Sunday, May 5, 2013

Anita - One Day

Feliz cinco de Mayo!  The beginning of May brings new challenges from the Smeared and Smudged Ink Forum  and a fun blog called Left Of Center.  Both challenges call for using a digital stamp image.

The Freaky Freebie Challenge, Smeared and Smudged, lets you download a FREE digital stamp and you get creative with it.  This freebie is one from Smeared Ink's Chicks Dig Guns set, Anita.  I wanted to give my chica a textured background and to put the focus on her.

Here is my entry a scrapbook page I titled ONE DAY:


The Background
I printed Anita out on an 8 1/2" x 11"  Whisper White card stock from Stampin' Up! (SU!).

The designer paper is from a set called First Edition Speciality (SU!), which I tore up and sponged with Crumb Cake ink.  I adhered to the card stock and surrounded main image.

I printed out another Anita on scrap paper which I then cut out to make a mask to place over main image to protect it from my spritzing, stamping, and sponging.

I used a Gold Smooch Spritz mainly around Anita to give her a glow.
I used Early Espresso ink and an art stencil from Donna Downey called Demask.
The gun image was stamped with Black Staze On and is a stamp I found on Gorey Details called Steampunk Gun.
Flowers are from Prima and they are sponged with Crumb Cake and Early Espresso inks.
Washi Tape is 3/8" from SU!.
Words were written in with Black Sharpie.

An Aqua Painter and SU! inks were used to color in Anita.

I stamped her tatoo with a stamp from Queen Kat Designs Stamp Co. called Barb Wire Coil in Black Staze On.

 I used Crystal Effects on her hair.

Her boots, corsette top, and fingernails have Black Enamel Accents from Ranger.

Silver Marker on gun parts to help make look a little more metal.


  1. Shoni this is absolutely brilliant! I LOVE the background you have made and the barbed wire tattoo, and all the little details have really brought Anita to life! Fab!!!!

  2. Fab card! Love that background you created, what a great idea for a tattoo also. Thanks for joining us at Left of Center Challenges this week :)

  3. oh wow how awesome is this! I just love how you have created the background and the colouring on the image is perfect! Thank you for joining us at Left of Center

  4. Super cool background! Love the tat. Fabulous work! xxD

  5. Amazing work! I'm glad I took the time to visit your blog and read about how you made your project. I love your distress painting! What color did you use for Anita's skin? I love the glossy and enamel accents you have added. Gorgeous piece!

    1. Thanks! I used a new color called Baked Brown Sugar. It is perfect for more brown skin color. Appreciate yours and all the other kind comments.

  6. Wowzers, you have done a lot of work her, and thank you for showing some tid bits on how you made your wonderful art work! I just love everything about it!
    Terrific job!