Wednesday, 5 January 2011

Groovy Sixties chick!

This is '60s Willow from the Lil' Lolita Fashionista series by Tickled Pink Stamps Doesn't she look groovy in her brown cotton flares with the glittery shisha embroidery at the ankles, and her pale orange muslin top with the green silk ribbon.

How do I know so much detail? Because I had that outfit when I was a teen! I wasn't as tall and slim, but how I loved those clothes!!

The picture here looks a little faded, as usual (I blame the light!) but that's not a bad thing, because the orange card is very bright. The papers are from the Paisley Road stack by Prima, which was part of the blog candy I won from the lovely Joey The patterns and colours are so bright and retro - yes, children, we really did think that fuchsia, orange and lime green looked good together.

The flowers are made with a retro punch, the patterned ones are from the dp, curled, and covered with transparent glitter embossing powder. The gleam doesn't show here, but it's so pretty! I'm very chuffed with them!

Ribbon is Hobbycraft, punch is MS (a Christmas present), sentiment is The Greeting Farm. I stickled round the papers, as well as Willow's embroideries.

I woke up with post-Christmas ennui today. The comments I got on this blog, as well as the fun of making the card, have cheered me up no end. Thanks!

Thanks for looking!

luv, Mags x

Promarkers: Blush, Dusky Pink, Pastel Pink, Coral; Tan, Cinnamon, Burnt Sienna; Bright Orange, Burnt Orange, Leaf Green, Azure, Gold.

I'm entering this into the current Sweet Sketch Wednesday challenge.


Macpurp said...

oh Mags this is groovy!!
I am a child of the 70's but loved this.
the papers are perfect for the image

love teen x

Junie said...

Hi Mags !!!! Well how groovy, far out and happening is this card !!! It is FANTASTIC, love the image and those background papers are WOW !!! and may I say PEACE to you toooo LOL !!!

melsanford said...

Fab card! Love the colours and the papers :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Linda Anderson said...

Wow, this is cool man, real groovy. Okay, that's enough reliving my childhood!!!! Love your card and that super fabulous image!! Thanks for joining us at SSW.


Arlana 11426 said...

Love your sweet card. The colors are so fun and the papers fit the image so perfectly. Love your added detail. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

Jules said...

Hi Mags

What a brilliant make .. .. well retro and very groovy!!!

Love your papers and gorgeous image.

Dare I say that I think I had an outfit very much like that many, many, many years ago!!

Love and peace Mags

Love Jules xx

mulberry station said...

Oh how fun...this really does remind me of the 60"s..Love it. Your color combo and DP is just perfect for your adorable image. Thansk for joining us this week.
Nancy SSW-DT

Christine L said...

I remember those days! FAB card Mags...!
Christine x

coops said...

fabulous card the image and her funky clothes.i used this papers on my card last night too, they are gorgeous aren`t they :D

xx coops xx

Genevieve said...

Very retro Mags, I love it! Thanks so much for joining us this week
@ SSW :)


Anonymous said...

Great card, I love the groovy chick, lots of fun!!!

Jackie Randolph said...

Such a sweet image and fun card with your wonderful papers!! I just love the vintage feel of the 60's with these.

Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Jackie - DT

Sharon Basel said...

I'm loving this - memory lane for me! Such a great combo of papers with the image. Fantastic card - thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
All the best,

Anna-Karin said...

Great card. Lovely colours. The image is so cute.


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - she is groovin'!! Love all the papers you used, they go so well with this hippy chick! Thanks so much for playing with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

Jeannie said...

Oh I do love her and all of the great papers and embellishments you used! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,

sweetbloominscraps said...

Darling card! I love the orange and turquoise colors! Thanks for joining us at SSW this week!
Judi - SSW DT

Kathie said...

Hi Maga what a groovy card. I just love your colours and it's a great image.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Sweet Sketch Wednesday and good luck.
Kathie - SSW DT

Lucianna Dilsaver said...

I love your card, great job!