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Friday, March 2, 2012

ColourQ #126

The inspiration...

Before I show you the entire card, I want to explain this one a bit.
The inspiration screamed 1970's
I turned 4 in 1970 and I have vivid memories of orange shag carpet, beads hanging in doorways, avocado green accessories... these are the colors of the 70's
I went out of my normal comfort zone and selected prints that might not really work together but they sure do invoke that 1970's vibe.
The flower pattern is for the big bold flowers that were printed on everything!
The polka dots are for a dress I had in 1st grade -exactly the same pattern as the paper.
The green pattern looked so much like beads hanging from a doorway I just had to use them.
I secretly swore, as a little girl, that I would have beads hanging in every doorway when I grew up.
No beads here, but I do love to make a card that takes me back to that same feeling.

I had to finish the inside with my "beads"

Thanks for looking and be sure and check out ColourQ Challenges. They are so much fun! 


Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Super cute, Joan! Love your layout.... and all those scrumptious papers! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ this week!

Anonymous said...

I love it!

Scrappin K said...

Great job with this Colour Q Challenge! I am enjoying your creations with this stamp set.

Kara said...

so cute!! love this! thanks for joining us at the ColourQ this week!!

Sylvia said...

I love your choice of papers, Joan, lovely, bold card! Thanks for joining us each week at the ColourQ.

Tracey McNeely said...

So cute, love the image and the patterned papers.

Latenightstamper said...

I loved your stuff so much I put it on my blog!
with a link back here. Nice Work
sherrill graff

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a fabulous trip down memor lane! Loved your insight into your colour and design choices, brought back memories! I'm pinning this card on Pinterest ....... it's so awesome!

LeAnne said...

I love the fresh bold patterns you used with this typewriter image--such a fun surprise! I love the "beaded" paper!!! We're so glad you played with the CQC this week!

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