I recently did a road trip to Minneapolis via Indianapolis.  I noticed a LOT of isolated farms!  One thing that really struck me was that barns are red.  Why aren’t they blue, orange, pink, or a whole variety of different colors.  Barns are red.  But, why!?!?!  As I was a passenger when this question came to me I quickly grabbed my phone and did a quick internet search.  There is actually a reason that barns are red! Who knew? :/

Barns began being painted red because farmers added (ferrous oxide) rust to linseed oil to protect the barn.  Now they are painted red for tradition.  For more information about barns and red check out Farmers’ Almanac and Smithsonian.

Anyhow…now I know the reason that red and farms go together.  So, I knew why I wanted red hemp to place in the grooves of the recycled corrugated box!


  1. Card Base:  Recycled card board, Folk Art – French Vanilla, Glimmer Mist – Suede, Stamped with Stampers Anonymous Classic 7 (inked with Distress Ink – Walnut).
  2. In the areas that the grooves were exposed I glue in red hemp.
  3. Image:  Graphics Fairy – Cowgirl, this was sized and cut out with Silhouette, the edges are colored with red Sharpie.
  4. Words: Gypsies Moments Express Yourself.
  5. When completed I distressed the edges with DI – Walnut.


  1. Art by Miran
  2. ATCs Around the World
  3. 613 Avenue Create
  4. Crafting From the Heart
  5. Creative Fingers
  6. Left of Center
  7. Wicked Wednesday ACT Challenge


Craftisan Studios Brass Dog

 What's the Deal with the Dog?

 If this inspires you let me know!

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5 thoughts on “Cowgirl: Spirited Confident Woman

  1. Thank you for taking part in our art by miran challenge,
    I very much enjoyed looking at your project and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  2. what’s the deal with the dog? Is it a door stop? I have an iron black mama door stop and a momma duck and babies doorstop.

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