Wednesday, 19 June 2013

AMERICANA

Time for our monthly blog hop with Artistic Outpost and our theme this month is AMERICANA.
I used the COWGIRL STRENGTH plate to create my tag decorating the background with Distress Ink fired brick and salty ocean.
I also flicked water onto my inked background and added texture paste through some star sequin waste.
Bunting has been added to the top of the tag again from the COWGIRL STRENGTH plate, coloured with salty ocean Distress Ink. I also added the fabulous sentiment 'She Knows Her Own Strength'. Small wooden stars also add further dimension and interest.
I coloured the focal image with Distress Inks and also added natural twine and a rusty heart for added texture and dimension.
My fellow Design Team members have made some fabulous pieces to inspire you, please pop along and visit their blogs and be inspired along the way.

Artistic Outpost also has a fabulous REFERRAL THEME taking place for June and the theme is ANYTHING GOES using your AO images. There is also a fabulous prize on offer, upload your designs HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by, Tracy x x

20 comments:

Shelly Schmidt said...

Great card- love the stars from Texture paste- and the banner and stars and heart w/raffia are such great embellishments!

inkypinkycraft said...

A really fab make and gorgeous colours! Hugs trace x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous tag Tracy, very American indeed.
hugs Brenda xxx

Annie said...

Fab make Tracy :-) love the colours and stamps. Great idea with the twine.

Hugs

Annie x

Patricia Howarth said...

Morning Tracy, Lovely tag, I am loving the background and the texture paste through the star sequin waste, so effective, love the whole thing.
Lots of love from Patricia xx

Helen said...

Fab tag, Tracy!!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous mix of colors an the stars along the background. Love how you placed the cowgirl in the midst of it. Beautiful twine and heart accent. Fabulous tag all around!

Kate said...

Very vintage and country. I love the inked background and stars. I never thought I would really use that cowgirl stamp plate but the way you use it always amazed and inspires me. I guess I am going to have to add it to my wish list. Gorgeous tag!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Fabulous color palette and I absolutely LOVE those stenciled stars! Wow, they really make the whole piece pop. The twine and rusty heart are wonderful accent pieces too. Super take on this month's theme!

Hugs,
Linda

Gerrie Johnnic said...

She stands proudly amongst the stars.....great tag! Love the twine and rusty heart additions. I sat here staring at those stars, and then read your post, love it!

Terry said...

Tracy, that is one spectacular background and I love the texture from those stars! The cowgirl looks amazing! Love this tag!

Hanneke said...

Wow, great! I love the use of color and how you used that twine! Hugs, Hanneke

butterfly said...

Fabulous tag, Tracy - love the Salty Ocean accents, and that gorgeous rustic twine and heart!
Alison x

Robyn Phelan Sharp said...

thanks for an adorable tag for this "yankee" hop

Michelle Webb said...

It looks great Tracy, love that theme. I do really love AO stamps, they're great. Love your tag. The background is brilliant! Michelle xx

Beverly Sager said...

Fabulous texture and dimension! Love the muted/softened red, white & blue. I actually said, "Ooh!" when I first saw it. Great job :D

Redanne said...

Fabulous tag Tracy, just adore those stencilled stars which make the cowgirl really stand out. Great heart and twine too.

Anita Houston said...

I LOVE this one Tracy!!! Fabulous design and the AO cowgirl stamps are fabulous! The color is super super!

Lynn Stevens said...

This so looks like Idaho. you sure you haven't been hear yet? LOL
Hugs Lynn

Lisa Somerville said...

Fabulous tag! Love the background and the added star sequin waste - I'm gonna have to find me some of that!