The challenge on Splitcoaststampers today is to create a Split Negative only instead of doing it in black and white we were to do it in color. This was a fun challenge that took me out of my "normal scene box" and having me turn to distressed and western. I also have the advantage of another good guy card which I never seem to have enough of.
I pulled out all my designer paper and decided it would be fun to use the Stampin" Up! Outlaw. I pulled out Bronc Buster set and found this big buckle that I had made for a Dirty Dozen project and never used. I cut two pieces of designer paper exactly the same size and placed them side by side perfectly so I could stamp my cowboy and horse image. I used craft chocolate chip ink and embossed with clear embossing powder. I cut an additional piece of coordinating Outlaw paper for the bottom and pieced them all together. I sponged vintage photo and old paper distress ink all around the borders of the image layer. I cut a piece of close to cocoa paper and used vintage photo distress ink directly to all the borders of it to create a dark finish and then dry embossed a snake skin pattern on it using a Cuttlebug folder. I cut an additional section of the snake skin to use as an embellishment for the buckle and to cover the edges of the different paper pieced together. I lightly used the same distress ink directly to my sage base card to create interest and age but to allow the color to show. I added copper brads to all four corners that I aged and darkened with a dark brown copic marker. I liked the look of the brads so I added some copic marker to the buckle as well to tame down the copper shine. I cut around the brown border with deckle scissors and then ran the scissors around all the edges to tear and to create a curling effect like old, dried up snake skin. I thought the rope was a great finishing touch and would look great under the popped up buckle. I really like the way this turned out. I can’t wait to see what kind of review I get from my friend, Sherry, the "Queen of Distressing". She is always encouraging me to step out of my box and I certainly did today.
Stamps: Bronc Buster, Itty Bitty Background
Paper: Outlaw Designer Paper, Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Ranger Distress Inks -Vintage Photo and Old Paper
Accessories: Copic Marker, Copper and Clear Embossing Powder, Twine. Brads, Sponge, Cuttlebug, Deckle Scissors