January 02, 2008

Laugh Out Loud ~ It's FUNKY!

In my post yesterday, I told you that one of my New Year's resolutions was to venture out of my comfort zone in cardmaking. Then I asked if anyone had any suggestions. What was I thinking!?! LoL :)
Leave it to my dear humorous friend Sharon in NE to suggest FUNKY! I really did laugh out loud...and then I looked it up in the dictionary! Well, I knew what she meant, but thought maybe the definition would inspire me. Ha!

funk-y [adjective]
1. Smelling of something foul, especially a moldy smell, or the smell of a person who hasn't washed.
2. Having the soulful feeling of early blues
3. Stylish and modern in an unconventional way.

Needless to say, I settled on the third meaning of "funky" and tried to create a card that was stylish and modern...in an unconventional way! What do you think? Did it work? If nothing else, it gave me a chance to use this wild decorative paper I've had on my shelf for months! :)
You could say that I got a bit carried away with this card. I distressed all the edges with Versafine Vintage Sepia and then applied clear embossing powder to give it some shine. I also embossed the dots on the flower, the rings on the background and the sentiment. The large flower was "fussy cut" out of a coordinating background paper and this is the first time that I've stitched with wild reckless abandon! :) Next time, I won't apply the embossing powder to the edge because my sewing needle kept getting stuck!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and for leaving comments and suggestions. It's really nice to know that someone is reading this! So...do I dare ask what style I should try next? ;)

Smiles 2 U! Pam :)

Quote for Today ~
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown

Supplies ~
Stamps: Laugh out Loud - Studio G ($1 Michaels acrylic set), Stampin Up - Itty Bitty Backgrounds & Sweet Spot
Paper: Random Circles, Yellow Floral - The Paper Studio, Wild Saffron - K & Company, Stampin Up Chocolate Chip
Ink: Versafine Vintage Sepia, clear embossing powder
Other: large brown brad, random stitching with Janome Sew Mini


Adriann said...

Hi there! I just happened across your blog and like your Funky card. It's modern and trendy. Great job!

Anonymous said...

Great "funky" sewing lines! Love all your cards. I can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Anonymous said...

Love your new photo of yourself and all the new cards you posted. I have not forgot about you Pam. I will hopefully mail you a card and ATC this month. I just started stamping again. Happy New Year. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!

Anonymous said...

Pam, I love that this is still so "you"- you managed to morph your style (though I think you've always had a bit of funky in your cards).
Want a super-out of your box-challenge? How about Vintage???
can you do it, and still maintain a "smileycollector-feel"?
I'd love to see your creation. i'll be keeping my eyes peeled here and at the Shack

Amy said...

love it, love it, love it!

SmilynStef said...

This one does scream funky and I love it ... perfect sentiment and fun papers.

Dina Kowal Creative said...

It is out of your box but I love it!

Unknown said...

I love it! I think you do *funky* VERY well! :)

Alex said...

I love this Pam - "funky" suits you - LOL! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Michele Kovack said...

Love this card! Cool colors!

Kelly said...

I think you did a great job Pam!
Need my address? lol
That paper is awesome, I cant believe you sat on it for that long! (Says the person who has shelves and shelves of unused pp! lol)
Great job!

Ethel Amutan said...

I am lovin' this groovy card, Pam! Happy New Year to you, my friend!

Jami Speidel said...

This card is awesome! I'm so impressed!!! If I had known you had this awesome paper in your stash I would of snagged it a long time ago!;)

Anonymous said...

I too like the fresh new photo of yourself. This card is truly funky! LOL I wouldn't know where to begin with paper like this, but you pulled it off and did well with it! Good job:)

Mandey Koehler said...

It is fun to think out side the box!! I love it!! Good job, it is nothing like you normally do!!! Good job.

Deb Wood said...

I don't think you got carried away, this is totally awesome. I don't know what you should do next, but I'd definitely like to see more funky!

CreativeMish said...

I love this card! It speaks "FUN".
Perfect sentiment

Sharon in NE said...

Oh Pam!! I really like this card!...but I meant the first definition. I wanted you to do the "funky" as in stinky smelly kind. Sorry. Try again. ;)

Nancy Riley said...

No carried away AT ALL ... I love love love it!!! Very FUNKY!!!

Anonymous said...

mom- very cool! be sure to save some of this creativity for condo decorating. :)

Tami Bayer said...

I guess I'm late to your out of the comfort zone party. I adore what you are doing. This is truly funky in the very best way.