Thursday, January 21, 2010

Retro Fun at The Play Date Cafe!

I am very excited about the color inspiration for this week's

And how fun is this inspiration photo?

Julie Campbell is actually our challenge host this week, but as she is away at CHA in Anaheim, I offered to fill her shoes with an offering of inspiration.

The verse I used for this card was from Scrappy Cat and it's in tribute to my UK friends, Jennie and Hels.  I serve on the creative team with them at Artistic Stamper and have been in LOVE with the grungepaper roses that they are so proficient at making.
Because I STILL need to get myself some grungepaper to make the actual roses, I decided to put my own spin on them using the same
'retro' feel of the inspiration photo.

I created the flowers using my Sizzix Flower Layers die cuts.  The patterns were created with Artistic Stampers' Houndstooth and Polka Dot background stamps.  Although houndstooth never goes out of style, I think it has a very 'retro' vibe to it.  I outlined each flower with turquoise and silver Stickles and centered them with zebra-print brads.!

So you have two places to visit.   
The Play Date Cafe of course, and then head on over to
Tell them hi from me!


~JulieH~ said...

Oh I love this card! You've captured retro perfectly with those gorgeous flowers with the houndstooth and polka dots and the zebra brads are just fabulous!
Love it

Yvonne said...

The papers, WOW , they really do fit in with the retro theme! Have fab is this .. or should it be COOL , lol

Sarah Anderson said...

Brilliantly retro! Those flowers are fab :) Don't those background stamps work brilliantly! And the zebra centres are ace.

Sandi said...

love the tartan look of those flowers, and just the perfect amount of glitz. Hugs

Unknown said...

Wicked job Julie ... those flowers look fab ... I was going to say groovy ... being retro and all that :0) I love the sentiment too ... a really well put together card TFS X

Maggi said...

Eek! I am IN LOVE with these colors!!! (I'm assuming you already knew that however, LOL) Your card is so fun, love those flowers! Heading over to the Cafe!

Jennie -The Artistic Stamper said...

Great colours and flowers! oh and watch out for the postie.. a special delivery for you:) *wink*

thekathrynwheel said...

Hi Julie. I've added my journal to the Play Date Cafe - thanks for the suggestion :-) Would love to play more often but just too busy at work BOOO! Love your entry for the challenge, cool and groovy! Kate x

Mona Pendleton said...

Pretty card Julie! The shimmer looks great on your flowers. :) TFS