Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Deja Vu all over again

In the last few months, I was in Toys-R-Us way too many times to count, purchasing gifts for various children. I was taken by surprise with all of the toys that have been re-released from my childhood, like the Smurfs, Holly Hobbie, and Strawberry Shortcake. It was strange to see my old friends again, but fun at the same time. It sure brought back lots of memories, like the ones of playing records on my big record player. You know the kind that was in a suitcase sort of configuration, with a handle for carrying? My parents covered mine with Holly Hobbie paper for me. Yeah, I was spoiled like that. I also had tons of dolls representing all manner of shows like the Smurfs and Strawberry Shortcake. My dear friend Sara's twins love Strawberry Shortcake and have a movie called "Strawberry Shortcake: Adventures on Ice Cream Island." I decided to use this movie as my inspiration for a card to enter in Saturated Canary's challenge #34: Movie Inspiration.

I have several of Krista's images. They are so cute and fun. I chose to use free hugs, simply because I needed a birthday card for my wonderful friend Tracy, and she will laugh because she knows how I am about hugs. As mentioned in a prior post, I'm a grab 'em and go girl. If you get an extended (or better yet - unsolicited AND extended) hug from me, you'd better recognize that you are damned special. Tracy will get lots of them if I ever get my butt down to Texas to see her!

I used a lot of orange because it's a favorite color of Tracy's. To bring in the ice cream inspiration, I added ice cream patterned paper, sherbet colors, and a little ice cream sundae button. This darling image was colored in copics, with some glossy accents added to her eyes and lips for shine. Paper is Recollections "Neopolitan" collection. Tag is a die from Magnolia. The tulle was actually a gift from Tracy at one point in time, so I figured it'd be appropriate to use on her card. Plus, the glitter adds a festive touch, don't you think?

Happy birthday to my friend Tracy! Love you, girl!

P.S. Many, many thanks to Sara for having me at her house once again, and providing her valuable input and advice regarding coloring. It's so much fun to color with someone else and bounce ideas off of them, especially when that person is Sara!


Trina said...

I had one of those record players! I have told my parents repeatedly that while they must have read to me, I have no recollection of anyone other than the Disney records teaching me how to read! I swear I wish I had all those books and records now... Anyway, I know Tracyface will love this card! I wish all of you lived closer so I could at least meet you IRL!

Carla S. said...

Fantastic card, Gina! Love the colors and layout! Fab coloring of Krista's cute image!

Sara I. said...

You know I'm totally in LOVE with this card and Tracy will be too!! Stunning design and love how you put the banners! Her hair is colored amazingly and the tulle bow is so yummy. The buttons are the perfect addition!
No need to thank me - I love when you visit and we have our coloring sessions and I can't wait until we do it again !!

Rebekah said...

Fab bright colours on this thanks for entering at SC hugs rebekah xx

Debs said...

a fab design..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary Challenges..hugs Debs x

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie this is so pretty, love it, thank you for joining us at Saturated Canary this time, huggles Pops x x x