Sunday, 4 June 2017

Vintage Style.. with cats - June 2017

It looks like a cold wet winter this year, with plenty of time stuck indoors to do housework or scrapping! I'm really into vintage artists right now, particularly Australian ones, and was really inspired by the Artastic comp. Vintage is such a beautiful style, but I get too annoyed when publishers get it confused with Heritage or Antique which can be 100 years earlier!

I find it hard to get digital vintage - retro has made a comeback, so I usually end up editing my own pieces to fit, or scan in items from cards and then edit them for my pages. When I talk vintage I'm usually looking at 1930s - 1950s. But then everyone has a different take.

The subdued colours in peach, green, lemon, and blue and the soft outlines of drawings. The focus on nature and children and beauty in the smallest things. I loved my parents books - Digit Dick (although that one could be scary!) or other children stories for children.

So, of course, I had no trouble coming up with a page! I focused on my share cats - you know - the ones that other people own that I visit often or whom are neighbours and therefore share their cats. I'm really good at kitty massages and all my share cats know it and immediately flop over on the furniture when I arrive to get their massage. My closest three share cats have now all passed, and I miss them, even though they weren't my cats.

Tales of Share Cats Jun 2017 - Artastic comp

Artastic inspiration for June 2017


  1. Beautiful page! So creative with the photo of your cats in the "kite".
    Thanks a lot for joining us at ARTastic! :)

  2. Lovely page and so clever .Love your journalled kite strings too 😊

  3. Fantastic take on our challenge Kylie and a lovely tribute to your feline friends. Thank you so much for joining in with us on ARTastic.

  4. Lovely page and absolutely adore the journalling. Perfect for this challenge. Thank you so much for joining us this month at ARTastic.

  5. I love your take on the challenge. The journalling on the strings is a great idea.
    Thank you for joining our challenge at ARTastic this month Kylie


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