Monday, August 20, 2012

Take a walk on the wild side...

Turn your back for just a blink of the eye and the week runs away yet again.  I can't believe it's the Monday moment yet again, but here we are. I'm back from a week on the South coast. Although the weather was a bit grey, away is away and a week doing nothing with a view of the sea is good enough for me.
Meanwhile, back at the ranch , as they say.... It's a new theme over at Simon Says Stamp & Show where you can go completely doo-lally! It's a no rules week, so let yourself go and just follow your creative whim of the day!
NO rules is a great theme, but then again you can also get stuck with all that freedom. Myself included, so I dived into my stamps and picked one of my all time favourites. The fantabulous retro lady from Tim's Pattern Pieces set. Although she is actually a model for a dress pattern...
I always think of a 1950's air hostess or glam diva from the TV show Mad men. l love the vintage mood of the 50's and always think the ladies looked so glamorous and stylish! But as it was no rules I decided to add a twist of colour and design to the table to bring this diva into the 21st century - and find a new way to stamp with an old favourite.
l stamped and embossed the sassy lady three times (using just part of the whole stamp) cut them out very closely and then gave them bright and funky suits using Dylusions Sprays which I painted on using a fine paintbrush. The faces were coloured with a tiny bit of Victorian Velvet Distress ink which I had really watered down, adding a second layer to add a little extra blush to the cheeks... the blond hair is done with a fine rinse of Mustard Seed!
I created three contrasting background circles using a circle punch and card stamped with Tim's Mixed Media. The card base is colured with a flick of Dylusions ink...just flick an inky paintbrush onto the card. Try not to get it up the wall as I did. I stamped a few strips of numbers using the Stuff to Say set and added the word 'Change' pinched from the larger sentiment in Pattern Pieces.
Layer it all up with mini foam squares, add a length of parcel string (a fave go to!) and then finish it all off with good old Chit Chat stickers! I love them... there's so many to choose from in the book. So there you go, a bit of funky Pop Art meets grunge. Well, something like that... NO rules!!! What more could you ask for? Time for you to jump in and get inky...
Do take a look at the other creations from my fabulous Design teamies and remember, there's the really great $50 prize up for grabs to spend at Simon Says Stamp! It's all sounding good to me! I hope you enjoy this splash of colour and have a great week too. Be seeing you all soon... Sarah.


19 comments:

Helen said...

I can't believe it's MOnday again either... Love your retro image, and the splatter background is fabulous in that pink!

CraftygasheadZo said...

I'm pleased it's Monday, the weekend didn't go to plan so it's a fresh start for me here! Your card is superb, I just love what you've done with the images and the colours. Take care Zo xx

Candy C said...

Sarah...love your card. It's so pretty. I love the simplicity of the images and all of the white in the background. It really makes the color pop. Those retro ladies in their different colored outfits really look great. Love that they are blondes! haha <3 Candy

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

A really beautiful card Sarah
Love it

Greetings Janny

Sophie said...

Eine schöne Karte und sehr witzig gemacht.

Liebe Grüße

Alie said...

This looks so different from other stampingcreations...unique style this way, Sarah! Lovely!

greetings, Alie :-)

butterfly said...

Daring (even reckless?!) colours pay off fantastically - so PopArt! Very fabulous indeed...
Alison x

Suzanne C said...

Sarah I love the retro fun feel to this card! Beautiful card!

Anita Houston said...

I didn't even notice she was Tim's seeing only her head...I love that you did that! Love the vibrant and retro color...you are starting something here! Gorgeous work as always!

JoZart said...

Lovely card with great impact and vibrant colour use.
Very effective!
JoZarty x

Craftychris said...

Loving the retro feel to this card - that image is fabulous! xx

Terry said...

Hey there Sarah, your project is another STUNNER, the simplicity in it makes it unique, love the colors and the images are just fabulous, hugs terry xxxx

Samantha Elliott said...

Loving these Divas Sarah!
Hope you are refreshed from your week away at the seaside.
Hugs
xx

Julia S-W said...

As others have said, I love the retro look and the bright tones are really refreshing as I seem to think in grungy tones these days!
Juliax

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really gorgeous, love the splatter effect
Lindsay xx

Kate said...

I love the numbers & splatter spots! The simplicity of this card is amazing!

Sandra said...

Such a vibrant card! Love the bright colors! The splatters do look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I love your card design. I've never watched Mad Men, but do remember my mother wearing little hats in the 60's. Blessings!

die amelie said...

A really unique piece, Sarah!

Love the approach and the colour scheme as well!!! Very vibrant and joyful!

Hugs,
die amelie xx