Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Party Like It's 1984

Firstly, it's really nice to be back in the land of Blog (there was an issue in Australia and the region with Blogger yesterday, so I couldn't publish this post)  Secondly, this is a card I made for our friend Clive who just turned 48
I used "Lets Party" digi image from Kenny K, one cool dude! Pollycraft has Boyz to Men as its challenge this time, I can't quite decide if this guy is a boy or a man but I do know he's in there somewhere, lol. I think he looks kind of retro, especially coupled with the swirly paper and the purple card; which means it suits Kenny K Krafty Girlz challenge this week "Lets Go Retro", being a digi means I'm entering Stamp Something's May Digi Day challenge, and Digi Stamps 4 Joy has Celebration so I'm in there too; love my digis!
The lovely black and purple swirly paper is actually wrapping paper that I've had in my stash for years, I love the iridescent swirl in it that changes colour from different angles;  The Secret Crafter has Dust Off Your Stash, so after stash-dusting I'm entering there.  Creative Inspirations has Glitzy and Bling as its challenge, and as well as the glitzy paper there's Diamond Stickles on the mirror ball and Glossy Accents on the shoes and glasses.

I used this sketch from Eat Sleep Stamp Sketchy Thursday challenge, one of my favourite sources of sketches! The silver card was embossed with Crafts Too Music embossing folder, Craft Your Days Away has  Music and Dance as its challenge so I'm in there.
As Clive was 21 in 1984 I made the sentiment to suit, the "party" is a chipboard sticker I've had for yonks and the rest was computer generated.  One Stop Craft Challenge has Birthdays as its challenge so I'm entering there.    
The checked paper is from Kaisercrafts Rewind Collection, Craft Your Passion has Check it Out for its challenge this time, so I'm entering there.  Crafty Creations has Anything Goes - so I'm definitely in there!
Paper Play Challenges has "Show Us Your Style", I think this is pretty much the style of card I like to do the best, I like strong sketches and I'm pretty well addicted to symmetry - I truly struggle to put my images on an angle, I've even been known to keep trimming the card to straighten it up, lol. It has a digi image and it's coloured with Copics.  This one doesn't have a lot of matting and pop-dotting (which most of my cards end up having, even when they don't start out like that!) part of the reason for this was that I didn't have a lot of time to do it, and the rest of the reason is - I didn't have a lot of time to do it!!
Hope you like my Party Like It's 1984 card, if you're old enough you'll remember the song ;-)  Until next time, which will probably bring yet another male card (I'm learning to love them!), Happy Crafting, Dee


Vicky said...

LOL...Great image Donna! your friend will just love it hun and great layout too sweetie...

glad you are back too!

hugs Vicky xx

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

This is such a fun card! Cute! Thanks so much for joining us at Paper Play! :)

Tracy said...

Donna this is GREAT! I would say his is a man-child. LOL! Your friend is going to love this. I know I do. The patterned paper you used in the background too is simply perfect for him! Thank you for playing along this week my friend.

Wishcraft said...

Such a fun card! Great papers and image :o) Lisa x

Saskia said...

Great to see your work at Crafty Creations! Thanks for joining us and good luck!

Greetings, Saskia
(guest designer)

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Thanks for joining our "Dust off your stash" challenge on SECRET CRAFTER SATURDAY CHALLENGE :)

Hugs Jane x

Anonymous said...

Such a fab card.Your colouring is superb and the papers just perfect.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Bea said...

What a great card :o) Nothing's like the 80's ;o)

Thanks for joining us at Secret Crafter this week


papertrails leaver said...

you card has me smiling and the song from Prince in my mind. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Creations with this super fun card! :-) Amy

Cheryl Valadez said...

LOL! This guy makes me smile everytime I see him used ;D Fabulous work! Thanks for joining the challenge this week at Kenny K's Krafty Girlz Challenge blog ;D Hugz, Cheryl

tiggertastic said...

fantastic work, love the embossing - very eye catching on the silver card-stock. fab and fun image too

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

Designing for:
Crafty Purple Frog , Sweet Pea Stampers ,Bearly Mine Designs and Kenny K

Bella´s Bastelecke said...

I love this image :) Your card is amazing. Thanks for joining us at KKKGC.....


alina said...

a very pretty card, Dee, love the colours and those embossed music notes !
thanks for the nice comment!
hugs, Alina

Jen Leeflang said...

I am sure CLive loved your card! Thanks for joining us on Digistamps 4 Joys "It's a Celebration" Challenge.
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator

laney said...

Super fun card!!
Thanks for joining us at Creative Inspirations this time hope to see you again soon

Brenda said...

Another great card. I love that silver embossed music notes. It is the perfect touch with this image. Your card is so much fun!! Love it!
hugs, Bren

Debs said...

Such a fun and Kool creation, thanks so much for sharing with us at Creative Inspirations

brenda said...

Thanks so much for sharing you lovely card with us at Allsorts this week, but the photo inspiration theme does need to be used to be in with a chance of winning.

You are very welcome to join in with another piece of work.

B x