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


Sue's Crafty Corner said...

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

Dotty Jo said...

Great card, Jane, Jo x

Debbie Mageed said...

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.

Beatriz said...

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

Wendy said...

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

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

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