Saturday, September 10, 2016

retro Christmas and bitchy women...

What do retro Christmas and bitchy woman have in common, you ask, why Authentique Paper of course! Two of my favoritest paper lines at the moment are Retro Christmas and Fabulous and they are brand spankin' new at Alpha Stamps! I couldn't resist making sample art with both pads as they are heavy on mid century kitsch and feature lively vintage color pallets.

First up is a Sweet Retro Christmas Cabinet to make you wish Christmas would get here quicker! Yikes! Forget I said that... we haven't even celebrated Halloween yet! Anyway, here's a look at the cabinet...
 A festive wreath and gingerbread boy and girl decorate the front of the cabinet.
 Opening the right hand door reveals a red tree festooned with snow and snowmen!
I used a pair of craft scissors to cut the "branches" on back of the tree off so it would fit better in the cabinet.
 The left hand door opens to show off a pretty candy jar decoration...
 and a teddy bear opening up a gift.
I really love the plaid paper from the Retro Christmas pad... it adds a touch of coziness to the mix.
I'm still pondering adding an image to the back of the cabinet as it looks so bare, but, will anyone see the back of the cabinet when it's being displayed? What would you suggest?

Moving on to bitchy women, lol... Using the kitschy Fabulous paper pad I made a Bitch Book Box filled with ATCs. 
 This project came together super fast using the easily glued together ATC Sized Faux Book Box. I used some book page images from a copy of Looking Glass Book Box Collage Sheet Part 1 that didn't get used on a previous project so it looks like a real little book. The red glasses the blonde is wearing are cut out of the glasses paper in the Fabulous 12x12 Paper Pad. They fit her perfectly!
 The title down the spine (and the bitchy quote on the front!) lets you know right away what this book is all about!
Inside I used three different prints from the Fabulous paper pad and a quote from Bitchy Words Collage Sheet that says "Let's get drunk and judge people" I'm still looking for the perfect image to add to that open space above the quote...
I hope you enjoyed my ramblings today and are inspired to go make something fun! If you're interested in the products I used you can find my supply lists by clicking on these links Sweet Retro Christmas or Bitch Book Box.

7 comments:

Dog-Ma said...

Ooo, I'd love to see a great big martini picture inside. Perfect for the era and qoute. I'd gloss the liquid part so you have a shiny little focal point as well. Love this project

Barb A. said...

How about a martini glass in the open space?

Julianne Hix said...

How about a martini and a plate of spiked homemade brownies, rendering your guests that much more eager to dispense bitchy judgment?

Ray said...

Two fifties era ladies sitting on a park bench wearing their plaid tweed fitted coats and gloves. One lady is winking as she leans in toward the other lady with a thermos and a cup as they watch people walk by in the park.

Lora Mahaffey said...

Great job on Retro Christmas! Love the Bitchy Women! (you knew I would!)

MK Chisum said...

Love it! Wonderful creation!!

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