Wednesday, October 20, 2010

October Bombshell Sketch Challenge!

Hello!!  Every month our Fabulous Design Team Captain Kathi give us an awesome new sketch to work with!!

Here is this month's sketch:

I recently received the Retro Cowgirls set.  And I LOVE her!!  She is yee-haw sassy and super sexy!!  I wanted to go with 'Autumn-ish" colors but still staying true to the cowgirl in her!!  I colored her with my Copic and Prismacolor markers and very carefully trimmed her out. 

I used my Cricut to capture 2 ovals.  5/1/2" and 5 1/4" respectively.  I stitched them together using a bit of a simpler, yet similar cross-stitch style border on my sewing machine.  I then mounted my cowgirl right in the center.


I used Basic Grey DP as the card base measuring at 6 x 5".  My center panel behind where my ovals will sit is a strip of SU! Close To Cocoa and a misc strip (I think Fancy Pants - but don't quote me) of DP added to the cocoa with a fancier embroidery stitch on each side. 

I added some chocolate brown, satin ribbon across the entire card and lastly 3 silver pearls for embellishments on the top left.

I used the sentiment Absolutely Fabulous from PTI, inked in Tim Holtz Broken China ink and I used the same ink to lightly edge distress the sentiment panel.

I added my main layer with 3-D adhesive as well as the sentiment panel with 3-D dots behind it.

I love how this turned out!!

I hope you enjoy and have been inspired!!

Crafty Hugs!
Meredith

6 comments:

ldfdesign said...

love her! great colors!

Lynette said...

I love the stitching, wonderful card, gonna have to pull my cowgirls out an use them on something now.

DonnaMundinger said...

Darling! That stitching is AWESOME!!! Need to pull out my bombshells. xxD

Stitchinwitch said...

love the colours and stitching

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Love all that stitching Meredith - really helps pack an extra punch into this
Helen xx

kristie said...

lovely!!