Wednesday, May 4, 2011

GC101 - Cowboys & Cowgirls

This month Gingersnap Creations moves from the mystery of the Far East to the Wild West!! And when I saw today's theme I knew I could indulge in a guilty pleasure and buy the new Tim "Wild West" set. It's not a style I naturally gravitate towards but it was a Tim set and I 'needed' it. (wink)


Last week I sighed up for a very cool online class, 'She Art' with Christy Tomlinson of The Scarlet Lime. The first week of class started with background collage/texture techniques. So just playing around I did the background with torn pages, gel medium, and Glimmer Mist. I'm so psyched about this class! I can't wait to show you more stuff.

I'll admit I've been stumped by the glassine paper. I'm intrigued by it, but it's so dark that I'm not seeing a lot of uses for it...yet. That in mind, I love how this crumple flower turned out!

Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous
Paper: 6x6 Manila card stock, tag, brown card stock
Ink: Distress Ink
Accessories: glassine paper, brad, twine, aqua pen, gold embossing powder, flower punch. gel medium, washi tape, masks, Glimmer Mist

14 comments:

  1. You live in the West, so I think a Western-themed set is a necessity! Gorgeous background and that glassine rose is an impressive touch!!

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  2. Beautiful suble colors in the background! Love the rose and the cowboy, what can I say....gorgeous!

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  3. You've definitely made me think I need this set. I love what you did with it. I love western images and cards and made a great one with this set.

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  4. Love your creation. The colours and design work so perfectly together.

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  5. That is a great flower! and I was immediately drawn to your amazing cowboy creation--such a beautiful design!

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  6. So pretty, Deb--and I don't even think of "pretty" when I think of Wild West!

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  7. I have to admit that your flower is what pulled me to your post - I love it! The entire piece is fantastic.

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  8. Totally cool card! Love everything about it!

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  9. Just love it. The first thing I loved was the backgroung but then the flower. If that is glassine paper...I would do it again! take care, gerri

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  10. oh, I follow you now too! gerri

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  11. Love it! Your collage background is terrific!! I also love the crinkled textural affect with the glassine-makes a great flower.

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  12. the collage is simply fabulous and all the coloring -- just right. beautifully done! xo

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  13. This card is exquisite! So many things to love - your background is positively gorgeous. I love how you've colored your new Tim stamp, and the scroll addition is such a nice compliment. And I feel the same way about the kraft glassine - I thought it would be lighter, as in more transparent, the way the white stuff is. Gotta put my thinking cap back on for that one - love the flower!

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  14. Wonderful card, fantastic Wild West feeling.

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