Tuesday, 8 July 2008

Hippie Anniversary

Anyone would think I like the Dottie & George images wouldn't they? Well, they'd be so wrong. I LUUUUUUUUURVE them.

So much so, that when Karen on 3C's reminded us about the June card sketch challenge she gave us, I immediately looked at the pre-coloured images I printed out on Sunday to decide which one to use. One??? Only one??? Take a look at the sketch again Sarah, there's room for 2!

I had Hippie Dottie & Hippie George available, so went with those, but I still had no idea what else I was going to do on the card. After deliberating, I flipped the paper over that I'd printed the sketch on and traced it on the reverse to give me a different take on it. Still not happy, I turned my paper upside down. Hmmm......... could that work? Probably.

I hunted for the right papers and remembered I had a Papermania pack with funky patterns in it. Flicking through about 170 papers is not an easy feat, but I got there and decided to go for the same pattern in 3 different colours. We are talking the 60's so psychedelic works I think. I also found my bright floral ribbon that I got in a dumper bin at a local haberdashery store (go check out yours, you may be surprised what you can pick up for pennies).

The red buttons (that I've stitched on) came off a jacket I used to have to wear for work eons ago, smiley and floral buttons are Dress It Up and were from Charmed. I printed the greeting out onto vellum and did it in a circly way inspired by a tutorial from Charmed.

The card's made in time for an anniversary in just over a week. All I've got to do is remember where I put it.


Louly said...

You're going to make me type in triplicate again Sarah! Wow wow wow! I love love love it. Those papers are perfect for the job aren't they.xxx

Wendy said...

Sarah that's fab, I love the hippies!! And that paper works sooooo well

Donna said...

fab funky card Sarah, love the hippy dottie's. Donna x

Sian said...

Wow great card, love the hippies, you really show them off brilliantly.