Friday, 19 May 2017

retro flowers

I love this stamp ,it was one of the first I bought from The stamp man when I started delving into the world of rubber stamping and card making . I love it for another reason too ,it reminds me of my Gran and Great -granny now neither with us any more. My granny use to fascinate me when she set her hair , I was mesmerised as a child as once she had washed her hair she took big metal clips that were about 6 inches long and about 1/2 inch wide and looked like long thin hair clips or claws of now. She would push her hair upwards and attach the clips and wait for her hair to dry and she'd remove the clips and her hair would look just like this picture. I was never able to find any clips like them in any shops and I did look ( but I found a picture of some see below and now I have really short hair I found some for sale on eBay) even as a child as my hair was always dead straight , I think they must have been something that had lasted her lifetime as when I look at pictures of her from her wedding day onwards she always had the same hairstyle and she was born in 1893.

Image result for 1920 hair styling tools

I stamped the image on white card and coloured with promarkers. 

I decided to frame the image with some brushed metallic silver card as I wanted to create a card with soft colours for a change as I usually go to bright colours. I created a background using more stamps from the stampman set and again stamped on white card this time with a grey ink. I layered this on more brushed metallic silver card.
I finished the card using this fab poppystamps art deco roses die which I coloured with spun sugar distress inks and layered these in the corners.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

Glitter n sparkle -for a lady

Cupcake inspirations- photo challenge/mothers day

Use your stuff - metallics

Crafty catz -more than 2 layers


missgailly said...

Beautiful stamp and I love the die. Thanks for playing along at Use Your Stuff - Gail

Birgit said...

What a lovely card! A great take on this week's inspiration photo. I'm so glad you linked up to this week's Cupcake Inspirations Challenge!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Your card is awesome! The tilt to the image really sets it off perfectly! Thanks for sharing it with us at Tuesday Throwdown Challenges!

MagsB said...

Wow, Julye, what a fabulous Art Deco card! So elegant! I love the story of your Granny and how she set her hair - as someone who also has dead straight hair, I know I'd find those clips useful! What a shame they are unavailable!!

love Mags B x

Lori said...

This is a beautiful card, and what a great story about your gran! Thanks so much for sharing with us at UYS! -Lori DT

Dorlene Durham said...

Such a pretty card and great story regarding your grandmother. Thanks for joining the May flower challenge at Creative With Stamps. Dorlene DT CWS

Sarah said...

What a beautiful card and its great that the image has some sentimental value! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

PaperDaisies said...

Such a stunning card. I love that image. Thank you for sharing your talents with us over at Crafty Catz. Hugs Nina

Sarah Bell said...

A beautiful card, love the design – thanks for joining in the Glitter ‘N’ Sparkle Challenge - One for the Ladies/Mothers Day (USA)– Sarah DT –

jen t. said...

Super cute! Thanks for joining the challenge at creative with stamps blog!
Jennifer Taylor creative with stamps dt

MaryV said...

Gorgeous card! Thank you so much for playing along at CWS Challenge.
Mary (DT)

Kathy Jones said...

What a beautiful card and I love the story about your Gran and Great-Gran! Thanks for playing in the Power and Spark challenge this month!