Welcome to this week's Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge! I needed to make a quick card this weekend... in my coffee flurry last week I forgot to make my brother a birthday card. Luckily I had bought this really cool October Afternoon ephemera set that was all cool and western-y so most of these elements are from that. The rustic wood paper is from My Mind's Eye. My brother is all about the wood and the metal and he's a fantastic upcycler of old stuff... not as much western, but I think he liked it! And it also made me rediscover some stuff that I think I'm gonna use to make a couple canvases so watch for those... because I am western-y... lol!
The horseshoe was in the packet from October Afternoon, but it was plain chipboard. I just covered it with Versamark and used some embossing powder to give it a metal look. The buffalo is a cool charm I bought on Etsy for not much $$, but my brother is buffalo-y so I new I'd use it for some projects for him. The twine I got at Ross of all places and it's cool and variegated and it was perfect. Also, I mixed and matched my metal colors... pewter to silver to bronze... I figured go broke or go home...
And I got this cool bucking bronco stamp from Jessica Lynn Originals during a facebook stampbook auction type sale she had... that was fun and I can't imagine that little card without this stamp on it!
So check out this week's sketch and play along!