Friday, September 16, 2016

Cowboy Bath

     We start a new challenge today over at QKR Stampede and it has everyone's favorite theme - "Anything Goes."   That means it's the perfect time for a fun, masculine card with a bit of humor.  Ever since I discovered it in the store, I've been trying to find an excuse to use this image (Digi 23901, Cowboy Bath) in one of our challenges and this is it.  :-D


I pulled my colors from the inspiration photo at Time Out.


     I colored the image with my ProMarkers, making sure I included the "Cowboy Tan."  I admit I had to work a bit to figure out exactly how to do it but I laid colors onto a scrap piece of paper to see what would work.  I didn't leave his untanned skin uncolored; I used a "Satin" ProMarker which gave it a rather pasty-white look.

     After it was completely colored, I used a rectangle die and did an out-of-the-box technique on his feet, on the cattails, and his hat.  I ran the front of my card base through my "Linen" embossing folder for a tiny bit of texture, added the strip of wide black ribbon, the image, and the sentiment, then wrapped the twine around it on top of the ribbon.  The horseshoes are cut with a Cheery Lynn die.

     The sentiment is a play on meaning since I plan to use this as a birthday card for a friend who thinks of himself as a cowboy but hates celebrating each year.  He thinks once you reach 50, birthdays should only come around once every five years or so.  :-D  Like I said, a fun masculine card.

     Challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks
Art Impressions
Aud Sentiments
Crafting from the Heart
Crafting with an Attitude
Craft Your Passion
Crafty Boots
Crafty Ribbons
Crazy Challenge
Cutie Pie
Outlawz CAS
Pencil Case
Unicorn

     That's all I have for today but since this is my 5th post in the last three days, I think I may be overwhelming you.  Maybe I'll take a break and not post at all for a couple of days.  I hope you'll come play in our "Anything Goes" challenge this week.  What do you have to lose?  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

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13 comments:

Daffodil Cards said...

Oh! I did laugh at this, I remember a saying like that in a John Wayne movie, at least I think I do LOL.

This is brilliant, I love the colouring of him, so clever to think of the untanned parts. Love the horseshoes too, a FABULOUS card.
Faith
x

capsurcartes said...

What a funny card! I love your cowboy!!

Gail said...

Hahaha! Great card! Made me laugh. Love the image and your coloring is superb. What a fab birthday card! Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pies for our September birthday challenge! --Gail

Dee's Craft Room said...

Fabulous card, I love the fun image - could anyone look at it and not laugh? Amazing colouring. Thank you for playing along with the Crafty Boots All Squared Up Challenge.

Dionne

Linda Simpson said...

Hi Connie, back off my vacation and playing catch up. Some fabulous creations whilst I have been away and sorry for not commenting on them all. I laughed out loud with this image it is brilliant! Another fabulous card my friend.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Barbara Washburn said...

Great image. I can see why you had a problem finding a way to use it. The funny cards take some time to figure out. Thanks for sharing at Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

Valentina Ivanova said...

Great card! Thank you for joining us at the Craft Your Passion Challenges. Good luck! Valentina DT

Leanne said...

Girl you made my day, hilarious, awesome coloring and the twin is perfect, thanks for sharing with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

Leanne DT/4CC

Glenda Atkins said...

Gosh darn but is is just too funny. Fab image and colouring Connie - as usual.
hugs
Glenda

Elle Kay said...

ohh!! Haha, this cowboy is funny! I didn't even realize that was a tan line! I thought he was wearing clothes! Great job, and thanks for sharing at Aud Sentiments!

Reneé Matarese said...

Oh my gosh this cracks me up! What a cute card! Thanks for joining us at Art Impressions this week. ~Renee

Jill Vickers said...

A really fun card - I especially love the cowboy tan that you coloured in - brilliant! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Helen said...

Great card - love that sentiment!

Thanks for joining us at the Cutie Pie Challenge.

Helen x
(DT)