What wonderful challenges can be found this week on SCS, wouldn't you agree? It's swap with each other over on the TeaPotter challenge. MissBoo (Jen, our hostess) called for encouraging words and at least two compliment patterned papers of stamped background.
The MIX today, Bountiful Harvest is an adventure in using found mixed media materials to create. Check...make something from all the newspapers, catalogs, or empty containers stacking up on your counters...
and last, but certainly a large part of this card is Barbara's (bejoyce) Color Challenge CC863 to use Cherry Cobbler, So Saffron, and Terracotta Tile...I did use SU's first two colors, but had to make the third with a mix of dp and Chalkbox ink. Yummy Autumn hues this week, Barbara!
You'll have to dive right into the middle of my card to see what inspired this card! Of course, a comic freshly torn from my local newspaper. YES, in an age of online adaptations of posts, news, blogs, commentary, the Conrad household still subscribes to a REAL newspaper delivered to our porch every morn. Bizarro never fails to speak to me...
I had all the 'stuff' of the comic...wonderful vintage '50's Fashion paper women! Lovin' fussy cutting, it was a ball to free these fashionable women from the paper. I even snipped some paper tabs on some of them! These are in a marvelous book I received as a gift, so thoughtful. I used Memory Box scraps for the patterned papers. Embossing the Terracotta Tile'ish with a sewing theme from TH. The Cherry Cobbler strip was embossed and hand stitched with a twine and copper braid. I used the So Saffron as a base for the encouraging word 'Pattern of Friendship'. Lastly the background is a French Script repeated across the top in 'London Fog' Memento.
The comic strip woman doesn't look like she has too much confidence in her seamstress. I hope I've got her covered! Thanks for stopping by...I am sure the galleries are full of awesome takes on these prompts. We are so fortunate to be part of this creative community, wouldn't you say?
Date: Friday, October 1, 2021 GMT Views: 378
Registered: February 28, 2010 Location: Eastern Ohio Posts: 5938
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 @ 12:00 PM
Wow, girl where to begin. You have a great background of so may layers, the hmmm model ladies with dresses of many colors and of course your ever so nice sentiment--all went into making a super sweet card.
Registered: March 12, 2008 Location: stamping or writing Posts: 9113
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 @ 12:16 PM
As a former journalist, let me begin by thanking you for supporting your local paper. Secondly, oh my gosh -- way to rock three challenges with one card. Those vintage ladies are amazing, and I love the touch of humor the comic lends to this. Some teapotter is going to be thrilled with this.
Registered: August 15, 2007 Location: Twin Cities MN Posts: 43034
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 @ 12:18 PM
This is so you and it's so me! I was making dresses for my dolls and trolls as soon as I could yield a scissors. I love all your fashionable ladies...and the "tabs" are a wonderful addition. Loved Betsy McCall as a kid, too. Some Teapotter is going to be so lucky this month....You really went all out and your saying is the perfect compliment to all the women in dresses!
Registered: October 12, 2007 Location: Arizona Posts: 60308
Fri, Oct 01, 2021 @ 12:32 PM
Fabulous! Outstanding combination of challenges, papers, and elements. What a fun & amazing card. Yes, we are fortunate to have this "place" to be inspired and to encourage & inspire each other! Love that you created.
Susan, as always, you come up with the most interesting write-ups! Enjoyed reading and delighted in finding the details you mentioned... Love them all, specially the chic fashionistas and that hanger/paperclip!