Friday

The Wild Wild West






Hello! Happy Friday! What a week, busy with work, sick babies and well, life! My 5 year old has had scratch throat she thinks, this is what she called it :) I don't know what it was but she is beginning to feel better, thankfully no fever anyway. So here is a card I squeezed in during this hectic week. It's called horse poetry. Some of you may have seen this stamp already so I tried going in another direction with it. Keeping my Dad in mind I used old western movies as my inspiration. This card has to go to him because it is the obvious choice for a horse man. Also it is not on a card because I think I'm going to have it framed for him. All of the coloring was done in brown tones like the old Westerns. I did it by watercoloring with my markers. I did it in a bay color because it is one of his favorites and it's a little less reddish in person. Lighting, Aghh, what can you do?! I used some cool hardware from Clear Dollar stamps that I toned down from the shiny silver using brown acrylic paint and tied it on with some hemp twine and double stitched grosgrain ribbon. That's all folks. My blog candy starts in just 4 day's, I'm celebrating a special occasion! ;) So come join me!

16 comments:

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Another "winner" in my book! Your DAD should love this framed!

wendyp said...

Wow! This is amazing!!! All that stitching and details....love it!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

THUD... Okay I am picking my jaw up off the table. This is FABULOUS!!! Oh my goodness.. Love your coloring, shading, stitching all your detail work. Just FABO!!!

True :) said...

You just out did yourself again Shawne!
I am amazed!
BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Codi Jo said...

Oh my Shawne, Absolutely splendid equine! You really have the brown leather look down pat. and the stitching is so plumb!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous, Shawne, just gorgeous!

Elizabeth *^..^* said...

SHUT UP!! There are no words to describe the awesomeness of this. It should be in a Art Gallery. AMAZING!!

Birgit said...

This is truly such an amzing work of art and your dad will be so deeply touched...and proud

Priscilla said...

WOW!! nought said!! :)

Priscilla said...

WOW..nough said!! :)

Priscilla said...

Oh Shawne will you please email me..I can not find your email address. Mine is heatonup@verizon.net

Heather said...

Shawne,

This is gorgeous!!! Wow girl you have some major talent!!!! Thanks so much for sharing this wonderful card I love it!!!

Heather

Laurie tx stamper said...

What a fabulously vintage and western horse card! It's such a beauty!

Abby said...

Wow this is absolutely one of the most beautiful cards I've ever seen!!!! Just stunning!

Abby:)

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Beautiful Shawne!! Love your horse and the layout with the charms! Perfect background!!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Shawne! What an amazingly crafted Western/Saddlery/Leathery flavored card! Beautiful texture and marker coloring, along with the fab charms, too.