Sunday, April 28, 2013

Mad About....Mad Men (Part 1)!

Call me a MAD woman!
I am mad about the TV period drama Mad Men from the very first season and I have been hooked ever since. In case you don't know anything about this series, the story focuses on the business of the agencies as well as the personal lives of the characters, regularly depicting the changing moods and social mores of the United States in the 1960s, according to Wikipedia.

As I was catching up on the latest updates on the show in the AMC website, I came across a few screen shots of the handsome actors/actresses.... and it dawned on me how much I enjoy admiring their fashion and style in that era--1950-1960s. Suddenly I had a light bulb moment!
----->Ding!
I felt inspired...and decided to start a little series in my blog the next few Sundays!
Here's the plan: I will be sharing my projects that are inspired by Mad Men series!

Today my card was inspired by this dress ( a video). It was beautifully showcased by the Canadian Actress Jessica Pare (aka Mrs. Megan Draper). In the story, Megan tried to be her own new woman and was often caught between her dreams and marriage. 

My inspired card
thank you
 Supplies: Zig Zag, Heart Butterfly, Pale Tomato (ink), American Crafts (pattern paper), embossing powder (Michael's), (sentiment) SRM Stickers, sequins (Michael's)

I am looking forward to tonight's new episode of Mad Men :)
Happy Sunday!

51 comments:

Romaine said...

Virginia, I love Mad Men as well! Am re- watching the series on Netflix! (sometimes I feel a bit obsessed, lol! ) love the inspired card with that hint of gold!

~amy~ said...

Oohhhh....love it!!!

Barb said...

You always come up with the best ideas - this one is so fun! Love your inspired card - very creative! :)

Barb Ghig said...

What a great take on her dress, Virginia! I love the colors and textures so much...and they're 'Spot On'!!! Can't wait to see more!

Dawn Turley said...

awesome card inspired by the dress. I have to say that I never got into Mad Men... but heard it's a good series. Can't wait to see more.

aaga said...

Absolutely gorgeus, can't wait for your series!

Stampn'HI said...

Wow...stunning! Love the colors and patterns.

Katie said...

Love the card. Since we don't do TV right now{actually going on two years} Do not like the price of cable. So don't know anything about Mad Men, but I do know, I like your cards. Keep up the great work.

lenny said...

Wohoo!! This is awesome!!!
Gonna love these posts!
Awesome idea! Can't wait to see your creations!
AWESOME take on that inspiration photo! Gorgeous card!!
Enjoy your Sunday!

Tracey McNeely said...

The dress and your card are absolutely stunning Virginia!

joy said...

The perfect match-up, Virginia! I love these colors and the sequins are so sweet with this!!

Jennifer said...

What a fun idea! Hmmm…. Not sure what cards inspired by my fave shows would look like….. :)

That dress is gorgeous and your card is beautiful! Love your stamping/embossing and your smattering of sequins! :)

Rachel W K said...

What a gorgeous dress and your card matches perfectly! This is gonna be fun!

CinnamonSally said...

WOW gorgeous card Virginia!

Vicky said...

Lovely card and great color combination!

Brandi said...

Wow! This card is absolutely stunning!

Judy Tuck said...

I too love Mad Men. You know that actress Jessica Pare is from Montreal ( my city). Love how you took inspiration from her dress. Wonderful idea!

Anita Rex said...

I don't watch Mad Men but I ant to, but I want to start at the beg so hopefully when the other shows end for the season I will thus summer! I love your card! It's a great take of that pretty dress! You even nailed the colours!

JanR said...

What a creative thing to do! I'll admit, I have never watched the show but I am interested in seeing what it will inspire you to create, especially if everything else is as lovely as the card you've posted today.

Trinh said...

I love how you were inspired by the show! Your card is a beautiful take on the dress!

*Jennyfer Leung* said...

Wowzer! Love this butterfly with bling card. Great inspiration from a movie:-)

conil said...

Your card is gorgeous and very reminiscent of the period. Love the gold.

jintyoo7 said...

Fabulous, Virginia :) Love that you acted on your moment of inspiration - shows what a clever artist you are.

Cindy C. said...

Ou la la such a glamorous card!

Anni said...

So eine tolle Karte!
Es ist soo interessant zu lesen, woher du deine Inspiration nimmst, liebe Virginia!
Liebe Grüße, Anni

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Another Mad Men fan over here!!!!
Great idea:)

fun stamping said...

Eine wunderschoene elegante Karte!

Laura Jane said...

GREAT dress!I LOVE this card!
We've not had TV in the house for over 13 years...I'm glad you will be highlighting some of the FABULOUS outfits I'm missing.
Even BETTER on a card though:)

MarcyK924 said...

OH EM GEE!! How FABULOUS is this card?!!!!! V, you should have gone into fashion!! What an amazing interpretation of that stunning dress.

BTW - she looks like my mom did at that age!

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so pretty! I am loving the mixture of regular stamping and embossing!

Lea L. said...

PRETTY! Loving the gold chevron & sequins....so trendy!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Gorgeous chevrons and the golden shimmer is beautiful!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Beautiful card! Looking forward to your posts about Mad Men, I haven't seen the series yet (I don't really watch TV). TFS

Nat said...

love your take on this gorgeous dress, your card is stunning! :)

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Fun card and inspiration!

Suzanne said...

You make me smile! I love your take on her dress - this card is fabulous!

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous take on the dress! I've never seen Mad Men but now maybe I'll tune in just to see why you're hooked!

Greta said...

Wow--what else can I say?! I love what you did here, Virginia! I've been seeing more gold in blogland lately & it makes me happy. I thought maybe it had gone out of style & it's one of my favorites to create with.

Katie Ann Brooks said...

simply gorgeous! what a stunning color combo!

Angi Barrs said...

Love your gorgeous card. I have not gotten into Mad Men yet. I hear it's a good show!

alexandra s.m. said...

Love that period also and love your idea of using some still shots as creative prompts! Your card is delicious!!
Thanks Virginia~

MarcyK924 said...

I JUST saw the whole cast on the Katie show! How fun!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Positively inspired!

Alice Wertz said...

wow! love the gold and coral! fabulous take on Megan's dress. gorgeous card, Virginia! i am so looking forward to the new series from you! you are an inspiration, girl!

Kim M said...

Virginia, that is a wonderful card!! Love it! I watch Mad Men too. Its fantastic! :-)

chrystinanoel.com said...

Ooh! I love the sequins! And I still hold to you have way more patience than I could ever have.

Sheila H said...

Beautiful colors!

Jacqueline said...

I didn't realise that you had inspiration for this card when I saw it on Flickr - makes it even more beautiful!!

Kelly Griglione said...

ACK!!! No wait, I spoke too soon, I think THIS is my favorite card of yours!!! The colors, the textures, the movement, it's all amazing!!! So well done!! I haven't started watching Mad Men yet, but I'm close. Love how you were inspired by that dress.

PS, so bummed about the new rules for Gallery Idol. I thought of you immediately. I would stay tuned though, aside from really making a lot of people upset, half the talent pool would be missing. I have to think that US residents only rule will change.

richardbreaks said...

I love this interprtation of that dress! I'm a big MM fan, too!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Absolute genius of a card!! Most amazing use of zig-zag/chevron I have seen in a very long time - love the gold overlapping the red!! Perfect card. I can see why you started this series now - that dress is fabulous!!