Sunday, 4 September 2016

It ain’t the clothes that make the cowgirl…

I’m sharing a card I made for my niece featuring Cowgirl Mae from Some Odd Girl.

My colour scheme comes from the current challenge at Just Add Ink.  I don’t have any Stampin’ Up! inks or cardstock so I had to hunt out equivalents, which I did using a conversion to Copics and then matching my inks and cardstock to the Copic markers.  I made my own background paper using Tim Holtz’s Plaid stamp, a nod to the check shirts often associated with country people.  I wasn’t game to try and colour Cowgirl Mae’s shirt in plaid though given the Copic colour combo that went most closely with the Soft Sky Stampin’ Up! colour.

I made up my card following the current sketch over at Sketch Saturday.  I wasn’t thinking too well when I cut my two plaid pieces and ended up with too much gap in the middle so I decided to add another thin strip of Flamingo to tie in with the circle frame.  Rather than a sentiment I’ve just added the number 13 as, scarily, my niece is turning 13.  As the current theme at the Alphabet Challenge is numbers I am entering my card there.
Skin E000, E00, E11, E21 (E02 cheeks)
Eyes E30, E33, E35
Lips E04
Hair E21, E23, E25, E27, E29
Outfit B91, B93, B95, B97, B99, BG0000, BG000, BG10, BG11, C0, C2, C5, E70, E71, E74, E77, R20, R22, R24 , 110
Rope E53, E55, E57
Dies, SVGs & Templates etc
Spellbinders Nestabilities Dies ~ S4-114 Standard Circles Large & S4-116 Standard Circles Small
Inks & Paints etc
Bazzill Monochromatic Cardstock ~ Artic, Flamingo & Sea Salt

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Emily, this is delightful - I'm sure your niece will LOVE her card! The stamped background is awesome, and I like your use of numbers, for your niece's age, in place of a sentiment. Cute image, too. Thanks for joining in the fun at Just Add Ink; you've used the challenge colours beautifully.

  2. Lovely card with a sweet image, thanks for joining in our challenge at Alphabet.

    Pat xx

  3. This is gorgeous Emily! Your plaid background fits your country theme perfectly and youve coloured your sweet cowgirl so beautifully. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week :-)

  4. This is a super cute card for a new teen Emily. I love that two tone plaid background and your colouring is just delightful. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

  5. A very pretty image that you have coloured beautifully. This card really makes me smile. Chantell JAI

  6. Oooh, love it! And I know my horse-mad 11 year old daughter would love it too, so I'm sure your niece will too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.

  7. This is adorable, I love that image and your beautiful colors! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog.
    Tammy x


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