Friday, 21 February 2014

Twenties style

I've recently  had a bit of a craze on early 20th century American literature, triggered off by having read  "Z: A Novel of Zelda Fitzgerald" by Therese Anne Fowler and "The Cult of Nostalgia" by Bruce Bruschi. Both books made me think of this stamp which I bought years ago from Dimension 4th - the dresses are the kind that I imagine the glamorous ladies of the 1920s social scene would wear for elegant afternoon teas. And just look at the prices! 2/- in  old money is 10p now. For a hat! The shoes were 1/- (5p), one dress 2/6 (12.5p) and one of the dresses a whopping 7/6 (37.5p) - and that was for the finished product, not just for a paper pattern.

I used papers from a My Mind's Eye set that had been free with a magazine last year, stamping the image on to two of the papers to use to paper-piece the garments. I'd wanted to make the garments stand out from the background, but looking at it on the screen now I wish I'd done the shoe too, I think I will go back and add it after I've posted this!

Cutting one of the papers with pinking shears, adding buttons, faux stitching and a dressform give a feel of a dressmaker's studio to the card - perhaps the dressmaker was selling her finished creations?

I'm joining in with

Oldie but a Goodie - Buttons

Craft Room Challenge - Colour Challenge

OLLCB - challenge 150 Fashionista


  1. Almost a trip down memory lane, except you are too young! terrific card thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  2. brilliant use of the colours in our challenge, love the upbeat modern colours with the twenties images- perfect! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room Challenge, Debi x

  3. Great card, love the bright colours - those buttons are fab!... thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft-Room...Esther xx

  4. Gorgeous colourful make.. love the design and the faux stitching. Thank You for joining in with us over at Craft Room Challenge this fortnight


    Annie x

  5. what a great card thanks for joining us at OLL

  6. Lovely use of Buttons – thank you so much for entering my challenge on OBAG, keep using up all that old stash and join us again for our next challenge!

  7. Gorgeous card - love those bright spring colours!
    Thanks for playing at Oldie but a Goodie!
    Helen x


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