Friday, April 8, 2011

My Three Amigos.

I can't remember ever having tried to make a set of cards before.  So needless to say that when I saw this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge my left eye started to twitch and I felt slightly ill.  Whoa Nelly!  Talk about being taken out of my comfort zone.  So despite the urge to flee from this week's challenge and take a challenge hiatus, I had to give it a go.  Bit like the allure of a cliff top when you'd swear black and blue that you were swaying  what seems to be perilously towards the edge.  You know just what I mean?  So seeing that my latest order of Waltzingmouse stamping gorgeousness just arrived yesterday, I knew exactly which sets were going to be my stamps of choice to use as I attempted to conquer my fears of creating more than a singleton at a go.  *Deep breath, deep breath*



So my inspiration came from the outrageously talented Laurie Schmidlin.  I was moved and inspired by the tag she created in her Yee*Haw post of the 3rd of April as part of the Waltzingmouse Stamp Of Approval Parade (SOAP).   I CASED the cork focal point detail.  I realize that I may not have done her the justice she duly deserves, but Ding Dang! I had a hoot trying.  I reckon thanks and (quite possibly) my apologies may be due.  Fingers crossed she's a forgiving soul and doesn't ban me from CASE-ing her in the future.  *prays*

So without further ado...Ladies and Gents, may I introduce you to my Three Amigos:







Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Stamps Back In The Saddle and Way Out West
  • Paper:  Papertrey Ink Scarlet Jewel and Vintage Cream Cardstock, Bazzill Kraft C/S
  • Ink:  Memento Rich Cocao, Versacolor Evergreen, Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Adirondak Cranberry, Distress Ink in Aged Mahogany, Walnut Stain and Black Soot
  • Accessories:  Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labels One and Standard Nestabilities Labels One, Nestabilities Long Rectangles and Squares, WRMK Corner Chomper in Scallop, Cork, Tim Holtz Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Cream Acrylic Paint, Cork, Jute, and Star brad from Jasart.

14 comments:

Debgem said...

Jen - I think these are fantastic!! Love the colours and all the super texture! I think Laurie will be very impressed!!

{Lynn - that's me!} said...

Hot diggity dog...these are fabulous cards. Love the western theme and how your distressing makes them look so authentic! FANTASTIC

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Oh these are fun!!!

Kelly S. said...

ACK, LOVE! Dadgummit, yer post is tooo funny, Jen! I think Laurie will be skipping when she sees your cards! I love the Western Vintage flair and your background stamping is perfection! Can I get a yahooooo?

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Love this western trio!! Your bg's and embellishing details are super fantastic!! WOW!

Diane Jaquay said...

These have GREAT texture, which is perfect for the western theme! Love em!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Love the background stamping and all the layers on these cards, Jen! I'm sure Laurie will think you did her proud! Thanks for playing along with us at WMSC in spite of the eye twitch! :)

Laurie Marmon said...

These are fantastic. I don't know what you are talking about. Hee hee. Great job on all three of the cards. :)

LaurieJ said...

One word...FANTASTIC! Love all the gorgeous texture on these cards

Cyndie said...

Oh, how cute are these cards! I love the shabby western chic, and such great color choices!

rudlis said...

Wow, beautiful trio cards :)

Sharli said...

My Goodness, these are delicious! They are so rich and full of warmth - I love how rugged they look - and the cork is an excellent touch! Outstanding!

Julia Aston said...

Great western cards! love the bg stamping and all the sponging!

Chris said...

Oh my goodness, these are just fantastic! I love the shape, the layery look, the textures... Everything! Way to rock a challenge!