Sunday, May 6, 2012

retrosketches #10

Happy daughter says I am living in the wrong decade...I love frilly aprons, love to iron and do dishes (a real dolly domestic) and I Love Lucy and just about any black and white sitcom of the 50's and early 60's are still my favorite shows to watch on TV, so needless to say I am in love with all of the retrosketch challenges, just too cute. They remind me a bit of I Love Lucy and The Dick Van Dyke show rolled into one, not sure why but hey do.

So here is my card for this week's challenge. I tried to select colors and paper that also reminded me of that time period and I know butterflies right now seem to be so popular on cards, so here you are. Thanks for taking a peek!
This weeks sketch...

Solid Card Stock: PTI - White
Printed & Colored Paper: Echo Park - Summer Days
Ribbon: PTI - Lemon Tart
Twine: Unknown Source
Bling: Martha Stewart
Dies: PTI - Beautiful Butterflies
Embossing Folder: Cuttelbug - Spots and Dots
Stamps: My Sister
Ink: VersaFine - Black



  1. Dolly Domestic--so funny. You can come and do my dishes any time you'd like! Love this card, and the sketch it is based on. Those butterflies look great as negative die cuts--you picked up the colors of the patterned paper perfectly.

  2. Your card is so 'Dolly Domestic", I love it! Love the solid colours behind the negative die cut butterflies. The embossing is very retro too! ;)

  3. I with you on loving all those things as well. Love the cut out butterflies on this one . Sweet retro card!

  4. Love how you used the negative space for the butterflies. Really cute card.

  5. Lovely card! Great idea of using the negative of the die cut! Your "Dolly Domestic" line made me chuckle :)

  6. Very pretty card! Great take on the sketch!
    If you want, you can come and do my dishes at my house.... I don't have a dishwasher, so I do all of them by hand! And ironing.... I can't even remember the last time I ironed... LOL!

  7. FUN butterflies—love how you have them cut out! So glad you played RetroSketches this week!

  8. Love the colors and textures of this card!!

  9. Pretty card, Kim! Love the bright butterflies and the lovely background!

  10. This is so pretty Kim!! I love the colors and the butterflies! It was fun reading your opening paragraph too!! Those are all good things you listed but I can't say that I love dishes or ironing, LOL!!