Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Keepin' It Wild at Gingersnap Creations

We're coming up on the end of the month, and the end of the "Wild West" theme at Gingersnap Creations.  Our last challenge of the month is a color challenge: GC104: Denim, Rust, and Dust.  I wanted to have a little fun with this one, and I had this awesome canvas tag from my Talbots jeans which I just had to use.... :)  Lots going on here, so here are the deets....

Firstly, I tore apart and painted some corrugated cardboard in a dust-like color, and shabbied it further with some denim and rust inks.  Next layer.... a piece of dust-colored cardstock on which I did a very fun and easy technique called "Dragged Madras" from the April/May 2009 edition of the Technique Junkie Newsletter (they happen to be sponsoring Gingersnap Creations this month.... check it out on the blog, you'll be glad you did!).  Then.... a very cute cowgirl in need of some jeans - this clipart image is from an Etsy shop called Cloud 9 Kreations.  (They have tons of cowgirl-themed and wild west collage sheets.)  The canvas tag, as I said, is from Talbots (notice that I cut off the size, LOL!), spritzed with Glimmer Mist in a denim-y color (Moonlight?).  I used some alpha stamps to create the two "signs", along with some woodgrain stamping and some distressing.  Most everything is stapled into place (we're rustic here, peeps!).  Some giant eyelets and some twine finish it off.

I hope you'll join us in this lovely color challenge... and don't worry, you don't have to stick to the wild west theme.... anything goes!

17 comments:

Michele said...

beautiful colors and composition Jean! definitely inspiring. xo

craftattack said...

Great piece, love the jeans tag! I will have to see if I can cut a piece out of my old jeans for this challenge!

Susan Allan said...

Lovely composition and all the little elements really make it unique.
Sue xx

Terry said...

Such an amazing hanging! I will so have to try that technique, which is stunning for this! Love you using the jeans tag!!! Great challenge piece!

Wax Beach Artist said...

I love that card! Cute and funny :)

Lynne Moncrieff said...

This is so wonderful.
Wishes
Lynne

Lori said...

Fabulous, Jean! I'm loving all these wild west entries...

Birgit said...

Hi Jean,

The collage is just great -- I love all things Old West. :)

Happy creating,
Birgit

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Lovely piece, great use of the colour combination. You have so many wonderful images in your stamp collection. Congratulations on being published in Stampers' Sampler. Tracy x

2amscrapper said...

Loved reading about your creative process--fantastic elements and techniques!

Gerri Herbst said...

So very wonderful. Love the vintage cowgirl image and the corragated cardboard background is brillant!

Marjie K said...

This is so great - love the corrugated base and all your layers!

Linda R. said...

WOW! This looks amazing my friend.. It has such a wonderful vintage vibe to it..

Hugs, Linda

Suzanne C said...

LOL! This is wonderful! love the images and the design.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So wonderful, great composition.

peggy gatto said...

eeee ha!
She is great!

Shar said...

Too fun! Love the elements that you brought together!