Thursday, 30 November 2017

Christmas Rocking Horse

I saw this picture in a craft magazine and thought I would like to have a go at this.   The horse was available from a shop called The Works, but when I tried to get it they were sold out.  I decided to make my own!  First I looked for inspiration, I found this cute rocking horse:

I liked the general shape, but changed some details as you can see:

I scanned the printed image into my Scan N Cut and cut out the shapes, I got 4 from a 12 x 12 paper.  The paper I used was quite a thick paper.  I realized I would have to use several layers for thickness and ended up with two sets of five layers which I then glued together to the red line.    By putting the paper in with the plain side showing it was easy to cut out the reverse shape for the backs.  Once assembled a short strip placed between the rockers kept them the right distance apart to stand up.

The wooden rocking horse would have been more stable than mine and I found balance an issue if I added too much.  However I was really pleased with how it turned out and have several sets cut to make some more :)

There are lots of free rocking horse pictures on the internet, some of these would be easy to cut out by hand.

See you on Friday x


Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Angela! I love what you have done! And I prefer your self-drawn rocking horse pattern to the others. BEAUTIFUL! What a great table topper, name place holder or ornament! Yours is gorgeous. I covet your ability to draw! Any chance you might take photos of the other angles and email them to me? I LOVE the papers, and colors, and die cuts, and the layers in your sentiment - LOVE LOVE LOVE! (lol, can you tell I am so jello over your skills?) xx

Teresa Arsenault said...

Wow! I love your version as much as the wooden horse. Great job. One day I might get one of those fancy cutting machines. Or maybe I will just wait until my Big Shot is considered obsolete and get a bunch of dies at rock-bottom prices. :)

Nana Connie said...

He's a fabulous creation, Angela! Thanks so much for all the rocking horses. :-D

Edwina said...

Hi Angela, Love this rocking horse card you made. It is gorgeous. Thank you for the patterns. I could see this as a baby card too. Edwina Brown