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A Smokin’ Gun

Greetings! I have been busy working on several projects all at once (is it just me?), and I finished one to show you. My craft room is upstairs, and the kiddies really can’t go up there for a number of reasons. So I am stuck working on partial projects until I can get some time in my room. So I am constantly coloring in images lately. No complaints here of course, but now I have a bunch of images with no homes!

I had originally planned on making a card for today’s Friends Having Fun sketch challenge, but I’ll have to hold that off for today. I had colored in one of my new fave images and again, she was homeless. So, I decided to give this pretty lady a home. And, what’s really cool is that this was another one of those cards that just fell into place. Not a whole lot of thinking required here!


This baby has another couple of stamps from the Chicks Dig Guns collection from Smeared Ink. I love this set. The chicks are all so different, yet all so pissed off! And can I just tell you that the detail is amazing? Plus, I don’t think I have any stamps that has rubber that is so thick! But back to the detailing… just take a look at these fishnets!


Click on any of the pictures to see them bigger! I colored her in with my Spectracolor pencils, and then I ripped and chalked the edges. Oh! And her dress was just begging for some Stickles action! Here’s a better look at all the glitz!


I used Tiara Glitz Stickles on her. The FAB cardstock I used is from DCWV and yup, it’s pre glittered! Coincidentally, I knew I had some scraps of this paper lying around, and I had every intention of cutting it the way you see it here. But, my sis had actually used this and found her old scraps! So lucky for me ‘cause I didn’t hafta spend time cutting! Sweet! Thanks, Pam!!!


A quick peek of the inside. Nothing too crazy. I wanted to keep it simple. More chalk was used and a bit o’ silver marker.

This card is going to a very special relative of mine. I know she’s gonna love it! Wanna see more cards that used the Smeared Ink stamps??? Go on over to Smeared and Smudged! If you are not yet a member of the group, join us! There is a TON of incredible inspiration over there!!! Have an inspiring day!

Oh! By the way, I have officially been blogging for an entire year! Go me! Not bad for a chick that didn't want to blog at all! Big shout out and "thank you" to Margie! It's all your fault! Look how far I've come! Love ya!


Barb said…
Fun card, Alison! I do love the background... like a city skyline or something.
Julie said…
This is sooo cool -- I LOVE what you did with the strips. It totally looks like a city skyline (and I see that Barb thinks so, too)! You come up with such clever, creative ideas! I have the same craft room dilemma -- I just can't seem to get near there during the day, as much as I'd LOVE TO.
Erica said…
This is too cool! I love all the strips of greens and blues with a bit of sparkles to go along. Great juxteposition (yes, I just used a big word that I can't spell)! Great work!
I love it! Everything about this is just so cool!:) And I'm so glad that you decided to blog, because I love your blog!

Donna said…
WOW Ali...I have to say I am with Barb too...I LOVE the fact that the background looks like the city sky line...This card is totally gorgeous hun...I LOVE it!! Xx
Alyssa S said…
Love it! Just read through Donna's comment and realized that we're all on the same page...looks like a city skyline. Super cool! Love the colors too!
geminikitty said…
i am the lucky recipient of this fabulous card. i can tell you al first hand it is glitzy-glamtabulous. the sassy broad IS against a city skyline and she is super smokin'. i love this card very much. thank you for making it and giving it to me, sister-cousin. <3

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