Saturday, July 4, 2009

Cowboy Boots

Happy 4th of July! We had a full day at our home so I am just now finishing up the Inspirational Challenge at SCS and the Digi Day Sketch Challenge at SNR Card Universe. First, about the Inspirational Challenge #187. I really enjoyed this challenge as this poster website called posters.com was such an inspiration. I have many more card ideas from browsing there. A super big thanks to Stephanie for chosing this for the challenge today and to PrincessHeather for submitting the suggestion. I finally chose this one called Sepia Boots by Jennifer Goldberger. http://www.posters.com/pv-500869_Sepia-Boots-I-HI.html

I also made this card for the sketch challenge sponsored by The Digi Shack for the SNR Digi Day; tag it TDSC0704. See here: http://snrcardiverse.ning.com/events/digi-day-digishack. It is a great sketch with all sorts of possibilities too. Hop on over to see how you can get a free image. A big thanks to Toni for the sketch.

About the card~ the digi boot image from The Digi Shack (of course) was colored with SU! markers including the new incolor, Crushed Curry along with Creamy Caramel and Close to Cocoa. I distressed the white background with More Mustard sponging. It was mounted on Crushed Curry and textured Chocolate Chip. The star brads were mounted on a 3/4" circle of Crushed Curry and a small block of textured Chocolate Chip. The jute is from my stash and was wrapped three time around the DSP called Vagabond Mustard from Basic Grey. The DSP has been in my stash for quite a while so I am not sure if it is even available anymore. I do like it for western and masculine cards as it has a distressed appearance and the colors of browns, mustard and touches of green in shades of Handsome Hunter and Always Artichoke, makes for a great backgound.

I made this card with my father-in-law in mind as his birthday is later this month. He just loves his cowboy boots and hat. He even wears a bolo tie when it it time to dress up a little. We are mid-western city dwellers, so this cowboy clothing theme makes him unique in the suburban area where we live. But who cares? If it makes him happy, it's all good.

Happy 4th of July!

14 comments:

Buttons Ribbons and Pearls said...

Great image and paper choices. Your father -in-law will surely love it. I think I'm going to have to invest in the new "in color" papers !

Payne Holler Cards said...

This is a grat card! love your coloring and will have to check out the new in-colors at SU LOL
Linda

Peggy said...

Awesome masculine card! Love the colors!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!! tfs!!

Gloria said...

Love this western theme....you nailed it!

Amy Johnson said...

What a fabulous masculine card! I love how you did the background!

my5bratz said...

LOVE this card :0)

Judy Rozema said...

Love the colors you used! Cool layout too!

ND Stamper Spot said...

Those boots and stars are great together for this totally western card.

specialcraftmom4 said...

What a neat card! Love the western look (:

Kim Nath said...

Great card, it would be perfect for my son. I love those boots and the stars are just perfect.

Jacilynn said...

How cute Marilyn! Love the boots. Great color combo. super cute

cards4u said...

Great job coloring and on these challenges! Love the DP - wonderful fit for your card!

Alysabeth said...

WOW, way to Cowgirl up;o)