Made my card for a Retro Challenge at Mo's Digital (amongst others). I chose the 60's and thought this image perfect, this is me exactly, reading and dreaming. My family often referred to me at 'The Dream' and I can tell you they meant it as no compliment lol. I was always reading, even while walking along the road, and once walked into a lamp-post....and no! it didn't cure me lol.
This is a Funky Fold Card, not my first exactly, just not shown the others yet. Photo (not a good one again), in it's upstanding state below. I found a tutorial to make this fold through another blog, you can find it at Sweet Designs By Cheryl here. It's super easy to follow and at the moment my favourite fold.
I've had this DP for a long time and been dying to use it, it seemed perfect for a funky fold card lol. Added some strips of transparent sticker (from one of my new scrapbook sets) along the borders, and edged all around the card with promarker again.
I layed up the image after being inspired by Debby at A scrapjourney, you can find her great blog here. In a way it took away some of the 'colouring stress' I often feel. I knew I had two goes at getting it right, made it more enjoyable. I'm definitely going to use this technique again.
A close up of the image
Hope you can see the layering in this one.
To embellish I cut out lots of the funky ovals from the paper, dampened them and gave them a good scrumble....very theraputic. When dried I layered them and fastened them with a brad - as the flower centre. The brads are really, I mean really old. I funked them up a little with a Sakura glaze pen. I'm going to drag out all my old boring brads and give them a make over too. Added a few more brads about the card and to finish a greeting from another sheet of my new scrapbook stickers.
Image - Mo's Digital Pencil (between)
DP - Basic Grey
Card stock - Scrapbook sheet from stash
Stickers - Scrapbook stickers from Craft Creations.
Colourants - Promarkers
Brads - Old Stash
I'd like to enter this in the following challenges:-
DP2 Challenge ... Go Retro
2Sisters Challenge... Getting Girly
Allsorts Challenge ... Fancy Fold
Basic Grey Challenges ... Dots and Spots
Sweet Stampin Challenge ... Try Something New (layering image)
Delicious Doodles Challenge ... Try Something New (ditto)
Rainbow Lady's Challenge ... It's All New to Me (ditto)
Woodward USA Clear Stamps ... Use something New (Scrapbook Stickers)
The Creative Cottage Challenge ... Something New (ditto)
Sassy Studio Designs ... New (ditto)
Moving Along With The Times ... Old Stash (brads), New Stash (Stickers)
Our Daily Bread Challenge...Something Old (Brads) Something New (Stickers)
Stamp Something... Use a Digi
Catch The Bug Challenge ... Anything Goes
Craft Your Days Away Challenge ... Anything Goes