Sunday, February 17, 2013

Artistic Outpost - Cowgirl Strength


I've had this gorgeous new set of stamps from Artistic Outpost sitting on my table, just waiting for the perfect time to ink them up. After reading through the latest Technique Junkie Newsletter, I found a technique that I knew would be perfect with them. It's called Splattered Bleach and it is so darn cool!! I love the look it gives my card. The cowgirl was stamped on white cardstock and colored with Tim Holtz' Distress Markers. I'm still a bit iffy when it comes to coloring, but I'm trying to get better at it. :) I also colored the banners with markers.

The frame was created by cutting chipboard using the new Tim Holtz Cameo Frame Die and Sized Ovals from Sizzix. After it was cut, I embossed it with Tim's Woodgrain Texture Fade, painted it with a Pitch Black Dabber, and sanded it down. Finally, I coated it with JudiKins MicroGlaze and buffed it so it has a light sheen. I can't tell you how much I love the look of this! It really adds to the worn, vintage western feel I was going for. To finish the card, I added a little rusty star that I got at Hobby Lobby ages ago. It's the perfect touch!

The Cowgirl Strength stamp set can be ordered from Artistic Outpost. Everything else I used can be found at Inspiration Emporium via the links below. Remember to use my coupon code - stamptramp - to save 10%!



Thanks so much for stopping by - have a wonderful week!

18 comments:

  1. Great card Shelly, love the worn weathered look, works so well with the cowgirl image. I love these stamps and you have used them beautifully. Love the die cut too. Tracy x

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  2. Love this so much... the strong colours and textures balance the cowgirl's strength brilliantly - what a great make!
    Alison x

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  3. Love the rich, warm colors! That cameo frame is awesome! You are such an enabler, lol.

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  4. Awesome- I LOVE the AO stamps and love your colors and technique- and the fun banner you added :)

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  5. Super work with the Cowgirl plate - love that plate from AO! Super job with that cool new technique. Can't wait to get my hands on that new TH die! Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Linda

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  6. Great work. The worn texture and colors represent the sentiment well.

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  7. Love the bleach splatter effect on that kraft paper! I own that awesome die and just love what you did with it! Oh and I have the ovals! Happy Days!

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  8. i love how you pulled all this together. beautiful.

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  9. This is super cool:) be blessed
    ~Beyond Measure
    Tammy
    www.urbeyondmeasure.com

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  10. Western themes always make me happy! Love these AO images...I really need them...I need lots of the new AO stuff! The bleach tech looks fab and intriguing! The wood is what captured my eye most...LOVE the look! The black is perfect here! Gorgeous make Shelly!!!

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  11. This is great! I love the textures and aged effect.

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  12. This is just fabulous, Shelly!

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  13. Beautiful card Shelly.
    Greta background and lvely details.
    Greetings Janny

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  15. Another beautiful card. You officially make me shop more than any other blogger, (well apart from Mr Holtz). I've just signed up to Technique Junkie and am waiting for my 3D Sizzix die to arrive. Thank you oodles for the constant inspiration and technique shares. I visit your awesome blog daily. :)

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  17. Beautifully done! Love the bleach technique TFS!

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