Wednesday, 24 November 2010

1950s Style

Hello everyone on this cold and frosty day. I woke up this morning to the coldest day so far this winter with a temperature of 0 degrees and a wind chill of -1 - brrrrrr!
I'm here with a card to show you which fits a couple of challenges and involves some of my favourite things - fashion, the 1950s for its wonderful elegance and vintage collage but sadly no stamping (very unusual for me!!!)
The first challenge is Gingersnap Creations GC77 Chestnut Theme Challenge - Haute Couture  and I shall be doing all these challenges as they all involve sewing themes, a real favourite of mine.
My creation also fits this weeks Dezinaworld Challenge which is to create something based on your favourite era.
I've used various images and ephemera that I found on the internet combined with some of the gorgeous vintage style papers from the Polka Doodles Sundae of Seasons CD.
The main image has been outlined with a Letraset Fineliner to make the edges stand out and various areas were coloured with Promarkers to give the image a bit more life.
Some text printed with a Dymo machine finish it off.
Thanks for looking.
Fliss xx

10 comments:

  1. Love the homage to your favourite era. Really beautiful. Thank you so much for visiting my Blog. I'm a bit puzzled over the Gravatar, wonder if it is Wordpress trying to be a bit different and calling it that instead of avatar? TFS. Lynne M

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  2. hi, Fliss. What a gorgeous project! Unusual and perfectly balanced! I love the 50s me too. Try and guess why! hugs. Miria

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  3. Reminds of the picture from old sewing patterns. Love your card. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Very nicely created, Fliss! I love the elegance of that era, too.

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  5. oh fliss hun what a fantastic piece you have created here wow just love it hugs cheryl xx

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  6. Fliss, you've created such a wonderful piece of 50s vintage. I remember well those dresses! Beautiful.

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  7. The fifties were so stylish, just befoire the mini-skirt.
    I remember my mum looking so elegant in beautiful home-sewn designs. Thanks for reminding me so beautifully.
    Have fun
    Sue xx

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  8. Afraid I missed this yesterday Fliss. Really like your take on the era.

    Hero launched some 50 style fashions images earlier this year and I did looks at them but decided they were not for me. Then I bowwored them from a fired who had rthen and I actuall enjoyed using them and some of the PD papers were ideal as the patterns was small.

    B x

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  9. Those hair styles are so fun ... love those vintage gals ... so glad you joined the Fashion Fun at Gingersnap Creations.

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  10. Hi Fliss, sorry i am so late with this one. I havent even done the draw for this weeks yet ... only three days late lol i forgot and have been so busy with other things. I think i will draw it monday and may even make that do for the challenges until the new year.
    thanks for entering and this one is simply stunning,it looks just like a vintage page from a magazine
    hugs June xxxxx

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Fliss xx