Today (Tuesday) is a holiday here in New Zealand, so while it was weird to have one day at work, then one day off and tomorrow we have to go back to work for three more days, I'll take that over five days work any time 😄
I wanted to play along with MFT's sketch this week, so started with that, then went looking for some MFT stamps to play with. I really felt like coloring so out came Green Pastures - I love coloring this little cowgirl. I paired her with Hog Heaven to come up with this card.
I stamped, colored and die-cut all the elements and set them aside to work on the card base. After die-cutting the opening from a panel of white cardstock, I stamped the sentiment in Versafine Onyx Black ink in such a position that the cowgirl can be "standing" on it, to ground her.
I adhered that to a white top-folding card base with foam tape after adding a piece of gingham patterned paper behind the opening, and then added the colored images. Finally, I added some black gel pen to the eyes.
I'm also playing along in a few other challenges: Just Add Ink "Romance", Sweet Stampin' "Anything but a Birthday", Simon Says Stamp Anything Goes and Cupcake Inspirations "Love"
Stamps: Hog Heaven, Green Pastures (MFT)
Ink: Black Licorice Hybrid, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock: White, X-Press It, Fresh Gingham (MFT)
Dies: Green Pastures, Hog Heaven, Jumbo Peek-a-Boo Circle Window (MFT)
Edited to Add: This card got a shout out at Sweet Stampin' and Just Add Inkhttp://just-add-ink.blogspot.co.nz/2018/02/just-add-ink-394winners.html