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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

GOING RETRO!

Time for challenge #132 over at I ♥ PROMARKERS and this weeks theme is everybody's fave again...ANYTHING GOES. Nightmare for us DT's though with the shed loads of commenting, pmsl. Our sponsor this week is DIGI DOODLE SHOP and all the design team used one of her images. I chose 'Bell Bottoms'.


She's a bit bright and in your face, but colours were bright back then. I remember I used to have a bright green satin jacket, green and yellow bell bottoms and bright yellow platform sandals and thought I was the dog's wotsits, lol. I was in the WRAF at the time and remember wandering around camp in them.

One of the reasons I coloured her trousers red though, is because I also had a pair just like them. The best thing though is that I made them myself. I was at school, so about 14 or 15 and it was the first pair of trousers I'd made and if I say so myself, they were excellent and I wore them to death, lol.

The papers I used for this were from my new pad, Basic Greys 'Konnichiwa' and the white and orange die cuts are using a Marianne Die. The leaves and blossom were using a Memory Box die, but to be honest, I didn't have much of a clue how to put the flower together. Layering the petals was obvious, but I reckon I could have shaped them better or chose different layers. Still, next time eh? I must do something about my photography too. In real life, the skin tones look darker and there's plenty of shading, but it never seems to show when I upload!

Entering into:
EMERALD FAERIES #30 - Punches and dies.
EVERYBODY ART #202 - Anything goes.
JACKSONS DIGITAL EXPRESSIONS #20 - Anything goes.

WHOOPSIE DAISY - 2 Patterned Papers.
LEJ DESIGNS #18 - Anything goes.
PARTY TIME TUESDAY #83 - Anything goes.
MAKE IT MONDAY #104 - Always anything goes.
BASIC GREY #75 - Anything goes.

19 comments:

Confiseries Papier said...

Peace! Such a great card, your coloring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Wonderful card and coloured so well Hugs Ginny ♥

inkypinkycraft said...

A great card! Very sunny and bright...love the bright red andhow you have reflected this with the beautiful flower...really fab! Trace x

sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! This is fabulous Lorraine. I love the image and you have coloured her beautifully. The papers and layout are brilliant too.
Hugs Sue

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I love your coloring! I saw your card on MIM and had to drop by for a closer look.

Stop by my blog to check out my {Belated} Birthday Blog Candy!

--Cheryl--

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

Very delightful creation!

cotnob said...

This is a fab retro card, such lovely bright colours.
Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
Pauline
x

crafty-stamper said...

Everyones's making bright happy cards this week lollove the bell bottom image and thanks for joining us at LEJ designs this week
carol DT x

coops said...

so stunning lorraine.love the bright colours and really fab image :D

xx coops xx

Kathi Silvia said...

Hi Lorraine...what beautiful coloring. I love the bright colors anything is better than that avocado green and mustard yellow in the 60' & 70's! LOL!! Love the layout of the card as well. Thanks for joining us again at JDE!

Kathi
DT Member

Jenny said...

Wow!! I saw you on MIM and came to have a peek. Would love for you to come enter my stamp giveaway.

lalkygirl said...

what a fab card ,love the image and bright colours
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x

Nick said...

Hi and thanks for commenting on my card. SOG stands for Some Odd Girl and is a stamp company.

Molecraft said...

A fabulous, funky creation Lorraine!
Helen x

Sharon said...

A great image - love all the colours and embellishments! Thanks for joining us at Jacksons Digital Exp[ressions!

debbi taylor said...

great card - love the bright colours
thank you for joining in the challenge at LEJ Designs this week
hugs
Debbi x
http://taylor-madecards.blogspot.co.uk/

Rica said...

A fabulous card Lorraine, your design is fantastic and I love those BG papers. A gorgeous colouring of that great image.

hugs
Heather xx
Thanks so much for joining us with Basic Grey chalenges.

Chana said...

I am just lovin' this sixties girl! Great project...nice work as always! Thanks for sharing, again, with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions!

Hugz,
Chana

Julia said...

I saw your beautiful creation on Make It Monday and had to visit and take a closer look. Gorgeous! TFS!
My entries are: #159, #162, #212 and #214.
I would love to have you visit my blog!
Hugs,
Julia

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