Thursday, January 6, 2011

Mo's Challenge #64



Let's go Retro!


I'm the hostess for this month's challenges, and I thought it might be fun to have a retro theme.




I don't think there's anything more retro than childrens'  wallpaper and fabric from days gone by. The image I've used is Mo's boy version of "Tuesday's Child". The baseball themed image in the background is a computer  print-out of a fabric sample from the 50's. If you do a search for vintage fabrics or wallpaper, you'll come up with lots of ideas!
I cut out a circle using a Nesties die and my Cuttlebug. I added the 'stitching' with a fine-tipped red marker and 'dirtied' the edges with a marker. The sentiment is from an SU! set called "Warmest Regards".

Images: Tuesday's Child from Mo's Digital Pencil, Sentiment from SU!'s "Warmest Regards"
Tools: Copics, Mounting tape, Martha Stewart border punch, Computer, Cuttlebug, Nesties, Red marker

Papers: SU! Real Red, Going Gray, Pacific Point Blue, Neenah smooth white, Computer print-out of vintage fabric swatch

Embellishments: Brads, Ribbon

I hope you'll join us this week with your take on retro design. Use vintage fabric, colors, or themes from the 30's through the 50's with one of Mo's great images and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win one of her wonderful images!

5 comments:

Dawn B. said...

This is the perfect Retro theme.. I love this MO image.. Great choice for this week. It really made me go outside my box..

Pat said...

Oh Elaine...what a fabulous card!! I just love it! It seriously takes me back to when my brother first played little league (in 1958)...I was the "lucky" little sister who got to shag balls in the outfield! LOL! What great DP you made...thanks for the tip on looking online for fabric...you're so clever!! And thanks for the great "retro" challenge...you rock darlin'!! And thanks for the warm welcome to the team. I'm beyond thrilled to be joining you crazy talented ladies!! {{{hugs}}} Pat Frank

Cathy said...

Elaine, This is a perfect Retro card. Love the dp and your coloring. This is a wonderful challenge theme, thanks.

Sheila said...

Fab Retro card Elaine, loved the theme this week :-).
Happy New Year to you hope 2011 is a great one for you Elaine.
hugs
Sheila xx

Violets Corner said...

What a fab vintage fabric you found, it fit's in perfectly with the image.

Hugs
Maarit