Monday, April 6, 2009

Slightly retro owls

Have you noticed that oranges and olives are popping up every where? Furnishings, dinnerware, clothing, etc... For those of you who are also children of the late 70's / early 80's have you noticed that it looks like the stuff our mom used to have in the house while we were growing up? I have a funny story to share. When Kev and I were going through his dad's house I found this AWESOME platter / plate. It was cream stoneware with a 70's tastic orchid (his mom said that's what it was) painted in tangerine, olive, black and yellow. I fell in LOVE with it and asked if I could have it. Kev's mom and sister happily agreed. Kev however, can't believe that the plate that was on the wall for his entire childhood existence will now be in our house. I think it's fabulous and oddly current. I would post a picture but Kev said that it didn't "fit" into the car with all of the other stuff we had to bring back. I didn't discover this until yesterday when we started to unpack...(Later I'll post about the nut cracker from Germany.) We are going back in 10 weeks for his reunion and I'm confident it'll make it back to NC with us then. Grin...

So how about a retro owl card? I used MFT's Owl for all seasons and paired it with some funky striped paper from my stash. I stamped the owls directly on the card and again on some white card stock. I colored them with Copics and punched them out with 1 inch circles. I attached them to the card at varying angles.
I got me some more button action going on here. This time with some hemp twine. You likey? Me likey...