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Friends Having Fun Sketch Challenge #1

Yes! I did it! I made my Friends Having Fun card! We are not supposed to be stressing about these challenges (hence the “Fun!” part of the name), but I really wanted to play along. I loved Dani’s sketches from Twilight Tuesday (which I still miss so much!), so I really wanted to make something for her latest sketch! Take a peek.

Ain’t it purdy??? It is until you see my version!

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It’s a bit off kilter wouldn’t you say? But that’s how I roll! I had this image from Smeared Ink’s Chicks Dig Guns collection for a while now. I knew it would work perfectly for this sketch. I think that this is my favorite image from that collection. She’s really pretty, I love what she’s wearing, and that gun just nasties the whole “pretty as a picture” image up! I even left her socks white to butch her up a teeny bit.

Here’s a close-up:

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She’s colored in with my Spectracolor colored pencils from Design. I stamped her on some cardstock that has little black flecks in it. I thought it gave it some umph. Then I edged it with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Click on any of the pictures to see them bigger!

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I chose an ugly brown cardstock (I love brown, don’t get me wrong… this one just looks dirrrty!), and I skanked it up a bit with some more of my Walnut Ink . Stamped those 3 borders in the same, and nastied those babies up with Antique Linen Distress Ink. Those borders are all from Stampers Anonymous. And I added some Vintage Photo Distress Stickles to the bottom corner.

It felt great to do this card! For a lot of the challenges I participate in, I have to stick to a specific company, or cater to a certain style. Here, I ran like hell! It was great to get a little dirty and inked up! I haven’t really done it in a while, and I really need to get back to it. I always felt that the dirtier my hands were, the better the project was! That’s not to say that I’m unhappy with what I’ve been making lately,but I think you get what I’m sayin’ right? It feels good to do stuff like I used to. So go and ink up your hands and join in on the FHF sketch! I’d love to see what you do with Dani’s great sketch!

Comments

Laura B said…
I love it! The colors and your coloring are great, and the border stamps are awesome!:) I really need to get some of the Smeared Ink stamps.

hugs,
Laura
Barb said…
Love it, Alison!
Alyssa S said…
Love it! I think I like the flapper girl the best though...she would look cool with an old time machine gun. This one just makes me think of the old west and brothels and a hangover. lol Great card and take on the sketch!
ellepaulette said…
So fun!!! Great job!!!! :)
Beth said…
Freaking AWESOME! This is a seriously badass card!! I LOVE it!!

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