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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  1. gorgeous Suzz. This is one awesome card.

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

  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

  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.

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

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

  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!

    Lesley Xx

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

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

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

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

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

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