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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Country Girl

Hello again to all my friends.  Yep, I've got yet another card to share with you.  It went together pretty well after I got the image colored and I really like how she turned out.  I was going for a leather look to her jacket and boots.  Wanted her to be a real Country Girl.
The image I used is one from Anne Fenton over at The Outlawz.  It's been awhile since I've been able to play in the Sunday Creative Freebie Challenge so this is one of the older images that I've been hoarding.

Before I get into the rest of the card, I wanted to mention that the layout is from this week's sketch at My Favorite Things - Wednesday Stamp Clug No. 84.

The sentiment is from Stampin Up - A Little Birthday Cheer which I stamped with SU Buckaroo Blue on SU Whisper White and then nipped the ends to make the banner.  I used SU Buckaroo Blue for the card base and the image and sentiment mats.  The image is printed on Xpress It Blending Card.  I dug into my SU dsp and pulled out the Western Sky collection and used the paper from that for the background and the striped piece across the bottom.  The strip of ribbon I believe is also from SU (Retired).  The fabric brads are from my stash.  I colored the image with my Copic markers:  Skin: E50, E51, E53, R81; Hair: Y11, Y15, Y19; Jacket and Boots:  E93, E97, E99, Y17, Y38; Blouse: R17; Jeans: B91, B93, B95; Fence: E43, E44, E57; Grass: YG05, YG09; Outline: B0000.

I'm submitting this card to the following challenges:
Paper Crafting Journey - Anything Goes
Crafts and Me - Use a Digi
Digi Stamps 4 Joy - Portrait of a Woman
Divas By Design - For a Female
My Favorite Things Wednesday Stamp Club - Sketch
The Outlawz - Creative Freebie Challenge

That's it for today.  Thanks for stopping by and leaving your comments.  I really appreciate each one and your time for doing so.


  1. I really love what you did with this card! The denim, bandana, and the colors just compliment the image beautifully!

  2. This is just gorgeous...fabulous papers... love the

  3. Nice one Margaret - you have coloured the image beautifully - love the wee buttons on the side :-)

  4. Lovely card, Margaret, and a great image for this challenge.Thank you for joining us at
    Digistamps4Joy this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT member
    My Crafting Corner

  5. Really pretty. Those brads and ribbon add some great texture.

  6. You have such great images and your coloring is awesome!!! Love this!!! :)

  7. Your country girl is perfect Maggie! Great job on the coloring. The whole project came together fabulously.

  8. Maggie-I really think that you captured the country look & feel with this one. The background paper and fence really tie it all together. I love it!

  9. Great card! Love your interpretation of the sketch. Thanks for visiting my blog! I have enjoyed the visit to your blog and am your newest follower! Isnt the Outlawz such a great group?!

  10. Love the coloring! And a great take on the sketch. Yee Haw!

  11. Lovely card Maggie! Everything came together perfectly on your design!

  12. Lovely card and great color combinations, the brads looks like they are matching her jeans! =)
    Thanks for joining us at Digistamps4Joy!
    Hugs, Elenor DT

  13. Beautiful card ,so pretty
    Thanks for joining us at Diva's this week
    Lisa x

  14. That paper is perfect for the image! Beautiful job!

  15. Thanks for joining us at
    luv'n huggz
    jen Leeflang


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