Saturday, January 05, 2008

Giddyup Cowgirl!

German Phrase of the Day: Heute wollen wir Plätzchen backen! - Today we want to bake cookies! Actually...I think I baked enough cookies last month so I'll hold off on this for a while.

Yesterday I was so thrilled to see Beate had a new weekend sketch challenge (WSC29), I just knew I had to do it! Julia was EXTREMELY cooperative yesterday, and we spent all afternoon in our craft room together. She made a Bella hospital with the pregnant Teddybella, doctorbella, and for the after mamabella. Then...she got to have a giddyupabella and another doctorbella to be a vet! She was quite busy, giving me plenty of time to whip out a few cards! :-)

Since she was happy playing with Bellas, I thought I would stamp a few out that I hadn't played with yet on some watercolor paper so they'd be ready whenever I had a few minutes to play. I got Giddyupabella back in November (actually, maybe even earlier...I'm not sure!) but hadn't played with her yet. She is stamped in palette noir on watercolor paper, and colored in with aquapainter and watercolor wonder crayons. I picked the colors from the Outlaw designer paper.

For the card base, I started with some Really Rust 5 1/4" square, sponged with rust. I sponged the dp with chocolate chip and adhered it down. Then, I pulled out some old Magic Mesh I still had lying around, and made my horizontal strip with that. I layered bella on some mellow moss (sponged) and then adhered her down. Lastly, I stamped the flower image from True Friend, inking it first with Mellow Moss, then coloring the petals with my Really Rust marker, and the outlying dots with chocolate chip. I punched it with my 1 1/4" circle punch, then mounted it on a 1 3/8" really rust circle. I punched a hole in the center and put in a vintage brad before popping it on with a dimensional. Overall, a pretty easy and quick card once you get the watercoloring done.

Supplies: (all supplies are SU! unless otherwise noted)
Stamps: Giddyupabella by StampingBella, True Friend
CS: Watercolor, Really Rust, Mellow Moss, Outlaw DSP

Ink: Palette Noir, Chocolate Chip, Really Rust, Mellow Moss

Acc: sponge, aquapainter, WWC, magic mesh, circle punches, vintage brads



  1. Fabulous card, I love how you have coloured the image

  2. Wonderful card, Jana! I love your coloring!
    Happy New Year! Hugs and smiles

  3. Great card! I love the warm colors and how you colored the image.

  4. This is a great card! It is colored nicely and looks great with the paper and embellishments you used. We have lots of horses on our farm so I always love horse cards!


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