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Sunday, 16 March 2014

Something a little different….



I have had a hankering at the back of my mind to make a project using this stamp ever since I saw that the current challenge at  Craft Hoarders Anonymous (and who doesn’t relate to that blog name!!) was Vintage or Retro. I’m not really sure if this is really a retro image but she always makes me think of the 60s. She is also one of the very first stamps I ever bought so definitely qualifies as hoarded stash!

   When hopping about Sunday morning I noticed the current theme for the Craft Room Challenge  was the 20th Century  - and the idea for this Warhol homage card popped into my head but I still didn’t have time to put it together – DD moved out yesterday, and my presence was required for a spot of cleaning, unpacking and general reassurance for 3 20 somethings making their way in the big wide world.


Frankly by the time I sat down at my craft desk tonight I was exhausted and looking for something simple to do to wind down before bed and this seemed to fit the bill. I stamped the image four times in black, dark blue, red and orange ink (who knew I had an orange ink pad?)

For about 5 seconds I toyed with idea of masks and brayering or sponging the different colours, looked at the clock and then sensibly decided it would be easier to use promarkers!! The colours I hope are in the spirit of the original prints even if the techniques aren’t!

After cutting each one to size I mounted them on white card and then decided it needed a fine black border to make it pop a bit. A bit of fun for a Sunday night. Hope you like!

See ya


Debbie Seyer said...

I think that image is wonderfully retro! Thanks for playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is perfectly retro, and wonderfully creative! I love how you used the stamp to create this Warhol-esque project! Well done! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

creative lady said...

Cindy, thanks for sharing this lovely retro card and playing along with the Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge #3.

Jan Marie said...

Very cool! You pulled off the technique and the style perfectly! Love the retro! Thanks for joining us and sharing your stash at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Glennis F said...

Yes! I love it!

chrissie said...

Fantastic Cindy--love the stamp but what you have done with it is amazing

Love Chrissie x

Glenda said...

What a fun card and so very bright and colorful! I love it! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Unknown said...

How totally retro.
Very cool use of the stamp and colors.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Meggymay said...

Fabulous retro card, love what you did with the colours.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

This is such a great use for that stamp! I'm totally impressed that you were able to think so creatively after a day of moving, cleaning and playing mother hen to a group of 20-ish girls! Well done, you! Love the great retro chose the perfect colors. Totally fab! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #3: Vintage/Retro!

Netty said...

Love your arty card Cindy. Annette x

lost coast scrapper said...

Such a perfect retro project!!! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anon!!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous and really captures the essence of the '60's and '70's. Love all the bright bold colours and that stamp is so right. So glad you spotted our challenge and have joined in this time at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! This is fabulous and very retro. I love the Warholian look you got out of this. It's peachy!

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