Friday Funday Challenge #19 at Jo's Scrap Shack

Hello and thanks for joining me this morning. Since it's Friday, you know it is a Funday Friday Challenge over at Jo's Scrap Shack.  This week is our sponsor is Digital stamps by Kenny K. I chose Harper Blue as my image to feature for this week's challengetheme of National Womens Friendship Day which was selected by fellow DT mate, Brenda. So here's the card I have to share:

- Kenny K Harper Blue digi was printed on Copic Xpress paper. I printed 2 images, then printed again on 2 different DP's, as I had decided to try paper piecing again. (this is _not_ easy for me, folks!). Harper's flared jeans reminded me of jeans we wore back in the '60's - which I'm sure many of you can't remember that far back!. So that mandated my choice of papers to piece her clothing; then colored skin & hair with copics. I colored the arms and neck on my 2nd c/stock print, cut them out and adhered to the base image. Otherwise her braceleted arm would have been underneath the pieced jeans. Her belt & bracelets were colored with Lipstick Red Spica pen, and IRL - these glitter a does her lipstick. Her hair got a bit of glossy accents for some added shine, as did her platform shoes. As I recall, these espadrille wedgie shoes from the '60's were of a fiber similar to coir rugs. Not a favorite style of mine, and the one pair I had - were miserable to try to walk in without being 'wobbly'. Diecut the image with a S/B oval, then embossed it with one of the Gold Ovals. Airbrushed the background in BG0000.

- Used rectangles from the clothing DP for background layering, and embossed the check piece with a Darice Chevron EF.

- Of course the 60's were the era of Tie-Dye, so I created a background with Dylusions sprays, which had been diluted with White Linen. Used Calypso Teal, Funky Fuschia, Postbox Red and Sunshine. Then I sprayed some diluted white linen over this after blotting lightly with a sheet of paper towel...and let the white run down the paper. Just blotting very gently with one sheet of paper towel, rather than the roll, created a rather canvas look to the paper which I liked. Now I have that paper towel sheet to do 'something' with later.

- Lastly added the lace & the Elizabeth Craft die Friends sentiment cut out of the same jeans paper.

I think some of us who were teenagers in the '60's might recall this look that Harper Blue is wearing. Does it bring back good memories or not-so-good ones? Those were turbulent years for some of us. My DH was in Viet Nam in the late 60's, so not all the memories of that era were happy ones for me. But a lot were, and thankfully, he came home unscathed.

Don't forget to check out my teammates' take on National Women's Friendship day and perhaps join us for some fun at Jo's Scrap Shack. The rules are pretty simple, but you can find them on her blog. We'd love to have you join in with us and let us see what _your_ thoughts might be on Women's Friendship! Just use the Linky tool at Jo's blog and submit your project.

Thanks for joining me today, and get ready to have a great weekend. Hugs


  1. Great card Mary-Well,you did a great job of your paper piecing-she looks fabulous! I was a child of the 60s-so no embarrasing styles for me in my photo album-but I have some pretty funky shots of my Mom in some of her then trendy outfits LOL!
    Have a lovely day,Nessa xx

  2. fab card and i love the stamped background :) lets see in the 80's i was a mom of three and in my 20's so they were busy fun happy times :)

  3. Hi Mary, just had to pop by to thank you for your lovely comments. It's always great to find new crafters. I'm glad you liked my Sheena Douglass samples. The water ripple EF is one of her new ones and you can find the full range on the Crafters Companion web site.
    I've just been looking back over your last few posts and what a varied crafter you are. Love all the coloured backgrounds, they are gorgeous.
    Hugs Lisax

  4. Gorgeous card Mary,I like the image the lace and the colours.
    Kevin xx

  5. She is a cutie, beautiful background and layers ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

  6. Looks like we have the same taste in digi's Momma Mary! I chose this same girl to use. I love how you have paper pieced her! I've never done a paper piecing for a digi before, will have to give it a try! I love your friendship card! The tie-Dye back ground looks fabulous! I also love, love you girl, you have colored and pieced her so well!! Oh yes, I remember the bell bottom pants as they had them in the early 70's too! lol And the platform shoes too!! I was to young to remember a lot about Vietnam, but sure to remember it in the 70's. I'm so glad that Joe came back unscathed, so many didn't and then they weren't treated well by the American people and I still hang my head that the American people could do that to our brave soldiers. Hugs!!

  7. Cool card and your paper piecing looks great. I especially like that 'tie-die background. You always do a great job with your sprays.
    Hope you have a great weekend. I'm off to another ball game and my team did win last week..hoping for another one this week.

  8. Mary Love Love Love it. When I saw your background on our DT group I just knew it would be yours with all the yummy Dylusions projects you have been making. You have done a divine job. You know those chunky heel came back in. I have a pair (trying to be fashionable) but I agree there could be some wobbly walking. Another great project.

  9. Hi Mary. Sweet image ... love the red gingham panel. Great paper piecing on her outfit!!! Loll xx

  10. So fun and cute! Love those bright colors and the background.

  11. Oh Mary I just LOVE love this card! That background is gorgeous my friend! Love how you colored her in and love that ribbon and the gingham =)

  12. Mary, what a sweet card. Love your coloring of the image and paper-piecing her outfit. Yes, I remember the bell bottom pants. :) I like how you embossed the red check DSP also.