December 21, 2012

Cowgirl Christmas

Happy Friday!  I hope your holiday planning is going well. I was in need of a gift card holder for a dear friend and decided to up-cycle a box into a Cowgirl Christmas.

 I started with a box that contained staples.
 Added a coat of paint:
 While that was drying I stamped the cowgirl and colored her using watercolor pencils and waterbrush.  I cut her out.  I covered the image with versamark ink and covered her with clear embossing powder.  I then heated her up. This helps bring out the colors to make them more vibrant.

After the paint was dry I stamped the cowhide across the surface.
The inside of the box was covered with pattern paper.  I stamped the sentiment using brown ink. The embellishments are all bits and pieces collected along the way. 

Products: Artistic Outpost Snowy Woods, Cowgirl Strength

Wishing you and yours the very best Christmas!


Designer: Suzanne Czosek


Sharon Y said...

What a great up cycle idea! I'm loving that cowhide stamp. Thanks for the inspiration.

Shelly Hickox said...

I love this, Suzanne!

Lucy Edmondson said...

Love this Suzanne! Love the upcycling and the vibrant image,

Lucy x