Friday, June 1, 2012
Vintage Fashion Challenge
The challenge over at Sugar Creek Hollow this week is "vintage fashion." Love LOVE that theme! When I was growing up I wanted to be a fashion illustrator, so I love looking at all the old vintage advertising images on sites like Clearly Vintage, where I found the cool fashion images for these two cards. On the first one, I was going to use color, then I challenged myself a bit to try a monochromatic card picking up the tones of the image. Tricky. But I love how it turned out! Another reason I love this image is because it's an old B. Altman's ad and it reminds me of my dear mother-in-law, who was a very lovely lady from New York who had the most natural style and grace; she would talk about shopping in Manhattan at stores like Altman's, which was open from 1865 to 1989 (I Googled it, lol). DP: from another YUMMY 6x6 pad from My Mind's Eye: "Lost & Found - SUNSHINE" Sentiment: fabulous art deco look from a Stampabilities cling rubber set called "Sentiments" I'm also going to post this card at OWH where the Midweek Throwdown is for Thank You cards.