San Francisco by Scott McKenzie is one of my all time favourite songs, so this is a card with my take on it.  The song goes back to 1966, when , during my college summer holidays, I worked on the Isle of Arran, off the west coast of Scotland.  Every day we would hear it playing and the teenagers would go around with flowers in their hair.  It was a hippy sort of era, part of the Swinging Sixties but, even though I was a student in Edinburgh then, the Sixties pretty much swung past me.


I thought Lomasi, by Sylvia Zet, looked as though she might be heading for San Francisco with some flowers in her hair.  This is a gorgeous image and I coloured her with promarkers in purple and turquoise.  I  printed the image again several times to make the flowers for her hair – a bit of a fiddle to cut out though. The heart banner die is by La La Land, the swirl is a magnolia die and the 2 corners are a Cheery Lynn die which I altered slightly.   I used papers in shades of lilac and turquoise, the small sentiment stamps are by LOTV, the ribbon and bells are from my stash and the purple pearls are from Ribbon Girl.

I would like to enter my card into the following challenges –

A Gem of a Challenge – Purple and Turquoise   http://pinkgemchallengeblog.blogspot.fr/2013/11/challenge-106-purple-and-turquoise.html

Songbird Challenge – Your Favourite song  (If you’re going to San Francisco by Scott McKenzie)   http://songbirdchallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/11/challenge-28-your-favourite-song.html

Crafty Little Fairies – Top of the Pops ( inspired by – If you’re going to San Francisco, be sure to wear some flowers in your hair by Scott McKenzie)   http://craftylittlefairieschallenge.blogspot.fr/2013/11/top-of-pops-inspired-by-song.html

Whimsy Stamps challenge – Anything Goes – 2nd entry   http://whimsyinspires.blogspot.com.au/2013/11/challenge-65-anything-goes-rubber-team.html

Challenges 4 Everybody – Anything Goes   http://challenges4everybody.blogspot.fr/2013/11/challenge-33-anything-goes.html

Through the Purple Haze Challenge – Use either Pink, Purple or Red   http://throughthepurplehazechallenges.blogspot.fr/2013/11/use-either-pink-purple-or-red.html

8 thoughts on “Lomasi

  1. Simply gorgeous, Alison. Love your layout, and all the pretty mauves and blue. Little Lomasi certainly looks as if she is on her way to San Francisco.

    Loved your recollections of your time in Scotland…sounds wonderful! That song is also one of my favourites, and I often sang it in my shows. Thanks for the happy memories.

    Thank you also for entering our challenge at Crafty Little Fairies, and good luck in the draw. We would also love you to join us again in future challenges.

    Jennifer. x

  2. This is sooo beautiful! Love the colors, and the little touches of glitter is just fab! I’m too young to experienced the 60s, but I love that song- the image is perfect for it. Thank you for joining us at Through The Purple Haze 🙂

    Lisbeth DT

  3. Such a cute image, I love your colouring and your song choice is fab 🙂 Thanks for joining in the fun at songbird challenges, good luck!
    Jo x

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