Friday, August 13, 2010

YeeHaw - Wild Wild West

Howdy gals. Are y'all ready for a Just Us Girls challenge? This week we're supporting our DT member Alicia in her efforts to organize a RODEO that will raise funds for Neuroblastoma research. As such we are having a Wild Wild West theme challenge for y'all.

We have a special Guest Designer this week - the incredibly talented artist, Theresa Momber . I asked Theresa to join us because she designed an amazing Out West stamp set for Gina K.  She agreed and she also generously offered to give away one of the stamp sets to one lucky participant!! SO rustle up some wild west mojo and come play along with JUGS.

Here's my Wild West card close up


I love being able to create a scene with Theresa's stamps - this one was actually a combination of her Out West set and her Happy Camper set (I used the mountains from that one).  I grew up in So Calif and spent many a family vacation crossing the desert to get where ever we were going. We almost always had mountains in the distance so that's what I was after.


I planned on making some "barbed wire" for my card but didn't have the right wire so I popped up a couple of the elements instead (boots and skull). When I pop up an image like this I always stamp and color one on the main layer first.


For the inside I used a sentiment from Happy Camper - it's one of the ways I try to live my life - full of adventure and not always following a prescribed path...

 
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Jo Westfoot (from Down Under)

Have a fantastic weekend. Our teachers come back to work this next week so work will be super busy again :-)  Hugs n Smiles y'all - hopin' to see ya over at JUGS.


13 comments:

Lisa Kind said...

What a lovely scene you created, Pam! You had some great inspiration from your past I see! All the elements work so well together! And the sentiment is so inspiring as well! Great job with the theme!

And I hope you have a very Happy Birthday on Monday! Too bad you have to spend it at work with all those grumpy returning teachers! Hahaha!!! I know that's what I'll be like in a couple of weeks! Enjoy your day! :-)

Theresa Momber said...

Pam, this is a fabulous scene! Love the combination of image and the great way you positioned all the cacti. It has so much depth! And, as always, beautiful coloring! Thank you so much for inviting me to be a part of this week's challenge!


I hope you have a wonderful birthday!!! ((hugs!!!)

Maria Levine said...

What an awesome scene! LOVE what you did. Popping out some of the images is awesome! Fabulous job my dear!!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU! Have a great weekend!

Selma said...

Pam your Wild West scene is fantastic. I love the layout and as usual, your color is beautiful. The mountains make it perfect.

Want to wish you a very happy birthday my friend. Your card is in the mail.

Silke Ledlow said...

Super cute card Pam. You really rocked the Western theme!!! Love it!!!

Happy Birthday to you my sweet friend!!! I hope you will have a fantastic one!!! Big hugs ~S~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Western card Pam! Looks like a day here in the desert in Phoenix :) Happy Early Birthday! Hope you enjoy your special day!

Anne said...

Great western scene!! I love all the elements you put in! Happy Birthday!!!

Kathryn B said...

Love this western scene you've created Pam! I like how you popped up the boots and skull to give the scene dimension! Love the inked up edges and horse shoes inside of the card too!

I hope you have a VERY VERY Happy Birthday tomorrow (even if you do have to work)!!!
Hugs, Kathryn

Andrea M said...

Love your western scene Pam!!! Great colors and dimension. The inside is just gorgeous too!
Hope you have a completely wonderful birthday filled with all good things!!!

Dana Gustafson said...

THis is so cowboy cool Pam! I love the scene you've set and how you finished off the inside of the card.

Wishing you a very happy birthday my sweet and crafty friend!

cindy said...

Wonderful scene you have made with your card. WTG!!

Elise said...

Ohhhhh, PAM! You had me at "HOWDY!" This card is OUTSTANDING! I'm SO inspired by this WONDERFULLY western "scene" you've created! {Such a fun challenge premise - just sayin'!} Thanks for sharing your wonderful talent and INSPIRATION!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!! I hope it was absolutely beautiful!

Jo, Paul & Jade said...

What a fabulous scene! Love that some elements are popped us, groovy boots! Love that you decorated the inside, I keep meaning to do more of that too! Hope you had a wonderful birthday!

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