Artistic Outpost blog hop. Our theme this month is Valentine's Day. I missed the month on the design team when the Cowgirl Strength plate was released and I just got my hands on it and got it inked up. I thought it made a great approach to the Valentine's Day theme. And my muse lead me to make it a little funkie so it is also my sample for week two of the Frilly and Funkie challenge to follow our muse.
I created the background hearts by cutting corrugated cardboard and a Pepsi can with Spellbinders dies and created a ruffle with kraft paper twist (I have a tutorial on Saturday StepXStep over at Frilly and Funkie on how I created the hearts). A little gesso adds a bit of vintage touch. The images were stamped with Jet Black archival ink, trimmed out and sponged with Vintage Photo. A red Copic was used to add a pop of Valentine red. The sentiment "You can't get a man with a gun" is included with the Cowgirl Strength plate and the end "but you can with a smile" was computer generated.
The background was stamped on white card stock with black Jet Black archival, mounted on a sheet of 8x8" chipboard and embellished with black crocheted lace.
Now I hope you will hop along with our brand new 2013 Artistic Outpost Design Team - just an amazing collection of talent that I am so honored to be associated with. Here's the hop lineup and links so you can pay them all a visit.
And be sure to stop by Frilly and Funkie to see what the Funkie team has to share. We have amazing new talent starting over there today too:
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