Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Life at the Outpost

Yes, I'm talking about that Skatt Brothers song from the 70s/80s .... can't help myself, I love that song.... and if you really what something to smile, check our the "Life at the Outpost" youtubes! I love that music video, it's hilarious! I am a child of the 70s/80s, and I admit it!

This song is stuck in my head often, but today, it's there because of our challenge at For Fun Challenges.  We have gone WESTERN!

I am sharing with you a card I have created using a Dearie Dolls image (I so love Dearie Dolls!). This little cowboy is just too darn tootin' cute to ignore!

Ingredients: Metallic Copper Cardbase; Patterned Cardstock; ProMarkers, Stardust Glitter Pens; Embroidery Thread; Paper Blossoms; Ribbon; Sentiment Peel Off...

I coloured the image, and fussy cut it out, then edged it with a dark marker to soften the white edges.  While it was 'curing' I freestyled a stitched border, to emulate barbed wire.  I used a varigated thread.  After trimming the patterned matts, I fixed the layers together and placed the image. I added a birthday sentiment, then created a bow... not happy with a naked bow, I added some wee paper flowers, that I coloured with orange glitter, to appear more rustic.  I added it all to a metallic copper cardbase.

I am also entering this creation into these challenges:
Crafting When We Can - #14 One for the Boys (31/3)
Love to Create - #7 Anything Goes (25/5)
Card Mad Fairy - Add a Sentiment (30/3)

Thanks for peepin'!

9 cared to share!:

Helen Dooley said...

totally love your cards!! You rocked this challenge.Hugs!

Felicia said...

SUPER SUPER CUTE!!! *huggles* =0)

Jennifer said...

I just love this cowboy! Fantastic barbwire stitching and those flowers look great with your pretty bow!

Julie said...

This is lovely - your barbed wire looks amazing! xx

Marie said...

Hee haw...super cute card.

Kathy D. said...

Oh I love love the barbed wire border...and you sewed it! You go girl. I would of drawn it on with a pen. Get better so glad you are glad you took a break so you could come back in full swing!

Crafty and Green said...

Yee Haw! How Cute! Thank you for playing with us this week at Love to Create Challenge & For sharing your talents with us!! Come back and join us again soon!!

Many Blessings,

Jacki Randolph said...

Just too cute!! Fab design with this adorable image! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

Poppet said...

Wonderful card Pauline, I think the bow with the flowers looks fab as does your cute Cowboy image.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful work with us at Crafting When We Can Challenges. :-) xx