10/9/10

Curtain Call

edited: This card was a Moxie Fab winner in the Perfectly Pleated Challenge!


I love Friday nights...my very favorite challenge of the week is posted early over on SCS. The Inspiration Challenge never fails to stir the artful muse. The challenge hostess selected an English merchant, the John Lewis Department Store. I could be lost in their online catalog for days...but headed straight for the Curtains. I wanted to play with I Brake for Stamps stage image combining it with B Line Designs 'at the movies' stamp. And the curtains fit right into Moxie Fab World Perfectly Placed Pleats.

I stamped the curtains three X's for each side to add width and depth for this card. Memory Box Twilight paper group had a perfect pattern. The Theatre image was stamped onto a gray cs. I added Stickles to the crystal dome light and colored the ocean and sailing ship with Copics. A small sentiment from Making Memories seemed just right for the stage floor.

My girlhood was full of grand shopping trips with my mother and grandmother to the downtown Department stores. The lunch counters on the first floor or the restaurant on the
mezzanine were special treats for Easter or Christmas time. I'd love to hear what your memories are of the old time merchants...well that is if you are of a certain age! If not, were do you remember going to shop with your mom as a girl?


13 comments:

Cook22 said...

As well as the IC (I liked visiting John Lewis when I worked in London), your card also brings me back to London. It instantly brought back memories of a little toy theatre we had which came from a wonderful shop in Covent Garden. Those curtains and the sense of dimension brought me straight back there.

Kelly S. said...

GET OUT! This is toooo coool! Perfect spotlighting!

~amy~ said...

holey moley susan...this is gorgeous...so many lovely details, as usual....great take on the challenges!

I remember when I was in elementary school my grandma and I would venture to Woolworth's in Downtown Seattle...we'd have a snack together:) Those were the days...

charli said...

Super entry for Moxie Fab! I went to Woolworth's too and loved if I was allowed to get a grilled cheese sandwich.

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderful stage Susan! love the curtains and the movie!

Every Christmas season my maiden Aunt Helen would take my sister and I (her 'children' since she had none!) to Jordan Marsh in Downtown Boston where they had a wonderful Christmas village on a whole floor of the store - afterwards she would take us to get an ice cream in a metal sunday dish and it had a cookie stuck in it. She also would buy us our black patent leather shoes for the Christmas season - a wonderful tradition for two little girls!

Sandy Ang said...

Love the theatre scenery effect - especially the curtains !

Cath said...

Hey Susan! Thanks for entering the Perfectly Placed Pleats challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Kelly S. said...

EEEEKKKKKKK! So excited!

Viola Mahr said...

totally congrats on the win, dear! and what's more, we both won! Yay for the Moxie Fab World! :)

Hugs,
Viola

Viola Mahr said...

totally congrats on the win, dear! and what's more, we both won! Yay for the Moxie Fab World! :)

Hugs,
Viola

Belinda said...

What a fun use of pleats! Congrats!

Trinh said...

Cath said it all with her description of your creative card! Congrats to you!

Nina said...

Wow, this card is BRILLIANT!! <3