July 28, 2009

Freaky Girl

I'm not sure what you call this little girl so I'm calling her Freaky Girl. I saw her at my local scrapbook store and she jumped into my shopping basket! She was just hanging there, staring at me along with all of this colorful Lemonade collection by Basic Grey. I think Freaky Girl is hard to find so good luck! Last I saw, Eclectic Paperie had her packaged up in a little bundle of stamps. Check it out HERE, EP also sells the Basic Grey Lemonade collection of papers and matching embellishments. I was like a little kid making these cards. Just for the sheer fun of stamping.....as Forrest Gump would say......for no particular reason.
If you want to try something new with your Copics, try stamping your images onto Kraft cardstock, then coloring. You just have to use a little more vibrant/darker colors so that they'll show up on the Kraft color. Use a little scrap of paper to test your colors first. And see that shimmer on my little red headed Freaky Girl (she looks like Josey who has more blond in her red hair)? I used Copic Spica markers to add some shimmer. My friend Pine likes to use a Star Dust pen and then smudge it before it dries. Thanks for the tip Pine! For this little card, I used a sentiment from Papertrey's Vintage Picnic and matched it up with a tiny envelope from Papertrey's Mailbox Greetings.
This time I colored Freaky Girl to look more like Jordan who has darker red hair. I love their little blushy cheeks.
I shimmered up her hair too and added a popped up heart, some buttons, ribbon and a little machine stitching. Polka dots on both cards are from Papertrey's Polka Dot Basics II. For each of the main image layers, I used a fine tip Copic Multi Liner in black to outline the squares and have the lines meet at both sides of the sentiments.

Time ran out for me, but Freaky Girl also has a friend. I call him Freaky Boy and I can't wait to color him for some little boy cards. If you click on that link at the beginning of my post, you can see Freaky Boy in that bundle of stamps that EP is offering. Oh boy, did I have some freaky fun stampin' up this little girl, she's SO dang cute!!

Okay friends, I've got to pack up my final stuff for CHA....then vacuum and dust (do you clean before you go on a trip?)......and do our Town Tuesday stuff before I head to Dawn's tonight......hair cuts, guitar lessons, pick up Jordan's new contacts.....oh, and go to McDonald's to see if Josey's new Itouch picks up the free WiiFii there. Priorities ya know. :) Have a great day. I'll be taking photos but won't be able to post while I'm at CHA. Maybe Nichole, Debbie, Dawn or Pine will though so be sure to check their blogaroonies. Later girls!

23 comments:

Patti J. said...

Lol - love your little Freaky girl! I'll bet she DID just jump into your cart!!!

Pip said...

She reminds me of the people in Coraline with the button eyes.

Ann said...

Freaky girl is so fun! I love how you used all the BG papers, too. Have fun with Dawn and the rest of the girls at CHA!

patriciad said...

Love that Basic Grey paper. Sure is happy-like. And yes, I do clean before I go on a trip and if I have time I even change the sheets so when I get home I have nice fresh bed to put my weary old bod. It's so pleasant to come home to a tidy house. So happy I'll finally get to meet you at CHA and can't wait to do your make and take! See you soon..consider this your warning ;-)

Basement Stamper said...

Darling card, love the freaky girl! Hope you have a great time at CHA.

JeanFB said...

LOVE your freaky girls!!! So cheery with a little bit of goth, tee hee! Have a great time at CHA! We'll mish you!

Debbie Fisher (debbiedee) said...

great cards! can't wait to see what you do with the boy. You will make this stamp popular for sure!

Michelle said...

oh, she is so cute!!!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

*giggle* Now everytime I see her, I'm going to have that Rick James song playing in my head... LOL! Hope to see you at CHA!

Marcie S. said...

I definately clean before I go on a trip...otherwise it will be 10 times worse when I get home to the MESS my husband and kids made while I was gone :) :) See you at CHA!

City Girl Scrapper said...

Oh my gosh.. she is so cute. and thanks to you I have discovered "Kraft" cardstock, I use if for everything.. have a great time at CHA...

Tami McBeain (tmarie) said...

Lol, funny I call her the same thing, her eyes make her a bit freaky! Love your cards, so cute! Have a safe and super fun trip to CHA, wish I was going!

Karen said...

Such cute girl in a freaky kind of way. Love the new BG papers. have a great time at CHA.

Vina said...

Adorable card! I have freaky girl & boy too. They are weird & cute at the same time. Have a safe trip & a fun time at CHA!

Shannon Fralish said...

What adorable cards -- I love them! FYI, the Basic Grey stamps are called Flower Girl and Prince Charming, part of Basic Grey's new Gamma Series. Have a wonderful trip to CHA and we'll be waiting to hear all about it. Wish I could go!

Pam Davis said...

Wish I could come and meet all of you gals at CHA!
It seems that every time you write about your girls, I find that I am doing the same activities with mine. I have to pick up my younger daughters contacts (she got them last year when she was only 6!) in the morning and my older daughter is so into her new I Pod touch that she got for her b-day in June.

Love the Freaky girl!! Keep up the yummy recipes too!

Corey said...

oh I saw her at ACOT and thought she was cute - she looks better after you've colored her in :)

Renee V. said...

I *always* clean the house spotless before I leave. I'm wondering if that will be necessary this time since I'm leaving all my boys home. LOL
Looking forward to seeing all of you!
Love your "freaky" cards :-)
Hugs,
Renee

Michelle said...

ROTFL.. she is freaky.. her eyes are the strange part..Wish I was visiting your booth at CHA!

Jane Wetzel said...

ha ha! LOVE this freaky girl!! I just bought her at Archivers and NOW I have a reason to use her!! thanks for sharing!!! :) this is awesome!

Juls said...

what gorgeous projects you have here! this one is adorable! I really love your style, you are so talented!

clu60 said...

I love the freaky girl! I used the link you provided to EP but even after scanning through all of the stamps, I was not able to find her or the boy (you said they were in a set?) Can you let us know who the mfg is? That might help in my search. Thanks for always giving up such great ideas!

kristie sessions said...

EEK!!! I LOVE that stamp so much! So adorable!!

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