Friday, March 27, 2009

A New Sheriff in Town

I made this card for this weeks The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday Sketch Challenge Check it out - you have until Saturday to enter and you could be this month's Swanky Stamper! (that is unless I win!! LOL!!)

I love this sheriff set and the fun Cosmo Cricket Lil Man designer paper. I'm seeing orange everywhere - a color I don't usually use - but it's growing on me the more I see it!

I stamped the images directly on the designer paper - then colored in some of the town building parts so they stood out. I paper pieced the hat and shirt of the sheriff, putting the hat up on foam dimensionals. I added the big star brad to his shirt and colored his guns and belt with my Spica silver pen. IRL they are shimmery!

I used the Swirly Punch by Stampin Up to punch a black and orange piece - then layered them under the circle that I stamped the sentiment on. I added the button because I needed that third thing to draw your eye around the card! I figured a black button is ok on a boys card! The 'bang' star is up on foam dimensionals. I stamped "there's a new sheriff in town' directly onto the twill.

Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see my contribution to the World Record Inspirational Unity Blog hop! It's scheduled to go off at 10 am I think! I'll have mine up early just in case!

Stamps: It's a Western Thing: The Cats Pajamas
Paper: tangerine tango: SU, Spring Moss: PTI, DP Cosmo Cricket Lil Man
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Really Rust: SU
Accessories: glue dots, black vintage button: PTI, gold star brad, foam dimensionals, twill: SU, sponge, Spica silver pen, copics, black stitched ribbon: Amuse, curly label punch: SU, circle punch

7 comments:

~amy~ said...

Julia...I love this...soooo cute!! The orange is perfect {I love orange!!} The star brad is an adorable touch!!! Have a super weekend!!!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

OMG!!! How fun!! Love the plaid papers!! Such darling details and iamges!! TFS! Have a fab weekend!

One4Joy said...

that sheriff cracks me up, Julia! love, love the CC DP. Our school colors were orange and white, so I've been a fan forever. I love that all the colors from when I was a teenager are popular again. Hope you win, BIG!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Julia I love this so much! What great colors and fun stamps! I have these myself and haven't used them for a long time but this is a great blast from the past for me...makes me want to get them out and play!

Carol said...

Julia, your take on the sketch looks great!!! i am really liking how you set a scene and the colors you used complement the image so nicely - this is a FUN card!

Leigh O'Brien said...

Great, Julia! This is so fun and I love that the images are stamped onto the patterned paper. Looks FAB! Thanks for playing.

Jenny Gropp said...

Lovin' this!! So fun!