Monday, 6 February 2012

Just chillin' on a Sunday night






Yes, I am still going through my retro stage, having so much fun finding images to use on my cards. I downloaded the background black and white design and the chaise lounge, the cushions on the lounge are actually a lightish pink but after taking the photo about ten times and trying to adjust the  coloring I just gave up, I am sure many of you can relate to this. I printed the black and white background design directly onto the white cardstock and added a red rectangle to the base which is meant to be the carpet. I cut out the chaise lounge and adhered to card stock using self-adhesive dimensional foam.I designed the lamp on open office, the lamp stand was done by combining a very thin rectangle and oval as the base. For the lamp shade I printed the paisley shape from my 70's dingbat font in the lamp shade shape that I found on open office as well, cut out the shape and adhered to card stock using self-adhesive dimensional foam.

This card came about after watching one of my favourite movies being The Big Chill the other night, I can watch this movie over and over again, I just love the sound track and the story always means something to me no matter how many times I watch it. 

I am so happy that I have tomorrow off, nothing like a three day weekend. Our Pop-up market stall went really well yesterday, it was a sunny and warm day so everyone was out and many people visited our stall and  I am happy to say purchased a few of my cards, its always great when perfect strangers buy my work as I know that they actually like my cards and not just buying them because they feel they have to. I met a lady at the stall yesterday who I felt I had known for years we just talked and talked for about an hour, so nice to meet like minded people. The next  exhibition also had its opening yesterday at Quirk-a-bility and this time its a puppet show, all the entries are just incredible, plan to share some photo's at a later stage on my blog, we all went out for dinner after a long and successful day yesterday to celebrate how everything went. Today I went to see J Edgar with my mum, the movie is just incredible and I would highly recommend it, Leonard DiCaprio is my new favourite actor. I hope everyone is not bored with my ramblings about what I did on the weekend, I have made mention of all this for selfish reasons, when I am down and read about the good times I always feel better and realize that life is a mix of good and bad and we should be thankful for everything that happens.

The challenges I have included-
CAS-ual Fridays-On the red carpet
For Your Inspiration-Challenge #23, I was inspired by the curves in the building which are reflected in the design of the wallpaper and the curve on the chaise lounge.

hope everyone has a great week and thanks so much for visiting :)

I got the love lotus award for this card over at For your inspiration

13 comments:

Sylvia said...

Love your card, Susan, what a lovely artsy modern fibe you have going on! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week.

Rhonda Miller said...

What a great card. I love that background paper. What fun shapes. TFS.

Virginia L. said...

Wow! What a cool and graphic design, Susan!Love the mix of kraft and bright colors ...even down to that little lamp! Love your take on the Big Chill ( I have the sound tracks on CD--classic!!) So glad that you join the fun with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

So cool!!! Love the retro look! That couch looks quite comfy too!!!

maria :)

Jenny said...

Keep the retro style coming.... I love it!
The room scene is just brilliant Suze :0)
Jenny x

Sara Mac said...

Fun card! I love the retro feel. I can totally see how the shape of the building in the inspiration photo inspired you. Thanks for playing along at FYI.

Anita Scroggins said...

Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us at ColourQ!

dstandard said...

LOving your take on the sketch! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

How fun and a brilliant take on the challenge!! The Big Chill is one of my all time fave movies!! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!! We're so glad you did!

Laura Davis said...

Great card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

StephC said...

Wow, love this! Great take on the inspiration photo. Thanks for playing alogn with us at FYI!

Michelle said...

Wow, Susan! This is fabulous! I can totally see how you've used all of the challenges' inspirations in this card. And you've done it so well! The Big Chill is one of my all-time-favourite sound tracks. I think I can sing every song word perfect, LOL! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE that downld paper! Gorgeous in its design - fabulous "room"! Thanks for joining in at FYI!