Saturday, 21 May 2011

A Cowboy, a Cowgirl and some twine....

Good morning everybody, it's Saturday again! Just in case you hadn't noticed. hope you slept better than I did, I think I will need a lot of coffee before I start feeling human today. Weatherwise it looks like I will be able to spend time on my balcony doing some painting, so that's good.
Yesterday was a really uneventful day. I didn't swallow beads, drink paint water instead of coffee or have any other mishaps. Just started on several new projects, which I can't show yet, as they are not yet finished,so I just have 2 little things to show you today.
The first one is a postcard for GC 102, where we have to use twine on a project. As it is still wild west over there at Gingersnaps, I made another cowboy, who is carrying his lasso over his shoulder. I have used another digi stamp, which I have clear embossed and decoupaged onto a gradient background. I Used a TH tree die-cut, and a Martha Stewart bird punch to finsih it off. I'm afraid *wild west* isn't really my theme, and I have no suitable stamps, so had to improvise, but that isn't a bad thing.





















And the second picture is just a bit of fun. I started doodling while I was thinking about the wild west and cowboys etc, and this cowgirl was the result. She has been made in my famous *Five S* technique, then heated, bubbled, and distressed (poor cow!)before I added a bit of background with water colours, stamping and rub ons. And a cow girl needs a hat, so I cut out a hat from a magazine and put it on her head. But I like her boots best! I am entering this as my second take on *cowboys and cowgirls* into GC101.

So that was it for today. I need more coffee! Have a great day, whatever you are up to, and take care. Thanks for visiting, and great thanks to all who left such encouraging comments yesterday and during the week, I do appreciate them very much!

30 comments:

  1. ROFL - gotta love that cow!
    Your improvised cowboy is brilliant - just shows what a little imagiation and ingenuity can achieve. :)
    With you on the poor sleep and need for strong coffee - I'm almost feeling human again.
    Off to a demo day with Lindsay Mason.
    Enjoy your balcony and crafting.
    Hugs xx

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  2. Your cow is a scream! Love her, as I do everything you make! We were away for 2 days on a business course, ugh! Hugs Sarah

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  3. Valerie, I can't stop laughing. She's absolutely gorgeous and doesn't she look grand with her bonnet on! The cowboy silhouette is fab. hope the weather stays nice for you today, it's a very blustery day here today. xx

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  4. That Cow! Tickled me no end, and I actually shrieked with laughter when I laid my eyes on her! Also loved the first cowboy .. has a lot of character. Glad the weather is gentle for you today .. enjoy your balcony. I do appreciate your visits to my blog, Valerie. You really are such a delight! Enjoy your day. hugs from Mexico, Donna

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  5. I love both pieces Valerie but your cowgirl is absolutly fabulous, you've got a wonderful imagination. Have a lovely weekend.
    xxx Hazel.

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  6. You completely cracked me up with your cowgirl she is delightful fantastic art. XOXO Zoe

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  7. Valerie I'm in fits of giggles over your lovely cow which is a really great idea and certainly thinking outside the box!
    Really love your cowboy improvising too and I'm in the same boat as not a cowboy or girl in sight here. Must put my thinking cap on.
    Sorry to hear you didn't sleep well and hope the coffee had the right effect.
    Enjoy the weekend.
    Fliss xx

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  8. Thanks Ladies! Glad this old cow gave you a giggle this morning!

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  9. ROFL - the cow is FABULOUS!!!
    Great use of twine for the GSC challenge.
    Have a great Saturday.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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  10. Your cow has really cracked me up! I've been in bed with a really bad cold for a few days, and your post has done me good again! Hugs, Barb

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  11. The cow is so cool, and the roper is too! :-)

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  12. The cowboy is amazing. You have captured so much action!
    Cheers from Bangalore ,India
    Dr Sonia S V
    ENT Surgeon and Avid Crafter
    http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

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  13. i will have a cup of coffee with you! :)
    finally have sun here! enjoy cleaning your drawers! i like the wild west and the cow, alot

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  14. Thanks Heather, I've just switched the machine on, so the Latte will be ready in a few mins. Err, bring your own biscuits, somebody ate all of mine!

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  15. They are both smashing, I love the cow with the hat. Yvonne x

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  16. Hi Val, been looking at all the lovely things you have made while I was away! We had a nice holiday, though! Love your cow! Hugs, T

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  17. Love all your work, thanks for stopping by by blog, I'm been working on my mini swap book and almost finished my first one for Lenna's mini book Swap, so I must run and until I see ya all again have a wonderful weekend!

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  18. i'm in love with your work!

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  19. Loving your first card and your terrific take on the challenge, but the Star of the show is your brilliant Cow, so loving her boots. Enjoy the weekend Valerie, Annette x

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  20. hehe these are great. If it is any consolation we haven't had sleep in about three weeks now with the little ones so youre not the only zombie about x

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  21. Fun cow girl!

    I hope you get a better night's sleep tonight or you'll be hitting the coffee hard again tomorrow.

    xx

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  22. These turned out awesome! For not having wild west themed stamps you did an awesome job!! I need to get working on mine!
    hugs and have a great weekend!
    Jen

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  23. Oh my! The cowboy is fab for sure, but your cow gave me a big smile! I love her boots too! The whole piece is just plain fun! Well done!
    LOL! I haven't drank my paint water before! That's a new one to me!
    Have you brushed your teeth yet with the toothbrush you use to speckle paint on projects and clean vintage jewelry??? Sometimes, when my head is full of art I may not be looking at what I am doing and this happens!
    Hugs,
    Terri

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  24. OMG...I love that cow, it just cracked me up!
    We all need to laugh now and then. Thank you, take care, gerri

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  25. Love the cowboy and your cow just brought a smile to my face. Awesome work Valerie. You go girl. Have a wonderful Sunday and don't drink paint water. tee hee.

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  26. oh the one with the cow had me laughing!

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  27. These are wonderful, I love the cow girl, very funny x

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  28. Wonderful piece, love the Wild West feeling in the first project.

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  29. Your "cow girl" totally stole the stage! What a great way to bring a smile to someone's heart! Love your lasoo too, both are great cards.

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  30. Love that wonderful twine lasso ... thanks for joining our Spicy Supply Challenge at Gingersnap Creations.

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