Wednesday, June 19, 2013

For The Red, White and Blue

This month, the Artistic Outpost Design Team Hop is "Americana".  I came up with my version of what it means in the Old West..............You can believe it or not..........but I believe COWGIRL Mabel was in charge ..... that's how the West was won! ..... that's my story and my bit of Americana folklore, and I'm stickin' to it!!!


My background was made with the Gelli Plate and stencils, it turned out to be a fun piece.  This was my first time using Mixed Media paper with the Gelli, I really like this paper over all the rest that I have ruined.  If you don't have any, it's really worth the trip to pick some up.  I know that I will use the Gelli Plate more often now.   Cowgirl Mabel is colored with markers and cut out and traced around the edges with black.  Words are the label maker, and the flag and top stars are shrink plastic.


Be sure to stop by the Designers Blogs for details on their projects!

Lisa * Suzanne * Tracy * Linda *Alison * Terry * Kate



10 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Love your card- love the background and he fun image- plus the shrink plastic! OK- used a coupon and Got a Gelli plate...now to figure out how to use it!!! Off to Hop.....!

Suzanne C said...

Awesome cowgirl! Love the red white and blue theme with the shrinky dink embellishments. Beautiful!

Kate said...

Such a great background. I love the colors and flag. The cowgirl goes great!
Kate

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Ooh, very cool - love the red, white and blue theme and the wonderful background. Awesome elements with the shrink plastic and label sentiment. You really made me feel that Mabel was in charge!

Hugs,
Linda

Terry said...

GF, this is rooting tooting fun! The gorgeous Mabel looks so in charge and I do believe you are right! That background is amazing and I think you are working wonders with that plate, which I still do not own! Love this! Hugs!

butterfly said...

What a fabulous cowgirl - brilliant background exploding with movement and life - love it!
Alison x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

love that Red White and Blue

Dianne said...

Your cowgirl is the Queen, with that stunning background, its a fabulous make, thanks for sharing Gerrie and have a wonderful day..

Beverly Sager said...

I agree with you that Cowgirl Mabel saved the day on many occasions :D Love the red, white & blue - thanks for the look-see!

Lisa Somerville said...

The cowgirl looks fabulous with you wonderful Gelli background!