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Saturday, 7 May 2011

THE WILD WEST COMES TO WELLINGBOROUGH........!!

Hi, over at Gingersnaps we are having a Wild West Theme this month and this week its Cowboys and Cowgirls.  Now you may not believe this but we don't really have a lot of Cowfolks in Wellingborough, so when this theme came up I was really stumped..............  I love the show Oklahoma and all its fab music, love Calamity Jane, but never seen an honest to goodness cowperson in real life.  So looked up some of those famous ladies of the West like Belle Starr, oh boy were they ugly not a Doris Day amongst them.....lol


Anyways enough of my ramblings and lets get on with the show......... My Double Tag has been stamped with Oxford Impressions and a B Line stamp, inked with Distress Inks through Plumbing Mesh and rough garden string added............


This card is made up of a Tim Holtz Diecut and Embossing folders.  The backing folder has been alcohol inked with various colours then smeared with Green Stazon Ink.  The centrepiece is a stamp from Oxford Impressions which has been coloured and crackle glazed, script stamped (B Line) inked and embossed.

You have heard of 'Sitting Bull' well she is 'Sitting Pretty'..............the jokes don't get any better do they.......lol

Would love to see your takes on this challenge.  There are some great pieces over at Gingersnaps and all so very different. So get on your horse and mosey on down.................oops sorry about that but once I start just can't stop..................

Have a great weekend, am off to find something to wear for a Country Fair Wedding this month.  Will catch up with you all later and take care, Hugs Annette x

51 comments:

Brenda Brown said...

Saw this on the GC blog a couple of days ago and knew it was yours immediately. Fabulous double tag Annette and love the colours and techniques you have used.
Hope you find what you want for the wedding.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Doreen said...

What a great double tag Annette,and the card is superb,I love sitting pretty.xxx

Rachelle said...

Awesome, Netty! I love that sitting pretty!

kayc said...

Just fabulous Netty. Hope you find something for the wedding. Have a good weekend. Kathleen x

Jenny Blair said...

yeeeha! Love that the Wild West has reached Wellingborough! :) heehee!
How on earth do you make these gorgeous creations..even the descriptions of what you have done baffles me! Fantastic! Love your PPF pieces too, beautiful work.
Have a happy weekend :)x

Zoechaos said...

Have to say this one has me well and truly stumped. Not you wonderful double tag full of cowpeople style and texture. Another great piece XOXO Zoe

Sharon said...

LOL Netty - I like your jokes - you know me strange and quirky so i'll laugh at anything!!! Fantastic creations! I just love the double tag - the inked background is amazing and thanks for letting us now how you did it! Likewise I love the background on the other one too!!!!!

mustavcoffee said...

Fabulous Netty, love the double tag, great colours and authentic ladies. Your card is brilliant, love all the different textures:0)You do make me giggle, thanks for that, have fun dress shopping:0) xxx

Jennie Atkinson said...

The double tag is fabulous Annette! I was "Katie Brown" in our local drama group's rendition of Calamity Jane and your tag (colours, techniques and images) just somes up my memories of the show. Jennie x
PS the card is super too!

Fliss said...

Glad this popped up Nettie as I saw it on GC the other day and it's gorgeous.
Not many cowgirls or boys down here in Worthing either so I might struggle with this challenge.
Hoping to do some soon as I've missed loads lately.
Have a great rest of weekend.
Hugs,
Fliss xx

Junibears said...

There are no cowgirls up here Nettie, only birdwatchers, the feathered kind!
Love your tag and card. you always come up with something amazing.
Enjoy your shopping.xx

WendyK said...

Fabulous work as usual. this one would have foxed me, there are definately no cowgirls in Wales that I've seen.
Love all your takes on it.

Leovi said...

Full of feeling and tenderness. With color and texture of high quality

craftattack said...

I am still racking my brains - or what's left of them - to think what to do for this challenge! Love your cards, great western colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

stampdiva said...

Hi
Love the Wild West artwork. It has been fun seeing what people have created for this theme.
I also have to thank you for the lovely congratulations comment you left for me to read ("She Knew No Fear"). I will be on Cloud 9 for sometime, LOL.
Have a lovely weekend.
Wishes
Lynne M

Candy C said...

Netty...this is just beautiful! LOVE the technique of distressing through the wire mesh! Really great result! <3 Candy

CAROL said...

Ooooh! I love the Wild West and I love your double tag Netty it's brilliant, I might try and get a little crafting time and enter this one too xx

Linda R. said...

I am just luv'n all your creations here today. Hope you have a wonderful weekend..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa Somerville said...

Stunnging Double tag and card using the Wild West theme!

Femmy said...

fabulous wild west cards !!

Martina2801 said...

I have high regards for your artwork, dear Netty! Both pieces are fantastic!
Have a nice sunday my friend.
Wishes
MARTINA oxo

Cynthia Schelzig said...

By the looks of these tags I would have thought you grew up in Texas!!! This double tag creation is just fab!!

Yvonne said...

HeeHaw! These are fabulous, Annette!

Daniele said...

yee haaaa rootin tootin' brill tags hun, I see you lovin' those Oxford Impression stamps
hugs

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, I love that double tag.
Kevin xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

These are fabulous Annette, I love that double tag.
Kevin xx

Meggymay said...

Fabby as usual Annette, love the words you added as well. Yvonne x

Shar said...

These are great! Way to go, pardner!

coops said...

wow, these are fantastic netty.love the images and fab wording :D

xx coops xx

Kim B said...

Fab work Netty. I hope you find something to wear to the wedding. Have a great day! Kim xx

Lori said...

Awesome tags, Netty. Love the theme, just fabulous work!

Barbara Rosenzweig said...

Hi Netty,
I just love reading your blog. Not only are you creative with your art, but with your writing,as well.

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Gerri Herbst said...

I just love the second one! That texture is out of this world! You always do such special work. take care, gerri

Chris A. said...

Netty I had a good laugh over your Doris Day comments. Love what you've created. Fab textures and colors.
As for your weeding outfit maybe the Queen has something in a soft yellow she could lend you. It would look better on you anyway after drastic altering.

Sue said...

Your double tag is wonderful and the cowgirl card....great! Love the embossing.

Sue said...

Fantastc cowboys ang girls Netty, I love your double tag. Never has a piece of string looked so good lol. Good luck with your clothes shopping - rather you than me! Have a fab weekend x

Catherine... said...

Great job Netty...

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That is so cool, love the vintage vibes!

Cheryl said...

oh hun these are just brilliant love the double tag,and the images are just perfect and the card is just brilliant hugs cheryl xxxx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Fantastic, love the Oxford images and the Wild West theme.

Pops x said...

Hi sweetie, I so love these, the colours are just stunning, gorgeous work big hugs pops x x

Von said...

Amazing work Annette :) it's got me a bit stumped too will have to give this a lot of thought
Von x

Lynn Stevens said...

Awesome I have these stamps and Love them, great job!
hugs Lynn

Andrea C said...

Well now the real calamity jane was like a big ugly man and couldn't sing a jot. FAb work as always Netty hope you find something for the wedding, a woman's work the magic of aladdin couldn't do as much hehe x

JeanFB said...

You certainly rocked the wild west theme, Netty! These are fantastic - I love how you layer textures and stamps - such a rich-looking effect. You have that special touch, for sure!!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Annette you just crack me up don't know which I like more your humor or your art ! Love your cow persons wonderful techniques on both of them reading your blog reminds me of how limited my stash is I was dizzy just reading the stuff you used to create the.

Hope you found a nice new rig out for the wedding.

Marie

Michele said...

these are just beautiful Netty! such rich color and imagery. you rock as always! xo

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Beautifully created Netty. Love the rich colours and texture detail.

Linda Cain said...

Wow! Wow! and Wow!

Linda

MarleneMAZ said...

Both of these are great:)

Electra said...

Wow, these are both Stunning,
Annette!