Thursday, August 11, 2011

Southwestern Simplicity

Nothing defines Southwestern Culture more than a beautiful handmade Chile Ristra hanging from the front of your home. These Chile Ristras are very popular here where I live. Something we all look forward to every year, here in New Mexico, is the aroma of roasting chile that fills the air from late August into October each year. It's something you have to experience, because there simply are no words to describe it.... Well, actually "mouth~watering" is a pretty good description. :)

I created this card with the brand new New Mexico Digi-Stamp Set. I printed the chile image several times onto red card stock and then simply cut them out and layered them after I gave them each a little curve by gently twisting them around a pencil. Then I attached the Ristra to a piece of Real Wood Paper and embellished with Spellbinders Floral Doily Motifs and a bit of embroidery thread. Thanks for stopping by. Have a wonderful day.

6 comments:

Sue @ McMahon Five Designs said...

I am so in love with this Chile Ristra! It's just too dang cool! You should put this on SCS for all to see and drooool over. Very creative and very cool, Michelle!

Denise @ Paper Gems said...

Diffinately ... (cute) Good enough to EAT! SO "Southwestern" ... it jumps off the page!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow is this neat- never thought to print it out on red paper- and I do not believe I have ever heard of a Chile Ristra. Wonderful card Michelle!

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is so stunning and amazing! I'm really impressed!

MaxineD said...

Amazing - it's great to see how you used this image in such an original way.
Blessings
Maxine

alteredforhim said...

Wow, that's so creative! I love that pop of red and I bet it looks great outside your door.