Saturday, March 8, 2014

Retro Style and Spring


Here's one for the Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge #3 to use "vintage or retro." I don't even know if this card would be considered either of the 2 styles, but it's what I had to work with from my stash. The image was stamped and water-colored probably 3 years ago, and I'm not even sure if I still have this stamp or not. I colored over it with Copics and Spica glitter pens to brighten it up a bit, and added some papers from Pink Paisley along with SU! smoky slate. The embellishment/sentiment was a hand-made gift from my friend Mary Anne. The stems were white, but they looked too washed out, so I colored them grey to match the images' retro ensemble. The chipboard elements are from the Pink Paisley collection that I've had for at least 2 years now and never had any idea how to use them. 

 Here's another spring-themed card I made for the Mod Squad Spring Palette challenge. I struggled to create a card with these colors, but I kept trying until I finally came up with something. I used all the colors shown in the model, but i don't know if I'm happy with this or not. The ladybug was cut with a MB die, while the fence was done with a MS punch. The main image is by SU! and was stamped with razzleberry and real red inks, and the small yellow flowers were done with a SU! mini punch. The flourish is by Cheery Lynn, and all the black gems are from Pizzazz Aplenty. The sentiment is from SNSS. The navy and light grey card stock are both from SU!


It looks like spring really is heading our way today as we're expecting a beautiful day! I can't wait for this snow to be melted and see the green lawn once again! Who doesn't like spring!?

Thanks for stopping by today and make it a great weekend!

Carol

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Carol, that's a cool card with the retro style. And, isn't it nice to use something you've had so long?

I love that gorgeous flower on the second one. It a very pretty sky and wonderful scene.

It will be 70 here today and the sun is bright..so far. Love it!I'm so happy you're getting a lovely day.

Donna Hanley said...

I like the first card a lot. The grey outlining of the image made her stand off the page nicely. MaryAnne did a super job with the sentiment. Your second card came out super nice also. You should be happy with it. Great sky work and that along with your flowers, birds, beetle and fence all came together in a way to create a sweet spring like scene. I'm glad you are feeling a bit warmer today, so are we however we are suppose to get more snow on Monday and Wednesday. Jack is the only one around here happy. Enjoy your lovely day.

jimlynn said...

Carol, both are just fantastic! The first one really does have a retro look and love the color combo. The second! Kudos for getting all those colors on one card. WOW! Love the scene of Spring!
Lynn

Brenda said...

Your first card is so cool Carol and yes, I think it looks very retro! Love that lady and love that sentiment! I love your second card too and think you should be pleased with it for it turned out awesome! Why is it that we are our own worst judge?! lol I know I do the same thing too. Hugs

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

Just a very beautiful card indeed! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

That first card is totally retro style! I love that image! Great job! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I think that first card is definitely retro! It's a neat one. Love the colors and overall design. Your second card is quite springy, love the touch of all the punched flowers.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two great cards, Carol, and I'm happy to hear that spring might be on its way to you! You should enter your first card in this week's Addicted to Stamps and More challenge in honor of today's International Women's Day!! I hope you get a chance to be outside this weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Jan Marie said...

Definitely meets the retro theme! Cleverly colored image and love the pink and black/blue contrast! Thanks for joining us and sharing your style at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Christy Butters said...

Love the vintage image…Thanks so much for sharing at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Lee said...

Totally fun retro card!! And your Spring card is a breath of fresh Spring air...just beautiful! Thanks so much for playing with us at Mod Squad!

Susan (rainy) said...

First card is so chic! Love the coloring. Second card is bursting with Spring! The little ladybug on the fence is so cute.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

I really like the 70's vibe going on in that fun pink and grey card! So clever to alter the embellishment to match! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3: Vintage/Retro.

MaryH said...

#1 card- Looked pretty retro & vintage to me! Made me think of the old sewing pattern envelopes from the 50's-60's...so that says both themes to me! Loved the colors too. Nice choices for that era too. Love the bright posey on #2. Very cheery and I especially liked the tiny blooms tucked up with the CL flourish. That cheeky l/bug pops out against the gray fence very nicely. Well done! TFS

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are great Carol, and I think the first one shows how retro I am, I think I still have clothes like that still hanging in my closet..LOL!
Yea! Spring is coming...and the snow is finally starting to melt! Oh happy day!

scrappymo! said...

You are a busy card makin' mama!
Two more great cards...the vintage one turned out great...those chipboard pieces came in handy!
The scond card is a sweetie for sure...makes me feel like spring even though it is rainy and dreary here...as usual for this time of year!

lost coast scrapper said...

Beautiful cards!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon.

Amber Milone said...

Love the retro image! Gotta love the high waisted pants! Thanks for joining us at CHACB.

nwilliams6 said...

Both cards are great, but I love the retro one the best. I am ready for Spring too - felt like it this weekend and hoping it stays this way! Great cards. Hugz!

Tammi said...

awesome cards!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders!

Donna Idlet said...

Great retro card! Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

redwasher1 said...

Hi there Carol, both cards are awesome!! Especially lovin the spring card!

pollyspaper said...

This is such a pretty project. So many details...a feast for the eyes! Thank so much for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog.....I hope you come back and play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper : )