What's more American than the cowboy? When we went to see world-renowned horseman Clinton Anderson from Australia, he shared how he dreamed he would one day be an American cowboy.
Some of us grew up watching them gallop across the silver screen and others of us remember seeing them on TV. We learned good ol' fashioned morals from Roy Rogers and Dale Evans. We fantasized with The Lone Ranger, and we heard great philosophy from Will Rogers who started his career in a traveling Wild West Show. One thing is for sure, when you're dealing with cowboys, the good guy always wins. You can count on it!
Many of the challenges this week are American, so I'm choosing the American Cowboy as my theme. I was inspired by the Americana/Rustic Colors from the Color My Heart Challenge.
I was reminded by Sarah Stone's project I have some of these papers! So, I dug deep into my CTMH paper stash and found old papers I had been saving for the just the right project (and then forgotten about until this project)! We won't mention that to my husband who always wonders why I NEED more paper - especially since the new Idea Book from CTMH goes live next month!! Sorry, I have digressed, as I often do. Back to the project.
Anyway, I don't even know the names of some of the papers, but I can tell you they all had CTMH stamped on them! I think they are Sasparilla and Dakota. I know the blue paisley paper and sticker elements are from the Dakota papers. I am unsure of the paper with COWBOY on it. The background is from CTMH Timberline.
The flowers were made from the Balloon Ride and inked with Barn Red. The middle is a mocha gem.
My Cricut cuts are from CTMH Art Philosophy, Old West and Nate's ABC's. All cuts were done with cereal boxes (various brands -- ;) ) and inked, stamped, sprayed, etc. Ok, I lied, the barbed wire was cut from Barn Red CS and then sprayed and inked! I didn't really lie, I just forgot I had done that one differently! But I rectified! Whew, I started this blog about American morals and then I go off and lie! Gee Whiz!
I used CTMH Burlap Ribbon, CTMH Pewter brad, CTMH Pewter Badge, Mocha Gems, CTMH Brown and White Canvas Ribbon, CTMH Glitter Tape and Dakota stickers to embellish. The piece under the "weeds" and flowers is a piece of ribbon/mesh that was on my table. I sprayed it with my homemade CTMH Glimmer Mist and frayed it. I have no idea of brand or what it really is! I think I found it at Cracker Barrel during the holiday season!
Other colors include: Archival Black, Chocolate, Slate, Pigment Bamboo, Pigment Chocolate.
CTMH Stamp sets include: Distressed Backgrounds, Universal Backgrounds, In the Background. I love Background stamps!!
My cowboy, who happens to be my son, is galloping off to these challenges:
Color My Heart - Barn Red, Pacifica, and Crystal Blue
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Anything Goes
Exploring Cricut - Vacation ----- Because any day on a horse is vacation for a cowboy!
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Independence Day -- Who's more independent than the American Cowboy?
Pile it On - Outdoor Fun -- uh, outdoor and fun....... we usually don't bring the horses indoors...well unless it's an indoor arena or inside the barn! haha
All CTMH available from ScrappyHorses.ctmh.com!
The Holiday Plan? We'll be going to watch my friend ride her horse in a parade with RHPC, parade hop to another town to see a beautiful young fair queen contestant ride in a car, and then it's off to a horse show later in the weekend! How about all of you?