Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Just for fun challenge at Make It Crafty

Some time ago Zoe from Make It Crafty invited me to take part in Just For Fun part of the challenges at Make It Crafty Blog. I am smitten by the gorgeous background digis in her shop and since it's just once a month I happily said YES!! lol

This month the theme is Vintage or Distressed and there's also a lovely sketch to follow. The last part I totally forgot but somehow my card came together very close to the sketch all on it's own. :D

As you can see I took the FOR FUN part quite literally and went happily mad.

This time the image is purely a Copic job. No other mediums added.

I thought that this poor zombie (he's a freebie, btw, so snap him up) was more pathetic than scary, hence the idea for the sentiment.

I merged the zombie with the forlorn Aussie Outback background and added a sentiment in Photoshop. Then I had mad fun colouring it all up and lost the track of markers I used about 15 minutes in - I suspect I used every single brown I own and LOTS of other shades. It was a blissfully messy project.

I used plenty of different distressing techniques here - sanding, sponging, rouging up the edges with scissors, crimping the paper, metallic rubons...

The papers are from DCWV and I added dew drops, some pins and jute string as finishing touches.

So come on, play along - for the fun of it! And a prize ... of course, lol.

I'd like to enter these challenges
Oh la la - Scary Stuff
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Simon Says Stamp & Show Something Spooky 
Cards for Men - Anything Goes, as long as it is for a male
Flourishes - Anything goes but buttons and  bows
C.R.A.F.T. Challenge - Spooky  
Bunny Zoe's Crafts  - autumn love
Copic Creations - blender tricks (welll ... you can see!! lol)
Creative Inspirations Paint - inspired by nightmares
Crazy 4 Challenges - Halloween/Spooky
Crafty Cardmakers - Digital Plus
Haunted Design House - Smeared and Smudged

Thanks for visiting and a happy day for you!


53 comments:

Nannieflash said...

Oh my thats a sad image I hope its not true, but a real fun Halloween card. Thanks for joining us at CFM, good luck with the challenge. with hugs Shirleyxxx

Zoe said...

hahhaah you crack me up! You come out with some funny sentiments - I actually think that's me as the zombie - oh wait maybe it's my other half... hmmm yeah he would probably say it's him.

Love the colouring - the sky is awesome, the wood grain - awsome - the blood stains - yup too gruesome and cool. Oh and I love all the texture and embellies...

hugs xxxoo

Crystal said...

OMG this is HILARIOUS I love it Annika!! Your distressing and coloring WOWZA GF!!!!! This is one fun and super creative card..LOVE IT!

Creative Inspirations said...

Too funny!!! Thank you for sharing this card with us at Creative Inspirations paint.

~ Kendra ~ said...

Funny! Great card! Thanks for joining us this week at Creative Inspiration Paints!

Kendra

Maria said...

I'm laughing so hard I need to get up from the floor now!! You are a riot girl. Loooove this card and this is coming from a girl who doesn't do gruesome at all. That sentiment paired up with the Zombie is sensational. Your colouring is outstanding and all the details you've added using All the different techniques makes this card another show stopper. Never a dull moment when I visit your blog and I always leave with a huge smile. Hugs, Maria

...just Barbara said...

This is an awesome card and I love the sentiment! ;D

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Too funny, Annika! You are so creative and I love your Photoshopped sentiment - what a hoot! Awesome job with all the different techniques and embellies. There's a lot going on here but it's so well thought-out and everything works - quite a masterpiece!

Sorry to hear you've been unwell. Take some time for yourself, get some rest and feel better - don't up all night crafting like I do!

Hugs,
Linda

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Oh, actually I came over from Simon Says Stamp and Show and meant to say thanks for joining in the spooky fun with us this week! I was so enthralled with your creation that I forgot why I came - LOL.

Debbie said...

This is just fab Annika Love the sentiment with these images it's just perfect,Hugs Debbie x

Renkata said...

wowow Annika, I am smitten by your background.
The sky is magical girl.
Ohhh I think I gone come for a lesson :)) lol.
You blow me with this card this time, really fantastic.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh how funny!! You had me rolling girl!! What a fab card Annika!! The image and sentiment are perfect. Too clever. I so love your coloring and design!!
hugs,
Chris

Renkata said...

Annika, I just saw your card with Lil Lolita Kellita, OMG it's FAB!
her jeans are like dream one :)
only I can't fit in them hahaha
Will you post more info about the copics for her or ?!!!
Hug's
Renkata

Nancy Wethington said...

ha ha ha ha ha. This is great - love the sense of humor! Thanks for playing along with Simon Says Stamp & Show challenge blog.

Lorraine said...

Wow, stunning (and funny) card! Love your coloring of the image and all of your awesome detailing on the card. I found your blog via the Lil Lolita website. Hope you don't mind if I subscribe. Love your "artwork"!

Heather Jensen said...

Oh how stinking cute! Love that sentiment. Funny!
I am coming to your house to learn how to color. :)

Mummylade said...

it's absolutely awesome

Netty said...

I love the card above Annika, but this one is totally outstanding, its brilliant. Annette x

Marilyn said...

This card shows what a great sense of humour you have! Love it!

Marlene said...

Oh my WORD!!! I'm laughing m' arse off here!!! THAT's HILARIOUS!!!! Such a great card! One of my favorites!!!! HA HA HA!!

Carisa said...

wow, i am soooo totally lmao!!! LOVE this - i love how you made such a gorey image and made it, dare i say it, cute?! i also am simply in awe of your coloring. freaking amazing. so glad to be designing along side you.

Ms. Jen said...

LOL, this is great! I love all the colors. That sentiment just made the card. You crack me up girlie!

sharon said...

So funny!! What great colouring, thanks for joining us over at CRAFT challenge, good luck. Sharon x

Shazza said...

this is excellent lol
x

Lynne said...

What a great card!!! this image is so much fun and great sentiment too - I am definitely Laughing Out Loud hehe xx Lynne xx

Trimgym said...

Great spooky card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won.

Jo and Tigerlover.

Linda Elbourne said...

How funny :0) The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week- Thank you!"

Magali said...

I love your card so much, really fun !!! And your coloring is just amazing !!!
Hugs
Mag :)

Terry said...

Hiya Annika, hahahhhahha I totally love this poor zombie heheheh and your sentiment too, fabulous job and your absolutely right it is tooo funny to be scairy or toooo scairy to be funny hehehehe.....Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge with your fabulous project wowzerssss and we hope to see ya again next time Hugs Terry xxxx

Linda Carson said...

ROFL!! And to think I was concerned about a witch without a head! My dh could relate to this jewel! Love it, love it!

Kimberly S said...

Oh Annika, I love this! lol What a fabulous job on every part of this card! :)

Viv said...

Hahaha! You're a crack-up! Maybe you know you could use this as a valentine card too! Love the two images together and all the texture and STUFF going on! Its AWESOMELY cute! Viv xx

Sue from Oregon said...

I am still giggling over this one!!!

Shirl said...

You totally crack me up Annika! Several years down the road I'll probably have to compare the zombie with my husband to see if they are the same! LOL

Love love love your card!

Jill said...

Wow Annika, just love your coloured sky, its absolutely wonderful. Fabulous card! Jill x

Hanne said...

Such a fun card!

Stella said...

I just keep looking at it; my oh my......there is so much to see and eveyrthing is perfect. You are super-talented and I love to visit you. And yes; as always...this took my breath away...LOVE it.

Are you feeling better again?
Hugs,
Stella

Kat said...

how fab is your card?
it's so funny,
grate take on this weeks theme,
Kat

Anne said...

OMG this is hysterical Annika! Outrageously funny card
Anne
x

Anne said...

OMG this is hysterical Annika! Outrageously funny card
Anne
x

Shelly Schmidt said...

WHat a great card- the image does leave you feeling sorry for the poor guy- yikes! Your coloroing and embellishing is awesome!

Leah the Orange said...

TOTALLY my style (well, were i as talented as you!) - love the wit and all that yummy texture. i'm SO glad you're on the Make it Crafty team!

Alison said...

What a great card- had me rolling around laughing! Thanks for joining in our 'anything goes' challenge at Cards for Men.
Hugs, Alison x

BarbaraW said...

What a fun card. Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations.

Lin said...

This is fantastic and portrays exactly how I felt by the time I finally rid myself of my ex husband! Awesome!!!

Thanks for joining in the fun at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin - Lil Miss Chatterbox

mycardz said...

OMGoodness Annika!! What an amazing card!! I love, love, love it!! You are sooooooo darn creative. (You'll definitely love our new CC challenge tomorrow!) Glad to see you again at Copic Creations! BIG hugz, Mary

Susan's crafty chaos said...

LOL! This is fab, and I know a few couples that it would be perfect for :P
Thanks so much for playing along with our Smeared and Smudged challenge at HDH this week and good luck!

Kianel said...

such a terrific card!
thanks for joining us at creative inspirations!
hugs from France, Kianel.

Suzanne J Dean said...

I'm still chuckling, lol--I LOVE it! Wonderful use of these digi stamps, wonderfully colored and so clever!

hugz,
Suzanne

Jan said...

LOL..this is entirely too cute and FUNNY! Thanks for a chuckle and for joining in the CI Paint challenge :)

Sandy Hulsart said...

Wow, Annika, this is one scary card. Your attention to detail is amazing and all the embellishments are perfect.

Patricia St Martin said...

OMG!!! Wonderful... Your card is hilarious. Just love it.... Thanks for playing with us at Cards for Men. Good luck on the Challenge.

Barb said...

This is fabulous!! LOVE all of the detail and smudginess... not to mention the sentiment made me LOL :) Thanks so much for playing along with Macabre Monday!

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