Saturday, April 7, 2012

MFT Getting Sketchy #66 - Cowgirl

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! 


  1. This is AMAZING!!! I just love the wood paper that you added to the project! It's all in the perfect place!!!

  2. Oh Heather...that's just darling. Well done!!

  3. SUPER duper cute--love the western themed papers and that adorable little cowgirl:)

  4. Hi Heather! Your card is super adorable. I love your sweet sassy style, and I really enjoy looking through your blog. Thank you SO MUCH for becoming a follower of Word Art Wednesday. I recently took over the challenge blog, and I'm looking for ways to promote/grow it. I'd appreciate having you mention it, and play along in challenges. We'd be so blessed to have your beautiful work in our challenges, and I really do mean that! Thanks for your support. Have a wonderful Easter, and a blessed week!
    Karen L
    Word Art Wednesday

  5. Awww isn't she the sweetest! ;) HUgs x