Sunday, January 29, 2012

Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge #106

Good Sunday evening,

I hope everyone had a good day.    Wasn't that a great thing St. Louis, MO did having a parade to welcome home our returning troops.   It is important that our troops know how much they are appreciated for the sacrifices they made in defending our  nation and keeping us safe.    I know I feel fortunate that I am able to enjoy my hobby and do something for our troops.

Today, I spent the day trying a new technique that a couple of my friends had tried out a couple of weeks ago.  It is stamping on heated foam sheets.  I tried to make mine look like  leather -- it took a few attempts.  I only had a small piece of tan foam and that didn't give much room for too many attempts.  I did run out of the tan otherwise I would have tried it a few more times  :-)      -- so this is as close as I could get it to look like leather.  In person it does look and feel like leather.   My card is a western themed Mother's Day card -- as I am a retired "cowgirl" and do love western themes and the old west.

Have a great week and thanks for stoppin' in.


The mare and foal stamp is from Inkadinkado.  The DP is from Flair - Horsin' Around
The brad is from S.U.   The sentiment I made with my computer.  The horseshoe paper
I made by stamping a horseshoe on a strip of S.U. card stock.


Linda said...

Love what you did with the doily. I am going to be trying that. Great western card! TFS!!!

Paula S. said...

I just love Western themed cards! The leather tooled looking DSP is beautiful. The button and doily and all the great details make this card really special. Beautiful work on this week's OWH sketch.

Paula S.
OWH Blog Team

Dawn W said...

Love your card!! I am a horse girl too so I really like to see Western Cards. How do you use heated foam? email me at I love to get new ideas.

Berni Cuttino said...

Beautiful western scene. Liking that dolie and image. Great job

Sybrina K said...

Hi, Sharon,

What a great Mother's Day card! Your faux leather is amazing, the image is perfect for the sentiment, and your textures are great! I must say that even a city girl like appreciates the warmth and charm of your wonderful Western card. :)

Thanks for sharing and thanks for participating in this week's sketch challenge!

Donna Hanley said...

Hey cowgirl, This is fabulous. I had never heard of this technique, so I'll have to try it. Thanks for letting us know about it. Enjoy your evening.

Lee Ann said...

What a neat technique, Sharon. It really does look like leather! Great card.

Dixie Cochran said...

What a clever design!! And this will make some mother VERY happy!

Julie said...

Love that ruffled doily and that foam technique sounds cool, I will have to check that out! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!