“Art is not so much expressing oneself, as it is discovering oneself.” - Anawanitia

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Party Like A Rock Star!

Check out this cutie from Di's Digi Downloads:    
"Big Sister Babs"

When I first saw this image I chuckled, because the first thought that came to my mind was "Rock On!  Party Like a Rock Star!"  LOL!  This gal is a flashback of my "Madonna/Cindy Lauper" days - Ooops!  Have I just dated myself?  Oh well.  But aaahhhh... those were some wild & crazy days!   >sigh!<  

Anywho, here's my wild & crazy creation...

This was really a different style for me, a little shabby, a bit distressed, kinda rascal-ly, yet girly & isn't that Babs cute?

Again, no DP was used on this project.  Instead, I created my own DP, using Stampin' Up! cardstock in Handsome Hunter, which I embossed with a brick wall Tim Holtz embossing folder, then mounted on silver metallic cardstock --- btw, have you tried the new electric Big Shot?  OMGosh!  It is sooooo da-bomb!  All you do is load your paper & embossing folder or die, or whatever, press the switch, and PLA-DANG!  I love the new electric Big Shot, especially when I have to cut a ga-zillion pieces of the same die! 

So aaanyway, I distressed the edges of the green cardstock then flicked a little distress ink in Tea Dye on the edges, and a few splotches here & there.  I found the perfect stamp for the background, "SPLAT!" by Recollections at Michael's, along with the bling, and a Studio G stamp set. 

I have also entered this card in the following challenges:
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge #39 - Distressing
Totally Paper Crafts #23 - One For The Girls
One Stop Challenge #87 - Distressing
C.R.A.F.T Challenge #57 - Picture Inspiration: Purple & Green with Gems
Thanks for checking out my girl Babs.  Please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by - I love hearing from you!

Have a great day!


  1. Wow love the distressing really rocker style & the embossing really sets it off as does the writing on the wall, wicked colours. Good luck & thanks for joining in at OSCC, Janet

  2. Annette this is AMAZING!!!!!!! i have showed all my family i just love how you have done this, its so clever!
    madonna and cyndi Wow my days too, maybe thats what i had in mind, Old nostalgia setting in!!lol!

  3. Hi Annette
    A fabulous card,thankyou for joining on this week's challenge at CraftyCatz,
    Hugs Dianne xx

  4. Hi Annette
    fabby image, great card, luv all the gems,thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

  5. gorgeous card Annette :-) I love this image ,,, very retro and the papers and colours you used are fab ,,, love the 'peace' sign too :-)

    thanks for joining the TPC Challenge :-)
    Lols x x

  6. Great card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  7. Thanks for playing along at C.R.A.F.T. in our inspirational photo challenge . Great project - such a fun card! Cheers Claire x

  8. What a cool image Annette, love her! Love your colour combi and design too.

    Thanks for joining us this week at Totally Papercrafts and good luck in the draw.

    Mel X

  9. A fantastic card. Thanks for playing at Crafty Catz this week
    Suzanne x

  10. I love this card , thanks for joining us at One stop Craft challenge this week and good luck!


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