Monday, 9 March 2015

Empty Box Project #10 and two that didn't make it.

When I stamped this leaf from a 'free-with-magazine' set from my 'empy box project' box, it really reminded me of designs on the crockery we had in my 70's childhood - and I don't suppose it was very fashionable even then.

I coloured the leaf in with slightly muddy shades of yellow and green - I'll call them avocado and mustard to keep with the retro theme!  The sentiment was from another set and I embossed  a piece of card for the background in a retro pattern.

(What's the difference between retro and vintage? Retro is anything within your own lifetime!)

Just to recap:
On New Year's day I revealed my stamping shame - a big box of unused stamps - and started my Empty Box project. My aim is to work through the box , one stamp/ stamp set at a time and see if I can use them. If I can't use them, I will dispose of them. The aim is to finish with an empty box.

Sadly, I had a few items that didn't make it to the final cut,..both magazine freebies. 

The stamps on this one had stuck so hard that I ripped one trying to take it off the acetate packaging- they were binned. 
They look lovely on the packaging, but quite muddy when stamped, so I just couldn't see what I could do with them. If anyone (UK only for postage costs) wants to give them a good home, please leave me a comment. Otherwise I'll keep the sentiments and bin the rest. 

I'd like to enter my card into:
Time Out Challenges  photo.  Influenced by the frames for the embossing and round the leaf. 
Less is More yellow and green


sandie said...

Look at you, all CAS!! You reall have nailed the retro look. I am sure we had this pattern too! And the embossed backgroud is inspired, it really add to the retro theme. Great to see you celebrating with us at TIME OUT

chrissie said...

What a beautiful card Marina and it is stunning stamp that you found in your stash. Sorry about the ones that didn't make. I am sure I have lots of those if I ever get around to sorting them out

Love Chrissie xx

Kathyk said...

Fab make and I personally really like the leaf image you used too


Tanja said...

love your CAS layout - thanks for sharing your card at ATSM this week

Pia S said...

Your card does look retro, a style I've always loved and my mother can't stand. I'm happy to see it's becoming quite fashionable again. But I'd hate to see a new 90s vibe, shudder. I think it all depends on what was 'in' at a certain stage in life.
I have this stamp set, haven't used it, I have no other explanation than that I've forgotten about it, because I love the design of this set!

Wei Wei said...

What a fabulous card! Love your colouring and the dry embossing background! Thank you for sharing at ATSM.

Anne said...

Love your retro look and a great way to interpret our colour challenge!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at LIM
Less is More

Gerrina said...

What a great card! The leaves throw me back in time aswell and they look so in place with the embossed background! Totally in and back into being modern ad the time, only now they call it RETRO :) Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and join us!

Chrissie said...

What a great card Marina, I love that leaf stamp, great freebie.
I should take a leaf out of your book and dispose of some unused/superflous stash too!
Thanks so much
"Less is More"

Sazzle Dazzle said...

Full of interesting shapes and texture Marina and great use of the colours.
Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
Sarah xx
Less is More

Nonni said...

Fun retro card! I love this color choice and a cool layout too! Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

Ksenija @Sweet Kobylkin said...

Marina, this wonderful card! I love how you paired the image and embossing!

Anita in France said...

How cool, Marina ... those embossed squares are so funky ... and that retro image is just groovy! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)