Saturday, January 24, 2015

Just an Old Country Cowboy

     We have a dear family friend who loves his cowboy boots and 10 gallon hat, and who is (in my opinion) rather graceful about aging (although the truth is that he's a year or so younger than my oldest son so from my perspective he isn't very "old.")  He's also one of those guys who offers a helping hand to anyone in need, a positive thought to anyone who might be a bit down in the dumps, and who is a mover & shaker in local community activities; truly, a unique individual.  His birthday was last week, and I made this card specifically for him.

     My blogging friend from Texas, Lynn, sent me the stamped image and it was just soooo perfect!  Thanks so much, Lynn.  :-D

     Here's a close up of the image, colored with ProMarkers, but I wanted to show you the amount of detail in the stamp.  Isn't that detail just fantastic?

I used the colors from Love to Create
but I just had to do his jeans and shirt in blue-grays!
Forgive me for not sticking to the exact palette.

     I die cut the image with a Spellbinders die set and added two more die cut ovals, all layered together.  The sentiment is mine, printed using a computer font, and I hope it added a bit of humor.  But, because this is a card for a guy, I did no other embellishing.

Cardz 4 Guyz
Crafting from the Heart
Crafty Gals Corner
Crafty Sentiments Designs
I {heart} ProMarkers
Inspiration Destination
Loves Rubber Stamps (Boots, Blue, Brown, Bronc Buster)
Paper Minutes
Path of Positivity
Whoopsi Daisy

     The weekend is here and I hope you'll have lots of positive, creative time to refresh and charge your batteries.  Remember, if you have nothing stored up in your soul, you have nothing to give to anyone else.  It's like a bank balance -- zero put in equals zero to take out.  :-D  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie


Lozzy T said...

What a great card..Hugs Lozzy x

*Vicki* said...

LOL!! This is just too funny!! What a great image!! Happy weekend! :)

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Adorable and super coloring! I have a friend who is like this but instead of a boots and hat he's a fisherman kinda of guy!

Donna Ellis said...

LOVE this old geezer! The sentiment is great! And your coloring is so fantastic. Connie, I love this card! hugs, de

Linda Simpson said...

Fabulous card and I am loving the cowboy. Enjoy your weekend too.
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Howdy!!! LOL! So glad you could use that image and your coloring on it, in all the detail, is fantastic! Know that cowboy friend will love it too.
Hope you're starting to feel a little better - and at least I could make you laugh with my card this morning!!

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a brilliant image, beautifully shaded and a great sentiment. I bet he loves his card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT. x

applejack cards by sue said...

Such a brilliant image, beautifully shaded and a great sentiment. I bet he loves his card. Thank you for sharing this with us over at Crafting from the Heart. Sue DT. x

sweet art designs said...

Fun and funny. Great card for that older MAN in your life. Thank you for sharing with us at Cardz 4 Guys Challenge. - Myrna January 2015 Guest Designer

Teresa Arsenault said...

This is an amusing image, but your sentiment makes it hilarious. Fab card. Your friend will love it.

Jennifer Bradley said...

Fab card great Image and colouring . Love the design and really fun sentiment. Thanks for joining our challenge at Whoopsi Daisy and hope to see you back with us soon. Jennifer DT member

Julie B said...

Such a fab image and perfect for our male challenge this week.
Thanks for sharing with us at Cardz4Guyz. :)

Svenja said...

This is very funny. Thanks for showing it on Paperminutes.

Faith A said...

Such a fun card, I suspect he loved it.

Penny said...

NC, this "gentleman" is hilarious! Love him! Great coloring, wonderful CAS design, love the die cuts, and especially love your sentiment! All in all, a wonderful take on our challenge! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Path of Positivity this month! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Cazro said...

Isn't he just the greatest image, loving the sentiment too, a fabulous male card. Thanks for playing along with us at Cardz 4 Guyz, we hope to see you again. Caz

Samantha A. said...

Haha! Too funny! Great male card!
Thanks for playing along this week at Crafty Gals Corner!
Crafty Gals Corner - DT Coordinator
Crafty Gals Corner

lalkygirl said...

what a fab male card the image and funny sentiment
Thanks for joining us at I love promarkers and good luck in the challenges
Tracey x

Aunty Sue said...

fabulous card and thanks for sharing at crafty sentiments

Lena's Creations said...

What fun card for a guy! Great colouring!
Thank you for playing along with us at Crafty Gals Corner. I hope to see you again soon. Good luck!
Lena - DT
Lena’s Creations

Joan said...

fabulous fun image, great card, love the sentiment too

Thanks for joining us at cardz4guyz this week


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Such a great image, I love it. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

PaperDaisies said...

What a fabulous image. I love the matching sentiment., Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Loves Rubberstamps. Hugs Nina

Bettina L. said...

Oh this is such a fun male card. Love that sentiment too. Thanks for playing at Crafty Sentiments last week and sorry for my a bit late comment. Hope to see you back for our new challenge that started today. Bettina GD Member at Crafty Sentiments xx

Lisa Mensing said...

Adorable and great masculine card. Thank you for sharing with us at CGC.

Billie A said...

I had to laugh this card brought such a smile to me. I love this card. Fun image, great colors and look. Thanks for joining us at Inspiration Destination.

Asha said...

Yeehaw! What a fun card, NC.
hugs, Asha

CraftingMum said...

Lovely card thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Louise x

Crafty and Green said...

Super Cute!! Thanks for sharing this at Love to Create and for playing along for our last challenge!!

Many Blessings,

Desire Fourie said...
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Desire Fourie said...

Lol this is the perfect man's birthday card. Love the colouring. This is so perfect for our UNIQUENESS theme this month. Thanks for sharing your talent with us and good luck.
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