Saturday, June 2, 2012

Waltzingmouse Celebrates it's 100th Sketch!!

Howdy ya'll!!! There's quite the celebration goin' on over at the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog. They're celebrating their 100th sketch challenge!! How awesome is that!! And Claire is makin' this a bigun'!! There promises to be giveaways and even a guest Mischief Maker spot. Be sure to check out Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog for all the details!! :)



Now for my project, it just so happens one of my nephews is celebrating his birthday today too. So I hauled out my two favorite western sets, Back in the Saddle and Way Out West and got to work. I really like how my tag turned out. The background was stamped with the little circle star and horseshoes, and I even added a pair of boots that I rock-n'-rolled with Iced Spruce (Ranger Distress), and Espresso Truffle (Memento). For the star, I used a scoring technique that I found on pinterest by Tamara. Click HERE for the tutorial (scroll down a bit, it's her second post.)



I also stamped the wood grain, from the Way Out West set, onto the chocolate vertical piece, but it's hard to see in the photo. To age the staples a bit, I just took a Q-tip and rubbed some black Stazon over them.

That about sums it all up. Be sure to stop by the Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge Blog to see what the Mischief Makers have been up to, along with some of the WMS DT. It's full of fun inspiration!!

Happy Stamping!!

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Stamps: Way Out West, Back in the Saddle (Waltzingmouse)
Paper: Kraft and Vintage Cream (PTI), Kraft-Core (Core'dinations)
Ink: Smokey Gray (Versafine), Gray Flannel and Espresso Truffle (Memento), Iced Spruce, Tattered Rose and Walnut Stain (Ranger Distress)
Accessories: Buttons (PTI and Prima), Star die (Spellbinders), Embossing Folder (Sizzix), Scor-Buddy, Burlap Ribbon (The Funkie Junkie), Creme de Chocolat Glimmermist (Tattered Angels), Twine, Burlap String, Staples, Distrezz-it-All (Zutter), Corner Tag Punch (SU!)

12 comments:

- elbeth - said...

Wow!!!
This is the best use of Way out West and Back in the Saddle I've ever seen!

I love how aged the "photo" is, how did you make that splattered effect? I'd also love to get to know exactly how you got that aged effect on the boots! Can I please, please ask for a detailed tutorial?

Ingenious use of all the decorations! (That little red star is perfect!) You're a true master!

Holly Saveur said...

LOVE LOVE this card so much fun LOVE the colors!

Gabriela said...

Aww shucks, ma'am. Yer card is "ace high". Down right fine as cream gravy and in apple pie order! The birthday buckaroo is sure to jingle his spurs on his big day.

Carla Murphy said...

Tosha this is perfect! Love how you put so much thought into your cards. There's so much to look at... love the twine, the little red distressed star, staples and all the layers. I will definitely have to checking out WM now. Have a lovely weekend!

Marisa said...

This is sooooo fun!!! Love the burlap, looped rope on the tag and all the distressing. Simply fabulous western themed card!!

Vickie Z said...

Wonderful as usual!! Fabulous use of burlap, stamps, staples, twine, etc. etc.

Runs with Scissors said...

Great card. Living with a few horses, I always enjoy seeing cards with them. Very much the horse lovers card!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

Hi Tosh! I was just thinking about you and wanted to come say "HOWDY"! How appropriate, given the card I'm commenting on! Looks like something straight from Texas! Talk soon,
sus

Renee said...

Like I've been saying along the way...
if I'm not late...
it's not me! :)
But this is AH-MAZ-ING!!!
There is so much with this that I just die!!
The papers...
the stamps...
that burlap!!
All the yummy elements to this...
I am in total an complete awe! :)

Kary said...

Hi Tosha! Your card is simply AMAZING!! I Love the gorgeous western scene, and so many wonderful details. Fantastic work of art!! Love it!! :)

Anne-Elise said...

Wow, your card is just gorgeous, Tosha! So many amazing embellishments! Love the colors, all the different backgrounds, everything! Beautiful work!

Conniecrafter said...

so cool, love the use of the burlap and the twine, great masculine card!

 
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