Sunday 21 January 2018

Hanging on the telephone

It's been a bit of an icky damp drizzly grey day today - though I know we're lucky that we escaped the worst of the snow and the rain, so I should be thankful really!

A good day to keep up with the Daily Marker colouring challenge though, and tonight I've got a card with a really old stamp from Susana's Custom Art and Design - I think the shop's closed now though :(
Do you remember the days when the phone was like this? ... it took forever to dial a number!  I saw a programme recently where they gave one to a bunch of young kids and they'd no idea how to use it!

Here's the link to a tutorial I looked at for skin colouring - it's the first time I've been happy with how it turned out! :)
I've popped her up on foam pads and added clear gloss to the telephone, and used my clear sparkle pen on her shoes, lips and ribbon.  The scribble dies are from MFT.  I had an Oops with my white marker so covered it with a little pink heart sequin.


Cheryl W. said...

Her skin looks perfect! I love the bit of blush on her cheeks. I certainly do remember those phones. Doesn't seem all that long ago. I also remember the "party line" system we had here in the US, where you had to know your own ring, because several families were on the same line (each with their unique ring). A lot of rubbernecking (listening in on conversations) went on in those days. Not that I would have done that (I was just a kid)! LOL

J said...

Great card - I really like the colour scheme. And I am old enough to remember those phones too! Of course the bonus was that the numbers weren't so long then...

Thank you for joining in our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers this time.


Di said...

Me again - I spotted this earlier and totally love it Lynne! So pretty and great use of snippets (I like it to be obvious as yours are, even though I don't always play by my own rules!).

I keep looking at the photo of wee Ruby - she's just so beautiful. Lucky you - am still walking out with an imaginary lead held out in front of me here - I'll break him down yet, you see! :)


Di xx

Janis Lewis said...

So cute! Thanks for joining us at Craftaholics R Us.

Sarah said...

Great card Lynne, love the colours and I am going to follow the link, I could do with a skin colour update, I have been using the same three coloured Pro markers for years!! I remember when Mum and Dad had our first ever phone installed, it was mustard coloured!! I was so envious of my friend Sue, her parents had a trim phone!! Happy days xx

cohenna said...

Beautiful! Thanks so much for participating in the Fab'n'Funky Challenge this time and good luck :)

Unknown said...

Great card, love the image and your coloured snippets are perfect. I remember our phone like that, as a teenager I liked my false nails and you could never dial a number with them I used to have to use a pencil hehe
Hugs Kaz xx

Ardyth said...

Love those swirly accents - your colouring is amazing! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea!

Lin said...

Like your first commenter I too remember those phones and also the Party Lines we had in the UK. We had to share with our neighbour who had 8 girls and a boy all of dating age. It was extremely rare we got an open line to use the phone ourselves, lol

Anyhow onto your gorgeous card. I love the colouring of the image, you have her skin perfectly and I too am off to check out the tutorial you linked to as soon as I am done with my commenting. Love the three strips of patterned paper and the fabulous scribble accents.

Thank you for sharing in my 'bling' challenge.

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~amy~ said...

Such a fun take on the sketch!
Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Kerin said...

Such a sweet image and I love your coloring! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs :)