January 3, 2013

She Makes Her Own Way

I have really enjoyed using the Cowgirl Strength plate from Artistic Outpost to create this weeks card.
My inspiration for this piece began with the star on her dress, which inspired my whole piece. I knew I wanted to use stars in my creation.  I also knew that I wanted a faux leather kind of look in the background too. I began with the large wooden star which I coloured with brushed corduroy and vintage photo Distress Inks and then added the print to the top with black archival ink.
I then began to decorate a piece of Glassine paper, which I spritzed with Ranger Ink Refressher, its a fantastic product when used with Glassine. Simply spritz and then crumple your paper, the more you work it the softer and more material like it seems to get.  Once dry I added a little antiqued bronze Distress Stain to the raised areas for definition. I then added this piece to coordinated brown Bazzill card stock.
I added two tiny brass stars to opposite corners along with natural twine and smaller wooden stars. I really love the natural feel to this piece.  I coloured my image with Distress Markers and added some brass studs and star to her dress for added dimension.  The fantastic sentiment "She Makes Her Own Way" completes my piece.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans


butterfly said...

Brilliantly rugged background... perfect for the cowgirl, and your cowhide star is just fabulous!
Alison x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, how fabulous is this? LOVE the crumpled kraft glassine background and the way you used the cowhide stamp on the stars. Terrific twine bows too - this piece really does it for me!

Brenda Brown said...

The connections between each item on your card are so clever Tracy and they they have all come together perfectly.
hugs {brenda} x0x

Lucy Edmondson said...

What a wonderful card! I love your ideas for using Glassine!

Lucy x

cmoh said...

I love your giant star in the center. It looks so natural and the pattern on it really pulls you in. The twine bows add so much to the overall feel.

Great piece