Saturday, December 11, 2010

Day 8 Tag and My Cowboy Santa

I think I somehow skipped past this one. Anyway....  I wasn't really crazy about Tim's color choices so went out on my own with blue and white, I Love the tone on tone effect. I didn't have that little house die ( on my wish list) so I stamped the image from Artistic Outpost steampunk plate. The snowflakes, text and swirls all come from Artistic Outpost. I'm linking this to The Artistic Stamper and Arty Jen.  I added a little sparkle snow on the ground but doesn't show well in the picture.


                                     My Cowboy Santa
I thought you might like to see my very first hand carved piece I did. Must have been about 12 years ago. I have hand carved at least a dozen or so different things since.
He's all hand carved from basswood. I used carving knives and gouges.

I just love he little pillow sticking out from his Santa suit. and his stick horse.

Yee Haw!!!!


36 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

I'm very impressed with your wood carving!

indybev said...

I LOVE your cowboy Santa. I used to sketch vintage Santas on 1-inch pine, cut them out with my band saw and paint them with oils, (I'm using a pair for my Sunday Postcard entry, but my one attempt at carving was less than successful. BRAVO to you for your cowboy. He's a charmer!

Terry said...

Love your tag! The blue color choice is fantastic. Adorable Cowboy Santa! Have a great weekend!

Helen said...

Love your carved cowboy santa, you are so clever! That tag looks amazing in blue - and do get the houses, they are fab!

Wax Beach Artist said...

Wow, I can't believe you carved that yourself... amazing! So much detail, he is beautiful and he looks just like I always knew Santa really looks. You should do more carvings..you are very talented.

Paper Paradise said...

The tag as always......lovely, but the Cowboy Santa!!!!!!! He is just amazing. I find it so hard to see how someone can be so talented as to carve this out of wood!!!!! I am totally amazed! Sue x

Martina2801 said...

Ha-ha-ha, this cowboy Santa is so funny, Lynn! And your tag above is fabulous as always! Beautifully created!

Susan said...

Lynn I love your cowboy Santa. He is so adorable.

Tracy Evans said...

I love the tone on tone of your tag Lynn, very effective and wintery. I'm so impressed with your wood carving, I can't believe that was your first attempt, amazing. Tracy Evans x x

sonya said...

Wow! Lynn, your carved Santa is fantastic! I love his stick horse! . You are so talented. And I love your tag too!
Blessings,
Sonya

Netty said...

I love your wood sculptures and this is no exception, you must have a wonderful collection. Wood is such a pleasing medium, far better than metal. I really like your tag as well Lynn, great choice of colour. Annette x

craftytrog said...

Is there no end to your talents Lynn?! Your cowboy santa is fantastic! I love your blue version of Tim's tag too, a much better colour choice than Tim's! Great stamping too! x

ScrappyDandyDoo said...

Your tags gorgeous, love that you kept it monotone:D
but OMG howcoolis your santa!!! I love him!!! clever you :D
Julie xx

misteejay said...

Lovely colour choice for your tag Lynn. Your Santa is amazing and such fun.

Toni :o)

Daniele said...

the tag looks gorgeous, so much better than Tims I have to say
hugs

Minxy said...

Your tag looks so pretty in blue, and as for the wood carving, i'm very impressed, its fab :D x

Sandy Davis said...

Happy Saturday and love your version of Tim's tag. Really, really loving your hand carved Western Santa, and I cant believe that is the first piece you ever did as he is just awesome.

Jo said...

omg!!! there is no end to your talent ... what a crazy, wonderful, adorable cowboy santa, looooove his little horse!

Evelyn S. said...

"Yee Haw" is right! Wonderful carving, Lynn.

And your blue tag....wowee! I did NOT like Sir Tim's version (I know that's probably heresy to many women..but it's the truth!)... yours is fabulous!

Louise (KardKrazy) said...

Well, let me just say right off the bat that it amazes me that your FIRST attempt at woodcarving turned out so impressively.
Secondly, I love the way you stamped the snowflake design on your santa and sleigh (Tim's Tag) and the little sentiment you included. What a great idea to use that OI house in the background. Love when we can use stamps from Halloween sets for Christmas.

Tracey said...

Well I was all ready to comment on your gorgeous tag ( annd I totally agree I wasnt enamoured with Tims colours on this one either) and then wham bam thankyou mam, that wood carving blew my socks off - surely it is not fair that one woman can have so many talents !!!! He is the most fabulous looking santa I have seen, cute, funny, whimsical and amazingly well done - love love love him xxx

she dreams big! said...

You carve too? What creative talents DON'T you possess? Your tags really put me in the mood to make some of my own but I won't. Love the poinsettia one the best so far!

PetraB said...

Both your tag and your carving is most impressive.

agypsyangel said...

I love the cowboy Santa, you just amaze me more everyday! Could I come live with you for the summer and you mentor me with all the types of art you can do!!! Fantastic Lynn.
Cute tag also,
Hugs,
Kim

Lori said...

I LOVE your version of Tim's tag, using the blues makes all the difference, it's just fabulous! And that hand carved cowboy Santa is just too awesome for words..

Lori Saul said...

A beautiful tag and what a great Cowboy Santa- fantastic work! I hope you are feeling a lot better and the best to you and yours this Holiday Season. I love seeing all of your beautiful art in the somserset magazines- I don't know how you do it all!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful take on Tim's tag, love the mix of AO imgaes! FAB carved piece - you are so talented!

donna said...

Love your carving! You were so clever to change the colors and create such a wintery magical card!

Sue said...

Lynn, trying to do some blog catchup tonight. Your tags are so wonderful - so creative! LOVE your cowboy Santa! My God girl, you are amazingly talented!

Hugs,

Sue

Sandy said...

Oh wow so wonderful blue Tag Lynn.
Fantastic design. Love them.

Sarah said...

Yee haw is right...that is one awesome Santa! And you are one multi-talented gal!

Vic said...

Your tag is great - I love the color scheme!

Your Santa is fantastic! The only thing I ever carved was a snowman out of Ivory soap - when I was about ten! (Oh, except pumpkins! LOL)

Christine said...

Love your tag but that Santa is gorgeous!!! My dad would have loved it! It really reminds me of the years he played Santa for the grand kids. He was smart enough to change out of his cowboy boots or it would have given him away for sure!!!

Suzanne C said...

Love your colors on this tag and that you stamped the train station in the background. Your carved cowboy is fantastic! Very multi-talented are you!

Anonymous said...

LOL! My brother would have loved this ;) it's darling for sure. Thanks for sharing him with us. Linda Duke

Marva said...

Oh this is awesome! I tried carving once, decided it was not for me...

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