Sunday, 20 May 2018

The Roaring Twenties

This week's challenge at Fab'n'Funky is Retro Chic, and what could be more fitting than this super 1920s fashion stamp which I think came from the monthly stamp club that Dimension 4th ran some years ago.


It's the perfect stamp for paper piecing, so that's what I did with the dresses. colouring in the accessories to match. I gave it a "tailoring" theme by using pinking shears on the paper offcuts and background paper and adding a selection of buttons.

Just look at those prices! For those of you too young to remember pre-decimal currency, 1/- was 5p, 2/- was 10p, 2/6 was 12½p and 7/6 was 37½p - so a glamorous dress in the 1920s cost about half of what a small chocolate bar does now!

I am sharing this with
Fab'n'Funky - Retro Chic
Cardz 4 Galz - all dressed up
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge - May
Crafty Sentiments - Pastel Colours

6 comments:

  1. A fantastic card Jane, I love the paper piecing and the way that you've used scraps of paper to look like swatches of material.

    Sue xx

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  2. Oh, this is so wonderful! I love the image and the fabric swatches are genius! Thank you for playing with us at Cardz 4 Galz and hope you will join us again soon.

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  3. Great card! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments Designs, good luck with the draw. Beatriz DT

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  4. Fabulous card...Thanks for joining us at Fab’n’funky:)
    Wendy xx

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  5. I love the pinked edge of your cardstock to go with the fashion theme. Thanks for participating with CraftyHazelnut’s Patterned Paper challenge!
    ~~Heidi @ My Little Stamping Blog

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