Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Double Challenge Time!


I made this card to meet 2 challenges. First up is the SC332 sketch challenge found here. I'm also entering this into the Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge 54 found here - which is to use stamps, papers and inks, but no embellishments. I pulled out my favorite MFP stamp set called Southwestern Cowboy and stamped the image with versafine onyx black ink, then embossed it with clear detail ep. Next I sponged on some Ranger vintage photo & antique linen inks, along with some Colorbox yellow, orange and red inks, and added a little interest with a Copic marker. The DP is retired SU! (sorry, I forget the name) and I used sage shadow, chocolate chip and really rust card stock. I embossed the background with a CB ef and covered it with Versamark ink, and embossed it with clear detail ep to make it look like a piece of leather. The sentiment is from the MFP Thankful Mums & Pumpkins stamp set and was done with chocolate chip ink. This card will be going into my next OWH box.
Have a fabulous Wednesday and thanks so much for stopping by!

Carol

17 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Fabulous card. I love the way to embossed the background paper to make it look like leather. I've got to CASE that. Great job on the inking and coloring/shading. This card does not need any embellishments at all. It looks perfect the way it is. Going to do a little house cleaning and then right back here in my craft room for the rest of the day. Have a great day.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Stunning guy card! Love the embossing, so perfect for the image! Thanks for playing along with Speedy's Friends!

LeAnne said...

Awesome card, Carol! What a great image and that embossing is perfect!

jimlynn said...

LOVE IT!!! That sponging is super too.
Lynn

Denise Marzec said...

Awesome design. Love the colors in the sky!

merrymstamper said...

Great card!!! love the silhouette stamps and the colours you used!

redwasher1 said...

Opps, thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends!!!

redwasher1 said...

Carol, your card is just stunning! I love the scene you created!! Fabulous!!!

JD said...

Great masculine card! Nicely done!

Winnie and Patty said...

Carol--what a wonderful Southwest card! You did a fantastic job with this card! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Marlene said...

Beautifully inked! Wowza! You're rocking all these cards lately. I'm lovin' them.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Could ya hear me whistle? This is Fan-Tastic!!!!!

Anke said...

Gorgeous Carol, fantastic card.
I love the image.

Hugs
Anke

Marlena M. said...

This is an incredible card! The background reminds me of a belt buckle. The colors are stunning!

Marlene said...

I know I left a comment yesterday, but it looks like blogger dumped a bunch of comments....(I'm missing about 30 myself...grrr). Hopefully they'll return.

this is gorgeous - and I love the way you inked this!

Benzi said...

What a super card....so masculine and so southwestern. Great sponging and the background sure does look like leather.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Wow...you aced the sketch challenge and wow did you do a fab job with that set...gorgeous main image...so warm, earthy, and western...fabulous