Friday, 13 January 2012

Vintage Or Retro Style

Good morning folks, before I give you the details for this week's challenge over at Polka Doodles, a quick apology from me for my lack of commenting lately. This is because it's that nasty time of year again with the tax deadline looming so I have a mega pile of book-keeping and accounting work at the moment which has left very little time for crafting, let alone commenting. It will hopefully be back to normal the week after next.
I've chosen the challenge theme this week at Polka Doodles because my younger daughter will be 21 years old in a few days. She's studying for a fashion degree and really loves vintage and retro fashion and has just had a fringe cut inspired by a photo she found of Francoise Hardy.
This is why the theme is Vintage or Retro Style.

I chose the gorgeous sewing themed elements from the Sundae of Seasons CD and printed them out on beige parchment card (Southfield Stationers) for a vintage feel. I cut out the dress form and pin cushion and die cut the text with the Papermania doorplate die set. I inked the edges of the text panel and added a pink button.
I covered the 8 x 8 kraft card blank with rosebud paper from the Pretty Sweet CD with Paperchase kraft paper photo corners then added a layered central border of papers from the same CD. The striped one is die cut with a Papermania scalloped edge border die. I added floral lace to embellish.
I then made an embossed panel with kraft paper recycled from the inside of a roll of Christmas paper (to my complete delight all the papers had a piece of this instead of a cardboard tube) embossed with the Cuttle bug roses folder and the corners rounded with a punch.
I finished off as you see, adding pearls to the pin heads to make them look more realistic and then added numbers from the kraft alphabet on the Double Sprinkle of Kraft CD, resized to fit the card.

Challenges for my card:
Moving Along With The Times - Spots And/Or Stripes
Simon Says Stamp - Spots And/Or Stripes
Incy Wincy Designs - Vintage

I hope you like the challenge and can't wait to see what you make.
Fliss xx


Sheetal Ahlawat said...

Beautiful card Fliss.

Pami said...

Beautiful card Fliss, love the colours and beautiful paper. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck and hope to see you again soon. Pami x

Terry said...

Your daughter will just love this fashion themed card! Absolutely stunning! Have a great weekend!

craftattack said...

Very stylish, Fliss! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! So many wonderful details. I love the papers and layout - stunning card!
Thanks for joining us at MAWTT and good luck in the challenge!
Hugs Sue xx

Debbie said...

Gorgeous vintage card Fliss.Your daughter will love it.Love all of it.Hugs Debbie x

SHARY said...

this is gorgeous Fliss , great theme for PD challenge. I'm sure your daughter will love it! x

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Fliss :-) the whole design is fab :-) Your daughter will love this am sure !! :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Sandra said...

As always its beautiful Fliss
Sandra x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous work Fliss, just loe the theme and the style.
Good luck with the end of tax year work.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Joanna King (aka Asia K) said...

Beautiful card Fliss! Love this vintage theme, thanks hunni! I hope your daughter has a lovely birthday and I'm sure she will love the card! Hugs, Joanna xx

Mynnette said...

What a wonderful tribute to your daughter! She's sure to love this card--it's amazing! :)

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A great card, love the sewing theme.

Joy said...

Love this, super elegant and the different elements you added... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

DesignerDiva said...

Many thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week with our Spots and Stripes and good luck with the challenge. I'm sorry I'm not too well and this comment has been copied and pasted, but I wanted to make sure I visited every blog that entered.
I some blogaversary candies on offer on my blog if your interested.
Hugs Laurie x

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CraftyLoops said...

I love vintage and shabby chic styles and this is most definitely right up my street. How gorgeous. Lee x