Thursday, 2 February 2012

Back in the good old days

One thing about my family we are always talking about the good old days, I always enjoyed hearing my dad's stories of when he was young and all the things he used to get up to, I can't believe what a good memory he had. My mum is also the same, she can remember the exact year in which a song was popular, I have a good memory but not that good. I guess the good old days are back in, there are vintage shops popping up everywhere in Sydney and people dressing in vintage clothing. I just love walking through vintage shops and checking out the different quirky items and if I had my way my house would be completely retro but my husband might just object, luckily we live in a house that was built in the 60's and not much has been done to alter it in anyway.

This card of mine has been heavily influenced by yesteryear, I have been wanting to make it for a long time but just didn't know how to go about it as I couldn't find the different elements to create my retro scene. This morning I went through google looking for free images and was able to find the image that I have used as the wallpaper, the sweet and happy couple image and the orange retro TV, I think they all go together perfectly. I printed the wallpaper image, green carpet and sentiment directly onto the card stock. I cut out the TV and cut out the screen in the middle onto which I stuck acetate at the back. The first thing that I stuck down was the picture of the couple and positioned the TV on top of the couple picture using dimensional self adhesive foam squares, I added two small gems  to the ends of the antenna. I am really happy with how this card turned out and plan to do many more retro cards with other funky images.

The Challenges I have included-
The cutting and trimming challenge-Moxie Fab
All we need is love-Paper Issues
Less is more-Week 52-Sketch
Make it Monday-Anything goes in the linking party
CARDS-Valentine Cards

Anyway, today is my RDO and it's raining again, hopefully it will clear up so I can get some things done. Hope everyone is having a good week and if your not it's all good as the weekend is around the corner :)

I got a shout out for this card over at Moxie Fab World


Chrissie said...

This looks completely retro... you've achieved a fabulous look!
Thanks so much and we hope to see you again next time.
"Less is More"

Jan said...

Fab card xx Jan

Mandi said...

Superb retro design
Love the sentiment just corsses over the panel slightly

Thank you so much
"Less is More"

Lisa M said...

Completely awesome retro love. LOVE this!!! Fantastic card. :)

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Sheila in Cyprus said...

What a fabulous card. Love the retro look, the only worrying thing is this wallpaper looks very familiar... from when I was a child I might add!
Love Sheila x

Martha said...

Wow, love this retro card!!!

Jenny said...

This is just brilliant...I'm sure I recognise that wallpaper!!!
Jenny x

Rhonda Miller said...

Your card is so great. I love the TV image and your sentiment. TFS.

Aileen said...

Love your retro look and fab sentiment. x

Dotty Jo said...

What a stunning retro look you've achieved! Jo x

maria f. said...

Love retro and love your card - the design, patterns, colors. You definitely SHOULD make more like this.