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?!


Thursday, August 22, 2013

It's a Two-fer!

Howdy Partner!!

Next Tuesday, the Altered Pages Design Team will be joining the Bombshell Babes in a joint blog hop using the creative (& somewhat sexy digi-stamps!) from Bombshell Stamps along side all the great products from Altered Pages

If you haven't gathered from the button above, the theme is a Western one!
There will be tons of inspiration for you & some fabulous prizes at the end of the hop!
See y'all soon!

Monday, August 12, 2013

Green Musings - An Altered Pages Challenge

It's time for another great Altered Pages Challenge!!!
{You can find all the info over on the Challenge Blog!}

This month the theme is the color green!
I started with a plain, small wooden block. Covered it with old book paper & when that was dry, I layered 3 shades of green with the Mayan Calendar stencil here & there on the block. {Sorry - no picture! Apparently I forgot to photograph that step!} I used my Dremel to drill holes in the top for the banner poles.
When dry, I used the Andy Skinner Baroque face stencil & some green paint & modeling paste to add eyes to the front of the block as well as some on the back, top & ends. {Sorry, missed that one too!}
Next I enlarged my "In the Forest" collage sheet & cut out a girl from the Collage sheet; mounted her on chipboard; colored her with a green Gelato & set her aside. I then used the Mayan Calendar stencil again to paint the wooden disks I used for wheels.  I hot glued the wheels & the girl onto the block to look like a wagon.
Then I cut out 4 butterflies from the "Glorious Green" Collage Sheet & hot glued the lollipop sticks into the holes previously drilled into the wood block, then strung the fibers & glued the butterflies to the top part of the stick with hot glue.
I used a small banner punch to make the banner flags by punching the top layer, gluing them onto the next layer (book pages), trimming & adding to the next layer of green, trimming those & then using my tiny attacher to staple them onto the string.
That's it!
Here's my lovely green muse!
Wanna join in on the fun & win something fabulous from Altered Pages?
Be sure to read the rules on how to play along on the Challenges  page!
Good luck & Cheers!