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Tuesday, 24 August 2010

Lady GaGa Video Inspiration Challenge at Crafty Cardmakers

28 GaGa Spotlight

I didn’t think I was going to be able to post this. Sunday my PC decided to die on me and it took me two days to fix it. Good job I understand what goes on inside the case or I would have had an expensive repair job on my hands. Anyhow finally got a working pc again.

Boy this one was fun. Our illustrious leader at Crafty Cardmakers came up with the idea of taking inspiration from a music video and she decided to enter the ever so slightly mad world of Lady GaGa and her Bad Romance Video. I have to tell you all, I have had that blinkin song going round and round in my head for days now. Can’t get rid of it, and then on Saturday night X-Factor had the most amazingly bad version of it by a wanabee group called Jahm! If you don’t watch this program you have no idea what you are missing with the audition stage. I am regularly in fits of laughter at how bad some people can be.

Anyhow to the challenge. So the idea is to use any part of the video to take inspiration for your project. I watched it through twice hoping for some purple, but sadly there was none. So I went for the red section for a colour, and the image I chose I thought went with the section of video where Lady G is clearly up for auction! Saucy or what. Anyhow Kenny K’s glorious digital images are perfect for this type of thing as he is racy and edgy and ‘out there’.

However, there is a reason I am not keen on red, it’s so darned difficult to match the tones, which can be widely different and actually look like they are clashing if you are not careful. Having had two attempts at colouring her in, in desperation I went back to the printing stage and filled her skirt section in digitally first and then printed her. The rest was coloured with a combination of prismas, promarkers and a silver gel pen for the chain.

28 GaGa Spotlight Image

The grid in the background was meant to represent the mesh in parts of the video, and the black mirri at the back was for the bling area, as was the red mirri forming the grid and scrolly bits. The papers came from some old sizzix books. I added a shrink plastic corset for an embellishment.

Challenges 009

We are sponsored by the lovely Susie Sugar and her Die Cut Dreams with approx £10 worth of shoe die cuts. image So come on over and join in the fun.

Entering this into

Stampin’ For the Weekend – Anything Goes

Creative Card Crew – Sparkle and Shine

Digi Doodle Shop – Anything Goes

Stamp Something – August Digi Day – Use anything digi

Butterfly 2 Signature Lin


  1. Hi Lin love the card I think it's got a real cheekiness to it well done the i've got the same stamp as the shrink embellishment and it make beautiful cards that everyone comments on

  2. Totally fabulous such a fun and quirky card I love it! Thanks for sharing with us at our Anything goes challenge at Digi Doodle shops best. Hugs Pascale

  3. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.

  4. That's such a Lady GaGa card! The image is just perfect and the whole thing looks just fabulous!

  5. Your project is outstanding! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

    DT Coordinator

  6. Wow what can I say such a wonderful & pretty card! Great colouring too!

    Thanks for sharing with us this week over at Stamp Something Challenge blog!

    Jo x

  7. Fabulous. I love these images and that corset is brill. xx

  8. She rocks!! Really fab make Lin, very very well designed and fits perfectly!

  9. Stunning card, thanks for joining Creative Card Crew,
    Hugs cherie

  10. Fab, sucy card Lin! You've really 'caught' the theme here! Great colouring too!

  11. fabulous card! Thank you so much for entering the SFTW challenge, good luck!

  12. Such a beautiful card, the reds look gorgeous. Love the stamped image, very sassy and Minx like. The corset embellishment is a very creative idea too. Px

  13. Wow Lin,

    You are an awesome crafter! Love all your creations. Thia ia a gorgeous DT card. I have become a follower. I have only been making cards a short time and love learning from such creative talented bloggers. Can hardly wait to get your yummy creations in my Dashboard! Good luck with all the challenges. Gotta check out that shrink plastic...haven't got a

    Hugs, Marjo

  14. This is oooozing Lady Gaga! Great boostier embelly and love the paisley papers. 'lalaohlala' ya baby.

  15. Adorable! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at DDSB! :)


  16. Fabulous Lady Gaga themed card Lin...Loved the thought behind, I agree about the colour red, a mare to get the tones right. Wish I was a little better with the PC, just about managing to do a few things, not bad really though as this time last year I had only used the PC to look on ebay...
    Gorgeous card!!!

  17. Loved this card, lots of texture and your shrink plastic corset is cool. I am amazed that such a detailed stamp has shrunk down so well.

    Lots of love

    Mandy xxx

  18. Great card, my favorite bit is the shrink corset, perfect embellie for this image! Love the bold colors and coloring to go with this bold image!


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