Friday, 11 October 2013

Retro runway...

...I actually think this could be an interesting direction for the Runway Inspired Challenge to go in - fashion from yester-year.  I can see it now (cue overly exaggerated hand-waving gesture) suits, hoop skirts, ball gowns...the possibilities are endless!  Maybe these guys should get together...??!  ;)

Anyway, as usual, I digress!

Hello people!  Carol of Just Me: C (you should all check out her blog by the way!) asked to see more cards, so here I am with a card that I made using the inspiration gleaned from the Runway Inspired Challenge (it doesn't rain for me, it pours!) and also the fabulous sketch from Retro Sketches.  It culminated in this...

I love rainbow stripes, I just can't help myself!!  I was SOOO tempted to pop some rhinestones under that sentiment because it kinda looks to me like it's just 'hanging' and that upsets me.  However, there's always a but huh?!  I wanted this to be a 'masculine' card.  Not really sure I achieved that at all mind you...the DOH certainly didn't seem to think so.  I had half hoped to give this card to his Dad for his birthday (that was the plan when I sat down to make it anyway!) but now I'm not so sure.....??

I'm cutting it a bit fine on both of these deadlines, you know, just for a just a quick post from me today you'll be pleased to know!  I hope you're all enjoying your Friday and looking forward to fun-filled or relaxing weekends :)

Oh, just an aside...if anyone knows why blogger has started making the background of my signature image grey I would really love to know!?  It's becoming a smidge OCD is having a real problem with this!  Thank you!  :)

Thank you so much for stopping by ;)

Card:      Paper Mill Direct - White, Black, Sky Grey, Bright Red, Bright Orange, Daffodil, Apple Green,
                   Ocean Blue, Lilac, Grape
Stamps: Bo Bunny - Sentiment Stamps
Ink:        Ranger - Perfect Medium
Other:    WOW! - Ebony e/p; Uniball fine liner


  1. Just like you I love rainbow colors and stripes (as you might have noticed...) so, of course, I think your card is fantastic and cheerful!

  2. ... oh, and I just officially became a follower of your fun blog!

  3. Love the rainbow of colours, love this card! I agree, add the rhinestones. ;-) As for the signature block... I have no idea!

  4. Sian: so glad I 'nudged' you for more cards and that you took up the 'assignment' (did I mention I used to be a teacher?). Result: one fabulous, eye-catching, gorgeous, A++++ card! That little sprig of balloons is ultra cute, and the bold colours: stunning! Retro and idea to combine them as a single challenge - as you've so cleverly done here. Oh, but you are brilliant! THANK YOU x 1000000 for the shout out! You are awesome, as in AWESOME!

  5. Super cute rainbow card! What a great take on the sketch :)

  6. So vibrant and colorful! FABULOUS work! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  7. This is an adorable card! I love how you left spaces for the sentiment and the balloon! Thanks for joining us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  8. Fabulous card, I love the rainbow of colours. It will certainly brighten up any shelf the lucky recipient places it. Pxx


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