Hope you all had a great weekend and today, I'm so excited to be sharing my first Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge post for the brand new weekly challenge. This week's fun challenge is called "This Is Where The Cowboy Rides Away" and for my piece, I wanted to encapsulate everything that reminded me about the Wild West and this is what I created...I hope you like it!
To begin with I took some corrugated cardboard from some old packaging and tore off some of the outer layer of the card to reveal the corrugation. I then painted it with Distress Paints to create a rustic wood effect as the background to my piece.
I applied small amounts of Black Soot, Pumice Stone and Weathered Wood Distress Stain to my craft mat and spritzed it with water before "swooshing" a size 8 Manila tag through the ink. Next, I distressed and inked the edges of the tag with Black Soot Distress Inks. I added a strip of Film Ribbon down the side before applying some Olive Bronze Treasure Gold onto Newsprint Alpha Parts to spell out the word Wanted, which I layered over the top of the film strip.
I really look forward to seeing all your fabulous creations and hope you will join us in this week's challenge. You can visit the blog for more great ideas and inspiration from the wonderful Design Team. Also every week, one lucky random participant has the chance to win a $50 gift voucher from Simon Says Stamp.
PaperArtsy Olive Bronze Treasure Gold
Distress Marker Pens ~ Faded Jeans, Festive Berries, Fired Brick, Brushed Corduroy and Gathered Twigs
Thick twine and twill ribbon from my stash
Thank you for stopping by today and I can't wait to read all your comments.
See you soon...love Emma xxx