Monday, January 27, 2014

Howdy!

Hi everyone,

This week's theme at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is "this is where the cowboy rides away... "! Will you use Tim Holtz western stamps? Do something cowboy inspired? Maybe do something with a setting sun, or about saying goodbye? maybe you’ll be inspired by old western movies, the desert, cactus, or just colors that remind you of the wild west This is a from a song that is currently stuck in my head – so feel free to run wild with lyrics from a catchy tune of your own!



I have to admit that I found this one a real challenge. I don't have a lot of cowboy-related stamps or embellishments. So it was a challenge to come up with something. I had already decided that I wanted to be a wild west theme. And if I think about that, I think of sand, sun and wood. Which translates to the colors yellow and brown. With Mustard Seed and Walnut Stain Distress Ink I made ​​the background.



To see if I had a suitable stamp, I went through my stamp stash, and came across the TimeTraveler. I had so much fun to be transformed him into a cowboy, well maybe more of a sheriff with the big mustache from the My Stache stamp set.



I love using Modeling Paste and coloring it in every color I like, but I wanted for this challenge to give the modeling paste more of a sandy texture. First I colored the modeling paste with Charcoal Black paint and then for the sand effect, I added a little Black Soot Distress Embossing Powder. In combination with the Stars stencil and the Wooden Stars it gives it a very cool effect.




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To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Stamp and Show Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!

Thank you for stopping by! Love to see you next time!

Hugs,
Sandra

18 comments:

Cis-sy said...

Leuk gedaan Sandra! En het is idd meer een sheriff! Haha groetjrs xoxo

Marjie Kemper said...

What a gorgeous tag! Love the bit of color on his shirt, and how you've given him a 'stache!

Patricia said...

Supergave Tag!!!
Gr Patricia

Suzanne C said...

I love when you use the warm yellows. I always forget to pull out my yellows adn they look fantastic on your tag. The handlebar mustached on the traveller is so clever and inspiring. Love it!

Marlena M. said...

This is so much fun~I love the way the mustache is off the panel~

Anna-Karin said...

The time traveller was perfect for this theme! (Like you, I had no specific western stamps) Love all the yellow and as always the great finishing touches.

Meihsia Liu said...

Love the beautiful color scheme and great stamping on this tag! Sandra, you really created a fantastic project for this theme. Wonderful design! :)

Emma Williams said...

Great tag, love the colours and I love how you used the mustache on the time traveller...wonderful! Really looking forward to working alongside you on the team!

Katy said...

I love your tag! The moustache is so awesome!!

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I'm totally digging the mustache on your tag!! Cool effect :) Cool tag too!

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

Mona Pendleton said...

Awesome tag Sandra! Love the vibrant color scheme and all the stenciling!

MichelleZ said...

Awesome tag. I love the cheery yellow and black combination. But the first thing that struck me about this was the clever way you did the mustache. Love it!

Petra said...

Leuk gedaan en inderdaad. . Dit is de sheriff hihihihi

Anita Houston said...

This looks like the guy who would beat you in a grand game of poker back in the day! LOVE the mustache addition...just fabby!

PinkyLisasInkyCrafts said...

This is brilliant. Love the layers of stamped images and detailing. The colour is great and the distressing is perfect.

♡ & hugs
Lisa xxxx

soapHOUSEmama said...

beautiful tag! Love that yellow!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

I adore this tag! I thought the highlight was the mustache and I love how you had it extending over the edge of your tag. I have both of Time Traveler set and the mustache set and would've never thought to combine them! That stache is a perfect fit on him. This piece is both whimsical and classy and I like how you brought the elements together in such a clever way.

barbarayaya62 said...

Black and yellow .... so brilliant! mustache ... Another great idea! Tags Fab! BArbarayaya