Saturday, 11 September 2010

SCD - 1950s

Well, a little bit of mojo came back this week, in between more jobs outside, and I managed to complete a very special birthday card for my eldest step-daughter who we haven't seen for around 8years. A lovely moment when we bumped into her a couple of weeks ago. I'll leave it there suffice to say we all appear to be contented and happy.

Anyway, this weeks challenge over at Something Completely Different, is 1950s.  Still using the monthly theme of ARCHES, I finally came up with this........

Unfortunately, I can actually remember some bits of the 50s. Having been born at the end of 1948, the 50s were my infant days and I lived with my parents and grandparents for the first 4 1/2yrs before moving to a new house for the next 7. The music of the day for me was probably more of the old 'uns like Bing Crosby, but I do remember Bill Haley and Rock Around the Clock. With that song in mind I made my arch!!!

The base is mount board cut to shape and distressed with pumice stone (another pun on rock there!!!) I then stamped the clock, outlined the edge in glossy accents and added a couple of spinners held with a long brad. Having cut a lot of flowers from grungepaper I was left with awkward bits, and not wanting to throw then away, I cut out 'rock' shapes and coloured them with - wait for it Gez - mushroom dabber. I stuck these around the clock with glossy accents and then added some flower soft to the cracks and a little ladybird. The words are created with a dymo, black on clear tape.

This technique was one I learnt on Lindsay Mason's fairy doors workshop. I had fun again.


Artyjen said...

It's a rocking arch Joanne! Thanks for playing along with the 50's at SCD :)
xoxo Sioux
I need to get my head in gear and sort out some stuff I'll need to take to the workshop next Sat ;) CU soon

Carol said...

What a great take on our theme Joanne - loving the clock!

Thank You for joining us at SCD this week.

Laura said...

Great tag. looks as if you have had lots of fun with this one! Thanks for playing along again this week. Sounds as if you are off to a fabby workshop next weekend. Have fun!

My name is Toni said...

Awesome job on your arch, and soooooo jealous your going to see Tim... but really happy for you... I was watching hin on TV this morning, he was on the HSN channel. So cute and full of life.