Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Mojo With Rodeo

Hey All,
After dancing with my cards on Tuesday you would think I needed a break. No, no, no! I've got my mojo working along with the girls over at MojoMonday blogspot.  This week they are doing the tall and skinny. It sounds like a dance step but it belongs to the sketch posted for this week.  I like playing along because some of the sketches gives me some extra creative juice.  Here is the sketch and my take on it  MOJO 386:
 

This card was done mainly with scraps of paper that I can't remember what company they came from.  The card base is a piece of black cardstock. The embellishments are also scrap pieces left over from another project. It was fun to make and looked exactly as described, tall and skinny when placed near some other cards.
Here is another take on the sketch for MOJO 386:
MOJO 386: all the patterned paper came from DCWV Safari Chic stack.

I have not finish celebrating Black History 2015. The person that I want to share with you today is Bill Pickett (December 5, 1870-April 2, 1932), cowboy and actor.   William "Texas Bill" Pickett was known as the "The Bull-Dogger" and "The Dusky Demon."  Both of these monikers were given for his legendary prowess as a rodeo cowboy.  Born near the Travis County Line, about thirty miles north of Austin, Bill was a Texan through and through.  He was both African and Native American descent. As one of thirteen children by Thomas Jefferson and Mary Virginia Pickett, Bill became enamored with the life of a cowboy.  In 1888, he entered his first rodeo contest and soon became a very popular rodeo performer.  Although he gained notoriety as a rodeo cowboy, Pickett had to endure the racism of his time.  Despite the opposition against him, Pickett became the first Black cowboy movie star.   In honor of Bill Pickett, here is a card for his contribution:

In honor of William "Bill" Pickett all the paper comes from DCWV Brooklyn Stack along with stickers from Jolee's boutique and Paper House.  The feathers are from Touch of Nature. The paper was embossed with  Darice embossing folder and sanded to hightail the crackle effects. Thank you so much for your viewing today.  In our area the weather forecast is for 2-6 inches of snow tonight.  Stay warm and cozy everybody.
Sending you a hug and LOVE,
Lois



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