Saturday, 7 January 2017

Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers challenge #75 - Stencils

It's time for our first challenge of 2017 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Edna wants us to use Stencils.

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I'm pretty new to stencils, in fact until the BJ Crafts Day last summer I didn't actually own any, but this brick wall is one of the stencils I bought that day.


I've stencilled it in brick red onto vaguely mortar coloured card. then torn the edges to give it a rough "street" look. I stamped graffiti using random sentiments from a Rubber Dance set over the wall and embossed them with clear powder, to give a shiny paint effect that you can't really see in the photo,  then added the sulky teenager (a Crafters Companion Stamp, coloured with Promarkers - her hair is blue because I'm sick of trying to make hair look natural so I decided to go for the unnatural) and a Dylusions sentiment.

Do you remember a teenager character that used to appear on TV sketch shows some years ago? I was going to say "a couple of" years ago but then I remembered it was while Tony Blair was Prime Minister as he was roped in to do a sketch for Comic Relief one year with this character, so it must have been at least 10 years ago. Time seems to fly!  I can't remember the name of the character or comedian (possibly Catherine Tate) but she used to sulk around saying "I'm not even bovvered. Look at this face - do I look like I'm bovvered?"  and the memory of that was the inspiration for this card. Which is probably far more information than you needed, but I'm feeling generous so I shared it. I think I would send this card to a parent of a grumpy teenager, to remind them they are not alone.

I am sharing this with
Crafty Creations Challenge - Anything Goes
Loves to Craft - Anything Goes

12 comments:

  1. A great card Jane, I remember the series well and it was Catherine Tate that you are thinking about.

    Sue xx

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  2. Hi Jane, great card, Sistah! Yes, it was Catherine Tate... And how fed-up did I get with having kids in the library using that phrase???? Great card, hun, love the stenciled wall, Jo x

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  3. Super card Jane, fab. job with the stencil. I so wish I had had more time this week. Sometimes I feel the same way about colouring hair.

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  4. This card is fabulous!! Love the ticked off look on her face, and your stenciled brick background with the 'graffiti' is perfect!

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  5. Totally street-looking! And her blue hair is perfect. Love the graffiti too — I'm never sure what to do with those smaller stamps in that set, so I tend to stick to the longer, snarlier ones. ;)

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  6. Super cool card! Love the brick stencil! Fun to see how you've used our texts from Sarcastic Superpower, it certainly looks like graffiti!! Awesome! ♥

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  7. Funny card! I love the unusual shaped brick wall background! Looks awesome!
    Have a great 2017!
    Michele

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  8. Awesome card sistah! Love that brick wall stencil!
    And she is totally all blah blah blah and WTF
    I have that stamp set and have never thought to use it like you did to enhance the background! Fab job!

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  9. Fabulous card love the brick wall stencil,all the brilliant graffiti stamps and beautifully coloured image-the hair looks great
    Carol x

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  10. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our January challenge 6 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT x

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  11. Lovely Jane..thnks for playing at Craftycreationschallenge.
    Anushree(Dt)

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  12. Cool card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations. Anna-Karin DT

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