11 September 2008

Cowboy Howdy!

Wow, two posts in one day! Something must be wrong with me! ;)

I have a nephew's birthday coming up soon and my DS has a birthday party to go to this week-end. So I need two little boy birthday cards. I have been wanting to use my Lizzie Anne Designs blog candy I won awhile back from Rose Ann. This cute little cowboy and this sentiment are just perfect for those boy cards that I struggle with!

It has been quite awhile since I have participated in one of MJ's TechnoStamper's sketch challenge, but here is my submission for #34.

There really isn't much mystery here. The designer paper is some old SU! Outlaw paper. I used my SU markers to color in the little guy. I used my SU distresser on the edges and sponged with Creamy Caramel. The strip under the sentiment is a "faux" ribbon, so in other words it is just a strip of Chocolate Chip cardstock cut about the width of SU grosgrain ribbon. I was afraid that real ribbon wouldn't look boyish enough. *eyeroll* The scallop rectangle is one of my Marvy punches that is soooo hard to punch I litterally have to step on it.

So overall it was pretty simple, but I like it. I need to work abit on my coloring. It has been sooo long since I've really colored anything. I did try to ground him a little and there is some shading on his hat . . . . .

Stamps: Cowboy, Howdy (both Lizzie Anne Designs); Ink: Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel; Paper: Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Creamy Caramel, Outlaw DP; Accessories: SU Markers, rectagle scallop punch (Marvy), distresser (SU).