It's time for our first challenge of 2017 at the Sisterhood of Snarky Stampers and Edna wants us to use Stencils.
I'm pretty new to stencils, in fact until the BJ Crafts Day last summer I didn't actually own any, but this brick wall is one of the stencils I bought that day.
I've stencilled it in brick red onto vaguely mortar coloured card. then torn the edges to give it a rough "street" look. I stamped graffiti using random sentiments from a Rubber Dance set over the wall and embossed them with clear powder, to give a shiny paint effect that you can't really see in the photo, then added the sulky teenager (a Crafters Companion Stamp, coloured with Promarkers - her hair is blue because I'm sick of trying to make hair look natural so I decided to go for the unnatural) and a Dylusions sentiment.
Do you remember a teenager character that used to appear on TV sketch shows some years ago? I was going to say "a couple of" years ago but then I remembered it was while Tony Blair was Prime Minister as he was roped in to do a sketch for Comic Relief one year with this character, so it must have been at least 10 years ago. Time seems to fly! I can't remember the name of the character or comedian (possibly Catherine Tate) but she used to sulk around saying "I'm not even bovvered. Look at this face - do I look like I'm bovvered?" and the memory of that was the inspiration for this card. Which is probably far more information than you needed, but I'm feeling generous so I shared it. I think I would send this card to a parent of a grumpy teenager, to remind them they are not alone.
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