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Sunday, January 27, 2013

A Star of the Old West

This week at Simon Says Stamp and Show we are looking to the stars.  Interpret stars any way you want.  I was inspired by a star of the Old West.
This image from Artistic Outpost - Cowgirl Strength reminds me of Annie Oakley.  I did a little research of  her online and it was interesting.  The focal point is the star which started from pattern paper which I added a layer of stamped paisley background.  On the inside of the card the background is stamped with cowhide using brown archival ink .

I punched coordinating stars to frame the circle and added a row of stamped stitching around the edges.

Here is a view of the card on an angle so you can see the window that the star is peeking out of:

Products: Bo Bunny - Market Place, Artistic Outpost - Cowgirl Strength, Spellbinders Stars, Fiskars Hand Punch Star,  Ranger Archival Inks Black, Coffee, STAEDTLER watercolor pencils, Ranger Distress Inks - Vintage Photo


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Suzz


14 comments:

  1. gorgeous Suzz. This is one awesome card.

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  2. Gorgeous Suzz, I love the aperture to showcase the fabulous cowgirl. Love the papers and your stamping and colouring is stunning. Tracy x

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  3. Suzz...This is so cool! I love the colors...those golden tones with the brown "stitching" really look amazing together. Your focal point of "Annie Oakley" really looks fabulous. I really love all of the popped stars around the circle. They are THE perfect embellishment! Your "Annie", in the layered star is such a neat stamp and I love how you've stamped and colorized her. As per your usual, a beautifully done piece. <3 Candy

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  4. Gorgeous card Sue!! Love the wonderful star frame and the circle with all the small star. Great focal image and inspiration and lovely warm colours.

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  5. Very very awesome! Love the western feel...can't go wrong with me! Fab images...so fun!

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  6. Don't see enough wild west cards on the internet Suzz- love this one.

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  7. Anoher brilliant card from you Sue. I love the window idea and what a lot of detail you have put into this piece with all the punched stars and stamping. It's wonderful!

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  8. Wow! Love the colors you chose! I especially love the stars around the frame and all the texture! Thanks for the inspiration!!

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  9. That's beautiful! Love your idea to jazz up the circle frame with stars. Fabulous!

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  10. this is just gorgeous! Love all the sparkle!

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  11. Gorgeous card! The sentiment is fabulous! Love the stamps! Hugs, Sandra

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  12. Cool western design! Love the color combo too :)

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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