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


stampdiva said...

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

Miria said...

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

Tabitha said...

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

One4Joy said...

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

Cheryl said...

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

Faye said...

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

Sue A said...

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

brenda said...

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

SmilynStef said...

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

Anonymous said...

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