Monday, August 26, 2013

2 for Tuesday! A Joint Blog Hop with Bombshell Stamps

Welcome to the Rodeo!

Today we are joining the talented Design Team of Bombshell Stamps in a joint blog hop! Hopefully you are coming here from Kim Gaughan, if not, you're going to want to start at the beginning so you don't miss a thing! (Plus, you don't want to miss out on winning some blog candy, but more on how to do that later!)

I was recently on a retreat with some fabulous women & I had brought a bunch of wood pieces for us to play with & luckily for me, there were a few left over! So, I created this little rodeo scene...

I started by hot-gluing the wood pieces together; painted them to look like wood. Then I took a bunch of little popscicle sticks to make the little picket fence, glued that onto the wood. Using the Old West Photographs collage sheet, I attached the image of cowboys to the back of my wood blocks.



I cut out the lovely cowgirl from the "Cowgirls" collage sheet & promptly sat her on the fence (with a little glue of course!) Then it was time to play with some of the digi-stamps from Bombshell! 




We were given our choice of Cowgirl digital stamps over at Bombshell & I chose to work with the "Horsing Around" sheet:

Their digital stamps work similarly to the Altered Pages collage sheets in that you can print them out as many times as you want! But with these, you get to color them in however you see fit! (And they have other wonderful stamps besides the cowgirl theme! I had to buy a few to play with later!)


I cut out the horse & rider, colored it all in with markers & then drilled a small hole into the wood, attached the horse's leg to a lollipop stick & inserted it into the wood. Next, I combined one of AP's Wanted posters' words from the "Vintage Cowboys" collage sheet onto the digital stamp from Bombshell of a "Wanted" poster (I altered the sizes a bit in photoshop to work here.) & poked holes in it to represent bullet holes! Next I cut it out & "nailed" it to the post with some upholstery tacks!


Lastly I added 2 more lollipop sticks to the top of the posts, colored in a couple of stars from the Bombshell digi sheet with my gold Wink of Stella pen; glued those on & wrapped a length of jute around the stick on one side & added the dolls cowboy hat on the other stick! For my final touch, I cut out & aged the "Just Horsing Around" saying from the digi sheet & attached it to the front!




That's it! It now has a prestigious place on the shelves in my daughters room along with her horse trophies & ribbons!



Now, about that BLOG Candy! Don't forget to leave a comment & become a follower along the way to be eligible for some Rootin'-Tootin' good prizes!!!

As sad as it may be to leave me, it's time for you to Giddy-up on over to the next blog, Sharon Rogers!




Y'all Come Back Now, Ya Hear?!

Cheers!



20 comments:

Sharon said...

Wow this is so clever & creative!! Great elements and detail & of course great images from Altered Pages & Bombshell Stamps!! What a fun hop!

Lyneen said...

Oh my gosh you went all out!!! This is amazing!!!! You create an AWESOME rodeo scene!!!! Great job! Thanks for sharing!!!!

Giavanna Lau said...

Becky you hit this one out of the park- but you always do!

Glittery Katie said...

Yee-Haw!!! Fabulous!!

Kelli said...

Wonderfulness!!! This is awesome!!

Daniella said...

Ohmy heck! That is an awesome piece of 3D art!! You even put the little hat in there too!! Well done!
xxDaniella

Jean M said...

Very amazing! Love that it is 3D. It tells the whole story. THANKS Becky!

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

Becky, this is just PERFECT. I love it.

And I love the ubiquitous craftsman comment: that you took wood, glued it together, and then painted it to look like ... wood! LOL

Terrific posting today!

Melodee Isaacs said...

Loving it!!!. can't wait to see more and try some digital stamps. It will be my first time and I am really looking forward to it!!

Danie May said...

Wow, Wow, Wow Becky, this is absolutely fabulous and so very imaginative. You have combined all the elements so wonderfully to create this beautiful scene and I love all your added touches. Beautifully Done! xx

Kathi said...

Yeehaw! This is fabulous!

What a great way to combine the Altered Pages Collages with Bombshell's digi stamps! Totally brilliant to use a drill and popsicle sticks to attach the horse and rider to your fantastic scene.

I also love the "bullet holes".

Welcome to the world of Bombshell! I'd love to see you play with us again, especially since we enabled you into getting some lovely new rubber!

deniserows said...

wow1 thats a lot of mixed media. eye candy for sure

Jackie said...

Your project is outstanding!!♥

Kim said...

Amazing!!! I love your rodeo scene! Great choice of collage sheet and digi stamps.

Marnie said...

So absolutely COOL! I love the little hat on the post and how you used the collage sheets!

Alison said...

Wow! What a great project! I love your combo of images. And I really love the hanging hat!

Ink Stained Roni said...

So cute, I'm sure your daughter loves it!

ionabunny said...

What a fun project. The cowgirl fits perfectly on the fence

MaRyKaY said...

that is so fun looking. I bet you had a blast making it. Love the 3-d projects. well done indeed

trisha too said...

Becky, this is TOO much fun, what a great piece!

:)