Wednesday, 20 June 2012

#122 '50s Vogue

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - 1950s
Sponsor & prize this week - Letraset (set of Promarkers)

For my '50s inspired card I used an image from A Day For Daisies called 'Powder Room' and kept everything pretty monochromatic & subtle other than the vibrant red of her dress, headdress and flowers.  Both the dress and headdress were paper pieced as was the cushion of the vanity stool she is sitting on.  I thought this image suited our challenge pretty well - film star looks, glam dress & perfume spray to hand. Such a high-maintenance movie-starlet has to have a mirror to hand of course, and this is where my Silhoutte came in.

I wanted to give her a mirror which echoed  '50s design cut cut, welded, recut & re-welded my way to this vaguely Sputnik/ sun-ray mirror design and I hope you are getting a feel of lights around the mirror with the circle elements! LOL. The mirror was cut from silver mirri card and I made a matching linear design too which is peeking from under the polka dot dp and this was cut from white card.

The main background is a very pale grey onto which I  printed the word VOGUE and then added a raised version above it using glue gel. I then added the central mirror/image, raising this layer higher still using foam pads & glue gel.

On the inside of the card I popped a sentiment in the same font as the front and added 2 monochromatic papers from MelStampz (not sure where the dotty one is from though) but the larger spotted one on the front was a p&c on the Silhouette Studio software.

Tine :)

Wags 'n' Whiskers - paper piecing
Annabelle Stamps - paper piecing
Allsorts - paper piecing
Di's Digi Designs - spotty & dotty
Little Miss Muffet - loads of layers
Paper Crafting Journey - colour it up
Can You Digi It - (colour - photo inspiration)
Crafty Ann's - it's a girl thing
Bunny Zoe's - girls, girls, girls
Great Impressions - die cuts/punches
Divas By Design - to die for
Paper Minutes - films/movies (given my 1950's theme, I have chosen the film, 'How to Marry A Millionaire')
Crafts & Me - anything goes.


  1. WOW!! This is stunning. I love the image and colours and well everything really. Just such a brilliantly designed card!

  2. WOW this is stunning love the image and the layout is superb. Caroline xxx

  3. great, Your coloring is just perfect.

    Hugs, Heike (Paperminutes)

  4. This is very nice and I love the inside sentiment! :O) Thanks for joining us at Can You Digi It? this week! Good luck!


  5. What a gorgeous card.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  6. I really love this card; great image and I love that black diecut circle. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss Muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again soon. HUgs, Frea, DT member LMM Challenges

  7. What a fabby image and you know I'm a fan of your paper piecing :) xx

  8. Vogue is such a perfect word to use for this card. It is classy and timeless.Thank you for sharing. xxx - Debbie

  9. This is so cool Tine and I love the sentiment! lol

  10. Elegant plus very artistic, a classy card.

  11. Love the image, and the paper piecing is perfect for it!
    TFS with us this week :)

  12. Super funky design! Love the retro feel, the pp dress is perfect and so is that gorgeous frame!
    Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps this week!

  13. WOW, this is one striking card and I LOVE it! Love your image and the sentiment is so fun! Gorgeous work!
    Thanks for playing along with us at AnnaBelle Stamps!

    Take Care,
    Kylie X

  14. Wow, love the paper piecing on your Vogue card...and her skin looks awesome! Thanks for joining us at AnnaBelles this week.

  15. I just love this card. Reminds me of my Grandmother's day. Love the way you chose the subtle colors with the red accent. It is just perfect for the subject you're portraying...aging

  16. Very chic and I love the sentiment! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  17. Stunning card Tine - such a striking colour combo and very elegant image.
    Thanks for playing along with us at Allsorts this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  18. Beautiful creation Tine with a gorgeous image and stunning colour combo!
    Thanks for entering my Paper piecing/piercing challenge for Allsorts this week and good luck!
    Hugs Nicola xxx

  19. Stunning Tine! Gorgeous elegant image and fab colouring and die cuts too! :) Your paper piecing is perfect!



  20. Super image, fabulous colouring, great card. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's.
    Jen x

  21. Brilliant've used lovely dies!....thanks for joining the Divas!
    xxx Margreet

  22. A fabulous card, love the frame and great image...thanks for joining us at Divas!
    Helen x

  23. i just love this card.. that die cut is fabulous...
    thanks for joining us over at Miss Muffet challenges this week. Good luck!
    Hugs x

  24. Simply Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

  25. Nice work Christine! Thanks for joining us at Digi Design!

  26. I LOVE ADFD, don't you?! They have fabulous image--and this one is no exception! You've done it real justice! GORGEOUS coloring and amazing use of mirror cardstock! LOVE it! :)

  27. Wow, I love this card!

    Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Di's Digi Desings on Spotty and Dotty challenge.
    Hope to see you again next time!

    Hugs, Sande DT

  28. This card WON at C.Y.D.I? Contact me at michelle {at} wannastamp {dot} come to claim your prize!