Thursday, October 17, 2013

Mo's Challenge #206

Vintage Late 40's to Early 50's

Our hostess for Mo's Challenge this week, Cathy, wants projects with a vintage theme using at least one image from Mo's Digital Pencil. Vintage can mean different things to different people, so feel free to use your interpretation of your favorite vintage era!

This reminds me of kitchens from the late 40's and early 50's when fruit themes were popular, and kitchen gadgets all had wooden handles painted red or green! My mother had colored plaster fruit plaques on the walls and her small utensils had green handles! She also had a white tablecloth with a red aster print! I think Mummu would feel at home in a kitchen like that!

This is the same card with a few changes. The more I looked at the original, the less I cared for it. I guess I'm just not too fond of symmetry! I added a few more red daisies and leaves, and I'm much happier with it now!

Images: "Mummu's Letter" from Mo's Digital Pencil, Digital sentiment

Tools: Copics, Sewing machine, SU! scallop border and daisy punches, MS Hydrangea punch, Nellie Snellen embossing rose leaf punch set

Papers: SU! Poppy Parade, Bashful Blue, Neenah white, Digital DP

Embellishments: Tiny pearl cabochons, Brads

Show us your take on 'vintage', and enter Mo's Challenge for a chance to win a $5.00 gift certificate to Mo's Digital Pencil.

Thanks for dropping by!


  1. Great job Elaine.. Love the paper, it is very vintage to me.


  2. This is lovely Elaine, love this image of Mo's and your papers and stitching are superb. Yes a great take on our Vintage challenge.
    Hugs Mau xx

  3. I love those older kitchen prints and I thought of these too when I saw your card. So pretty and always love to be reminded of simpler times.

  4. This was a fantastic choice of image Elaine. I love the soft look of it. The simple layout adds to the vintage feel too. Hugs!

  5. Love your vintage choice and style Elaine!

    What a cute Mo's image!

    Hugs, Franz.

  6. I absolutely love your interpretation of the vintage theme! Such beautiful colours and perfect image, Elaine!

    Hugs, Anja

  7. You're right Elaine!! I hadn't thought of it, but, the reds and blues and fruit patterns are absolutely reminiscent of the 40's & 50's!! And what a perfect Mo image! Beautiful coloring, as always! I love this! Hugs. Pat Frank