Tuesday, 8 June 2010

Inchy by inch challenge 'R'

This week's theme letter is 'R' at inchybyinch, and my offering is 'Retro' (is Retro a real word? Mmmmm, would it be allowed in Scrabble? Not sure, but never mind, eh!). I adore the style of Retro and Kitch. 1950's, 60's, 70's - I'm a sucker for anything brightly coloured and tacky. The image for this inchy is from Magpie Mine on etsy, and the background is dressmaking tissue. Don't you just love those old dress patterns with the stylish images on the front?

16 comments:

Heavens2Betsy said...

Such a great choice of word for your inchy Jo - wether it be Scrabble friendly or not! Love your fab, very clever inchy. Pen x

SusieJ said...

Love it! I think retro is a word - if it isn't it should be and you've captured it perfectly.
Sue xx

Chris said...

Totally ace Jo me lovely... I'm a sucker for anything bright and tacky too... guess we could be soulmates...lol
I love the image you used and you are so right those old dress pattern images are fabulous. I recently got some old book sheets as a Rak and one has pictures of a lady sewing and her machine etc and I am waiting for a lightbulb moment so I can use it... though at the same time I am hard pushed to cut the page up.... oh the difficulty of it all...lol
Have a great day luv
hugs
Chris xx

Dogwood said...

Darling. I love it. Fabulous. It is so much fun to see the old stuff. The hair do is great!

Dogwood

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Loving the retro inchy Jo! Great image.
SNAP! I'm a sucker for tacky stuff too LOL!!
Jan x

Fiona Whitehead said...

Great inchy - you've captured that retro look perfectly and I love your choice of R word - i'm sure retro is allowed in scrabble - I'll have to give it a go on FB!

missy k said...

Jo....

I am an anorak! I looked up Retro in the Chambers Scrabble book.... it's in there... so you are official :)

I love your inchy - such a wonderful face! I totally agree those pattern packs have fabby images.

Karenx

Jo said...

Hurrah for anoraks! I'm legal, phew.....xxx

daisy said...

Fabulous!

Irish3 said...

Ha, I love your retro R inchie! She's perfect for the word!!

Irish3 said...

Hey Jo, thanks for your sweet comment on my raven haired beauty.. I found her as a freebie on a blog somewhere, if you'd like I can send her picture over for you, because she is fabulous!!! just let me know.

Dawn said...

Oh Jo! Retro is defo a word in my book and one that makes me think of a wonderful 50's era although I think anything more than 20yrs old is retro now look at all the 70's and 80s stuff thats considered retro now. I have to say thank you for the link for the bird seed tea cup I thought this was lovely and it just som happens I have a cup and saucer (cup has a broken handle) that I may well give this a whirl with love the link some very cleaver ladies around with some super ideas aren't there!

I left a few coments as well, seems I may have missed a post or two I SO love the ATCs YUM!

Love Dawn xx

Cap Creations said...

Those patterns are great! Thanks for coming by my blog today! Glad you like the bird feeder!

AngelaC said...

Brilliant - I love Retro and you have certainly found a great image for your inchy!

Lesley said...

Great inchie! I hadn't thought of Retro for an R! xx

Aino said...

I love retro. This is beautiful inch.