I've been on such a retro kick lately... whether it's colors or images I've been really going back to my childhood! This ATC that I just made for a shoebox swap I'm attending this weekend is just pure 70's from the colors to the owl. I colored this li'l guy with a combination of prisma pencils and copic markers. I thought he was too cute to pass up when I was shopping online the other day! He was carefully cut out and popped up on dimensionals along with the saying "You're a Hoot", which was computer generated. I mounted the owl on a retro striped paper in shades of orange and olive and a layer of white that I decorated with black dots. The base is a sanded piece of DCWV textured cardstock.
When I was shopping online a couple of weeks ago I heard words come out of my husbands mouth that I thought I would never hear..... he said "Oh my God... you HAVE to buy that stamp... I don't care what it costs". I think I need to have that engraved somewhere!!! I found this leg/lamp stamp. If any of your have every watched A Christmas Story you'll recognize this! My younger brother loves this movie.... so do we for that matter.... It's usually playing all day long on Christmas Day (TBS plays it for 24 hours straight!) so we end up watching it several times. I swear I have the movie memorized!
I looked up quotes from the movie online the other day and I'm gonna use this for my Christmas Cards next year... that are so many great quotes that go with it... My favorite two are:
Only one thing in the world could've dragged me away from the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window.
- Ralphie in A Christmas Story
"Fra-gee-lay. That must be Italian."
- Mr. Parker in A Christmas Story
What do you think of the owl stamp? Isn't he just the cutest? Do you know what I'm talking about with the Christmas story leg or are you looking at the computer right now like I'm a bit crazy?
Almost forgot... the website that sells these stamps is www.sideshowstamps.com. Check them out, there are some cute retro looking stamps!