Monday, July 19, 2010

"Howdy Partner!................."

Hello! Another week is upon us and its time for MMSC Sketch Challenge #63. The sketch this week can be fancy or clean and simple. Your choice!

Our sponsers are : D'Amour Allure and Sew Many Cards!

Here are this weeks sketches......

This week I chose another image from Sew Many Cards called "Donkey and Boot". He is the cutest little donkey I've seen. I really had fun creating with him

The DP's are from Martha Stewart,and DCWV. The boot was printed on a piece of craft leather from Michael's and then pieced onto the digi image. Additional pieces were printed out and glued on top of the boot for futher dimension. The donkey was colored using a combination of copic markers and prismacolor  pencils/gamsol. The hat, stear skull and cactus are stamps from a set at GinaK Designs. The stear skull was made out of air dry clay. I took a small amount and stamped my image into the clay. I then cut around the outline and let it dry. To give it some depth, after drying I used a painbrush dipped in water and a little bit of black water dye ink, just so the inky color would settle in the ridges and show up the detail a bit more. Twine and a horseshoe stamped onto a piece of copper foil finished the look. I think he's a dandy donkey for sure.




  1. Holly this is just adorable. All of your embellishments are simply fascinating. Your attention to detail is exemplary right down to the texture on that boot!!! You have the patience of a Saint!!! lol Beautiful work...I have come to expect nothing less!!!

    Bear Hugs,
    Carol :O}

  2. it's a beauty again holly
    I like the paper of the boot it's looks like a real boot
    great embellishments you addit too
    great coloring

    greetings karin

  3. Girl...I am in love with this bandanna paper!!!! I love anything with a country feel and you have certainly achieved it here. Thanks so much for giving us your best. Blessings, Tracy

  4. Hi Holly! This is FAB! Love the scull and the horseshoe! Great paperpiecing and the bandanna paper is just so perfect! Does not get more country than thisGreat job!


  5. Holly, what an extraordinary job you've done using that cute image from Sew Many Cards. I just love it. The leather boots look fantastic and love how you used copper for the horseshow, the twine for the lasso, the fence border punch - gosh, there's just so much to love. You give such a unique interpretation of the weekly sketches and we all get to sit back and enjoy them!! BEAUTIFUL!!


  6. Holly what an adorable western card. I just love all of your details. Your boot looks like leather and the rope and skull are perfect embellishments. Great take on the sketch challenge this week. Wow!!!

  7. Holly you are so good. Your card, theme and all those wonderful extra are amazing. Your little rope is so cute and the texture on the boot looks so like real leather. You always go that extra mile with your cards. I am so glad you are on the MMDT :) Keep up the wonderful work.
    p.s. your post looks wonderful

  8. Holly, this is just sooooo cute. Love all your wonderful western embellishments. The texture on the boots is wonderful. Beautifully done, my dear.

    Phyllis MMDesign Team

  9. Love your little donkey and fun card, the hemp and all the sweet colouring. Fun to see new blogs, mine is fairly new also.

    Good job on the sketch Holly.

  10. Hi Holly!! What an absolutely ADORABLE card!! You are a very creative woman and do wonders with your cards!! Excellent job on the sketch this week!


  11. Hello Holly - a late comment from me - I love this image and all of the texture you have added with your embellies! You have ROCKED the MMSC - like you do every week! I am loving this! Thanks for always inspiring Holly! Love it! {{{hugs}}}