Monday, August 3, 2020

Slimline Cowboy Birthday

Happy Trails partners!  Today I’ve got a fun design from The Cat’s Pajamas for the new Slimline Challenge this month. I'm using the mighty fine re-released set Happy Trails Digital set from TCP to lasso some fun for a Birthday design.  And at $5 it’s a steal of a deal.  I’ve loved these retro cowboy designs since Alma first released them, but didn’t grab them at the time, so I’m so happy they’re in digital form now.  

I coloured up the cowboy, cacti and campfire images with Copics and then trimmed them out.  

I created the background scene with the Great Outdoors stencil, the Big Beautiful Blending Brush and some Distress Ink (Wild Honey, Antique Linen, Rusty Hinge, Tumbled Glass, Mermaid Lagoon).  That was a hoot to work with, and it worked really well for this Slimline design.  Lots more square footage to work with and it really gives you that wide open desert sort of feel.  

To make the design cohesive and add some dimension I drew in the small background cacti and popped a little Copic colour on them too.  In case you haven’t already jumped in on the craze, Slimline designs are 3 1/2 inches x 8 1/2 inches and fit into a regular business sized envelope.  

I accented the design with some twine and added the sentiment with TCP 3 x 3 Stars Die to mimic the feel of a sherrif badge.  It’s just so darn tootin’ cute!  

So please join us on the Slimline Challenge this month at The Cat’s Pajamas!  Enter with your card and you could win a $50 TCP Gift Voucher!  

Here’s more Slimline Inspiration today from The Cat Pack....


KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous and cute Christine
Gr Karin

Nancy Thomas said...

This is absolutely adorable Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my this is just the cutest, fantastic scene!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just fantastic! Love it!

Leslie Miller said...

Adorable! So colorful and cute!

Alma de la Rosa said...

You are a master creating a scene. I bow down

Lucy E. said...

This is adorable!
Such an awesome
cowboy scene! I have this set and need to
get busy using it!