Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Wanted! Who Wouldn't!!

Be on the look out for these awesome
cowboy images from
Whipper Snapper by Anna Wight!
Dreamy, no?!

*edited* I emailed Anna the link of the finished card and mentioned that I hoped that was a horse in the background cause that's how I colored it... poor Anna....hope she didn't bust a gut laughing too's just shadows from nearby trees/bushes she informed me! LOL
laughing Pictures, Images and Photos*more edits* several have commented that it looks like a llama to them... actually it did to me too!laughing Pictures, Images and Photos this just keeps getting better! Now I'm going to have to do another "Wanted" and try to make it look like BUSHES!

This is the Sketch Challenge today on SCS. This card is slightly larger than normal, 6.5x4.25 because of the "Wanted" image and I just had to use it today!! *wink*

I stamped it with Distress Frayed Burlap then used Pebbles Chalks to color it in. It already has a border which I just made more pronounced by going over it with a marker.

All layers are "fauxed", and if you follow my blog you know it's one way I save on cardstock!

Do you ever have trouble getting a clean, clear stamped solid image like this? Here's a trick I learned and it will help tremendously if you try it! Lightly sand your rubber! Yes, sand it! Use a fine grit, I have a soft sanding block I think I got in the paint dept. Clean your stamp after to remove any dust and you're ready to go!

Quite a difference isn't there!

wanted-whipper snapper
paper: georgia pacific white, old world-dcwv
ink: distress frayed burlap
other: pebbles chalks/applicator, metal brad-making memories, jute, ruler, sharpie marker, foam mounting tape, zip dry glue, crop a dile

It's terribly WINDY and rainy today...yuck! I hate MUD!! Hope you're having a great day where you are!

As always, thanks for stopping!


Anonymous said...

Wow Dawn THAT does make quite a difference...Great image! When you are on our Yahoo website for Artful INKables...can you see any of my posts? I am wondering, because there are no comments...I am not used to Yahoo and just wondered...thanks :)

Kristine Reynolds said...

ok..I laughed because I thought it was a LLama in the background!!! Love the card either way!

Pegg S said...

That looked like a llama to me too!! Thanks for that tip - gorgeous card!

Neva said...

OMGosh I have to have this hunka hunka burning love

Starla said...

I've had my eye on this stamp....(guess I should get my hands on one instead!) I about died laughing when you told your "horse/llama" bit
Thanks for that tip...I will have to try it!