What does one of the last papercrafters on the planet who doesn't own a Copic marker do to color?! She prints her Wranglers on Watercolor paper and uses markers and an aqua painter to color them (after arranging the Wranglers in her image editing software). Yes, I watercolored...just like the cavemen used to do :O) LOL
For my first card using the Weiman Wranglers, I really wanted to capture little Ethan and Ava’s style (who the images were designed for). So, I went to Alicia Weiman’s Caringbridge site and studied all of the photos I’ve seen hundreds of times before.
For Ethan, I really liked the photo of him wearing his light blue and white plaid, button down shirt, blue jeans, leather belt/boots, and his black cowboy hat. I noticed he had what looks like two leather braided bands around his hat, so I added some black twine to my cowboy’s hat. Oh, and for those of you who aren’t familiar, Ethan LOVED his red bandana! I have some red bandana paper, so I paper pieced the bandana on my cowboy. I also paper pieced the shirts on both wranglers. The rest is watercolored.
For Ava, I didn’t find a lot of pictures where she kept to the same look other than being VERY girly and wearing a lot of pink :O) LOVE the bows she always wears in her hair (I think her grandma makes them for her), so I tied a tiny pink bow and added it to her pink cowgirl hat :O) I watercolored everything but her shirt.
Did you notice the “A” and “E” on their belt buckles? I thought those were so cool! I just added the letters in my image editing program before I printed. Neat, huh?
I didn’t want my main panel to take over the entire card because I had an image in my head of using my new Nestabilities die to make a faux “saddle”. That would be the kraft CS. I embossed using one of my Cuttlebug folders and sponged Vintage Photo Distress Ink around the edges to give it a weathered look. I added the ribbon and buckle to resemble the stirrup :O) Ha ha…it’s funny when you compare it to a real saddle because they’re nothing alike! But in my head, they’re totally the same :]
Okay, now that my post is a novel, I’ll spare you any more long-winded details!! If you made it this far, thanks for reading :O) Hope you are able to make something with these digital stamps! The money is going to SUCH a great cause! I know the Make A Wish Foundation came through in a BIG way for the Weimans on more than one occasion! I’m more than happy to contribute to the organization!!
With that, how about a prize? I’ll donate a $5 PCS gift certificate to a random winner to hopefully go toward the Weiman Wrangler fundraiser! All you have to do is publish a post on your blog announcing the Weiman Wrangler fundraiser (happening over at Pink Cat Studios) before midnight on Saturday this week. I’ll pick a winner using random.org and make the announcement on Sunday. Please use Mr. Linky to add the link directly to your post about the fundraiser to make it easy for me to check them out :O)
UPDATE: 6.28.09...LeAnne Pugliese won the PCS gift certificate! I removed Mr. Linky :]
Thanks so much!