Monday, 27 January 2014

Wyatt in the Shadows


The theme over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "This is where the cowboy rides away".  The words are taken from a song so you can feel free to create something inspired by a song you love, or any kind of wild west or cowboy theme, even if it's only the colours of the desert, a sheriff's star, it's up to you imagination :)  Create something and enter it into the challenge and you will be in the running for a $50 shopping voucher at Simon Says Stamp!

I'm not particularly a cowboy fan, in fact I've never liked watching western movies but somehow I managed to drag the name "Wyatt Earp" from the depths of my memory - I only hope this looks like him!  Did he have a droopy moustache?  I kinda feel like he did, but if not, then he does now! :)

I started by stamping the Stampers Anonymous Heavy Metal Quilt stamp onto white cardstock and colouring some of the metal plates with Promarkers.  I tore a piece of card from the French Industrial paper stash and added that to the panel.  I stamped the moustache from the Ringmaster Blueprint set and coloured it with Promarker and then set about building up the face from a variety of sources.  The hair, nose and lips came from the David stamp in the Artful Artifacts set and the eyes came from 2 stamps in the Classics #5 set.  The name came from the Worn Text stamp set and the star was from the Psychedelic Grunge stamp set.

That's Wyatt :)  It might be a small thing but I'm particularly pleased with his hair on the left edge of the card.  The David stamp that provided the hair doesn't have a left side, so I built that part using leftover bits from the right side.  I think if you didn't know that you would never suspect it.  Come to that, why did I spoil it by telling you? :)

Supplies I used included:

Our ever-generous sponsor Simon Says Stamp is offering a $50 gift voucher as the prize again this week, just make something for the challenge and you could the winner! The winner will be chosen at random from those who enter the challenge, so why not give it a try? At the very least why not head over to the Challenge Blog to see how the other members of the design team have interpreted this weeks theme! :)

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12 comments :

Artyjen said...

Very creative ;)
xoxo Sioux

Anna-Karin said...

Another very cool piece Dan and a great idea for the challenge. Love how you built that face.

Meihsia Liu said...

This is such a fun and fabulous creation, Dan. Love it! :)

Emma Williams said...

Very clever and really creative...fantastic piece!
Really looking forward to working alongside you on the SSS team.

ßeulah ßee said...

Nicely done! You are to be congratulated for using what I consider to be a most unusual stamp--that mustache!

ionabunny said...

Great piece Dan. Love the face.

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

This is quite the tribute for someone that hates westerns... I'm impressed! :)

*mwah*
Steph
Simon Says Stamp!

richardbreaks said...

Dan, you are awesome!

sara j said...

Seriously love this! What a great collage!!!

MichelleZ said...

I love how you used your stamps here. Brilliant idea! And beautifully executed.

And thanks again for your patience with me. I can't believe that I forgot to sign out TWICE now. :(

Celise McLaughlin said...

Nice job with the art work. I recommend you watch the Movie "tombstone"; great cast and very educational.

barbarayaya62 said...

abasolutely creative piece! I always like to see your interpretation of the challenges! I love your world view! BArbarayaya

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