Friday, 26 April 2013

'80s Thank You


Remember the '80s? All that preppy madras plaid? Vuarnet sunglasses and Ocean Pacific shirts? I channelled my high school years when I was playing around  with some sponging for Wednesday's card, and came up with this fun, masked plaid. (which is not difficult, but you do go through a lot of Post it Notes!)

As often happens in a plaid, I felt that the darkest colour was too predominant, and that solved my problem of where to put my (Printworks) sentiment. I added the white strip to break up the big solid pink line.

This could be a fun colour combination for a baby girl card, too. Or swap out the pink for turquoise for a boy.

17 comments:

  1. Super Lovely.. You are awesome at the masking...(zoink, MASK ...MASKerade .. mask,, of course!!)

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  2. Adorable plaid! I had a skirt that looked just like your card.

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  3. Love it Ardyth...... well worth the post it note usage :0)
    Jenny x

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  4. Fabulous plaid...and I think I had those shorts :)!

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  5. Awesome ... love it ... judging from what Kim and Lynn said, between us all we could probably come up with a whole plaid wardrobe ... I'm sure I had a shirt like this! Anita :)

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  6. Beautiful card - love this plaid - did not have anything like that in my wardrobe....

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  7. Wow, that's the cheeriest plaid I've ever seen! I love the colour scheme, and you're right, the white sentiment band is the perfect way to break up the predominant pink.

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  8. Love the colors scheme, ur cards always have these attractive colors.., its all about colors and simplicity in ur cards :) love it

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  9. They're all so perfectly parallel!! Gorgeous plaid, Ardyth! The white sentiment is indeed great in the spot you have it. Thanks for pointing your thought process out. You know me, love the details! : )

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  10. Beautiful colors, perfectly masked, perfectly aligned and perfectly sponged! You're the master!

    I had a 'pop' top with the same plaid colors...way back when I didn't worry if a bit of the midriff section peaked out. Gone are those days!

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  11. Love the plaid! I hear ya about all the post-its sacrificed. When I did my plaid dining room wall, I used about 3 rolls of painter's tape. It's all about the end result!

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  12. I really love the color combo you chose for your plaid...brilliant design, too!

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  13. I love the plaid. If I look deep in my fabric stash, I may still have a piece of madras hiding there.

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  14. Wow, you know how to make plaid, too, Ardy?! Sigh. Next to polka dots, it's my FAVE!!

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  15. I love this bright plaid and yes it would make a delightful baby girl card!

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