Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Cowboy Silhouette


While sorting through my box of stamped images, I found this one that I stamped at my LSS probably 2-3 years ago. The stamp was so old the rubber was worn and it didn't stamp well at all, with white spots inside of the silhouette image. There was no manufacturer name on the wooden block so I have no idea who made the stamp. In spite of the poorly stamped image, I hung onto this because I loved the cowboy image. I decided it was time to try to save it, so I took a few black markers and darkened the spaces where the ink didn't show. I added some clouds with peacock feathers and tumbled glass inks, cut the Bermuda Bay card base and image with Lil Inker rectangles, and called this one done.

I'm entering this into the MFP Speedy Fox & Friends challenge #259 which is to "use only the center."

Wishing you all a great Wednesday with a day filled with sunshine and happiness.

Carol

22 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You totally nailed this! My next purchase is going to be stitched rectangles! Thanks for the inspiration.

aussie aNNie said...

ride'em cowboy...love this Carol, very nice and love your sky.xxx{aNNie My Personal Blog}

Linda said...

Well done! Love it!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

This is an amazing image and worth saving

wannabcre8tive said...

I absolutely love this card. It has many of my favorites things on it, like the western image, a beautiful sky and those frames are just awesome. I think I need some of those dies. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge.

Jenny L said...

Hi Carol,
oh this is so very wonderful.
Great stamp to have in ones collection.
Wonderful design as always.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

jimlynn said...

What a fantastic image! WOW! Love your card and the way you used the dies. Framed out perfect!
Lynn

Stampsnob. said...

Beautiful card i love the stitch marks I always mess that up ................Good Job.......Lis

Donna Hanley said...

I love this image, so glad you could make it work. Fantastic sky work and all against that coastal cabana makes a beautiful card. Enjoy your evening.

scrAPpamondo said...

Great work of saving, Carol! The silouette is just perfect!Love the clouds background!

Jean said...

This is a great image, well done for rescuing it. You make fabulous sky effects too.
Jean x

merrymstamper said...

I LOVE this!!!
I was going to ask who the manufacturer was. Great save and great card!

Hettie said...

Great card Carol. Glad you kept the image as it is super.
Hugs
Xx

Vickie Y said...

Love the image and card. Thank you for sharing with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's those clouds that really make this card, Carol! It truly looks like a photo and the simple stitched mats make it even more striking!! Hugs, Darnell

Brenda said...

Well you saved it beautifully Carol!! I love this cowboy image, so cool and masculine. Did you watercolor your clouds Carol? Your sky looks so amazing. Well this whole card is amazing! Hugs, Brenda

Susan (rainy) said...

Oh I would save that image, too! LOVE the cowboy. Fabulous card, Carol.

JD/ Jill said...

You did a fabulous job saving this image. and made a great card with it. I still have some of those images that we stamped at our favorite stamp store (Years ago) that have not been made into a card yet!)

Barbie said...

Great card, love the stitched edges and you did a wonderful job of saving the image. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP SF&F Challenge.

ionabunny said...

Gorgeous cowboy. Great colours. Love this card. Hugz

Elise said...

Well, lil' lady. I sure AM glad I moseyed on by to check out this lil' gem. BRAVO! I'm SO delighted you protected this fantastic stamp and loved in, in spite of its imperfection... <3 Miss you & blogland! xoxo

Christine said...

The image was definitely worth saving. This looks fantastic. I love the silhouette. I also love the die cuts. Must get some of those....
Thanks so much for sharing with us at MFP's Speedy Fox and Friends.