The ongoing weekly challenges over at Through The Purple Haze had me reaching for the dictionary. Week 7 and the challenge title is "Funky Girls and Boys" !!
Well the first definition was an unusual theme to say the least
1. a. Having a mouldy or musty smell: funky cheese; funky cellars.
b. Having a strong, offensive, unwashed odour.
They can't mean that. I looked on further... relating to Music
2. a. Of or relating to music that has an earthy quality reminiscent of the blues.
b. Combining elements of jazz, blues, and soul and characterized by syncopated rhythm and a heavy, repetitive bass line.
ok and reading the last bit......
3. Slang Earthy and uncomplicated; natural: "At the opposite end of Dallas's culinary spectrum is funky regional fare" (Jacqueline Friedrich).
a. Characterized by originality and modishness; unconventional: "a bizarre, funky [hotel ] dressed up as a ship, with mock portholes and mirrored ceilings over the beds" (Ann Louise Bardach).
b. Outlandishly vulgar or eccentric in a humorous or tongue-in-cheek manner; campy: "funky caricatures of sexpot glamour" (Pauline Kael).
Food for thought. Well the sponsor of the challenge this week is Kenny K so I went with section 2 - music - hence the music DP and the colour blue in this card and section 4 - unconventional with a caricature of sexpot glamour.
Kenny K does draw quite a few girls that fall into the category of sexpot glamour. I opted for one of the Steampunk girls - Lady Victoria. Coloured with promarkers.
I teamed her with some steampunk papers from the chronology range from docrafts and a piece from the DCWV heritage stack. Opting for an unconventional blue and brown/rust colour scheme and using the sketch over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday as my inspiration.
The flowers are a mixture of paper flowers and copper coloured cog die cuts in my stash with copper brads to attach. Ribbon and lace also in stash. The sentiment was stamped onto some little arrow diecuts that were then coloured with blue DI.
I am entering this card into the challenge at
Through the Purple Haze - Funky Girls and Boys
Sweet Sketch Wednesday - Their Sketch
Sweet Stamps - Birthday