Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Gingersnap Creations Chestnut Theme Challenge

The theme for this week's chestnut challenge at Gingersnap Creations is "cowboys and cowgirls". I really like starting a project with a technique and for this tag I've used a Technique Junkies one called "faux denim". It gave me a wonderful piece that I diecut into a label shape and built a tag around. All the stamped images are from the Oxford Impressions Cowgirl Blues set. I just loved the photo stamp of the little cowgirl - she definitely looks like she has the blues! Another fun thing on this tag is my dyed ribbons - I used white seam binding, wet it, and then used distress inks - faded jeans and chipped sapphire on one, and antique linen and tea dye on another. Such an easy way to customize the colors of your ribbon. Show off your cowboys and cowgirls by adding your project to the GC blog post HERE - the challenge is open until May 29th.

12 comments:

Janine said...

the text on the background fits so to the little girl, you made a great tag penny!!

Debbie K. said...

Adorable tag, Penny. The colors are perfect!

stampdiva said...

Penny, you always use techniques to the max, whether your own or someone else's technique. Wonderful tag.
Lynne x

Jeanie Callaghan said...

That's a really lovely well-thought-out tag! Great work.

Sue said...

Howdy Partner, Love your tag, such a sweet little one and the technique is wonderful.

PetraB said...

Your tag is terrific. A wonderful background, you used the technique to great effect.

Gerri Herbst said...

Such a fantastic tag. Love the sepia colors then that pop of blue. take care, gerri

Lori said...

Very cute, Penny!

trisha too said...

She's so cute, Penny! Your little gal and Joanne's little guy need to get together!

Shar said...

Fabulous tag! I love the pop of blue and your cowgirl is too cute!

Netty said...

Oh wow Penny its a fabulous tag. Annette x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful tag, love the Oxford plate.