September 27, 2015

She Knows

Hi There Everyone! It's me, Shari and I've got a rootin' tootin' card for you today using images found in our Cowgirl Strength stamp set and our Wander & Dream stamp set--


I just got myself the Cowgirl Strength set and I'm loving it!!  This jaunty cowgirl could be becoming a new favorite AO image of mine!!  Let me show you how I put today's card together... 


I started with a piece of mixed-media paper that I stenciled using the Starburst stencil with Picket Fence Distress Paint.  I want to create a resist for the next colorful steps....


I spritzed the bottom half of the panel with water, then squeezed Terre Verde & Sepia Color Bursts onto the damp surface, then I spritzed a bit more water over the CBs and let them do their thing.  When I was happy with their wicking, I heat set. 


I did the same to the top half of this panel, except I used Yellow Ochre & Burnt Orange CBs.  WOW-I couldn't have hoped for a better background!!  Aren't those Color Bursts neat? 


I stamped the desert scene from our Wander & Dream set onto tissue paper with Coffee Archival, carefully heat set, then fussy cut.  I adhered it to the panel with matte Decou-Page and heat set.  I stamped the cowgirl onto the panel with Jet Black Archival, mainly as a place holder and she got stamped separately onto another piece of mixed-media paper and fussy cut for later. 


Well, here's my fussy cut cowgirl now!  When I adhered her to the panel, I outlined her with a messy smudging of Black Soot DI, then a highlighting with Translucent White Acrylic and my water brush.  I also added machine stitching to the panel to add a rustic feel to the scene. 


I gave this gal a gold star belt buckle--I painted that part of the cowgirl image with Tarnished Brass Distress Paint and stamped onto mixed-media paper.  I heat set and fussy cut, then I placed a little dollop of Diamond Glaze over it and let air dry.


I stamped the quote, also from the Cowgirl Strength set, onto mixed-media paper with Jet Black Archival and fussy cut.  I coated each word band with matte Decou-page, heat set, then brushed on a coat of DAM Crackle Glaze and let air dry.  When they were dry, I rubbed with Walnut Stain DI and mounted to black card stock. 




I wanted to include something rusty, so I turned these regular, smooth orange brads into rough, rusty ones.  I coated each brad head with matte Decou-page, then I dabbed Texture Sand Paste onto the brad heads with a flat paint brush and carefully heat set.  I then dabbed each brad with Cobalt Turquoise Hue, Transparent Yellow & Red Iron Oxides, then a touch of Raw Umber DAM Fluid Acrylics. 


I punched holes into each corner, attached the brads then adhered the finished panel onto a kraft card base.  Yee-Haw, that there card is done!!  All in all, this was a pretty fast card to make.  Great Artistic Outpost images and cool products make creating fun, rustic-y creations like this, pretty easy! 

Thanks so much for joining me today!  I hope you enjoy and are inspired by what I bring you here at Artistic Outpost each week, as much as I enjoy creating each piece for you!!


Designer: Shari Trumbull
Ain't That Artsy Fartsy

11 comments:

Astrid Maclean said...

Completely brilliant Shari, that background is truly amazing and you have just convinced me that I "need" those CBs! Love what you did with those stamps too, and as for the rusted brads, fantastic and so clever!!! Love the effect on them too. Altogether a wonderful piece!!

Deborah Wainwright said...

This is fabulous Shari, the background looks amazing. I haven't used colorburst but they look fun. Your feature sits nicely on your background. Hugs Debs xx

butterfly said...

Love those bold rays and fantastic Color Burst effects. Great crackle on the words and a powerful image of the woman standing in the sunlight. Love the added shadow, her belt buckle and the rusty brads!
Alison x

Yvonne Garner said...

Fabulous!

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Fabulous Shari, love your rusty brads and the shading you added around the cow girl. The background is gorgeous and I love the touch of machine stitching too. Tracy x

lynnesbowsandbelles said...

Amazing, amazing background, such a great effect and brings even more strength to the Cowgirl image (it is definitely a great set, I also have this one). Always love your machine stitching and those brads, who would have been able to tell they were orange in a past life!
Wishes
Lynne

Coco said...

Fabulous Shari, I love your rusty brads too, fantastic backgronud also and tutorial thank you!!! :) Coco Xx

Shari Trumbull said...

Thank You, Tracy!! The shading may have gotten away from me a bit (it's my man hands!) ! :) :) XOXO-Shari

Terry said...

Shari, I love the strength in this rootin tootin cowgirl! The background is an artsy delight and love that added stitching! Very cool!

Shari Trumbull said...

Oh Goodness!! Thank You, Ladies for all of the wonderful comments! I don't get the chance to respond individually here (only if I catch the comments as they come in) but know that I appreciate each and every visit and kind comment!! :) :) I'm so glad that this cowgirl was received so warmly!! :) She's a great image!! XOXO-Shari

Candy C said...

Very cool use of the Colorbursts, Shari. Love your use of stencils, too. Your cowgirl is a cute stamp and I love the sentiment that you coupled with her.