Tuesday, 20 May 2014

ASM - Anything Goes ....

....  Hello!  I managed to get an hour in my craft room this morning to make a card for this week's challenge at Addicted to Stamps and More!  This week is our ever popular Anything Goes challenge - so got for it!  Our sponsor this week is Rick St Dennis.  Now, I'd not heard of him before this challenge, but I love, love his digi images.  They range from cute, cute with an edge, sassy, funky, scary to down right mad!!  Here's the card I made using Art Will Set Us Free:

Fabulous Work of Art - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Stamps: Rick St Dennis Digi - Art Will Set Us Free; Stampin' Up! - Work of Art
Inks: SU - Pacific Point, Rich Razzleberry, Melon Mambo, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight; Versafine - Onyx Black
Accessories: White Lustre Card; Copics

When I was browsing through Rick's collection of digis I came across this image and knew I had to use it.  I think at heart, many of us are mad crafters and this image really captures that feeling.  I printed off a couple of images (varying the size) and coloured them with Copic markers.  Once coloured, I cut them out and found the one to fit this card.  I decided to make her have mad green hair (wish I was young enough to get away with a style like this) and colour the dress (straight-jacket) grey.  If you look at the digi you will see that each paintbrush has a colour - which is what I used to stamp the brush stroke image on the card.  I finished with a bold, simple sentiment.  I've left the card inside blank for my own message.  The brushstroke image comes from one of Stampin' Up! new sets which I think is fabulous and goes so well with the digi.

For more inspiration check out our Addicted to Stamps and More! blog to see what the rest of the team have made. 

I know it's been a bit quite around here lately, so I thought I'd say thanks to everyone for dropping by and leaving such lovely comments on my Birthday Surprise post - they are all very much appreciated.  I told you that I'm having a great time with my Mum here, well last weekend we headed over to Grand Rapids.  I took Mum to see The Glenn Miller Orchestra playing with the Grand Rapids Symphony at DeVos Theatre.  It was a wonderful afternoon and we had a great time.  Here's a clip of the band playing In The Mood - fab!



That's all for now - see you soon.
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15 comments:

Deepti said...

The image is not the usual that we see, it's unique but on ur card it looks even more amazing, with the color strokes :)

Pauline said...

Deborah, I'm so glad you found Rick st. Dennis!! I discovered him a couple of months ago, and now I'm addicted to his stamps! I love them! I love this image, I think she's fab, mad and brilliantly coloured!

Pauline said...

Ps there is also a Rick St. Dennis fans and friends group on facebook which has a challenge, if you're quick you can enter this in there too!

Sue W said...

What a funky card Deborah......love it!
Glad to hear you're having a great time with your Mum too!

sandie said...

This is such a funny card and so apt for so many of us, really clever design Deborah and great colouring x

Lee-Anne said...

What a fun image, Deborah! Fabulous coloring!!! Love the brushstroke background...perfect with the image!

Carol said...

Great card and image. I love the paint strokes. TFS!

monikaskinner said...

Hi Deborah. I just love this card! Love the image, brush strokes and sentiment, it's simply perfect. Have a great day! hugs Monika xxx

Gay Peplow said...

Loving your wild woman, all that fussy cutting really pays off, she is amazing, great colours behind too :D Thanks for sharing the Glenn Miller band, woah that takes me back, Loved his music :D x

Julia Aston said...

Well you sure went all out with this Anything Goes challenge Deborah!! what a fabulous crazy image - and Yes, I think we stampers can all see her somewhere inside of ourselves!! love the brush strokes of color!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I love this card...paint strips are such "my thing" right now.

I think it's fantastic that you took your mom to see the Glenn Miller band. When my mom was still alive, I took her to see Frank Sinatra...what an awesome memory that is for me. Old Blue Eyes was "her guy" growing up and it meant so much to her, and it meant much more to me that I could do that for her.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Hugs!

Bev said...

What an awesome card! I too wish I could have crazy green hair like her. Your colouring in is flawless, I love it. Bev x

Danielle Vincent said...

Fabulous Deborah! I think this is one of my favorite cards that you've made. It's mad, crazy, awesome!!! Love the brush strokes with the image. Pure genius. Hugs D

Vicky Hayes said...

This card really made me smile Deborah! Putting the image against the brushstroke background works brilliantly! Vicky x

applejack cards by sue said...

Hi Deborah, a fantastic card, love how you've coloured this image and I'm so pleased you are enjoying Rick's stamps and that you have joined us on our facebook page.
Sue
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