Tuesday 20 June 2017

Howdy for Leonie

Hello lovely peeps

I've got another men's card for you today, using Leonie's stencils and her second set of doodle stamps.

For the sand background I stamped one of the images in the Lots of Texture stamp set onto Sheena Stamping Card with Fossilized Amber Distress Oxide ink and spritzed with water.

I added another layer of colour by stamping with Vintage Photo onto my craft mat before spritzing and pressing my card down onto it.

For the sky I dabbed Faded Jeans Distress Oxide onto my craft mat and spritzed with lots of water before smooshing the top half of my card through it.

I dabbed it with some kitchen towel while it was wet to give me some clouds.
For the sun I took another stamp from Lots of Texture and inked it with Fossilized Amber first, then just the edges with Fired Brick

I gave it a very light spritz after stamping to blend the ink slightly and drew the colour into the middle with a damp paintbrush.

Next for the cacti :o)

I drew a few cactus shapes onto some copy paper with pencil.
If you would like to take a copy of this picture please feel free - click on the image to bring up the large version then right click on it and save the image to your computer.

After carefully cutting them out I put the shapes to one side to use as masks later

I covered the sky/sand background with my homemade stencil and sponged through some Peeled Paint Distress Oxide ink.

I dried these with a heat gun before stamping through the stencil several times with one of the stamps in the Flower Burst set, inked with Black Memento ink.

The tops of the cacti are highlighted with a white gel pen.

I used one of the masks that I'd set aside to cover one of the cacti so I could stamp a 'snake' behind it with one of the images from the Super Swirl set. I coloured it in with a red Promarker.

For the frame around the picture I cut some lengths of Sheena Stamping card and ran the Vintage Photo Distress Oxide ink pad along each one before spritzing with a little water. I then ran these through my Ebosser with the Wood Grain Textures embossing folder from Crafters Companion.

For the 'howdy' I used the Home and Adore stencils to trace through onto some spritzed blue card and then cut the letters out.
ho is from home
w is the m from home turned upside down
d is from adore
y is the h from home turned upside down

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:-
 Simon Says Stamp (Wed) Emboss It (dry embossed the frame)
Moving along with the Times #47 embossing
SSS Work it wednesday sunshine
Crafty Purple Frog Make it manly
Unicorn Challenge #22 For the guys
Glitter n Sparkle #244 Father's Day/Masculine
Colour Crazy Challenge #24 Anything Goes 

Thanks for stopping by,
Katrina x


Fikreta said...

great card!

Melissa Bove said...

Adorable card! Love the frame you made around it!! So fun!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!


Cards by Beckie said...

A great card. Thank you for sharing at MAWTT. Beckie x

Jenny L said...

Hi Katrina,
oh this card is very fab and such a wonderful design.
I love your wonderful inked scene, and the super cacti you have created.
My that frame looks so much like real wood.
Thank you for joining the MAWTT Challenge with this.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L. DT

Unknown said...

This is a great card and I also like the frame you have around the card

Thank you for joining us at MAWTT


Sue said...

Fab card Kat and great tutorial! huggles Sue xx

Kym's Crafty Cards said...

Katrina, what a brilliant step-by-step card you have created. Love the look of the distress oxide ink pads. Your card fits perfectly The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge this month of “make it manly”. Thank you for entering and best wishes in the draw. Kym (The Crafty Purple Frog Challenge Blog Design Team Member).

cotnob said...

This is a fabulous card, a super design.
Thank you for joining us at Crafty Purple Frog.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob