Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm Part of the Notorious Ginger Gang!

Welcome to the American Wild West, Gingersnap Creations style! We're starting May off with the Chestnut Theme challenge, GC101 Cowboys/CowgirlsHere is my dt example.  Please visit the Gingersnap Creations blog to see what the rest of the Notorious Ginger Gang  (design team)  created to inspire you.  And once you make your cowboy/cowgirl submission, please link it up to GC101 by May 29.  You may just be the next home page artist or one of ten Ginger Gems!




Our May muse is Amy Kinsch of Beeswax Stamps.  You can see her work at her blog, Chatterbox.  Our Visiting Artists for May are Electra, Toni Burks and Sue Drees.

 
And we have a sponsor this month: Technique Junkies Newsletter
There will be some amazing prizes from Pat Huntoon, the original Technique Junkie!
For this card, I used the Faux Tooled Leather Tutorial from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.

Materials:
burnt orange card stock
D'vine Swirl Cuttlebug embossing folder
Versa Mark
Ranger Clear Embossing Powder
StazOn Timber Brown ink
Gecko Galz cowgirl image
Recollections Butterfly Sticker (metal)
Stampin' Up Grosgrain Stitched Ribbon
brown card stock
Misc. items from stash: flowers, button, twine, pearl, lace

23 comments:

craftattack said...

Great work! Love the faux leather look! Valerie

Sharon said...

this is great Helene I saw it at the Gingersnap Blog - that background is amazing - looks like the old pressed tin ceiling in old homes! Great stuff - really inspiring - I'd better get thinking on this challenge!

1CardCreator said...

This is gorgeous! I love the bg so perfect with that image, what a great leather like look! Thanks for leaving me a sweet comment on my pop up. One thing I can tell you, they are easy and addictive!

Willy said...

Wonderful card and great background!

Alexa said...

What a lovely cow girl! Faux leather has come out beautifully - well done :)

Jingle said...

This is fabulous!

SusanK said...

Love this...so realistic!

stampdiva said...

More fabulous art from you.
The Faux leather is remarkable.
Wishes
Lynne

Lynn Stevens said...

What an awesome background Helene, Love it!
hugs Lynn

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible background. Oh the music just came .....I love it! see ya at the saloon partner. gerri

bes53913 said...

Your background looks like real tooled leather! This is gorgeous - love the lace! Looks like another challenge I'm just gonna have to sign up for...

PetraB said...

A fabulous card. The technique you used is just perfect for the background.

Lori said...

Love this, I just adore that background, it's so cool!

Sue said...

What a gorgeous technique, love how it turns out looking like expensive embossed leather! And is this cowgirl stylin' or what............she's beautiful, love her leather gloves and hat.

Deb (dcorder) said...

Love your Faux Tooled Leather...it's incredible!

trisha too said...

Amazing technique--this turned out fabulous!

I kinda like being part of a notorious gang . . .

;)

JoAnne said...

What a great piece and I love the music accompaniment!!!!!

Marie Levite said...

I love it Helene!

Michele said...

i love your cowgirl! she looks like she's up to something.... beautiful card. xo

deb famularo said...

That is lovely Helene! Wishing you a wonderful Mother's Day! xOxO

Shar said...

Lovin' your card, pardner! Great background too, Helene!

AJ said...

Howdy, love your background… great idea.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, really breathtaking.

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