One stamp set that I am hoping that Stampin' Up! brings back is Cowboy Kid, and I hope there is a girl and I hope there is accessories, and I hope, I hope, I hope...it can go on and on can't it?
What I do know is that on July 1 as a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator we will have the opportunity to order hostess sets from the new catalog as well as new stamp sets and hopefully accessories too. Ahhh!!! Gotta love my job! You can too ya know!
So I looked around at splitcoaststampers for some ideas for the Cowboy Kid set, I mean I think I have used him once, and that was just the paisley image in it. I saw a really cute card by Lost in the 60's and just had to use it as my inspiration.
There are tons of layers on it, and a lot of paper piecing that I love to do.
I used the Western Sky paper, and I even stamped more paisleys on it for the background piece. Then I stamped the cowboy several times on more pieces of the Western Sky paper, and I stamped the hat on some River Rock textured paper, and then just colored on it with caramel and close to cocoa and chocolate chip to change it up.
I colored the whole card with my aqua painter and my watercolor crayons, I love these to color with. They blend so awesome, and with the watercolor paper, you can really play with the color without worrying about the paper tearing.
Here you can get an idea how the layers are, some I have glued directly to the watercolor paper, some have one glue dot, some pieces have 2 or 3 layers of glue dots.
Hopefully here you can kinda see the texture of the cowboy hat, I also colored on the patterned papers to add some shadows, for instance I added gray to the shirt, I added tempting turquoise to the shorts, more mustard to the star, and ruby red to the scarf.
So one thing I remember from art class was when we were drawing with charcoal was rubbing with your finger and it smeared it and lightened it up, now I am sure it was called something fancy, but that was a long long long time ago. But I do the same thing with my white gel pen sometimes, that was how I got the look of my pick up truck in the masking tutorial that I posted a few days ago.
Here you can see where I did it on the horses head. Look under his ear, see that has white there, well just draw a line with your white gel pen and then take your finger and smear it. I don't do it always, like you can definitely see I left the line as is on the neck of the horse.
Ok, so I was tagged by Theresa Forseth over at www.addictedtostampsandscraps.blogspot.com and I need to answer 7 random facts about me:
1.) I love to watch BBC America, or British shows. I love Coupling, and my favorite character on there was Jeff, who happens to have the same name as my hubby, but the Jeff on Coupling is a real wack job, my hubby Jeff is married to a wack job! I love Keeping up Appearances...Hyacinth is the best. Oh and I really like watching Corner Gas which is a Canadian show on WGN.
2.) I read myself to sleep every night. I can go to bed at 3am, and I will still read.
3.) I used to be a Carnie (no not Carnie Wilson) I mean someone who works at a fair and takes your ticket so you can get on a ride. In fact that is how Jeff and I met. I fell in love with him just by talking to him, cause I never saw his real face for 3 days, as he worked at the HAUNTED HOUSE, and his face was all made up with blood and goo. He would come by my Ontario Pork food booth (that is where I worked when I met him - I changed jobs once we fell in love) and we would talk and talk, I used to smoke and I would smoke cigarette after cigarette just so I could stay on my break!
4.) My first job was at a Drug Store and the first day on the job I was playing with the stapler and put a staple right in my thumb...thank goodness we had lots of bandaids..in aisle 4...clean up at the register please!! I also gave away the wrong change...too much, and when someone bought lottery tickets, I sold him the whole packet I never took the tickets out of the silver packet. Of course they would be no good cause they did not have the store stamp on the back, but hey no one told me.
5.) I hope to someday move back to Canada, I really hate Arizona (I say that now cause of the heat) but I love it when it is nice.
6.) I am very very very picky!
7.) I love vampire movies, and have my own vampire teeth...and well I'm a freak.
The 7 people I am tagging are:
Karen Barber - www.karenbarberstamps.blogspot.com
Danielle Lounds - www.fatcatstamper.blogspot.com
Jenn Diercks - www.igotstamps.com
Yvette Ashe - www.yvettespapergarden.wordpress.com
Kelly Lunceford - www.flutterbyatomicbutterfly.blogspot.com
Angie Zublionis - www.quackingcreations.blogspot.com
Anna Wight - www.sweetmissdaisy.typepad.com
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Thanks so much for stopping in, you make an old girl feel really good!
Hugs to all, Di