I don't know where it comes from [OK, I do, it's from my Grandma, but I don't know where she got it from!] but I have a overwhelming attraction to things which, if you were feeling unkind you might call 'tacky' ... but which I prefer to refer to as 'kitsch'.
And the image I used on this card is a good example of precisely that:
And while it's a perfectly simple image of a floral display ... there's just something deliciously retro about the colours and styling of the photo.
- a kraft card blank;
- Nestabilities dies - I even cut the image to shape using one;
- and some pretty ribbons and trimmings [all from The Ribbon Girl];
- and a decorative pin:
I have an old book about fuchsias I bought to hack to pieces so I could use the covers. But the thing was ... I couldn't bring myself to do it!
Jennifer recently joked in the comments section about whether I offered a class about cutting into old books ... so I guess I should be honest and admit that I can't always manage it myself!
The books which force me to hesitate spend their days on the 'ones that got away' shelf which is higher than the 'fair game' books ... and is therefore pretty much out of my reach!
Anyway ... this particular fuchsia book is filled with amazingly gaudy technicolour photographs which may now find themselves cut out and glued to the fronts of cards soon ... because this one has whetted my appetite!
Thanks for taking time to read me today. I'd love to hear from you:
- if after seeing this card you feel like mixing old + new;
- if you've used my Plundered Pages packs in your crafting - there's now a Pinterest board where I pin projects customers have made - so just get in touch and I'll add your work to it;
- and if you've combined any old + new elements in your crafting.
p.s: I'd also love to hear from you if you just want to say 'hello'.
p.p.s.Twitter or my Facebook page are a great place to do just that.