Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Can you tell by the card that the Dude Time Doodles inspirational theme this week is cowboys?  CowPoke Cal, the Howdy sentiment, and the Star are all from the CowPoke Cal set by Bonibleaux Designs.  Our sponsor for this fun and easy challenge is Paper Temptress and the winner will receive a $20 gift certificate.  Who wouldn't want to win that?!?

Everything is colored with Copic markers and fussy cut out.  Although it's hard to tell from the angle, but Cal is pop dotted pretty high away from the star.  I added twine around his hat, the star, the sentiment, and the card itself (might have gotten a little carried away :-) ).  Scattered Straw Stickles was applied to the wheat and the sentiment was heavily covered with Glossy Accents.  When it was almost dry, I took it and bend it this way and that to give it a nice crackle finish - like an old sign where the varnish is beginning to crack.

The revolvers are actually a Tim Holtz rubber stamp where I stamped the image, as well as made a reverse image.  After both of these were fussy cut out, I applied several layers of sterling silver embossing powder to the images in order to make faux medal embellishments.

Now I hope you are inspired to make your own cowboy themed project.  You have one week to upload your creation to the Dude Time Doodles challenge blog.  Don't forget, it's got to be for a Dude and you need to follow the theme.


McCrafty's Cards said...

Brilliant card Anne, I love those Guns and the bold colours.
Kevin xx

jimlynn said...

LOVE iT! So fun and bright and just a great card for a guy!

Tammy said...

Fantastic Anne! The six-shooters puts your card over the top and I love, love how its outlined in twine!

Dawn said...

Anne, what can I say! Awesome as ever! Love the little guns!!!
Dawn xx

CraftyGirl said...

Awesome card love the 5 O'clock shadow and pistols.



Michelle B. said...

Love the bright colors and what's a cowboy without a 5:00 shadow?! Fab way of using twine!