Tuesday, 21 April 2015

New Boots, and Maybe a Hat

Hello.  Welcome.  Gosh, what happened to the warm spring weather??  Woke up to grey, foggy, definitely jacket weather.  Probably my own fault cos I distinctly remember saying it was hot, at least twice, yesterday.  This has obviously been taken as a complaint.  My apologies.  Can we have the sun back now???  

I have discovered the Artist Trading Post.  I know..... Where Have I been?????...  The challenge is an ATC based on the original trading post.  Anyway, I have been trying with a few ideas the last few days and was getting nowhere fast.    I had been playing with some vintage images I found but this morning, with the deadline looming, I went in a totally different direction.  

I cut my ATC from patterned kraft card.  I stamped the boy from Unity Stamp Co. Determination, also onto kraft card.  Nothing like a colouring challenge to wake you up.  I fussy cut him and added him to the ATC.  I cut three stetsons using the hat die from Cheery Lynn Arizona Cowboy set in shrink plastic, coloured and skrunk them.  The sign is handwritten.  I added a piece of twine coloured with distress ink around the edge and curled it on the ground by our little cowboy's feet.  

Joining the fun at
Artist Trading Post Exchange April Challenge - Trading Post ATC
Country View April Challenge - Use Kraft Card
The Craft Barn Weekly Challenge - Masculine Pastimes playing cowboy
Unity Stamp Co. Friends With Flair
Unity Stamp Co. Be Inspired Challenge 27 - Colours

Thanks for dropping by.  Off to see if it's warming up outside yet.  Hope you have sunshine.  Hugz


  1. Love your boy in those big boots on the image. Weird. I just saw your name up at Bibi's Rubber Art Dance blog...you won some stamps! Well done:):) And weather. We've got cyclonic wind and storms, rain, thunder......in 'sunny' [COUGH] Australia atm!!!!

  2. Hi Gail, many congratulations on your Rubber Dance stamp win!!! I missed the deadline for this challenge but i had some fab ideas for it, never mind will join in with the next one hopefully.

    Loving your take on the challenge, it is a fantastic ATC :-) xxx

  3. This is just gorgeous,fab details. Thanks for sharing with us at Country View.xxx

  4. I love your weather commentary, Gail! So true! As far as the ATC goes, you are totally brilliant! They could not be a better ATC than this for a "trading company" theme. You rocked this one, my friend!

  5. Hi Gail, super ATC, thank you for entering the ATP Exchange Challenge :)

  6. SO cute, what a sweet atc!

    Gail, I know I had your address at one point, but please send it again--I'll be making up little envies of goodies and mailing them out eventually! email me at
    trisha2too at hotmail dot com

  7. I didn't know about ATP until I read your post! Great Western vibe from your ATC and the shrink plastic hats are fantastic!

  8. Fun ATC, Gail. The twine border is perfect.

  9. Fun ATC card. Love the use of the twine.

  10. oh my goodness, this is soooo cute!!!

  11. This is so sweet. I love those big boots great colors.
    I saw this on Unity FWF. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  12. How darling! Such a cute ATC ♥

  13. Thanks for sharing your Unity FWF card. It is sooo cute.
    Crafty hugs,

  14. Love your cute ATC Gail! Carol x

  15. Very fun ATC, I love the rope border!

  16. So CUTE, especially with the hats. :)

  17. dont you just love that image!! thanks for playing along! love it!

  18. Very cute. I like the shrink plastic hats and the twine frame.

  19. Ah, so sweet and I love the hats!! Thank you for joining in The Craft Barn Challenge.
    Jane x

  20. Awwww.....this is adorable, Gail!! Love the hats....how clever to use shrink plastic!! The little sign is so cute and the twine frame is just perfect. What a sweet image for your wonderful ATC!!!
    Thanks for sharing on FWF!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

  21. What a cute little chap! I love the addition of the cowboy hats and the twine. A great atc.


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