Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Go Retro and Always take the scenic route.

There is still another week for you to join the 
So for this card I wanted to use my idea of colours from back then, all Distress inks.
Spiced Marmalade,  Mowed Lawn,  Mustard seed, Walnut Stain and  Abandoned Coral.
Painting the dress with red water colour.
The background is all  layers of stencils [Sheena Douglas] and the stamps are Stampers Anonymous.

Linking this to............
Mixed Media World  2nd Challenge theme is -Use Bright Colours.


While I had these stamps, stencils etc  on my desk I  used them on this journal page.

The background had been coloured by wiping excess paint off brushes over time,
there was even a little random sprinkle of escaped  Brusho powder.
I added a leafy  stencil  at the top of the page to add a bit of texture and use up some grunge paste
Who said using left overs wasn't fun, it is for me.

Linking this to----
 Country View Challenges theme for May is Simply Scenic

Thank you for stopping by to take a look, the comments you leave for me are always appreciated


  1. Wonderful pieces are this all Yvonne! Fantastic colors and scenes! Wow!

  2. Lovely colors on the card, and beautiful scene on the page! Love your leftover works, always so pretty!!

  3. Fantastic and creative and loving the building stencil and image stamps and colours...xx
    {aNNie My Personal Blog}

  4. Love this, it's beautiful.
    Hugs xx

  5. You made fantastic backgrounds for your beautiful ladies!!! I really love both your cards, great colours and great design!!!


  6. 2 fab pages Yvonne, love each the colours and the lady on the 2nd one!
    Val x

  7. Beautiful backgrounds as usual Yvonne and I am in love with those stamps. I have them but not used yet. Now is the time to get them out me thinks!!!

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x x

  8. Oh wow, these are fabulous! I've just got the stamps and not used them yet , time to play methinks! Thanks for the inspiration


  9. This is wonderful Yvonne with all the right colours that fit together

    Love Chrissie xx

  10. Brilliant cards, I am amazed to see how wonderfully you have incorporated stencils and stamps to create these scenes. Your choice of colors are beautiful Yvonne

  11. love your unusual cards, the top one looks like a lovely ray of sunshine
    hugs x

  12. Two fabulous projects Yvonne,I love the way you have achieved two very different looks with same stencils, and the gorgeous colours. Lovely sunshine effect in the first one as well.
    Jean x

  13. What fantastic projects! Both scenes are amazing. Love the great backgrounds and stamps images.
    Hugs, Mar

  14. Fabulous projects, love both the scenes , they look so different even though it's the same stencil.
    Avril xx

  15. Finally got to comment - started this morning and we got a visitor! I love both of these and the way you have achieved such a different look with them! Hugs, Chrisx

  16. Wow Yvonne, you sure can work miracles with stencils! These are absolutely stunning! hugs :)

  17. Fantastic journal page and the background on the card is amazing! Another gorgeous piece, Yvonne! Thank you for joining our challenge at Mixed Media World! Ingrid xx

  18. They are both wonderful and I think I prefer the second one best xx