Sunday, August 4, 2013

Flashback to the 80's Release

Are you ready for "like" a "totally righteous" and "fresh" release? It's a flashback to the 80's release and hop this month at Sassy Studio Designs.  And it's in conjunction with Corrosive Challenges. So break out your shoulder pads, mini skirts, leg warmers, Izods, Member's Only jackets, parachute pants, Wayfarers, stretch stirrup pants and over size tops.  Pop in your favorite Madona, INXS, Flock of Seagulls, Pet Shop Boys, Bryan Adams cassette. And join us as we Flashback to the 80's.
You  should have gotten here from Jasmine's blog (with Corrosive Challenges).  If not you can start at the beginning by going HERE.
Before we get to my project, I thought I'd share a few pics of me from the 80's.


Gotta love the acid washed jeans and Lisa's "Cosby" style sweater. (circa 1989)

Off to the Prom. Could Dorene's dress get any "puffier" or "shinier"? And what about my grey tails and mini mullet? (circa May 1987)  BTW I still have the car. (I bought it brand new in April 1985) 

Told you I still have the car.  Now it only goes out to car shows. (circa 2012)

Okay, let's jump in a Delorean and get back to the future and back to the crafting.  Here's what I created.





inside

Stuff I Used:
Image-Rainbow Brite digital image by Sassy Studio Designs
Colored with Copics
Skin-E00, E11
Lips-R11, R14
Eyes-B02, B05
Hair-Y21, YR21, YR24
Dress-B21, B24, B91, RV34, RV19, R27, R24
Arm bands/socks-B21, B24, RV34, RV19, G00, G03, Y15, Y17, YR02, YR04, R27, R24
Numbers on background-B24, RV19, G03, Y17, YR04, R27
DP-DCWV the Stack 5
Cardstock-Recollections, the Paper Company
Bow-DMC floss #158
Ribbon-Recollections 5/8" Happy Birthday ribbon
Rainbow w/star-Darcie's Heart & Home Shrink plastic
Edge punch-ek success dotted scallop
Corner rounder-Fiskars squeeze 1/4" corner rounder
Inside sentiment-Computer generated

I added a smaller image and more colored DP to the inside.  This was a fun card to make. Lots of colors! And it was the first time I used the shrink plastic. If you've never used it before. It's a lot of fun. You just have to remember to make the image about 2 1/2 -3 times bigger than your finished size. And to make the image 30-50% of full color saturation.  It will get darker.

Now it's off to Mary's blog to see what she created.  If you missed anyone on the hop, here's the full list.


Do you want to win these "gnarly" images. DUH. So don't be a "Joanie", leave a comment on each person's blog and answer the trivia questions and you could win them. 

Well I gotta Book.
Leave some love and Hop on.
 
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35 comments:

Susan Dube said...

How stinkin cute is she? Love how bright she is and the colors and papers are perfect for her! She's colored so beautifully and love the ribbon! You did good, little bro!

Hugs,

Susan

Mary M. said...

Love the way you colored the sentiment. Such fun pictures. I love to remember fond times.

Jennifer Scull said...

what a great card, but I confess it's your car that really has me drooling! no wonder you only take it to car shows. it's in excellent condition!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

FANTASTIC creation Greg ... and WOW! Love the retro photos! The 80's was more my daughters era and this hop is bringing back many fond memories of her growing years. Thanks for sharing some of yours!
DAR'S CRAFTY CREATIONS

Inkypinkydelights said...

This is fabulous Greg, Love how bright and vibrant it is and that sentiment is great. Brilliant photos too. Judy x Sassy Sis

Debbie said...

Greg, your card just makes me happy with the rainbow of colors!

DebbieM

Ruza Rebel said...

What an awesome post Greg! Love all of your slang, so not me, and you did an amazing job with Rainbow Bright! Gorgeous card lil' bro!
Hugs from your Sassy sister ...

Michelle said...

Love it Greg, beautifully coloured - and as always such a fabulous job on the inside too.

Karal Schuknecht said...

Stunning card Greg, I love your coloring and the rainbow layers are great. I think I owned that same sweater that Lisa was wearing.

Michelle-a-bella said...

Thank you so much for sharing your pictures from "back in the day", LOL!!! LOVE LOVE your colored layers!

Jovan said...

Super cute...I love the papers and colors!

Robin said...

So adorable! Loving all the rainbow colors. You're a brave man to put your own 80's pics out there. I want mine to hide forever...LOL Hugs, Robin

Jan Ltc said...

A great little teaser xx Jan

Linda Palmer said...

This is a beautiful card. Love the beautiful coloring and great design.

Lori aka lorib117 said...

Greg, I absolutely love this! Wonderful coloring and I love the rainbow edge punches along the side. This is just totally rad!

Bunny said...

Great colors on the card. The image is cute and I like all the layers of colored paper with the deco edges. Very nice.

Sharman said...

Love the pictures. Great card......

Pam D said...

Beautifully done! Love the colors, TFS!

Regan said...

That is one phenomenal card, Greg! I love the rainbow of border punches on the edge of the card! The inside is just as pretty as outside! Wonderful sentiment! And thanks for sharing your photos too (cool car)!!! The 80s are always my favorite decade to flash back to! :-)
{hugs}
Regan

scrapclose2theheart said...

I have had the shrink plastic forever & been afraid to use it. Glad to know that you enjoyed using it. Such a fun & bright, beautiful card.

Chris (catt871) said...

SOOOO pretty......love the rainbow edge!!!! AND that hair at your prom - TRUE 80s style!!!! LOL
Hugs,
your Sassy sister,
Chris

Angela said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the way you've coloured this Rainbow Brite Sassy!!!
Your choise of colours is lovely!!!
xxAngela

Bonnie said...

love the bright colors and the embellishments are great

Brenda Lee said...

OMGosh, those pictures are awesome! Thank you for sharing and bringing back some great memories. I adore your bright and cheerful card. Fantastic coloring and love the rainbow charm.

Sherry said...

Beautiful Pictures And Gorgeous Card Bright Colors Love It

Heather D. said...

Like oh my God! This is totally rad, dude! Lol Seriously though, I love your card (and the 80s flashback) :-) Fantastic coloring! I love the sentiment and adding a smaller black 'n white digi on the inside really added a nice touch. TFS!

Jasmine said...

Oh my goodness, Greg, those pictures are SO fantastic! What a great idea to share them :-) Your card is like totally awesome. I love those rainbow layers, and how you added her on the inside as well. Perfct little rainbow embellie, just super fun all together!

Sara said...

Greg-that hair!!!! Love the pics, and your card is bright and cheery! Love the punched rainbow edge

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

LOL those pictures bring back some memories as to our looks at the time... Love the great creation you have done. Fabulous coloring!

Suze said...

Wow - love the bright and vivid colours on this card. Really makes the whole thing pop. THanks for sharing your photos - great car - it looks well loved.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely colourful card Greg. I love the image. Thank you for your inspiration on this blog hop

CraftingMum said...

Love the brightness of this card, cute image, great card, and love your car! x

Kim Kelley said...

I love the pics Greg! The prom dress looks like the dress I wore to my sisters wedding...88. My prom dress was a bit shorter..89!LOL
Your card is too cute! Love the colors and I love how you always do the inside! You rock! HUGS

Carmen Mitchell said...

Greg you did a totally Gnarly job :)

CTgirl said...

Ooh, I just love your Bright & black card, super cool 80's!
The photo's are great too!
Love this hop
Rene