Friday, August 13, 2010

Howdy Jugs

Hiya, stampers! My card today is for the JUGS (Just Us Girls) challenge blog. JUGS is doing a Wild Wild West theme this week to help promote a rodeo fundraiser being held by one of their DT girls, Alicia, to benefit neuroblastoma cancer - she lost her 4 year old son, Ethan, to it.

Ethan's Rodeo is  Fri and Sat next week and held at the Adams County Fairgrounds in Mendon, Il. Let's help spread the news to anyone that lives near there. It's a great way to have a fun time and all proceeds benefit Neuroblastoma Cancer Research.

What can you do to help? Play in the Jugs challenge! I'm donating an Out West stamp set as a prize, so be sure to play along for a chance to win.

I found this poster that I used for inspiration for my card. Most images are from Out West from Gina K Designs.

I colored the images with Copics, starting with E51 on the boots.

I added E53.

Then added E35.

Added E57, mainly to the soles, heels and inside of the tops.

I used a Potter's Clay Memento marker on the details. It was a lot easier to get the fine detail area filled in using the fine tip of the Memento marker, than if I had used my brush tip on my Copics. After coloring, I cut out the boots.

I used E35 on the rope accent on the cowboy hat, then used N7 for the shading on the hat.

Added N5.

Added N3.

Filled in with N1.

For my fence posts, I used two narrow scraps of Pure Luxury White cardstock. I swiped my Memento Desert Sand ink pad across it. I held it with a finger on one end, then turned it around and swiped the small part that I had covered with my finger before.

I did the same thing with Memento Rich Cocoa. As you can see, the part that overlapped got quite a bit darker with the Rich Cocoa. I repeated the process with the second scrap.

With the piece that was going to be the vertical post, I trimmed off most of the very dark part, so that would be the top of the post. I wanted top of the post to look a little darker for an aged look.

Then I placed the vertical piece over the horizontal piece, positioned right on that dark section, so that the dark part was just peeking out either side. That gave it a nice shadowed look.

For the background, I sponged Memento Cantaloupe ink in the center.

Then I sponged Memento Desert Sand, starting at the edges and working in to meet the Cantaloupe.

Sponged Memento Rich Cocoa.

Then I masked off the top part and sponged in the foreground with Memento London Fog.

I stamped the grass (from Hang In There - Gina K Designs), using Memento Desert Sand. I also added some texture to the foreground, using my N5 and W3 Copics. I just dotted them around a bit. (sorry for the blurry pic).

I coiled up a small piece of jute twine and tied off the ends. I placed it on the top of the fence posts and then used Pop Dots to adhere the fence to the background. I also used Pop Dots to adhere the Cowboy Hat and Boots.

After assembling the card, I used my Scor-bug to make some wavy lines across the card base. To do this, instead of using my Scor-pal to make straight lines, I used my tan Spellbinders embossing mat. That makes a great surface for your Scor-bug if you want to go free form. It's soft enough for the bug to emboss, but still stiff enough for it not to punch through if you are not pressing too hard.

I used Pure Luxury Pumpkin Spice and Chocolate Brown to layer and my card base is Tan Leather.

Thank you for stopping by. Have a great day!

22 comments:

SuseQ said...

Theresa, this is amazing! I love how the wooden planks turned out--so realistic. Great technique, and good on you for participating in the fundraiser. I hope it goes well.

Miesje said...

Hee Haw - I love it!

Lisa Kind said...

This is so lovely, Theresa, and so fitting for our Wild Wild West theme! Thanks so much for the tutorial (I learned how to make the wavy lines and I have that tool) and for donating this wonderful stamp set! We so appreciate you being our Special Guest Designer at JUGs this week!

Stampin' Pam said...

THUD - Just when I think you can't amaze me anymore than you always do - you do! Your scene just pops off the page and truly glows! Thanks for an awesome tutorial through the whole thing. AND thanks most of all for playing along with Just Us Girls and being our special guest designer. You totally rock T!!! Huge hugs and big thanks. Thank you also for donating a wonderful set to one lucky winner!!!

Becky said...

wow..I love how you created this scene, so easy but fabulous..

Andrea M said...

Wow! Wow! WOW!!! Fantastic card and a wonderful tutorial through it all! I love how you created all that texture in the fence and the details like the twine rope. Thanks so much for joining the JUGS crew this week and for donating such a wonderful gift!!!

Maria Levine said...

Holy crow you amaze me everytime! It's amazing what you can do with ink, markers and sponges! LOL! FABULOUS, STUNNING! Thanks for being our guest this week over at JUGS!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Theresa - your coloring is so stupendous with these images! Girl those boots and that hat~~~ OMG so realistic! Are you sure you don't want to visit AZ - maybe drop by for coffee??? LOL

Selma said...

Theresa this looks like it is a photograph of the real thing. I agree with everything everyone else has said. Your work is so amazing.

Lori said...

Perfect for a rodeo theme! I thought your posts were from real wood sheets, your are so the artist.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS CARD Theresa!!! You have the perfect stamp for the JUGS them!!! Your design is blowing me away!!! Hugs ~S~

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Olga said...

You blow my mind, this is amazing!!! Beyond gorgeous!

Dana Gustafson said...

Howdy Theresa! WHat an incredible card. Thanks so much for showing all of your steps from first stamp to super WOW texture and shading. I am blown away! Thanks so much for joining the JUGs girls this week and for donating the wonderful prize!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

What fun to see how you colored the card, I'm impressed.

LeAnne said...

Theresa, I admired this card earlier but didn't have time to comment. Now that it is almost midnight and I can't sleep, I popped on over! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques, especially since I am so Copic-challenged! Very helpful, and it all looks SO REAL. I am not good at scenery, so this is really impressive to me!

Monique said...

Wow what a beautiful card..You are very talented.. Thanks for the step by step tutorial..

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

Wow your card and colouring is just awesome! I love how you showed us all how to do the colouring, some fabulous tips in there! Thanks!

Teamjes said...

Im in love ♥ This card is stunning !! Love your colouring and the way you show how you did it.

Elise said...

HOW-deeeeeeee! Indeed! I'm IN LOVE! This card just soothes my ALL THINGS WESTERN - lovin' heart! YEEE HAW! You are ON it! GREAT inspiration and YEAH, to you and your ten gallon HAT of craftiness! Yeahoooo!

Kathryn B said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card Theresa!!! Your cards always have feeling to them (lack of better word) and this one is no exception! You really rocked our western challenge girl!!! Love the hat on the fence post along with the rope! So clever! Thanks for the step by step instructions and for being our special guest designer this week at JUGS!

Nancy said...

I LOVE this card! I have that set and used it to make my dad a father's day card - he used to have a cattle ranch and wore those exact same boots! He now works on a golf course. Do you have any plans on making golfing stamps? ;)

Thanks for sharing this card and for the tutorial. I love all the details that you put into it.