Hi, we have a picture inspiration for you at Dream Valley this fortnight, and two fabulous prizes on offer too.
In order to be in with a chance of winning one of our fabulous prizes from our regular sponsor One Stop Card Crafts with a £10 voucher
or Sassy Studio Designs with 4 fabulous free digis
You just have to make or create something that is inspired by our picture. For example garden parties, tea parties, maybe outdoor Weddings or even just use the simple colours on your creation. You can create anything you like, scrapbook page, card, object, as long as it meets the theme in some way.
For my card I chose the colours in the picture. My image is called Sock Hop Sweetie from Sassy Design Studios and I coloured her in with promarkers and shaded her with Prisma pencils.
She reminds me of me back in the late 70s early 80s when there was the Rock n Roll revival era here in the UK. Rockabilly was huge. I recall going on the march to London to demand that the BBC play some of the new rockabilly music on the radio!! I was frequently at gigs jiving along to music from Freddie Fingers Lee, who had a patch over one eye and who if my memory serves me right could stand on his head and play the piano upside down, Crazy Cavan and The Rhythm Rockers, Crepes N Drapes, and the uber talented and gorgeous Stray Cats!
The girls wore the amazing turntable skirts and stockings and suspenders, and the boys looked on in awe in their Drape suits as the girls whirled showing a flash of their stocking tops! Nowadays of course, both girls and boys have their underwear hanging out on show almost permanently and there is no mystery and no thrill when you catch a glimpse of it.
Around about that time my Sister had her 21st birthday and she said I could invite a couple of friends of my own, and so I invited my Rockabilly buddies. I can remember how we all lit up the dance floor twirling and jiving, bopping and hopping and several people asked my Mum where on earth had she booked the entertainment as they were fantastic and they wanted them for their own parties!
I dated the tall one at the far right as you look at it, in the front row kneeling down with the blond quiff, and then later the little one second from left in the front row. I also became Godmother to the fourth one in from the left back row’s gorgeous little Son. I wonder how they all turned out, and what they are doing now.
Doin’ the Hand Jive Baby
At the Hop
I wonder where those umbrellas came from!
Anyhow back to the present. So when I saw this lovely image I had to use it. To go with the theme and the pictures in my head I stamped up some Kanban stamps to make a mat to place her on and also onto shrink plastic the treble clef, music and piano to make little embellishments. The lace is from my stash and the papers are from Bearly Mine. The flowers are from Wild Orchid.
I should like to enter my trip down memory lane into the following challenges:-
Cardmadfairy’s Digi Days - #16 Add Flowers
Card Makin’ Mamas - #28 Going Digital (both my image and papers are digi)
Crafting When We Can - #1 Anything Goes
Fairytale Challenge Blog - #23 Flowers and Lace
One Stitch at A Time – #78 Use a Digi
Stamp Something – September Digi Day Challenge
Stamptacular Sunday – #127 The Sky’s The Limit
Sweet Stampin’ Challenge – Anything But Birthday
The Altered Alice #1.7 Text as Nonsense (as decoration) Text on my music score
The Crafting Misfit – Show and Tell Anything Goes