Wishing You Ten Gallons of Fun- The Paper Shelter Challenge

    Can’t believe we are at the end of August already…  seems like summer just began… I do love the Fall, however, NOT what follows it!!  Enough whining! Today begins another challenge at The Paper Shelter.  This week’s challenge is LOTS OF LAYERS. How fabulous this challenge can be when you purchase The Paper Shelter digi images as many of the images come with coordinating design paper, or have other matching digital paper available for purchase!

     Some GREAT news is that now The Paper Shelter  is awarding a $30 prize voucher  to a challenge winner who uses a  Paper Shelter image on their project.  You can still enter with ANY IMAGE you choose, and if you use another image, you can still win 3 Paper Shelter images of your choice!
     For this week’s Lots Of Layers Challenge, I selected this fun image called “Little Cowboy”.  I haven’t created a card for a little boy in a while so this was fun image to color.    I also used two dp’s from the “Little Cowboy” paper pack so that getting the layers all matched up was easy as pie!  As you know, The Paper Shelter images come colored for a fast project AND in digi format so you can color, merge and design as  you please. While I am planning to buy a color laser printer very soon, just know this paper was printed on my inkjet printer using HP Brochure paper.

     My “Little Cowboy” was colored with lots of copics (see below).  The cardstock is from Bazzill and the raffia is from Wild Orchid Crafts.  The stars were cut with a paper punch out of extra dp that I printed out.  Last, the sentiment is computer generated.. I downloaded a free font from Dafont called “Bleeding Cowboys” and combined it with a quote I “googled” on the internet. The edges of the sentiment and stars were distressed with “Brushed Corduroy” distress ink.  His pop-guns, belt buckle and bandana also got a coat of Stickles.  Even my cowboys have to show some “bling”!

Copics: YG 99, 97, 95 & 93
R39, 29, 27, 24 & 20
B09, 96, 94, 02, 00
YG 09, 27, 24, 23, 21, E35
W9,7,5,3 &0

     Please hop over to see what our DESIGN TEAM has created to inspire you!  This card, along with others I created, is now available in my ETSY shop (sold).  Thank you, as always, for your kind comments.


This Post Has 31 Comments

  1. A Stunning card Ann Marie, wow thats just gorgeous I love all youve done with it, and the card layout is brilliant. hugs Shirleyxxxx

  2. Penny

    Oh, my, Ann Marie, this is stunning! I love your little cowboy–fabulous coloring, btw! And the bling is just right, even for a cowboy! ;^) The color scheme is really pretty, and your embellies are just perfect!

  3. Dreja

    Oh wie süß! Eine ganz tolle Karte!

    Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.
    LG Dreja

  4. Wow…this card is fabulous! Any little boy…or big boy for that matter, would love to receive this beauty. I just love all of the wonderful bright colours and patterns. Great colouring of that adorable image too. Thanks for the link to the link for the font. Thanks for joining us at Pattie's Creations Birthday Challenge….good luck ~ Charlene PC DT

  5. Rachel

    Ohhh! Fab colouring! Love that image too!

    Thank you for sharing at Celebrate the Occasion this week, Rachel xxx

  6. What a cuuuutie! Love all the fabulous layers!

    Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

  7. Unknown

    What a great job.
    I am so loving this creation. I hope that you have a great day.
    Thanks for supporting us!
    Tammy Ortiz
    Founder of
    Tammy Scrapin Corner

  8. Tina

    oh was für eine tolle Karte.
    Vielen Dank für die Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge
    LG Tina

  9. Unknown

    This is adorable!! I love that image LOL That hat!! Its fantastic! Great job coloring!! Awesome awesome card 🙂 Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I hope to see you again next week!!

    – Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

  10. Fantastic, cute boys card Ann Marie, beautiful colouring love the bright colour combo, thankyou for joining us this month in our Mad for Markers Anything Goes Challenge, take careX:)

  11. Such a great boy card! Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. DT Member Shannon83k

  12. Tonya

    Oh my goodness this is STUNNING!!! I'm in awe of your talent. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Celebrate The Occasion!

  13. Amazing coloring on this rootin' tootin' cowboy! Such a fun card and image. So glad you joined us for the birthday challenge at Pattie's Creations.

  14. what a lovely creation! i just love how you have coloured it! fantastic. thanks for joining us at mad for markers…tara 🙂

  15. Fantastic Card and Coloring! Thanks for joining us for the Anything goes challenge at Send a Smile 4 kids.

  16. This card is really fun, I think every little cowboy will love it. I like those 'planks'. Thank you for joining us at the Celebrate the Occasion challenge and hope to see you back again. Hugs
    Anna xxx

  17. Wow- what a great card! Any child would love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Send a Smile 4 Kids and good luck in the drawings!

  18. Oh Ann Marie this is one ACE card I love that image so much and what a fantastic design, papers and colours a superb creation, thank you for joining our challenge at whoopsie daisy this week.
    lorraine x

  19. Stine

    Lovely card.
    Thanks for joining us at the stempelsonnenchallnege.
    Hugs stine

  20. Wow! This is brilliant Ann Mari! Love the colours, the cute image and the design of your card! Your have made a lot of gorgeous cards lately – love how you colour the images, always so beautiful!
    Have a nice Sunday!
    Hugs Kjersti:)

  21. Gorgeous, as always. I love your work! Thanks so much for playing along with us at MarkerPop.com! I hope you join us again this week 🙂

  22. Esther

    What a cute little cowboy with his pop guns 🙂
    Love the colors you chose!!!
    Thanks for joining CTO this week!

  23. Carol

    Such a cute card. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this time. Carol x

  24. What a stunning card. So lovely design. I like the softness of colors and that image is so cute. Thanks for sharing.

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