Sunday, 9 January 2011

Mo's Challenge Blog - Challenge #64 - We're Going Retro

Hi, everyone!

It seems I'm stuck on Mo digis these past few days and keep entering challenges although I might not be particularly fond of the theme. So, this week at Mo's Digital Pencil the theme is Going Retro.
I really had a hard time dealing with this one, partly because my printer broke down and couldn't print an image that actually fit the challenge theme and partly because retro style was not exactly my cup of cake. I was born in the eighties so I had to do some research to be able to come up with something.
I must admit I'm not really satisfied
 with the result but at least I gave it a shot, didn't I? The word challenge stands for a demanding but stimulating undertaking and I really hate playing the coward here... hehe.

Well, this would be my card:

And a close-up of this adorable baby girl:

I went for bright colors, handmade flowers and this gorgeous cutie, you can find here in the store. I had it printed a few days ago, before my printer broke down. In order to give it a retro touch I chose to gray scale everything except for the dress. So I guess it looks a bit weird, especially for  a baby:)). I colored it with copics (used the usual greys C01, C03, C05 and special black and RV13, RV06, R20 for the dress). I added some acrylic paint and mounted on a Marianne design creatable and a circle scalloped nestie.
The paper is from Bo Bunny- A gift of Love collection and the sentiment from Echo Park- A Walk in the Park.
The flowers are handmade from fabric, lace and paper and the leaves are made of cardstock using shape scissors, then I painted them and added a coat of dimensional glaze (unfortunately unnoticeable in the picture:(). I added some lace, rhinestones and glitter and... that would be all! Hope you like it! It looks a bit retro to me... hehe!

Since I worked so hard on it:)) I surely have to place it in some challenges. So, I'm entering it as follows:
Cute Card Thursday- Out with the old ( I definitely have lots of old stuff here; flower materials, lace, papers...)
Anything goes challenge blog - C is for ( cake in my case)
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Secret crafter- Tons of texture
Charizma Cards- Birthday cards
Creative card - New Beginnings
One Stop Card - A card for children
Stamp Something- Use a digi
7 Kids College Fund- Hot or cold, choose your extreme (I guess mine would be hot:)
Stamping Royalty - Birthday Card
Make it colourful- Warm or cool colours ( mine would be surely warm)

This time I really took the time to do a bit of "challenge research":) 
Thanks again for dropping by and for your kind words!



Dorcas said...

Great choice for going retro with us at Mo's this week! Lots of fun going on here. :-) Thanks for sharing with the DP2 crew!

Elaine L. said...

What a cheerful card, and it definitely has a retro feel! I love what you did with the first I thought you had done paper-piecing. Coloring the rest of the image in gray scale makes it really stand out. Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Chrissie said...

This is a real sweetie, I love Mo's images!
Thanks so much for joining in our challenge at OSCC this week!

Marilyn said...

Well, I think you've done a fab job on your card & you've captured the 'retro' theme perfectly. Aren't Mo's images great to work with? They are some of my favourite digis & I have a few of hers that were made into rubber.
Thanks for joining us at Creative Card Crew.

Pat said...

Oh Iulia...Yikes...sorry your printer is giving your trouble....hope it's fixed soon! Let me tell you, hon, you totally captured a "retro" feel with this little darlin'!! I love your coloring...and the DPs you chose are just perrrrrfect!!! Good luck in all your challenges, sweetie!! And thanks so much for joining us this week at Mo's!! Hugs...Pat Frank

Jane (Carroll's Creations) said...

Beautiful card

Thanks for joining us on Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge :)

Hugs Jane x

heidy said...

Oh this is so cute,love the dots on her dress
Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week

Ginny said...

fab card, thanks for joining us at FnF :)

gina g said...

Such a sweet card i love the image. Thanks for joining us at the OSCC for our challenge this week. luv gina xx

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet. I love the flowers you added to this card. Really gives it a special touch. I remember when my daughters used to wear little dresses like this.. Great job.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

Claudia Rosa ~ Pretty Pressings said...

That's absolutely gorgeous !!! Great job!!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog and entering my blog candy.

I hope you will return ...

big hugs for you...Claudia

Julie said...

This is precious Julia! Thank you for joining us at 7 Kids College Fund Challenge!


Anonymous said...

I really love this card of yours. You did awesome with the retro look! That Mo image is so cute!

Kathryn said...

C is for cake and for cute! What a lovely card and thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this week, K x

Gemma said...

wow this is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with Charismas big Second Birthday Bash challenge this week! Gemma :)

Angela said...

Oh this is so super adorable! I love her little party dress! Thanks for playing along with us at Make It Colourful Challenges! hugs, Angela

Anonymous said...

Such a darling image!! I love your fabby details on your card with all the flowers and colors!! Thanks for joining with us at Stamp Something this week!!HUGS

Annie said...

thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday with your beautiful card, and I hope we see you again next time.
hugs, annie x

RubyM:) said...

ADORABLE!!!!!!!!! Your colors are just stunning and the added print to her dress matches perfectly.LOVING THE FLOWERS!!!! Thank you for playing with us at Make it colourful challenges,RubyM:)

Cathy said...

Great Retro card for the Mo's Challenge. Thanks for playing along!!1

Francesca said...

A wonderful card for a child

Thanks for joining us at OSCC this week and good luck!


Lisa said...

So sweet! Thanks for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil Challenge, Stamp Something and 7 Kids Challenge!

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