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.
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!