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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Livin' the Cowboy Code

It's another week of the American Wild West, Gingersnap Creations style! Today it's the Color  challenge, GC104 Color: Denim, Rust and DustHere is my design team example.  Please visit the Gingersnap Creations blog to see what the rest of the Rusty, Dusty Gingers  (design team)  created to inspire you.  And once you make your wild west color submission, please link it up to GC104 by June 19.  You may just be the next home page artist or one of ten Ginger Gems!


This is a layout of my hubby, his oldest brother, and two cousins.  I entitled it Buckaroos because my dh grew up a Gene Autry fan.  Gene always called his little cowboy fans buckaroos.





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There will be some amazing prizes from Pat Huntoon, the original Technique Junkie!

For this layout, I used the Faux Denim Tutorial from the Technique Junkies Newsletter.  I kept the layout simple to show off the denim technique on the paper.


In addition to creating the faux denim paper, I also created my own embellishments.  I used my Martha Stewart scoring board to make the rosette from printed paper and added on top a dime store "tin badge".  I distressed with ink the Maya Road Mini Pennant Banner Canvas Pieces, added scrabble tiles, and strung them together with twine.

Additional Materials:
Ranger Distress Inks: Faded Jeans, Tumbled Glass, Fired Brick, Antique Linen
StazOn Opaque Ink: Cotton White
Paper:  Tim Holtz distressables: Rulers 
             Sassafras Vintage Yummy
             FlairDesigns Red Bandit Striped Paper
AMM herbanella trimmings: All Boy
 Provo Craft Letters:  Kid's Black

22 comments:

Micupoftea~ said...

I LOVE the bandana print on the medallion, and the sherriff star is just too clever!

craftattack said...

Lovely piece, and especially the home made embellies, they really are special! Valerie

Sabrina said...

Helene, this is SO gorgeous!! Loving the banner to bits!! Hope you are doing good there!! Take care, yeah! xoxo.

Cathy said...

Helene, this lo is awesome! I love the banner and sheriff badge! Great job! Love the cowboy music to go with it! You are so creative!

1CardCreator said...

This is so sweet, I love the Bucaroos and the rosette with the badge is awesome! You are so talented!

ms.schwiet said...

Love the denim background. The banger is awesome too

Heather said...

Love your photo of your DH and his Co-Buckaroos! Great looking denim paper...and wow...on the medallion..that is a lot of scoring gal! Love that little pennant too! Awesomesauce!

Lynne Moncrieff said...

A brilliant title for this post.
I love the banner you created. A wonderful layout.
Wishes
Lynne
P.S. Sorry I've been so quiet over at Bellas.

Lori said...

Wow, this is fabulous, Helene! Love that denim look, and that rosette is cool, as are the scrabble tiles!

Lisa Smith said...

This is a great layout! I love the colors. Hope all is well with you! Jakob has his Kindergarten graduation tomorrow!

Gerri Herbst said...

Spectacular piece. Love the banner with the scrabble tiles the best. The little buckaroos are cute to. This is wonderful!

Linda Cain said...

these guys are just too darn cute!!!

~Linda

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love your layout--and a big congrats on your 200.

trisha too said...

What a fantastic layout--that picture is priceless!!

:)

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love this darling SB page- the picture of the buckaroo's is just awesome. Love the banner and the star badge.

Michele said...

i really like the dimension and composition of this piece. very cool! xo

JeanFB said...

This is adorable! Love all the great details! (Hoping this comment goes through...!)

Sharon said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the "sheriffs badge" mounted on the rosette!!!!

Alexa said...

What a great layout - love it!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Beautiful work with fantastic details.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, that's a breathtaking piece, love all the elements.

Shar said...

Super cute! The rosette is such a cool way to show off that sheriff's star and I love your pennants!

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