Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Weiman Wranglers...Part II

I finally finished my card LATE last night :O) I could not get a clear picture to save my life, so I went with this one in the end. Oh, and if you're new to my blog and you aren't familiar with the Weimans, please read --> these posts.

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!



5 comments:

Heather said...

Kristin,

Your card is simply gorgeous!!! So Antique Vintage feel!!! I love love love it!!!!

You know what I love my copics and I love coloring and shading with them they are so much fun to use and a stress reliever for me, HOWEVER, the girls I know who can really water color and you appear to be one of them from what I see can achieve such a gorgeous look with the water color that you can not get with the vibrant colors of Copics!!!

Last year when I went to SU Regionals they taught the 6 SU mediums to water color with and I have all of them but 1 I really need to do it more!!!

Re-Inkers
Chalks
Craft Pads
Classic Pads
Markers
Water Color Pencils
and
Water color Crayons

The only one I do not have is the H20 Pencils so I should do it more for sure!!!

Amazing job on this Kristin!!!

Heather

Tracey Cuccia said...

I LOVE your card Kristin!!! Brilliant 'saddle' I just love everything about it! Way to go! And LOL-- back in the day...before copics...heh heh heh...I used to watercolor...I'll have to pull out my aquapainter :)

LeAnne said...

Your card is adorable. I used copics on mine but my FAVORITE thing to do is watercolor--don't feel bad. I love the colors you used--and every one I have seen has been so special! I posted my link with Mr Linky, but not sure if it worked or not. Better check!

Alicia said...

Kristin,

Your card is so wonderful. Your attention to detail is just perfect. Ethan's horse, his shirt, the red bandanna, black hat...I think you got it all. You did a wonderful job. Thanks again for all you have done for us!

Stampin' Pam said...

Super Super Super Kristen - love the paper piecing - that plaid shirt is fab. What a fantastic tribute! Rock on GF.

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