“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!

10 comments:

  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

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  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!
    BRILLIANT CARD XXXXXXXXXXX

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

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  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

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  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 :-)
    Luv
    Lols x x

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

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  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

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  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

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

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

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