Annie Get Your Gun (FSC#34-Musical)

Hello Everyone
It is that time when we announce a new challenge theme at Fashionable Stamping Challenge. This fortnight the theme is Musical. Our rules are simple, you must include stamping on your entry and please, no digi’s allowed. To view the prize sponsored by Marina and to see the incredible DT samples from my DT sisters then click the link at the top of this post.
Stamps Used
Oxford Impressions – Cowgirl Blues

With the theme Musical my thoughts turned towards a musical such as film/theatre and as my eyes set upon Cowgirl Blues set which  purely by chance had been lying on my work surface, all of a sudden songs such as Annie Get Your Gun, etc came to mind and so this hanging was  not inspired through my love of wild west musicals but purely the path I was led down all because of this stamp set.A good while ago I used Crafty Notions Rusting Powder with a stencil to alter a piece of cotton fabric, this became the backing for this hanging. As I did not want to completely obscure the rusted panel I decided that a tag would make the focal of the hanging with some supporting stamping surrounding the tag.
Wanting a distressed, timeworn appearance to the focal image  I first of all lightly distressed with an old emery board the glossy cardstock (make sure you wipe the surface after distressing) before stamping the image taking the distressing further when after stamping I once again distressed with the emery board then abraded the edges and sponged on some  DI Vintage Photo.Much of what I used on this hanging I was lucky enough to have prepared so was in my stash, such a time saver. The tag was stained with tea and coffee (and as you can see it was also heavily distressed) as was the fringe trimming at the top of the hanging. The bottom fringing was again stained with tea bags layered with stained gimp, this time stained with homemade spray ink and here it is threaded through a chipboard buckle which had previously received the rusting treatment. Torn pieces of this and that and stamping onto cork and pieces from a cardboard box (after it has been soaked, peeled and left to dry) make up this western collage.
We look forward to viewing your Musical artwork.  Have fun with your interpretation of this theme.
Thank You for taking the time to visit this post. Hope to catch-up with you very soon to see what you have been creating.

51 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Kim
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 14:23:10

    Well, of course, THIS my favorite. Lovin’ the stamp and your technique. Now, I have to have her. 🙂 hugs cowgirl.


  2. Rita
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 14:47:29

    I absolutely Love your hanging Lynne. The backing looks fabulous and the tag is first class. I love the stamp you used on the tag. TFS. Hugs Rita xx


  3. Annie
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:03:05

    Fabulous make Lynne. I love that rusty background, which sets this theme so well. Great stamp and I love the distressing/ fringing. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers is another huge favourite musical of mine.

    Hugs Annie x


  4. Alie Hoogenboezem-de Vries
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:09:07

    What a great techniques Lynne with a gorgeous result!! Lovely artwork…

    greetings, Alie 🙂


  5. Suze Bain
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:15:36

    This is probably not one of the better know musicals Lynne, but it certainly brings back memories for me. We did it at secondary school, I was only in the chorus but I did love being on stage! Your rusty fabric is fabulous and I love all the tassels. A wonderful hanging. xx


  6. craftytrog
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:27:05

    Fabulous artwork Lynne! That rusty background looks amazing! xx


  7. Meggymay
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:31:11

    Fabulous project Lynne and a great take on the theme.
    Yvonne x


  8. Marilyn J. Rock
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 15:48:01

    Another brilliant piece Lynne! I love the rusted treatment with this – creates a wonderful look! I love it! xxoo


  9. may
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 16:02:34

    Brilliant project Lynne… love that background & your tag is fabulous… that stamp I need!!! Hugs May x x x x


  10. Julia
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 16:08:42

    Wonderful techniques utilised to produce this piece Lynne. I love this distressed look and the rusting makes it look so realistic. The idea of using the emery board is clever too. A master piece in my opinion.


  11. Rosie
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 16:28:14

    Wow, this is gorgeous, lynne


  12. Sandra
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 17:08:29

    Just love this hanging great choice of musical theme, I love the wild west. Sandra X


  13. butterfly
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 17:22:06

    So much fun, Lynne – I just love her feisty look and stance! Your rusty fabric looks amazing, and I love the distressing on the photo and tag. What a wonderful response to the stamps and the challenge combined – full of rugged appeal!
    Alison x


  14. Martina
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 17:30:25

    What a brilliant work, Lynne! Love the image and the rusty design.


  15. 2amscrapper
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 17:35:12

    I love this, Lynne! I’m going to have to enter this challenge!


  16. Ira
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 18:02:13

    I’ve always been a huge Western fan myself so it will come to no surprise to you that I adore this beautiful piece Lynne, love the stars, reminds me of sherriff badges!


  17. Brenda Brown
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 18:04:22

    A fabulous interpretation and I love your time-worn rusted effects.
    hugs {brenda} xox


  18. Marjie Kemper
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:00:53

    These are amazing! I’ve so missed coming by and am now in major catch-up mode. Can’t get over your awesome treatment here for Annie and like Brenda said, that rusty look is just fantastic. We are safe and sound at home with lights on today. Thanks for all your kind comments!


  19. ptiteplume
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:12:22

    Very original!!


  20. Avril
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:14:34

    Hi Lynne, This is a fabulous take on the challenge. I love the rusted fabric, it looks like cowhide! So original.
    Avril xx


  21. Paula
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:34:40

    Hi Lynne, this is superb such a cool idea love all the beautiful touches and the subtle distressing, a wonderful hanging. Enjoy the last Downton tonight. xx


  22. Anne Rx
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 19:44:54

    Hi Lynne, love how that rusting powder gives the effect of cowhide on your backing and the lady on the tag certainly has the feisty attitude of Annie Get Your Gun. A brilliant make. Crafty hugs, Anne x


  23. Paper Profusion
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 20:53:11

    Well if you had said that the distressed fabric had first seen the light of day in an old John Ford western then I would believe you! Wonderful creativity results in a brilliant cowgirl! Thanks for sharing such clever techniques. Nicola x


  24. barnie
    Nov 04, 2012 @ 21:06:32

    Fabulous, I love this plate and your creation is fantastic.


  25. Terry
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 00:30:35

    Clever take on the musical theme, Lynne! Love this wall hanging and what a stunning background! Fabulous rusted effect! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Hugs!


  26. stempelchaotin
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 06:08:27

    Wow Lynne your last pieces are a dream.
    So romantic and brillaint.
    Love here the rusty style. Perfect job as always.


  27. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 06:08:31

    Hi Lynne, That’s a gorgeous creation! I love the cowgirl theme and the colors. The background turned out great and the tag is beautiful.
    Have a great week!


  28. Dot L
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 07:02:24

    Hi Lynne…I love how the background looks like cowhide…perfect for this theme! A really beautiful piece.
    Dot x


  29. Sophie
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 09:03:20

    Das sieht spitzenmäßig aus. Wie eine kostbare Antiquität.
    Wunderschön, liebe Lynne.


  30. Sharon
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 09:49:01

    A great western style creations Lynne – love the image. The background really looks like cow hide!!! Amazing as always!!!


  31. Fliss
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 12:47:15

    This is a bit of a wow Lynne! The rusted background looks amazing and all the detail on your hanging is just stunning. Very original take on the theme too.
    Hugs, Fliss xx


  32. Yvonne G
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 14:25:30

    Be still my heart Lynne! You’re brilliant interpretation evoke childhood memories for me. Our parents dressed my brother and me in Roy Roger cowboy boots, hats, holsters and guns and we spent countless hours playing cowboys and Indians. Thanks for the memories! Love the rusted background. Best, Yvonne


  33. Anni
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 16:27:55

    Dear Lynne love your Annie this collage is fantastic and what a great backgrounf you made with the rust powder, I have never tryed it with a stencil, your result has been well, love the tag and the skull.
    Hugs Anni


  34. Lynn Stevens
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 16:36:56

    Hi Lynne, I have this set and LOVE it. So cute what you created with it too. So much FUN!!! Reminds me of home. LOL
    Thanks for entering my giveaway and best of luck.
    Hugs Lynn


  35. Bärbel
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 16:56:42

    Ein großartiges Projekt, Lynne, der rostige Effekt verleiht dem Hänger einen ganz besonderen Wow-Effekt – ichj liebe es!


  36. Janny Jager 't Hooft
    Nov 05, 2012 @ 18:52:01

    Very vey nice Lynne
    A great western style.
    Love it.
    Greetings Janny


  37. Buttons
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 07:07:53

    Ooooh Lynne, that rusted fabric background has me in mind of cowhide for some reason!! It is so effective for this piece and works really well with all the other elements. Love it. Hugs, Buttons x


  38. PetraB
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 11:36:55

    great interpretation of the theme! The background is fabulous.


  39. Gaëlle
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 13:37:22

    Super beau et magnifique blog !!!Bravo j’adore !!!Bises !!!Gaëlle


  40. Alexa Noble
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 14:59:40

    Ye Ha!! That cow print background is awesome – sounds like you’ve done a lot of staining and inking (have you got brown hands now or did you cheat and wear gloves?!!)


  41. Jingle
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 16:53:04

    These are so beautiful! I love all the texture you created visually!


  42. Cathy Calamas
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 18:34:39

    Wonderful hanging. the rust background and image are awesome. WHere did you get that super hanger and clips?


    • lynne
      Nov 06, 2012 @ 18:41:37

      Thank You Cathy.
      The hanger I purchased from Crafty Individuals but sadly they no longer stock them.
      You might be able to find similar at Stampington & co.


  43. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 19:20:07

    Can’t say I’ve ever heard of Rust Powder here in the states…you have me curious Lynne

    This piece came together SO beautifully, you have certainly captured the essence of Cowgirl Annie…
    the detail of the SF Pony Express on the hanger is just perfection along with so many other touches…
    you are the queen of details and creativity and so much more!
    I bow to you 🙂


  44. Lucy Edmondson
    Nov 06, 2012 @ 22:04:35

    This is absolutely fabulous!

    Lucy x


  45. Nicie Ibarra
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 02:17:53

    Lynn, this is soooooo beautiful!!!! Just love it!!! 🙂


  46. MarieS.
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 07:59:44

    That is one gorgeous creation,Lynne.Love all the rust:)You are so talented.


  47. Diane
    Nov 07, 2012 @ 15:16:46

    This is gorgeous and so fun! Love the image!


  48. baileyrosy
    Nov 10, 2012 @ 22:39:47

    Annie looks splendiferous, the colours are amazing and that rust powder is so realistic it set my teeth on edge just looking at !



  49. tonitat
    Nov 11, 2012 @ 14:21:00

    Hi lynne i love your ‘rusting’ looks really deep and textural, and that’s a great stamp. I can hear Doris Day singing as I look at this ! Very evocative x


  50. Shirley
    Nov 12, 2012 @ 11:14:07

    Gorgeous doesn’t describe this piece adequately Lynne it is just the most droolingly fabulous creation.

    Hugs Shirley x x


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