Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Christmas Western Style


Such a fun set today that celebrates a Christmas that's a little bit country.  Both my parents grew up on farms, and though I've always been a city girl, I've always had many relatives with farms.  So, I was always quite comfortable with that more rural lifestyle.  Today's set celebrates a Cowboy Christmas, and it's so fun!  Illustrated by Lauren Pope, I think you'll love it's down home style.  


I pulled out my Prismacolors and went to town on this image.  I stamped it on Kraft cardstock in Memento Tuxedo Black.  Something I've been doing more often with Prismas (especially on Kraft) is coloring the whole image in white first.  It gives it a nice base for the next layer of color and it leaves you built-in highlight to work around.  


I have some fun detailing going on here, I've added some Ivory Jute rope along the top of the card, looping it like the lights in the boot, accenting it with red rhinestones.  Then a Silhouette cut file sherrif's star for the sentiment, stamping with Memento Rich Cocoa.  A Classic Edges One Edgeabilties Border is a good touch and the papers are MME and Glitz French Kiss, because I thought the peeled paint, denim and burlap was a great pairing for this cowboy.  And it's all put together with some crazy sewing.  This set would be fantastic for masculine designs.  


We have another round today of the Mystery Blogger!  Your comment today if chosen will earn you this great set!  The more DT blogs you comment on, the better your chances!

Today will bring another Noon-Time Challenge at the Flourishes Blog....Noon Central Time.  

Join in on our other Challenges this week for more chances to win too, the Any Which Way Sketch Challenge  and the Timeless Tuesday Pinterest Inspiration Challenge are both fun ways to create something and have a chance to win! 


  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Christine Okken (you are here)
  • Danielle Kennedy
  • Heather Jensen
  • Silke Ledlow
  • Sharon Doolittle
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Tammy Hershberger


  • 32 comments:

    KarinsArtScrap said...

    this is gorgeous Christine, love it.
    fabulous boot.

    greetings karin

    stampqueen said...

    Great card!!! I love the prismacolors on kraft!!!

    tina said...

    Such an adorable card! What fun details.

    Tina
    aurathentic@gmail.com

    kathy s said...

    this looks a fun card thanks for sharing Christine

    Nan G said...

    Such a fun Christmas card! Love the dp giving a hint of texture. This is a must have stamp set!

    kathy s said...

    I am loving your card love all the colours and the "rope" with the bling this looks like such a fun set

    Anonymous said...

    Lovin' the kraft and prisma look. You rock that! Also like the burlap and twine with the red rhinestones and the spot of denim is so perfect.
    Beth Greco

    michemilie said...

    How genious are you??? the jute rope is fabulous!!! What a great fun card and set! Awesome job!!!

    Theresa said...

    Outstanding coloring. Thanks for the tip about coloring with white first. Must try on kraft. Love that rope with stones..great finish!!!

    TLady said...

    WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Christine your work on the boot is FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!It looks SOOOO REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!! AND I LOVE what you did with the rest of the card too! The Denim, Crazy sewing, "string of lights!" Little sherif badge! IT'S TOTALLY FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

    alicaz said...

    Fabulous coloring - looks like an illustration from vintage children's book!

    Colleen said...

    Christine,
    This is awesome! What a great tip for coloring on kraft. The DT is just a wealth of information and tips on so much. I love the way you did the jute and everything else on the card. This set will be going in my cart for sure.

    Tracy said...

    Wow, the design team had a lot of fun with this set. What a great card.

    Allison Cope Israels said...

    Wowsers Christine! I love the Primacolors with the kraft! Absolutely stunning!

    Marisa said...

    Love that "rope" around the image! What af un "western Christmas" card :)

    Wanda Cullen said...

    OMGoodness, this is fabulous and you've tied all the western elements together so well! Love the jute twine detail!

    Kim160 said...

    Gorgeous card, love how you have added the jute rope and star. Thanks for sharing.

    Anonymous said...

    What a fun set! Flourishes has something for everyone in this release. I really like your Prismacolor technique. I am definitely going to try that.
    Mary H.

    Queen Mary said...

    Another beautiful image made even more beautiful by your coloring!

    Linda Carson said...

    You rounded up this card in Western style from denim, rope and burlap! Looks fabulous!

    Connie MacFarlane said...

    Christine, what a fun card! Love it and thanks for sharing your colouring technique.

    Joan V said...

    Gorgeous card. Love all the details of your card, even the crazy sewing. LOL. It looks fantastic. Thanks for the inspiration.

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    I really like the coloring on this Christine, very country feel. Your lasso and jewels are super fun.

    Broni said...

    Fabulous, Christine! Love how you added the winding "rope"!!

    Silke Ledlow said...

    Christine, I totally love this card! You've captured the wild west look so perfectly and I really like how you colored this image. ~S~

    Jacqueline Smith said...

    What a gorgeous card, love it!

    Traci M said...

    Wow, this is gorgeous, Christine! I love the highlights and your red rhinestones lasso!! Such a fun image, too!

    Traci M said...

    Wow, this is gorgeous, Christine! I love the highlights and your red rhinestones lasso!! Such a fun image, too!

    Karen W said...

    Gorgeous card, you took a "cute" image and made it pretty!!

    Conniecrafter said...

    such a fun country western feel, very cool!

    Ravengirl said...

    What a gorgeous card! I love color medium you chose and the twine and rhinestone accents are fabulous!

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Fantastic coloring!