A challenge was offered up by Peggy from our Designing Women blogging group on PTI to use an animal for a card along with two designer papers. I am in need of a masculine retirement card for a colleague and immediately thought of Theresa's new "Out West" set offered by Gina K. I've been dying to ink this one up so here was the perfect opportunity. I used a scrap of a "masculine" DP I had on hand and made a 2nd patterned BG using PTI's Ripe Avocado that was stamped with the crackle background stamp from Gina K's Bold Flowers set. (Sorry I didn't have a PTI set with an animal but I love Gina K, too.)
I colored the horse and the cowboy hat with Copics and sponged the edges with Chocolate Chip. I did discover that Copics work VERY differently on a somewhat porous paper surface. I used a small piece of SU Kraft paper for the horse because I didn't want vanilla or stark white but it didn't take the color as nicely. It turned out OK but is something to be aware of.
Thanks for a fun challenge Peggy!