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StampInsanity Challenge #5

Hello! Can you believe we are up to the FIFTH StampInsanity Challenge? Where does the time go??? This is a sketch challenge, and I’ve gotta say, I must have used my sketch mojo for yesterday’s post, because I had a heck of a time with this one! Take a look at the sketch:

Pretty straight forward right? I guess because I was Hell-bent on using a Roder image I had colored in weeks ago, I had a tough time. I don’t know… check out my card and tell me what you think!


First, I gotta say, I am SO lovin’ Roder! He is just too friggin’ cool! Check out that awesome hair! I can only hope that Nix can rock out his hair one day like this!

A close up of the handsome fellow. He’s colored with colored pencils, of course! I honestly love how he came out. The colors worked out exactly as I saw them in my head. Just check out his hair!!! I think I used 5 colors in his hair alone! Remember, you can click on any of my photos to see them bigger!

I thought this paper worked out perfect too… it was just that I had so much space left! I probably should have switched the card to a rectangle. It would have thrown the sketch off a bit, but I don’t think Beth would have slapped my wrists for it! It took me forever to find something to throw in the corner. I didn’t want to put “friends” or “buds” or “Happy Birthday.” I just wanted it to be cool. And hey! I found “cool!” It’s a clear sticker from DCWV. And actually, the color was way too bright for the card. So I mounted it on a beige cardstock so that it dulled the brightness down quite a few notches. Then I added some Vintage Ink Distress Stickles for a wee bit more dimension.

Over all, I am pretty happy with it. I struggled, yeah, but I did get it done! And I think it’s pretty “cool!” Now please go and take a peek at the rest of the Groovy Gurlz awesome cards! But show me some love first puh-leaze! Have an inspiring day!!!

Jennifer Jeri Lisa

Margie Sarabeth Suzi Tonya


Laura B said…
He is colored perfectly! And I love the way you used the Stickles!:) Cool indeed!

Jennifer said…
Your card is AWESOME! I love that hair and the dimension of the pencils. You just can't get that with markers.
Beth said…
It sure doesn't LOOK like you struggled!! I love this - and Woman, you KILLED this! His hair is amazing - your effort really shows! PS - Love, you could have made this a CIRCLE and I would have been thrilled! Do with these what your Groovy soul demands! :) xxx
Jen Shults said…
This is a great card Alison. I really like what you did with the stickles in the background!
Lisa Foster said…
Hi Alison!
What a fab card! I love your gorgeous coloring and the BG is amazing! :)
Randi said…
Cool card Alison! And, yes, his hair does look amazing!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Barb said…
Fabulous coloring, Alison! LOVE the texture on his clothes!

btw... I left you a little sumpin' sumpin' over on my Haunted blog... don't be afraid... it's a GOOD thing ;)
I love him Alison- the hair is amazing! Great job!
Alyssa S said…
Great sketch and great card! You rocked this little guy - your coloring is amazing! Great work hun!

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