution for the new Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations: Twine
I stumbled across the template when looking for sewn creatures - Ann Wood is the creator of three fabulous horse templates. I printed the template on textured white card, cut it out and gave it a very intense treatment with inks, stamping and chalks (lol). First I stamped patterns onto the individual horse parts using Stampers Anonymous stamps and VersaMark which created some sort of resist surface. Then I began to colour them with chalks and inks - lots of layers
Despite the colouring some of the VersaMark stamping is still visible and gives some very subtle patterns.
I attached the legs to the body with twine and the legs are moveable (lol). For the mane and tail I used button twine from the Ribbon Girl and decorated them with wooden pearls and embroidery thread.

Come over to the Gingersnap blog and have a look at all the other fabulous twine creations. And hopefully you will join it, Petra.

16 comments:

Robin said...

How ingenious Petra!

Hugs,
Robin

Netty said...

I love your great horse Petra, especially the way you have created the mane and tail, brilliant work. Annette x

trisha too said...

Petra, this turned out fantastic--what a wonderful idea!

:)

Sherry Edwards said...

LOVE your horse Petra - it is such fun and looks so animated! Thanks for the link to the templates, I'll definitely have a go sometime soon x

Shar said...

Absolutely fabulous! A very elegant equine!

Dawn said...

Oh Petra it's adorable my niece would love it! Did you get my swap yet hun? (I only ask as you haven't e-mailed)

Love Dawn xx

Jingle said...

I missed this one before and it is SO COOL!!! I love it!

My name is Toni said...

Oh Petra... how creative... Just love your use of the twine. So very creative !!! Thank you for the inspiration.

trisha too said...

Petra, this turned out fantastic--what a wonderful idea!

:)

Gerri Herbst said...

This horse left me speechless. It is so beautiful and alove. Like what you did with the twinw too! take care, gerri

Sharon said...

Absolutely fabulous! A very elegant equine!

Sherry Edwards said...

LOVE your horse Petra - it is such fun and looks so animated! Thanks for the link to the templates, I'll definitely have a go sometime soon x

Carla said...

Wow what a great job with the twine and the challenge, love the horse.

Debbie said...

What a beautiful horse! Gorgeous. Very creative!

Juliet A said...

Stunning - absolutely brilliant! I might have to give this horse a try myself!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic horse, great work.

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