Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Wild West

I was playing with my Alchohol Inks this morning. Well about 8-9 hours ago I started before I had to go out and get some blood work done. Yeah the vampires took all my blood today! LOL

anywho I got this background done and as soon as I saw the results of smearing my Glossy Card Stock through the inks on my work mat I thought of Tucson. I lived their 30 years and saw a lot of the Wild West. From Gun fights in the bars (LOL) to the Copper Mines and the Silver Jewelry sold by a lot of my friends. yes there was a gun fight in this seedy Biker Bar I used to hang at. Don't even get me started on a chapter of my life. ROFL!!

anywho again once I thought of Tucson I thunked now what can I do with this background to reflect the feeling of the Old West and then I went like ah Duh I have that great Stamp Set of Tim Holtz's.. So out it came and I went to work.. I embossed the Saloon image once I stamped it on the background and inked the edges with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain.. Then I took the Saying "Wild West" and stamped it on a Shipping Tag. I love using Shipping Tags to stamp saying on. They are so nice and sturdy and look so old when you ink them up.. I embossed this with "Pirates Gold" embossing powder and yup inked it up on the edges and some in the Shipping Tag itself. To give it an old look.. I used my Vagabond Machine and created a Rosette .. I put a little of the Rub n Buff Copper and put some of this on the Rosette then added the button from once again Timmy. Then I needed another piece to put this on. I took apart a piece of cardboard and with my blending tool used some more Walnut Distress Stain. I then took some more Rub n Buff this time the "Gold" and put that on the raised part of the corrugated cardboard. I grabbed two washers and two brads of Tim's and added that and then once again with the Alcohol Inks ( Ginger) I added it to the clip.. I then sanded it a little bit to get an old tarnished look.. Voila !! My piece was done!

I'm entering this in the Simon Says Challenge this week . You have to do a Tim Holtz Technique

The Technique I used was his Alchohol Ink Monoprint..

Hey!! Thanks for Looking!!

Robyninski the 143rd.


  1. Gorgeous. Absolutely gorgeous! Your techniques are fabulous. Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

  2. The colors are fantastic - love what you have created, the background is great,

  3. I love it!! It is gorgeous, love the colors.

  4. Absolutely beautiful Robyn--its a work of art!!
    Good luck in the draw over at SSS.

  5. Looks really stormy & moody love it

  6. I am totally in love with this piece! That background is amazing - it looks like sun rays blazing through storm clouds. I couldn't achieve that look with the alcohol inks if I worked all night - LOL!! Great job with the TH technique challenge. So happy you joined in the fun with us this week at Simon Says Stamp and Show.

  7. Congrats on your win! A really lovely piece.

  8. I knew you should win. It is a absolutely fantastic piece!!!


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