Saturday 2 April 2022

April Challenge at Crafty Calendar

 Good morning, it's time for our April Challenge over at Crafty Calendar, this month we're sponsored by Oddball Art, so a great chance to win some cute, quirky or creepy digis. The theme for this challenge is ANYTHING BUT SQUARE.

I used Image 312 Hippie Peace Van, had fun colouring it with my Copics then sat looking at it with no idea what to do next! I thought back to the days of my youth and the hippies and flower power movement of the 60s and 70s - and remembered the time I asked my Mum if I could go to a psychadelic freakout with my first  boyfriend (we were both 14 at the time, I had no idea what a freakout was, let alone a psychadelic one- but it sounded really cool!) my Mum had her own little psychadelic freakout - and so did his! I never, ever got to go one.... anyway I tried to create a sort of psychadelic, flowery background by drawing and cutting out shapes, colouring them and adding die cut edges and and punched flowers I fussy cut the Peace Van and popped it up with foam pads. This was fun to make and I'm giving it to my eldest granddaughter as I know she'll love it... 

Thanks for visiting, don't forget to check out the Challenge Blog to see what my lovely teamies have been up to- hopefully you'll be inspired to pay along! 

Have a great weekend



Challenge entries:

classicdesign #4

crafterscafe #283

scribblesdesigns #107

kraftychicks #605

craftygalscorner #229


meg said...

Your card is definitely reminiscent of the hippies and flower power days,love the bold bright colours and reference to the Beatles hit,absolutely brilliant

chrissy xx said...

LOts of flower power going on here with a Beatles song!
LOve your design and colours Chris.
Freya called only last week with a pair of slacks on that looked as though they had come right from the sixties! Had to smile.
Enjoy your weekend.

SarahR said...

Hi Chris, that is one fabulous card! I love the colours and your colouring of the camper van is just wonderful!!

I can't imagine my parents letting me go to a psychadelic freakout - they were very dubious when I wanted to go to a disco when I was 19! - but I would've been asking in the later 80's and it would've been a rave!! There and again, I doubt I'd let TTT got to anything that's got the word freakout in it either!!

Hope you have a good weekend,

brenda said...

Oh I remember those days as well Chris as well as the music and mini skirts not to mention dresses and blouses laden with every colour flower you can think of. Your take of that era if fabulous.

B x

Lee said...

Ha Ha,love it.Your card is just amazing,great colours and I love the van.I could tell a few tales too lol.x

Janette said...

Wow Chris this really hits the nail on the head, talk about psychedelic,it's fabulous it really is, you did a wonderful job. Takes me back a bit and I never got to psych out either Chris, think we had good mums.xx

Jenny L said...

Hi Chris,
oh my word this does take me back quite a few years.
I love your wonderful and colourful card it looks amazing and very wonderfully created.
You have colured that Van so beautifully too.
Mt Son loves anthing to do with those Vans and has a lot scattered around his home office.
I even bouhgt hime a clock fro the was with one on.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Chrissy said...

Ha hah a, my mum had many freak outs Chris, trust me,and one or two of those were psychadelic...FABulous colouring on your image, cool man, and awesome card design, wow I hear those colours and see those sounds, peace dude..


Liz said...

Brilliant card Chris, it definitely brings back memories of the 60s with the psychedelic design. xx

Bernadet said...

What a awesome flower-power card Chris!
Love the bright colours

aussie aNNie said...

Love this hippie design Chris, beautiful project and love those colours ♥

pinky said...

That gave me an instant smile Chris. What a gorgeous, colourful card. Your Granddaughter will love it for sure!

Pat said...

What a great fun card Chris, great colours and image. Made me think of some big flower earrings I used to wear back in the 60's. Happy days.

Pat xx

Ink Outside The Box With Diane said...

If psychedelic freak out out was a card, this is what it would look like! Great bold colours, lots of fun dies and amazing Hippy Van! Delighted to have you join us at Krafty Chicks Challenge this week.
Diane - DT

Judy McKay said...

Fantastic love bus. Great card. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this week. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

Helen said...

A lovely colourful and cheerful design.

Thanks for joining us at the Scribbles Designs Challenge.

Helen x