You Party Animal

Thursday, June 20, 2013

There's a sketch challenge going on over at the Avery Elle blog.  The challenge is to use a sketch from the talented Nina Yang, and the winner of the challenge earns themselves an upcoming guest designer spot. As most of you know, I don't do clean and simple designs.  In fact, I do quite the opposite.  But I do like to challenge myself by using the unexpected while keeping true to MY vintage/retro style.  And that's what I did here.

Ever since I received the Avery Elle tag dies, I have been making tags out of EVERYTHING.  Here I made a tag from a vintage photo and I used the Simply Tags: Everyday and the Party Animal stamp sets in my design.  I tried to stay pretty close to Nina's sketch.  Since the background paper had a lot of dots, I cut vellum circles to mimic the circles in the sketch.


The rebel in me wanted to use contemporary images in a retro/vintage project.  So that's what I did!


19 comments:

  1. Fun card, Michelle! I love the way you incorporated the photo!

    I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time! :)

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  2. What a clever way to highlight a part of a photo, Michelle!! I love everything about this card, the photo, the vellum circles, the mixed patterns, the balloon dog, the little wood veneer with twine, the combined sentiment and the clever use of a die? Awesome!

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  3. How fun, a vintage photo and a balloon animal in one project!! Too cool!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!! So sweet of you to leave a comment!

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  4. Great use of that sketch & I love the vellum circles!

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  5. Your photo is perfect with that sentiment and papers. Well, you knew that already! Just saying that I love it!

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  6. WOW, this is sooooo cool!!!! Love the effect of the tag over the picture!
    Such a great idea for a individual and personal greeting card!!!
    Sylvia xx

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  7. I LOVE this photo card, Michelle! The vintage photo is DARLING with the Party Animal stamp!! Totally creative! Well done!

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  8. I love this!! The card is so fun and the photo is awesome!!

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  9. Oh my gosh this is awesome!!!! I LOVE the use of the photo and what a perfect sentiment!

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  10. This is so cute!!!! Great idea!! :-) Happy Friday!

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  11. This is an awesome card! Love the design and that photo is so fun!! Thanks for checking out my blog and leaving a sweet comment = big smile!
    Have a great weekend! ;)

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  12. FAB, FAB card Michelle - perfect contemporary vintage!!

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  13. LOve this card! ballon animal is Amazing! Thanks for your words on my blog! BArbarayaya

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  14. Oh wow, what a beautiful job! I like the tag on photo effect, brilliant!

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  15. this is SO great!! love how you used the party animal balloon. such a great way to mix in your personal style :)
    -Rachel w k
    rwkrafts.com

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  16. How fun! I love cards that include photos, and I love that AE stamp set!

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  17. How stinkin' cute! You totally nailed the retro look! I want that balloon animal stamp.

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  18. Oh my word, this is just toooo funny!! Love that balloon animal stamp with the retro photo!

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