Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Grungy Monday #8 and Gingersnap Creations 101

"Save a horse ride a cowboy" is what this card brings to my mind!  We are challenged to use Cowboys and Cowgirls at Gingersnap Creations, so I went with the Cowboy theme!  For Grungy Monday, Linda has us playing and splattering with inks using Tim's September Technique Challenge.  Now Mr. Holtz used Adirondack Dye Ink Pads, but since I only had a couple of colors, I went with Distress Inks!  I did distress my image backgrounds after the splattering and stamping.  The blue background paper, I added to the puddle to give it kind of a leather type look.  Of course, I covered most of it up.  We used Tim's Typeset Alphabet die and corners from the ATC die.  I was going to make a tag, but then decided this would be a birthday card or Father's Day card for my DH, who is a far cry from a "Cowboy."
Inks used, Archival Black, Distress Inks, Chipped Sapphire, Stormy Sky, Tumbled Glass, Black Soot, Walnut Stain, Vintage Photo.
My friend, Tracy is having a blog candy offering.  Now if you don't know Tracy, you really should take the time.  She is a riot and a really cool person, not to mention she is guest designer for the "Altered Alice" this week, which reminds me to get creating something!

I also received a consolation prize from another Blogger friend, Lisa, over at LoveLee Notes!  She had a blog giveaway and even though I did not win, she wanted to thank me!  Lisa sent me the sweetest little box of tea conversation cards and a precious card.  Was that lovelee or what?  Lisa offers some interesting tips from time to time, so take a visit!  Thank you, Lisa!
Wishing you all a wonderful week.  Your visits and comments are always appreciated!

32 comments:

JeanFB said...

Wow! Gorgeous cowboy card! I love how it's so distressed and worn looking - your techniques were perfect, and they turned out beautifully.

PetraB said...

This is awesome, love the techniques you used and even more the results !

Netty said...

Oh wow this is awesome Terry. So pleased I can comment at long last.
Annette x

Lucy Edmondson said...

Great cowboy card!

Lucy x

Meggymay said...

Super piece, love the cowboy stamp.Yvonne x

Cheryl said...

oh hun love this,what a brilliant design,love the stamp and the detail is amazing love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab western themed card, love all the distressing!

Gerri Herbst said...

Incredible project just love everything adout it, your techniques, your images and your colors. Thanks for playing with us at Gingersnap creations

Marjie K said...

Wow, Terry, this is flipping gorgeous!!!! The brads in the photo corners is such a neat effect and your colors are gorgeous.

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, how gorgeous, Terry!! And how sweet of your friend.
XO

Heather said...

This is awesome Terry! That Cowboy is awesome! Love the whole feel of your card!

My name is Toni said...

Terry this turned out awesome... just love all the details involved. That stamp did well with this technique... BEAUTIFUL job !!!!!

Lisa said...

Terry, you are so sweet! That was such a nice post--I'm so glad you liked the cards. I created each one with a different photo background and various trivia bits.

And I gotta say, I love that cowboy themed card. The colors look great with all the technique you used! I don't have but one archival ink so I doubt I'll get some in time to play, but I enjoy looking.

Also, I gotta tell ya--I was able to get most of the Alice unmounted stamps, except the rabbit =( so I'm hoping to check out Altered Alice (soon as I've had a chance to play). Woo Hoo--thanks for inspiring me!

Sue West said...

Wow, Terry, this is awesome. Love the cowboy. Fabulous.
Sue xx

craftattack said...

Great tag with the cowboy, looks really vintage, and what a lovely present you got - enjoy! Hugs, Valerie

wearestampers said...

Love your card Terry! That would fit in nicely around our house! And what a lovely gift you recieved!
Pam

Jan said...

I love this and all of its grungy goodness :) I actually was so sore for a couple days at the end of last week...LOL!

JoAnne said...

Love the grungy cowboy-great colors Terry!

Jingle said...

This is SO fantastic!!! I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

1CardCreator said...

Gorgeous card Terry! I love the inks and colors, they look fantastic, and I love, love love the way that lettering looks! You are so talented!

Brenda Brown said...

I love how you have combined these challenges Terry and the outcome is fabulous. Lots of gorgeous inkiness and great colours.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

lynne said...

Hi Terry
What a fabulous piece of art. The colours are perfection.
Wishes
Lynne

Ira said...

Yeehaww! Your cowboy card is gorgeous Terry! You're such a skilled stamper! Love your happy mail, too! Enjoy!

Nan said...

Wonderful card..love these colors!
I had to double check your new avatar...used to seeing those cute fuzzy ears!

2amscrapper said...

wonderful creation! It works so well for the Gingersnap Creations challenge!

Jane said...

Being from the wild wild west - I can totally appreciate your card. The technique worked perfectly with your stamps.

Maria Ontiveros said...

Love this! Really have to get in touch with my inner cowgirl before the ginger theme changes.

Crafty Chick Designs said...

This is great! The stamp works so well w/this technique. And all your little details, exquisite. Thanks for becoming a follower of mine last week! I was trying to become one of yours but it doesn't seem to be an option right now! I'll be back.

Debbie C

The Craft Cupboard Under the Stairs said...

Awesome stuff Terry! Gotta love that cowboy!

Linda Ledbetter said...

Okay, I'm still laughing over the opening line of this post! Bet there are a lot of cowboys around my part of the country who'd love to have THAT on a bumper sticker!

This card is amazing, Terry! The GM technique is perfect with that cowboy stamp, and the design is beyond cool! You've completely rocked the antique, old West feel, and your guy is certainly going to love this.

That IS a lovely gift! Much deserved, too. :-)

BrianK said...

Wowee! Great job on the challenge, love the cowboy stamp for the piece. great job

Evelyn S. said...

I'm about a month late commenting on this...but this cowboy card is fantastic! I've read and re-read your post, but can't find stamp credits. I am really interested in owning these images.

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