Monday, May 18, 2009

It's Another Blog Hop!

If you arrived from Joanne's blog, then you're hopping in order...if not, that's ok too! You can start at Kristin's blog...just make sure you hit them all because someone is giving some awesome prizes!

I tell ya, Kristin has outdone herself with this release! Did I ever have fun creating these 2 cards. (I know, 1 would have been enough...but I started thinking... smoke? fire? yup..Dawn's thinking! and one card led to two!)
I even worked one into the CCEE challenge Deb gave us (to use some sort of specialty paper, something we've had...you know, you had to have it...you never use it...and there it sits!)


This is Rodeo Rodent, isn't he too cute, and he's available today from Artful Inkables.


It's colored with Copics, and sponged with Frayed Burlap Distress ink. The Sheriff's Star and sentiments are all part of the set. I embossed some "velvet" paper that I've had FOREVER by running it through the Cuttlebug with 2 embossing folders. It looks so cool in real life! I've also had that Cuttlebug Cowboy Hat die FOREVER, never used! Figured it was high time to break it in! I dirtied it up a bit by sponging the same distress ink around the Kraft paper and glued a thin strip of leather for the hat band.
A Zig Painty silver pen was used on his buckle and the star tips.

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~


This one was so much fun to create!! As soon as I saw the set, I knew I wanted to make this little guy out in the desert with some Mudd Puddles sand! Again, all the coloring is with Copic markers; the background sky was done with the airbrush.

I colored in the "sandy" area with a marker before applying the sand, that way it was ok if there were open spots and I didn't have to make sure I covered every little space!

When it was dry, I popped up the Cactus/border above the base and attached the mouse by a foam dot just behind his belly! (he's totally cut out and freestanding)

The card measures 4x4.

stamps: rodeo rodent-artful inkables ink: memento tuxedo black-tsukineko, frayed burlap-ranger paper: gp white, prism kraft, hollo's black, white colored with marker, velvet paper?other: spellbinders nestabilities, copic markers, cuttlebug/folders/die, word window punch-ek success, distressing tool, jute, leather strip, foam dimensionals, martha stewart border punch, inkssentials white gel pen-ranger, zip dry glue, zig painty silver pen, airbrush system, sand-mudd puddles, craft knife

Now, make your way to Toni's blog!

~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*

While I was typing this post, look who showed up on our front porch!
He must have known I was talking about his cousins!

The picture looks a little grainy because I had to take it through the screen! Isn't he cute!

Hey, thanks for stopping...good luck with the blog hop...hope YOU win!!

28 comments :

Elena said...

What a cute Rodeo!!! I love the little hat die-cut you added! Love, love your second card, Dawn, as much as the first one! All of the texture to it and fun little scene!
Looks like little guest on your front porch liked your cards too!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Fun cards!!! Great coloring!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh Tosh was telling me about these MudPuddles...love the look of them and they look like fun to play with. GREAT western cards!!

Velta said...

Precious use of these images!!! This little guy looks so happy Dawn...kinda like he really is going to catch the big cat :)

Joanne Travis said...

Both of these cards are so adorable!! Love the little friend outside your window that showed up to check things out, how cute!!
Awesome job, as always, Dawn.

toners said...

Stunning work, Dawn!! I love the layout of both cards, and the sand on the second one is PERFECT!! I am loving thse new sets :)

Loretta said...

Dawn, you sure do know your way around that rodeo rodent dude!!! Love them both!

Kerri said...

You did such an awesome job with this set~these are both too cute!!! Your coloring and details are just amazing as always! Thank you for sharing the pic of that sweet little chipmunk. How fun : )

Joy said...

these are both sooooo sweet, and love that lil chipmunk!

Ida P. Krause said...

OMG These are adorable! What a cute little Rodeo Rodent. You did a fabulous job with both your cards.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Hee! They are such cute cards, Dawn! Love that embossed velvet paper and your cute real-life rodent visitor!

Sandra said...

Two stunners! What great ideas, you are such a creative soul.
Off I hop to the next blog...
Sandra x

Kristin said...

You ROCKED this set, Dawn!! I love how different both cards are though they are made with the same set.

Cook22 said...

So, excuse my Irish ignorance, but what exactly is that cute little rodenty thing in your photo? Is it a chipmunk? I feel I have seen them in a pet shop in Paris, but they were labelled with a word which I have only ever translated as squirrels.
Was wondering how you created that great blue paisly paper...have been meaning to try stamping on some velvet paper but embossing sounds much easier - and more likely to happen. Thanks for the idea.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Both cards are just darling Dawn!! Love the colors and paper of the first, and the MudPuddles on the second are ultra cool. Because of you, I had to order some, you enabler. Now I just have to find the right image to use them with...*grin*...or go shopping for the right image. LOL

imastampin said...

Good golly girl, you sure done a great job with yer creations today! I'm so impressed!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Adorable cards, Dawn! TFS! :)

Kate said...

Great job with the air brush & copics. I'm not that brave yet!

Debby said...

What a cute little squirrel you took a pic of. Aw. Love that rodeo rodent and what a talent you are. I cannot believe I have never been here before. Fabulous! Everything!

Wendy said...

Wow! Very cool look with the sand. Your cards are awesome! :)

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

I couldn't choose between the two if I was roped and tied...they are both adorable!

Kittie said...

Dawn, Rodeo Rodent is adorable. I especially love the Here, Kitty Kitty sentiment. I can just see one of my four big cats running to his call. Wonderful coloring, Dawn!

Julia Aston said...

Yikes what a fun stamp - rodeo rodent your cards are both super Dawn!

Vikki Jo said...

I am going simply nuts fro the Rodeo Rodent! He's adoable!
Lvoe the cards.. and your company looks pretty cute too!
I live in the woods.. so I have alot of those running around!

terriavidreader (USA - IN) said...

Cute cards! and cute photo of the cousin too!

Kelli said...

LOL That mouse is cute and I'm sure Mr Chipmunk was lookin for that varmint cuz he stole his vittles....

kchristensen said...

The little Rodent is my favorite of the new stamp sets. He's just too cute!

auntbaba246 said...

Oooooh la la! How fantastic!