Friday, March 14, 2014
Have you ever wanted something, but knew you could NEVER justify buying it? I guess we all have. That's the predicament I was in over a pair of inlaid cowboy boots. About 4 years ago I was looking for a new pair of boots when I saw this beautiful pair. Oh, man, were they fun! I loved them. Then I saw the price!! Yikes, they were 'salty'! There was no way I was going to pay over $400 for a pair of boots that would end up stepping in,,,,,well, you can imagine with horses at shows!
Anyway, I was practical and found a nice pair of boots at a fraction of that price and I still wear them today. They are just about worn out and it will be time to get a new pair soon, but I still won't pay what those inlaid boots cost. Obviously, I still think about them! ; )
Ok, what does this have to do with paper crafting? Well when I saw the color challenge over at Color My Heart, those colors brought back vivid memories of those boots. So, I decided to recreate them in a card! I have lots of horse buddies and I'm sure one of them will love this!
I went into CCR and retrieved the boot in Old West. The hardest part was taking out all those little lines! I then copied that boot two more times and welded two of them together in Champagne (to reflect the price of the boots I wanted) to create the base for my card. The third boot was cut from Autumn Terra Cotta after I welded the flower and stem from Art Philosophy into it.
The toe and pull strap were cut from Barn Red. I ran them through the Cuttlebug with a paisley folder. I distressed with Barn Red.
I sponged over the boot to cover the white cut marks from the flower and also to give it a leather look. I colored the heel and soul with the Autumn Terracotta Dark Marker.
The flower and stem are pieces of Hollyhock and Olive CS adhered to the back. I glued it all together and then adhered the finished boot to my card base. Since all cowgirls like a little (or a lot of) bling, I finished it off with some Sparkle Gems from the CTMH Tan/Brown Collection.
Alright, I'm off to the barn now. No cowboy boots today; too muddy! Muck boots are in order. Don't worry, I won't be making in muddy, muck boot cards! hahaha
Be sure to check out all the fun bling at Katiescorner for all your sparkly needs!