Tuesday, July 5, 2011

I’m having a hootin tootin fun summer….

Rootin Tootin Summer

This was a fun card to make. Sorry I’m a little late in getting it up. With the the holidays things have been a little crazy here but now we are back to normal, if that is what anyone what to call it. I think summer time is a little crazy for everyone. We took everyone to the Milwaukee Zoo on Sunday (HOT). Most exciting thing was the Elephant he was putting dirt all over himself and putting it up in the air. It was really cool to watch him. Then their was a Bear that was playing around and jumping up and down like he was doing some tricks. Then their was the Peacocks all over the place, found out at the Zoo has 64 Peacocks and they do not bother people. They just walk around, the kids really enjoyed watching then but of course we could not get one to open up it’s feathers so we could get a nice picture. In all I think we all had a good time watching the animals  and learn some sad things about the animals also. I need to get back to my card.

If is time for CARDS FOR MEN CHALLENGE #14. The theme for this time is THE WILD WEST. We all love Meljen’s images see has so many beautiful ones. So you have a chance to WIN 4 OF HER DIGI’S so that is the prize for the challenge #14.

Start Date:  4th July 2011
End Date:  17th July 2011
Theme:  Wild West
Sponsor: Meljens Designs
Website: http://www.meljensdesigns.com/

Blurb:  Meljen's Designs is a lovely stamp company owned and illustrated by Melissa Jenkins. She illustrates whimsical rubber and digital images inspired by her kids and family. Meljen's Designs has new releases along with a new challenge every Thursday, freebies every Monday and a Guest Designer each month at the Meljen's Designs Blog. Please visit the Meljen's Designs line of stamps at the WHIMSY STAMPS STORE to browse and enjoy Melissa's wonderful images!
The Image  I used is called ‘LIL RODE O BOY’. 

To make the Easel card I used my Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Grand Scalloped Circle. For the image I used the smallest one and cut him out. Next size up I cut out once.  Then the third size in I cut out three times for the top and the bottom and back. You could of cut out more if you would of wanted more layers on the bottom but it would of been up to you. I really like these Spellbinders Grand’s. I do not have very many of then but I’m going to try and get good use out of then. The paper I used is from Die Cuts with a View.

Rottin Tootin Summer bottom

The sentiment I used is something I made up and I’m not sure if it is even spelled right. I punched it out with Stampin up Oval punch and sponged around it with some ink that was on a sponge and I have no idea was color it was all I know it was blue. (Sorry) But it worked! I never know what I’m going to do… The embellishments are just some things I had. The saddle and hat are buttons and I clipped off the back and made that smooth and glued then on. The little Banjo (I think) and the copper ribbon buckle. I know I talk too much…. But I try to get everything in for you. I can do like a lot of girls do and say just a few words. IF THAT IS WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE ME TO DO IS MAKE MY BLOG POST MUCH SHORTER I WILL DO THAT BUT IF YOU DO NOT MIND READING I WILL KEEPING TELLING YOU HOW I DID MY CARD, THINGS I USED AND ANY OTHER THINGS THAT GO ALONG WITH WITH. PLEASE LET ME KNOW. WHAT DO YOU LIKE?

Rootin Tootin summer close up

These are the Copic Markers I used. Hat E33, E35, E37, R24, R27. Face E21, E00, E000, R20. Shirt YG91, YG93, YG95, YG97. Jeans B91, B95, B99. Belt E33,E35, E37. Gun C00, C1, C3. Boots  E23, E25, E27, R24, R27. Rope and Ground E42, E43, E44. Teddy E31,E33, E35. Grass G21, G85, G94, G99. Sky B0000, B91, C00, C1 after add a little of those colors and going over every thing with 00, I used my template and add a little Brilliance Ink Sky Blue. I also added some twine I had and I found this silver star.

I do have to tell you as I was coloring my card it did bring back memories from when I was a little girl. My youngest brother (I wont say his name but it is Bill) at that time we called him Billy loved to play cowboys and this reminds me of him. He would have his gun in his holster but he would be riding his 3 wheel tricycle and he would go around shooting everyone. I have seen pictures of him opening Christmas gifts now we are going back to the 1950’s we might of been 5 years or 6 years old Bill is a year younger then I am and I can remember him having a gun and holster set on so her was a cowboy for a long time. He was a lot of fun having as a younger brother even as we got older we always stayed close as brother and sister and even now he is my little brother and I love him so.

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July and everyone was safe.

Hugs, Patricia