Saturday, November 22, 2008

Inspired by Mad Men for Thanksgiving

This was one of the pictures shown to us by Stef on Split Coast for our inspiration challenge this week - pictures of characters on the TV show Mad Men - do you watch it? I do not but I guess it's set in the 60's? about an office? I was inspired by the colors of the ladies outfits and the gold chain necklaces several of them are wearing - and I made this Thanksgiving card!

I cuttled the panels with the Argyle, Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots folders and tied two gold ribbons around the panels. I sponged the sentiment edges with Papertrey Ripe Avocado ink and added gold rhinestones and a leaf brad.
I used the sketch from the Nov Fan Club challenge on Split Coast and I'm entering this card in the Caardvarks photograph challenge. We were to be inspired by a picture of several ears of Indian Corn.
It was cold, cold, cold here in New England today! In the 20's and windy! I like it though - kind of brisk and invigorating - I'm ready for the winter change of season - I guess that's why I like living here!!
I'm so glad you came by today!
Stamps: Holidays & Wishes: SU
Paper: naturals ivory, choc chip, close to cocoa, tangerine tango, purely pomegranate: SU, Ripe avocado: PTI
Ink: Dark Chocolate, Ripe Avocado: PTI
Accessories: gold ribbons: PTI, cuttlebug, argyle, weathered stripes, Swiss Dots folders, hole punch, leaf brad, gold rhinestone stickers, foam dimensionals, curley label punch, Key tag punch: SU, sponge


Joan Ervin said...

You did a fabulous job on this, Julia....Love all the bugged panels and beautiful colors!!! We had cold weather here, the 50's to 60's. My little DGD and I stayed inside and played dolls...can't wait till she is old enough to stamp!!!

SmilynStef said...

Fabulous card for combining all of those challenges ... love the color combination and texture.

Susan said...

so clever, Julai! I love the bold simplicity of this card, it is perfect for the montage. Burrr 20's is tooo cold for me!

dpkennedy said...

Wow, this card came out fantastic! I love the colors and all that texture!!

Shirley said...

Great colors and textures too!