Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sassy Cowgirl Journal

Hello Friends! 
Today I thought I would play at 
I am just in time to play along with their last week of 
"Wild West Month"
I thought how Awesome...because I have a fabby image I played with from Gecko Gals!  
I used one of the western cowgirl images.
I am going diagonal with : Buttons, Lace and Sentiment
(for Simon Says Stamp).

Here is my image with changes I made to it below.
Please check out Gecko Galz to see the original image.
I decided to create an altered journal with her.
Here it is below.
I inked the craft paper journal with Ranger's Distress inks in Vintage photo and Faded Jeans.  I also distressed the pp with Vintage photo after running it through the Distrez tool.  I used the stamps I carved to stamp faded jeans onto the pp and I used vintage photo to do two areas with masking (timmy mask).
I took an old pair of my kids jeans and ripped off some...LOL.
I stamped on it with the stamps I made with Walnut Distress Ink.
The colors are DUST, RUST and DENIM!  I had a lot of vintage buttons that fit into that color range!  Gems too!
Close up of my sentiment...and detail...couple petaloo flowers and Timmy pin with color coordinating beads.  Buttons too!  Some lace tucked in here and there.  I glued a small rose to big blue give it more depth..and character.  I just LOVE it!
Here you can see some of the stamps I carved and stamped on my journal as well the masking to the left.   I just love how my gem and button clusters turned out!
I folded the jeans over in a couple spots!  At first I had the jeans looped at the a pencil could be held..but decided I didn't like it...and added the big flower and button cluster.
Have an Awesomesauce Day!

I have found a new place to link up...lots of inspiration check them out!!!  passionatelyartistic!!


  1. This is an awesome Journal Heather, the denim looks fab with that perfect image!

  2. Fun image! Great collaging on your journal. Love your rusty dusty creation! Thanks for joining us at Gingersnap Creations.

  3. Wonderful creation Heather, such a 'fun' image and so many amazing details to look at!!

    Glad you could join us in the Simon Says Stamp challenge
    Heather xx

  4. This is great! Loving your button & gem clusters too! Might have to borrow that idea! Love the denim pieces too! I have a pair of jeans I already cut up to add to a piece myself. Now I know it will look good! LOL

  5. Great looking journal Heather! Your creative juices are flowing!

  6. Hi Heather, thank you for the congrats!! Congratulations to you as well hun for the Gecko DT position! Exciting!!!

    Your art is gorgeous! We are similar in style, I love it!! Hugs

  7. How much fun is THAT?? Great journal, Heather!

    Thank you for joining in the denim, rust, and dust challenge at Gingersnap Creations!


  8. Wow~ this is really nice! Saw it over at Gingersnap Creations and came here to check it out!

  9. Great entry Heather. Congrats on being chosen as a Ginger Gem!


Thanks for Visiting my blog today! Hope you found some inspiration...Have a great day! Hugs....Heather