Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Howdy Friend

Happy Tuesday.... I created this card for Splitcoast Stampers colour challenge #CC256 - crushed curry, bravo burgundy and basic grey, plus Mothermark (Cindy's) Teapot Tuesday challenge and Our Creative Corner challenge - Music. Here is Cindy's Teapot Story.
The teapot ladies are off to California to help Alicia's little brother Curt - to encourage him in his career as a stunt cow or help him find another career more suited to his small stature.
I have found this cute little singing cowboy "Kyle" to give Curt some singing lessons. I figure if he gets good enough - he may even try out for American Idol.

I received this cute little cowboy image from a good friend "Pat Smethers" - it is made by Sutter Enterprises. I water coloured the image and cut it out. Tied on the little piece of string. Base card is 5 1/2 x 5 1/2. I stamped a 5" square piece of grey card stock with paisleys and flowers with black ink. Next I dotted the paisley's and flowers and drew in some lines - this is called the Faux Bandana technique. I cut the square into 4 smaller squares, matted with white, burgundy and crushed curry. I layered a piece of vellum over top and sewed edges. Next I stamped another piece of vellum with the desert scene (Local King Rubber Stamp) using Stazon jet black, I tore the upper and lower edges, next I tore 3 more strips of vellum, sponged all edges with black and layered over top of base panel. Sewed edges. Stamped the "Howdy" sentiment three times across the bottom. I had these two wooded cactus and the silver skull hardware in my stash... I glued on cactus and attached the skull (Has prongs on the back of it). Popped up the cowboy image - finished... I am very happy with how this turned out...
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Stamping and creating.
Hugs - Pat


  1. This is way too cute! Great use of the colors and your styling is fantastic, Patricia!

  2. OMG! What a fantastic card!!! I love the image and stitching. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner.