is my layout for CCG#198. This combo was also the color combo for the new DT call at CCG. The new DT is full of great ladies with fab creative talent.
The colors were not the easiest ones for me to use and vintage/retro/shabby is not really my cup of tea as they say in the UK, but I'm really happy with the result and to have tried something so out of my comfort zone.
I just happened to have a photo of me leaning on a 50's Chevy (or maybe it's 60's - I don't know anything about cars) and decided to cut the silhouette - that's a first for me. But I thought it gave really a vintagy feel to the layout. The photo was taken in 2007 when we spent 5 weeks in the States visiting family and friends.
I also downloaded some images of the 50's (the Drive-in, the Jukebox and the Diner) and mounted them on chipboard. The stamps are original from the 70's when I spent a year as an exchange student in the States. Geez, has it been that long?? I feel kind of vintagy myself, LOL!
On top of the ledger paper I punched out circles and then mounted soda bottle caps from TimHoltz's Lost and Found paper stack first on cardstock and then I attached them with foam dots. Love the effect.
I stitched the ledger paper to the powder blue paper and that onto black cardstock. The Tigers fabric tag is also stitched on the paper.