Saturday, June 28, 2008

Quilted Cowgirl

Todays inspiration is from a quilt at Garnet Hill. The first thing that jumped out at me was the pattern that reminded me of the cowgirl paper by Crate. This weeks sketch challenge was perfect since the inspiration was a quilt. I started with my main image. Ive only used this MFT Ride em cowgirl set a few times and I couldnt use cowgirl dp without a cowgirl!LOL! I paper pieced the dress and used prismacolor marker to color the scallops on the dress. I stamped the image 2 more times and colored the hand on one and the rope on the other and cut them both out. I put the rope onto my paper pieced dress first then the hand. I colored her boots with Y11 Pale yellow, prismacolor crimson red, and E33 sand. For the ground I used the E33 sand again and for the sky BG10 Cool shadow. For my squares I used 2 patterns from the cowgirl line, soft sky prints, and real red prints. I matted each 1 3/8" sq onto close to cocoa textured cs ( 1 1/2") and layered onto barely banana cs. I added faux stitching to the middle panel of squares. I stamped the sentiment Howdy on twill ribbon using timber brown stazon and added a red dot with the prismacolor marker and attached to the middle of my card. It was at this point I had my card leaning against my little trash bucket I keep in front of me that my card fell onto the pad! AARRRGGHH! I matted the main image onto the polka dot dp and textured close to cocoa and added dimensionals. After I assembled the card I realized it needed something else and I wanted to try to cover up the place where the card fell on the ink pad the main image thankfully covered most of it! So I pulled out my stash of buttons and played around with them I finally ended up putting them on the four corners.

Have a great day!

5 comments:

Neva said...

WOW Shannon this is fantastic, love your take on today's IC. Great job of paper piecing.

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

THis is gorgeous!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is darling!!! I recognized that Crate paper right away -- it was a long time favorite of mine!! Wonderful job on this fun card!!! TFS!!!

peanutbee said...

GORGEOUS!! :)

ChristineCreations said...

Holy cow...this is gorgeous! Love her dress!

Totally well done!