Friday, May 14, 2010

Fabulous Friday: Vintage Cowboy

Good morning girls! It's Fabulous Friday with Sugar Creek Hollow again! This week the girls and I were challenged with COLOR! Joseline, our super sweet and encouraging DT leader, gave us a combo of Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla, Blue Bayou and Soft Sky.

Oh. My. Woooord.

Love these colors together!

Seriously regretting my decision a few years ago to get rid of my "old" in-color inks. I had Blue Bayou once upon a time - no paper or anything left. Is it one of the colors coming back?

Nancy so kindly clued me in that Blue Bayou was similar to a denim color. Being a Texas girl, denim and cowboys go hand in hand so this was a perfect time to use the new set: Rootin' Tootin' Father's Day.
 I knew that I had some vintage paper that looked like patchworked pieces of denim and dug that out. I distressed all the edges for this week's Ways to Use it challenge and also added some chocolate chip ink on the edges too. The cowboy image was a vintage image I found online and printed out on Kraft cardstock. A little string to add some interest....not too much since this is a manly card. Oh - one other thing. I used this week's sketch challenge too from SCS. I know the top layer she said couldn't be a circle since she wanted the "tilt" to remain....but I'm squeaking it in since I did "tilt" my badge.

Friday brings a Free Image at Sugar Creek Hollow - you can visit the link here to grab them. I know that Tracy and her family are on vacation. A vacation that she planned to intentionally be "un-plugged" so I'm not sure if it will be a new image or not. (ETA: There is a beautiful hummingbird up today!) I know it involved sun and water and so I can completely understand why she wants to just soak up beautiful nature from God and her family. But you better check just to make sure! Right?

I'm also linking this card up for Texas Tuesdays - even though it's Friday. Being a Texas girl and loving all things Texas, I HAVE to participate! Really great projects so I hope you'll take a moment and check them out! And for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday to use a photo.

And be sure to visit the other Sugar Creek Hollow designers to see their take on the color challenge!
 CheriDani ♥ Donna ♥ Joan
JoselineKristina ♥ LindaLoretta 
StephanieTracy ♥ Kelly

May Guest Designer


Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wow, Cassie, this is totally WONDERFUL. I love everything about it! Great distressing and wonderful vintage image. Everything just works together perfectly! You should enter it into Flourishes Timeless Tuesday this week too. It's a perfect fit for the challenge!

Anonymous said...

Cassie your card is `fabulous` TFS
Have a fab weekend:)x

Loretta said...

Cassie, that vintage cowboy is perfect with this set! Wonderful card today!!!

MiamiKel said...

Oh My WOrd is right ~ this is a stunner! Such a classic, beautifully done card! This is one to be proud of :) Love it! Blessings!

Nancy said...

Oh, Cassie!! This is just splendid!! I love all of your details, and the image you found is amazing!! You did an awesome job!

Joseline said...

Beautiful work Cassie!!! I love the whole vintage-cowboy card you made. You really hit a home run on this one!!

Riet said...

What a gorgeous card Cassie.

Hugs Riet.xx

Joan said...

Fantastic card, Cassie. It's so wonderfully masculine and that bit of string really adds to the whole motif.

Stephanie said...

Oh what a great card, love that cowboy!

Donna Moore said...

Yeehaw!!! this is so "Texas", I love it girl!!! I grew up in Waco and am still a Texan at heart! You blew this totally away, magnificent card!!! A real Barn Burner!!!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! i absolutely love this page! and that paper you found is totally awesome! wowza!

hope your birthday was a super happy one - and many more to come! glad you liked your card!

hugs :)

Dani said...

Fantastic card!! :)

HappyCrafter said...

What a great job on a masculine card, like the touch of the rolled rope.

Bernadette Bliss said...

This is wonderful. Very vintage and"pretty"in a masculine way. Great job. Masculine is hard for me. I will certaintly save ths as inspiration.

Betty Wright said...

Cassie, this is terrific! Great distressing and colors. Love the created lasso and your use of a picture! Great manly card! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so awesome, Cassie!! The denim colors are perfect with the cowboy picture!! I love the distressing and rope embellishment, too! Very creative!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us. I have to look into Texas Tuesday challenge since I live in Texas :)

Silke Ledlow said...

Cassie this is a fabulous looking Father's Day card!!! I really like this cowboy image!!! So glad you had a chance to play the FTTC with us!!!

BTW I/we love TX too...we got married in San Antonio and hope to retire one day back to TX!!! Hugs ~S~

Libby Hickson said...

Cassie this card is fantastic - LOVE IT! So glad you linked it up on Texas Tuesday!!

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

HArd to imagine a printable vintage image could look so good. But your card is beautiful and funny!
Thanks for playing along with us Tues-Steppers!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Congratulations on your win over at Flourishes this week!!

I wanted to stop by and thank you for the enormous compliment you left in a comment on my blog. You said you always get excited when you visit my blog because you know you'll see something beautiful. It really touched my heart and made me feel like I am achieving my goal of creating beauty through art. Thanks again from the heart!


marsha said...

Cassie, Fabulous card and congratulations on winning the Flourishes contest! I just love this image and you have "tied" this together beautifully! Super job and WTG!!!

Hugs, Marsha