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Yeehaw, it's Fathers Day!

Howdy, It's Robin here today.  We are celebrating men this month at Altered Pages and this rugged cowboy makes a perfect Fathers Day card for the outdoorsy type.  


These two collage images share a color palette.  Even though the sky and ground were different on each of the photos, I trimmed the tree line on each one so that it would flow across the card.  


To make it a "manly" card vs. just a landscape card, I needed to add at least a cowboy.  This fellow and his horse are both on the same collage called Old West.  Perfect!


I pulled a lot of different images out to combine for this card and opted to use just five of them. I cut the bottom barn away from the sky in the photo to add to my background.  Putting this barn in front gave it another layer of dimension front to back, putting the original barn image further to the back.


The ground on this second barn worked pretty well with the rocky ground of the mountain image.


The white edge where the trees came together was touched up with a dark orange Gelato and a water pen and quickly blotted.  The cowboy below has white between the loops of his rope so I used the same process to color them in with a dark green Gelato.  I also lightly colored the rocks in the bottom right corner with this color.


The image was squared up and trimmed to be a layer on a 5x7 card.  Before attaching my scene to the light sky I touched up the scene all the way around with a topaz ink, which matches the color of the next mat.


All of the matted layers were combined into the card below.


The Mini Tag Alphabet Collage comes in several colors.  I cut them into little rectangles and used the same topaz ink to distress the edges.


Each of the letters were mounted with a small square of dimensional foam adhesive.


I used the "D" in Day to camouflage the line where the two tree images come together.


Thanks for stopping by!  Be sure to come back again real soon to see what the Altered Pages Artsociates Design Team has to share with you.


SUPPLIES USED ON THIS POST:
Old West collage
Vintage Barns collage
Colors In New England collage
Alphabet Tags collage - several colors available
Double-sided Adhesive - several widths are available
Foam Dimensional Adhesive - several sizes are available


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