Monday, July 6, 2009

My Lil' Rustic Cowboy!


You don't get much cuter than him, huh? :D I have been in love with this cowboy for quite a while now and didn't realize how much I missed him! Hehe! I pulled him out for an older Lizzie Anne Designs sketch since they are having their Anniversary Celebration and got creative! Mr. Cowboy was colored in with my Prismacolor Pencils and Gamsol. I also wanted to give my card a rustic look so I used the faux burnt edges technique on the image panel and distressed some of the layers as well as sponged them with some Tim Holtz Anique Linen Distress Ink. The designer paper I decided to use is from the Cosmo Cricket "Mr. Campy" line. I then decided to dust off my sewing machine and after MANY hours of trying to figure out why it wouldn't work, I sewed around the edge of my card! One little tip before sewing: DON'T SEW THE CARD SHUT! Yup, learned that one the hard way! It was like I completely forgot HOW to sew! Haha! Ok, anyway, I stamped the sentiment on my star/circle combination and distressed it up a bit. I then added some twine and vintage brads for the finished look!

Well, that's it for today's post! I hope you enjoyed today's card! I will be back tomorrow with my Jacksonbelle Challenge!

7 comments:

Denise Young said...

Super adorable! I love this little guy too. Your coloring, distressing,paper choice and layout is perfect.

Mitzi Koons said...

This is absolutely adorable! Hey - somebody's 2nd anniversary is tomorrow! Happy Anniversary (a little early!)

~ melanie said...

Super card, as always. I love your rustic look and paper! The twine was the perfect touch.

Jessie/knightrone said...

He is just too stinking cute!! Love it Steph!!

Jen Tapler said...

Super cute Steph!! And man, you have NO IDEA how many times I've sewn a card shut!!! LOL. My fix? Just leave it and make it an extra-thick card front!!! ha!

Ida P. Krause said...

Rootin, Tootin Cute! Love the layout, papers, image/coloring etc...

clouds shadler said...

super cute Steph! you're right, it doesn't get any cuter! love the PP and how you colored him in!

Clouds :D