Good morning - and what a beautiful day it is! Today I am sharing my entry for this weeks Getting Sketchy Challenge with MFT. This is the birthday card I made for my best friend - and for once, I had this done earlier in the week! I just didn't want to post it until I gave it to her! In my rush to get it done, I made a little boo-boo that I didn't have time to totally fix...I don't know if you will be able to see it, but it drives me nuts! Oh well... So, here it is:
And here is the sketch:
I used lots of October Afternoon paper from the 8x8 Sasparilla paper pad - LOVE it all! Trying really hard to resist my tendency to hoard the stuff I love, so I cut into lots of it for this card!
I paper-pieced the cute cowgirl on the cloud background cut into a circle with a Spellbinders Nestability. Used Copics for the hair and skin.
The border was cut with a Fiskars border punch, and the banner I just trimmed by hand.
I used Tim Holtz distress ink to ink all the paper edges, and pop-dotted the circle and sentiment banner. I curved the "Howdy Friend" as I stuck it to my clear block, so it would match the circle shape, then stamped half on each side to frame that sweet cowgirl.
Finished off with just a touch of PTI twine to tie a bow.
Thanks for stopping by today!