Saturday 14 May 2011

Cowboys and Cowgirls at Gingersnap Creations and Give-Away Post

Howdy Partners

Well this has been one darn hell of a week with Blogger and it sure aint sorted yet. I hope you will go and look at my post for Thursday 12th May HERE and in my side-bar to see that I have a Give-Away linked to the MAWTT challenge I am hosting this week. TWO great chances to win yourself some good, clean stash to play with.

On to some mighty fine business now. (Ya gotta have a John Wayne accent in your head to read this ya know).

This week the theme at Gingersnap Creations, as part of their Wild West month, is Cowboys and Cowgirls. Now I don't have any rootin tootin stamps that fit this challenge so I have downloaded some images from the internet and used them to make a journal page. (Are you really getting the feel of this one???).

'Young fella if you're lookin for trouble, I'll accommodate ya'. John Wayne in True Grit - great film

Firstly I stamped the background with 2 different stamps using Claudie Hellmuth's Studio paint and this gave me background colour and texture. Over those I washed some distress stains, mixing with water to get a lighter effect in places. The next layer the images were stuck on with multi matte medium and then over that I used gesso and stamps to create an overall blended look. Lastly I added some more stamping, a gold pen border, some faux stitching and edge decorations round the photos in pen and then some embellishments.

This shows some of the texture created by the first layer stamping in paint.

Well I have to say this is the most 'mixed media' page I have in my journal and I thoroughly enjoyed the paint and inkiness and I am really pleased with the colours. I just love the old photos and thought the map helped with the feel of the wild west area. Do ya recognise any of these fellas or gals as being on the 'Wanted' list?

Supplies -
DIs - peeled paint, barn door, wild honey, walnut stain
Sudio - multi matte medium, gesso, semi gloss acrylic paints in landscape green, dab of yellow, modern red
DSs - wild honey, fired brick, forest moss

Right so saddle on up and mozy on over to see more fabby wild west creations.

And remember - Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction

Other challenges to have fun with -
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Crafty Creations - Anything Goes
The Paper Variety - Movie Inspiration - True Grit
Crafts 4 Eternity - Colour Challenge
Stamp Something - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday _ Distressing

Have a great weekend.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox



Lisa Jane said...

The only John Wayne Quote i know is .. "Get off yer horse and drink yer milk !" lol.. and i have to tell you its a family favourite lol.. started by my Granda lol.. we all say it now!
Love the wild west Theme .. and i am off to Tesco now and if i see a bull i will heed your wise words !
Although we do have 2 in the field opposite our house .. so will tell Bobby too for when he goes walkies lol
Lisa x

Netty said...

Am so sick of Blogger it has messed up so much and is still messing with me grrrrrrrrrrrr
Loving that you have made your entry for Gingersnaps a journal page, it works brilliantly. Annette x

Gem said...

Brenda this is gorgeous, what a lovely take on a wild west theme :) Blogger is really annoying me at the moment too x

Margreet said...

Gorgeous Wild West journal page, all your inking and details....that feather is so lovely....thanks for remembering how to approach a bull.....haha...wish you a wonderful weekend with a working Blogger!
xxx Margreet

donna said...

Yes blogger has been a pain.I love your journal page. I don't have anything Wild West either. I think you will be playing with these techniques more. Such messy fun! hugs..Donna

Gina said...

Fabulous journal page Brenda, and love your "accent" :D XXX

Berry said...

This isutterly stunning Brenda just love the colours you have used great theme too hugs rebekah xx

cheryl said...

oh hun you always come up with the goods,and this is one,amazing desgin just love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxxxx

Chrissy said...

WOW!! Fabulous work. My Dad is a John Wayne fan...and looks a bit like him too.
Fabulous colours and the theme is wonderful.

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Cindy Adkins said...

This is totally amazing, Brenda!!! I love it--it has so much depth and the colors are gorgeous and the images are fabulous!

having a {me} day said...

Awesome art journal page. Thanks for sharing at c4e. keeley

Sarah said...

Just great - love your colours, shading and details.. the images look just perfect. Fabulous background and techniques...
Thanks very much for joining in with Simon Says Stamp & Show...

trisha too said...

Fabulous, Brenda--I'm so glad you played along at Gingersnap Creations!
Great text, how perfect is that??


Gerri Herbst said...

Wonderful creation. The images are perfect and your color choice is great! thanks for playing at Gingersnap Creations. gerri :)

Junibears said...

Well howdy there Brenda,
I'm sure glad I stopped by to see your Wild West collage. Fantastic! Hugs xx

Annie said...

a fabulous montage and beautiful colours. Love the spotty feather too!
hugs, annie x

Anonymous said...

Fabulous journal page!! Great theme, colors, everything! Thanks for playing the Crafty Creations challenge!

Kim Costello said...

Wonderful wild west journal page Brenda, all the textures and stamping is brilliant! Just great for the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge!
The design team and I are really pleased you joined us!
Thank you
HuGs Kim :)

Yara said...

This is amazing! Love the colors and the images! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!

Shirl said...

Is there no end to your talents girlie, another super duper project.
Hugs Shirley x x

Theresa said...

this turned out fantastic! thanks for sharing with The Paper Variety.

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic page, really breathtaking.

michele said...

Fabulous journal page! Thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

Juls said...

fab journaling page! Love all the colours you have used, love the images and the stamped swirls, so much to look at! I just LOVE it!!! Hugs Juls

April said...

Wow, this looks awesome! The way you added the images is really cool. :) Thanks for playing along with us at The Paper Variety!
- April

Sue said...

Brenda, loved all the texture, color, images you used on your Journaling page.....SUPER!