Thursday 29 August 2013

Funky? What's funky?

Morning all.
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).
4. Slang
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


  1. Wow love your funky card entry, so got your funky act together, awesome hugs xx

  2. Gorgepous and funky! love the definition of made me laugh and i loved the card thanks for playing with us this week at Through the Purple Haze challenges..Anita x

  3. Love what you have done with the sketch. The off set black under the DP, genius!
    Thanks for joining us this week.
    Hugs, Heide SSW-DT

  4. Very nice card. Love the image you chose. Thanks for joining us at come back next week for a new challenge!

  5. oucha....fantastic and i cant wait to see when you make with the next few challenges....lovely work... thanks for joining us again

    fiona DT

  6. Wow this is amazing
    hugs Susan xx

  7. What a fun take on the sketch. I love your coloring.
    Thanks for joining us.
    Nancy SSW-DT

  8. Loved reading all the "funky" definitions!! Great take on all the challenges too. Fabulous image and papers. Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.


  9. I was interested to read about the "Through the Purple Haze" challenge. Sounds kinda fun (I may have to get MY funk on!) Thanks for joining in our sketch challenge this week.
    ~Jo, SSW-DT

  10. Hi Croms! First I have to say you have a very interesting blog! I've been looking around it and I love it!! And thanks for your definitions of funky--I got quite a kick out of that! Your card is fantastic! Love the sexpot image and the way you colored and layered your design! Great job! Thanks for joining us again at Through the Purple Haze Challenges! See you next week too I hope!

    Darcy DT TTPHC

  11. Very sassy and very cool! Great color combo and flowers! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

    Peace & Luv,

  12. Some of those definitions of funky made me laugh, glad you didn't go with the first one lol. Fab work, as always.
    Thanks for joining us again at
    Through The Purple Haze Challenges xxx

    Teresa DT
    Ceesa's Card Creations

  13. I have never laughed so hard when reading a blog post!!! Glad you decided not to follow the cheese definition of funky and go with the music definition to come up with this fabulous card. Really like the background layered papers and the images is fab - love a bit of steampunk!!
    Good luck and thanks for entering the challenge this week.
    Through The Purple Haze DT

  14. Wow your dictionary meaning were amazing and very interesting which has given me my laugh for the morning. Love your card, wonderful work, great image and lovely colours and embellishments. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
    Kathie SSW-DT

  15. Wow really cool card. Love all the details and combination of papers and colors. Thanks for joining us at SSW!