Monday, May 14, 2012

Don't Mess With The Sheriff!

I am always looking for boy card ideas and when I saw this silhouette at Digital Delights I knew just what to do with it.  I have two young (8 and 2) grandsons and they would both be excited about a sheriff with a gun. It is funny how little boys (all kids, really) always seem to be pretending to play bandit or cowboys even if all mention of guns has been kept out of the home.

I combined three digi images together with Gimp (free software).  I printed out the scene and then distressed the edges.  I applied Distress Tea Dye to the edges and around the images.  I colored the badge with a bit of Copic C1 and the cactus with G24 and G21.

Card Recipe:
Paper: Gina K Casual Friday, SU Brown
Markers/Inks: Copics C1, G21, G24, Distress Tea Dye
Embellishments: Cactus charm, Prima pearls, brown twine

Challenges for this card:
Have a great day!


Glenda Atkins said...

It is a boy thing , a part of their nature and they will find a way to play it out no matter what!
Love your card, the silhouette cowboy is fabulous!

brenda said...

What a great card and just perfect for our theme.

Thanks so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and hope we will see you again.

B x

cheryl said...

oh this is one,brilliant boy card the image is great and just love the colours and such beautiful detail hugs Cheryl xxxx

Dr Sonia S V said...

You are so right Nancy boys will be boys and girls will be girls. My hubby so wanted to neutralize the gender bias of toys and got my little girl a toy gun--Guess how she played with it---she used it to play cooking by using it as a stirring utensil!!

Cheryl said...

Fabulous card!

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coldwaters2 said...

Hi Nancy this is a total delightful card that silhouette image is fantastic, the theme and design are super.
Lorraine x

MezzoKat said...

A great masculine card, and would please any little pretend cowboy.

Ellis said...

Fantastic card you made! =)
Thanks for joining us at Art With No Boundaries! =)
Hugs, Elenor DT

Chris Stern / CS Designs said...

Nancy, Oh this is a charmer and great for a boy. I love the little cactus charm you added. Thank you for sharing this with us in our Anything Goes / Fit to be Tied challenge on Art With No Boundaries. Hope you will come play with us again.
:) Chris / CS Designs

Scrap Affair said...

How adorable and fun! :) My son would have loved it

Gunn (Merete) said...

Great card, like the layout.
Thanks for joining us at SFTW.
Gunn :-))

Emma (metalicbutterfly) said...

Great card Nancy!

I love the cactus charm...

Thanks for playing at Allsorts this week

Emma xxx

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loz said...

Stunning card Nancy. I saw this on MIM..Loz

Lisa Minckler said...

Great job creating this scene. What a wonderful masculine card. :)

Thank you so much for taking the time to link up your talent and creative ideas with us at Make It Monday!
Lisa xx

Sharon said...

A perfect image & card for little boys!! Thanks for joining us at ARt With No Boundaries this fortnight!

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

I love your card Nancy!! Saw it on MIM. What a terrific card for a male!!! Gloria

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Pia S said...

I am also constantly on the look out for great boy images, and I too have this one - just love it! That little cactus charm is such a perfect detail!

Rene said...

This is super cute for boys!
True how scarce boy stuff is!
Thank you for joining us at the Art With No Boundaries challenge and thank you for sharing your lovely creation!

Michelle said...

Fantastic boy's card!! love what you have done with this image. The layout is just brilliant.

Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

Michelle :o)

Heide said...

So very cute, love the cactus charm and gingham paper. Saw you on MIM and had to come take a closer look.
Hugs, Heide

Purple Crazy said...

fab card, love the little cactus charm too, thanks for sharing at OLLCB, Wendy x

Donna Mosley said...

A really fab card Nancy. Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x