April 18, 2013

She Knows Her Own Strength

I am showcasing the COWGIRL STRENGTH plate this week.
I decided to showcase both women and flowers in my accordion card which I created using the arch frame die from Tim Holtz, cut from Core'dinations card.
I wanted to work with denim and blues for this piece as I think the images from the COWGIRL STRENGTH work beautifully with these as I can imagine her dress being made of denim and I also love the rust tones combined with the blues.
I lay my accordion flat so that you could see the detail a little better. I used the sized arches die to create the central panels to which I added stencilled stars, stamping the stars with the print from the stamp set using coffee archival ink.
Once I had added the stencilled stars I then coloured the arch with vintage photo Distress Ink and spritzed with water to give a mottled effect, adding walnut stain ink to the edges. I added rusty stars throughout and I have also added a small denim flower cut using the Tattered Florals die, adding a copper brad to the centre. I stamped the sentiment onto white card and coloured with Distress Inks and again spritzed with water, adding two small wooden stars to the side for added dimension.
I used the same sentiment again on this panel but this time I cut the sentiment up, again added a rusty star and a layered denim flower. I stamped my cowgirl onto white card and coloured with Distress Markers, adding a small wooden star to her dress.
Wooden letters spelling STRENGTH to echo the sentiment have been added to the third panel again adding a rusty star and denim flower. I have also added thick natural twine to the bottom of each panel for that rustic earthy feel.

Thanks for stopping by.

Designer: Tracy Evans


Deborah said...

Fantastic! And what a great cowgirl image - no wonder you were inspired.

Hettie said...

This is wonderful Tracey. Love the oclours you have used too. Great piece and well done!

butterfly said...

Fantastic accordion from the cowhide star backgrounds to the wooden lettering - fabulous use of this great stamp set!
Alison x

Brenda Brown said...

Strength of character, strength of colour and strength of design. A fabulous piece Tracy.
Hugs {brenda} x0x