I have been eying this sketch for a while and these papers have been sitting on my desk "crying for me" (my son used to say that when he wanted something) so today I decided to go for it. I did the whole layout then had a time trying to figure out what image to use. I decided on a portion of a stamp from Sutter Stamps out of Montana. Since I have 4 Paint horses it was an easy choice to color the horse with Copics like a Buckskin paint. I also used a Martha Stewart punch and edged alot of this card with a gold marker.
The little horseshoe is from a stash I've had since my horse show sewing days. These are fabric add ons with prongs on the back. These are all silver and since that wouldn't work, I colored it with a gold pen. Here's the trick: Stick it in a piece of styrofoam while you color so it doesn't get all over your fingers and then let it dry, it will take some time. Next, take a needle nose pliers and bend those prongs back in a little. They angle out. After that put your paper on the foam and gently push it through. Flip over and pound the prongs down with a hammer. This little piece of styrofoam is a handy little thing to have for coloring brads, paper piercing etc. Just don't use a heat gun...don't ask!