Monday, February 27, 2012

My Paper Pieced Cowboy

Hello, Friends and Happy Monday. I hope you had a great weekend. Our weather this week was so extreme!!! I mean really, really, really extreme. We had 70 degree temps with high winds and 7 inches of snow within 24 hours. So, the saying goes here in Colorado…I’ve said this before…If you don’t like the weather, wait a few hours. And of course with the temps and spring like conditions comes the spring heat. OMG, my ducks are courting already and the birds are inspecting all of the bird houses around the ranch. OK, so enough of that…

Our new challenge is up at Craft Your Passion and this week our theme is “Paper Piecing.” This is such a fun technique, if you’ve never tried it, you gotta cuz it is so fun. OK, I'll say it again, it's so FUN!  Our sponsor this week is AiFactory and I am using “Cowboy” for my card. Very typical for me since I’m a ranch livin’ and lovin’ cowgirl myself. And you gotta check out my DT girlfriends' projects too cuz they are awesome.

I used some digital papers for my Cowboy’s hat, vest, boots, plaid shirt and bandana for the paper piecing. I used Copics to color the remainder of my image’s skin, hair and Cowboy’s chaps and belt.
I also wanted to enhance the scene so I used my Mini Magnolia Butterfly Scene stamp as the background. The wheat paper was heat embossed with Seafoam embossing powder from Ranger on Bazzill cardstock using a Hero Arts stamp.
I added some dimensional elements of punched stars and jute twine for the card and finished it off with some gold stickles for the stars on my image’s chaps and hat as well as Copic Silver Spica for his belt buckle.

I used so many Copics for this image especially the background that I didn’t take a photo of the colors. Sorry, but the rubber band broke and that was all she wrote. Time to skip that part…LOL. I hope you will join in the fun for this Challenge cuz you are gonna love it.

I’m entering this card in the following challenges.

Make It Monday – Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by. See ya next time...

Hugz,

18 comments:

Mieke'S said...

You make me smile!
Wonderful story.
And a beautiful card!
I love that.
Greetings Mieke'S

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Cathy Lee. love the scene you created, fabulous wheat image and paper piecing.Love it.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Helen said...

Such an adorable card! Saw it on MIM.

Lisa M said...

Tar-nation this little feller is adorable! What a fantastic job of paper piecing and I'm just as in awe over the background scenery and the wheat embossed accents.
Perfect little masculine card and the western theme is excellent!


Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!

Lisa xx
p.s...Thank you also Cathy Lee for the very kind words on my MIM card too. :D Glad you enjoyed it. :)

-x-Nat-x- said...

Such a cute image! Also love all the different textures you have used on the card! Glad I came over from MIM!
Nat -x-

Loz said...

ADORABLE card and image Cathy. Saw this on MIM. Loz

Faye's Paper Passion said...

Stunning card and colouring Cathy. Saw it on MIM. Faye

Lisa Jane said...

oh this is so cute - and i just love the wheat
Lisa x

Tammy said...

Omgosh this is adorable Cathy! I love the wheat! So glad I saw you on MIM!!

Patricia St Martin said...

Love that little guy, he is just the cutest. I really like your layout that turned out really nice with the white embossing on the green paper. Punched stars are also a nice touch.

Riette said...

What a cutey! Saw you MIM.

Shirley-anne said...

Wonderful image and love those wheat panels and the embellishing . Thanks for sharing on Make it Monday

mandy said...

Aww what a cute card love the image saw u over at MIM hugs Mandy xxx

:: BlueInks :: said...

He is so cute! He caught my eye on MIM. I love the layout and all of the extra deets you added. Especially the green panels.

Doreen said...

Love this gorgeous card Cathy.xxx

craftybunny said...

Every detail on your card just looks amazing.Fantastic card.
Lisa x

sarah's little snippets said...

I love this card! So many little details - it's gorgeous :)
Saw it over at MIM
Sarah x

Hanneke said...

What a great card you posted on MIM! Love the cowboy and colors! I have a birthday candy on my blog btw! Hugs, Hanneke

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