Thursday, May 2, 2013

This ain't my first rodeo


     Howdy cowpokes!  This here little lady is ready come what may cause it ain't her first rodeo.  LOL This is "Howdy" and I picked her to make my card for this weeks "Anything Goes" challenge at Mo's Digital Pencil.
     For my card I used some woodgrain for the background and then stamped some swirls in Vintage Sepia for some interest.  I die cut some chipboard stars and covered them with DP and used a chipboard buckle that I covered with Distress Ink and Crackle Accents.  I then cut a strip of grunge paper and used Distress on it also, threading it through the buckle.
  Anything goes is easy peasy so get out a Mo image and come join in the fun for your chance at a $5.00 gift voucher to Mo's store.
  Wanted to thank everyone for the encouragement about my announcement yesterday and thought I'd share this photo of my backyard after yesterday's huge thunderstorms.  I think we got 4-6 inches in about five or six hours.  Lots of flash flooding.  Hubby's poor garden lies beyond the scuppanong vines in the background or at least it did before it floated away to the Gulf.  It's supposed to rain some more today.  YAY!


     I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

4 Crafty Chicks--stars
Make It Monday--anything goes

     Happy Thursday!

Supplies:  Paper--My Mind's Eye "Howdy Doody", Recollections, Bazzill, Kraft Outlet Brown Kraft and chipboard, Copic XPress-it Blending card; Stamp--Mo's Digital Pencil "Howdy", Tim Holtz "Urban Grunge", sentiment from There She Goes Clear Stamps "Giddy Up"; Ink--Copics, Ranger Archival Jet Black, Versafine Vintage Sepia, Micron Sepia pen, VIntage Photo, Walnut Stain, and Weathered Wood Distress inks; Tools--Sizzix Stars #2, MFT Die-namics Sentiment Strips and Fishtail Banners, Nestabilities Standard Circles; Miscellaneous--Crackle Accents, Recollections brads, Tim Holtz grunge board, Colorbok chipboard buckle

42 comments:

Rita said...

What a fantastic card Tracy. What devastating news about those thunderstorms. I'm sure hubby will be devastated about his beloved garden too. Hope it goes away as quickly as it came. Sending Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx
ps. I'm making your Magic Card for my daughter's birthday and its looking lovely already.Rita x

Lynne Armstrong said...

Awwww she's such a little cutie Tracy :) LOVE the details on this...all the ebellies are just perfect!
Hugs xx
PS That's some rain you've had!! Bummer about the garden, how disappointing :(

heidy said...

Fabolous card Tracy,sorry you have such bad weather!!
XXX Heidy

Dilyana said...

This is one truly adorable card! :-) I'm so sorry hearing about the bad weather around your area. Hope it goes away quickly and you could enjoy the nice spring time :-)

Hanneke said...

What a fun card! I love the image and that cute buckle! Congrats on the GDT spot! I hope the rain will clear up, the weather here isn't that good either. Hugs, Hanneke

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is wonderful Tracy. I love that image and the papers and details are fabulous.
I hope you weather improves soon.
hugs Sue xx

Bonnie Irvine said...

This card is such fun, Tracy. I love the image and what you've done with her...you bring her to life and up the cute factor (which is already huge with a Mo image) with your colouring. The stamping on the woodgrain is a wonderful detail. The buckle and belt are an awesome idea as are those stars. And the sentiment makes me laugh. This card has it all going on!

Sarah said...

This is such an awesome card; from that 'makes me smile' sentiment to your beautifully colored image! Love the woodgrain DP with belt and buckle! Congrats on the GDT spot; you always bring those images to life! Wow! That was some storm! So disappointing to loose all that hard work, hope everything dries off quickly! Hugs

KimCreate said...

Oh Tracy, This card is spectacular!!!! Oh how I love it!
I haven't seen this adorable cowgirl and I love how your embellishments mirror the cowgirl theme. :)

Lisa M said...

YEEHAW!!!! Dadgum girl...you got yourself a sassy little country cutie here! Distress inks, crackle, wood grain, buckle and attitude = perfection. :) The vintage sepia really adds amazing eye candy to the card too. Beautiful coloring as always.
P.S...Got water??? O_o

Alyce said...

so cute!! love the design and the little stars :) a gorgeous card!

Pat said...

Oh Tracy...I'm so sorry to hear about your husband's garden. I hope some of it can be salvaged. We drove through terrible rains on our way back from Atlanta...probably the same storm system. What a mess!! Thankfully you and your family are safe!! Soooo...your card...what can I say? I love it, cowgirl!! Such an adorable Mo image...beautifully colored...and what fun papers and design!! Brilliant!! Hugs. Pat

Becky said...

This is so cute Tracy. Love the adorable image and great colors.

Flip-Flop Creations said...

This is too stinkin' adorable! Love all the cowgirl elements and your sentiment is perfect.
That looks like the view from my window lately too. Lol ~jeni :)

Allisa said...

Great card, I am in love with your image! Your coloring always creates the best cards!

Ros Crawford said...

How ever do you come up with such fantastic designs? This is terrific!! I love every little piece of this ... and Wow! that's some rain ... Just like we are used to

Linda R said...

Well howdy there girlfriend. LOL.. I just love you card. So darn cute. If you could send some of that rain my way I would really appreciate it.

Hugs~

Heidi said...

Gorgeous card!
The image is so sweet and your colouring is fantastic:)
Wow I hope your weather improves soon.
Hugs, Heidi:)

Jinny Newlin said...

Over the top adorable, Tracy! LOVE all the elements you've put into this beauty to really make it shine. The weather is doing CRAZY things here, too. We're supposed to get two inches of snow tonight. It's May, folks! What in the world!

Chrissy said...

Fabulous card Tracy, love the adorable image and wonderful colouring.Love the design and details, just gorgeous...sending you sunshine, hope that weather just goes away, how devasting to loose the gardens.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! I saw it on Make it Monday MIM138 and had to get a closer look. It's lovely - and nice sketch too. KT

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing our Stars challenge at 4 Crafty Chicks, great job. Sorry to read about the flooding crazy weather year it has been everywhere!

Geri said...

Oh, that sentiment just made me giggle out loud!!! Adorable, Tracy!!!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So fun and pretty!!!!!

Kathlene said...

this image is so ding dang darling! Your coloring brings her totally to life and she's a doll. So sorry 'bout the garden--hope some is salvageable. Thnx for your kind comments on my humble little blog. Hugs, Kathy

Cathy said...

Sorry, you had so much rain, we had ice and 3 inches of Snow !!! Its May already but at any rate, your card is gorgeous, Love your coloring and all of your awesome embellishments, all of the die cuts are perfect. Hope you dry out quickly :)

Debbie said...

Wow, What a beautiful view of your backyard, even though it was raining!!! As for your card, OMG!!! It would be my first first rodeo as I am a city slicker and this card is just AMAZING girlfriend.. OMG I LOVE IT!!!!

Hugs
Debbie

Lori said...

Awesome card :) Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks for our "Stars" challenge, Tracey! So sorry to hear of the bad weather :(

Sassy Raggedy said...

Wonderful Tracy, I love, love this...You inspire me so much...I can't wait to get home and get started....This card is just fantastic....You are so creative....joann sassy raggedy

lalkygirl said...

What a wonderful card ,love your colouring and the whole design is stunning
Thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
Tracey x

Franz♥ said...

Oh Tracy, your card is gorgeous! Everything is just perfect for this fab Mo's image: papers, embellishments and the sentiment...fab design hun!

Hugs, Franz

Dawn @ LilyPinkScraps said...

Oh, this is going straight to the top of my Faves!! Just love it all - the cutest cowgal ever and all the papers and embellies are just so perfect and you've brought it all together beautifully :)
Hope you don't get washed away!!!

Ivonne said...

Another gorgeous card sweetie! I'm telling you, I can spend hours looking at your creations...OMG, love the papers, the card layout, the cute cowgirl, which is colored so beautifully. LOVE it!

Elena said...

It's so cute! I love it!! I saw you on Make It Monday.

Ira Huberts said...

Fab fab fab cowgirl Tracy! Every little detail is perfect, from the image to the papers to the embellies, amazingly well done! Hugs, Ira
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Ellie said...

Fantastic card Tracy. Love the image and the embellishments are perfect with it!

Jennifer said...

This is perfectly yahoo! Love her with her cow and the stitching on the gingam and the buckle with the wonderful barn board is so cool! Love it all!
Hope you're drying out some, we've just started to really melt here and we are rejoicing at being above freezing!

karen said...

Hi Tracy, I just coloured up this image to blog later in the week and I was quite pleased with it until I saw this! WOw what a gorgeous brilliant card!! Hugs, Kaernxx

AnjaCardz said...

Tracy, hun, your card rocks! I totally adore how you created the "cowboy" look by using those gorgeous "wood" papers and embellis. And your colouring is amazing as always!

Hugs, Anja

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute! Great sketch and oh such a fun sentiment to match.

Mau xx said...

Your card is Fabulous Tracy I love the image and the added detail is wonderful.
sorry you are having flood trouble, it certainly has been a trouble this year. Sending you huge hugs.
Mau xx

Kim Bell said...

GF!
OMW!!Just fab! Love it. Loving those flourishes. Amazing.

Hugz
Kim