Friday, 10 January 2014

RIC51 - Happy Birthday


One thing you can say for January, staying inside means I've had more time to look around and play along with challenges that have been passing me by for too long!

This week's Runway Inspired Challenge is fun - look at those fantastic bold colours!



And this week's Keep it Simple challenge is text: 


I focused on the blue suit and the red belt and used MFT's Max Alphabet to create this simple card.

Here's what I do when I'm not sure about spacing letters across a particular size of panel. I stamped Happy from left to right, and then started with the Y from birthday, and stamped it 'backwards', from right to left. That way I didn't have to guess how much space to leave between Happy and Birthday. Easy right?

14 comments:

Anita in France said...

Graphic genius, Ardyth ... very very cool! Anita :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Ok, I have to ask - how do you get your letters so perfectly straight? Between you and Susan I aspire!

cm said...

Wow, wow and wow. That's all...just WOW!!
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Bobby said...

Perfect!!

Geri said...

Okay...that is crazy clever! Am I surprised that you would come up with this plan? Absolutely not! Love how your brain works!

Had I not seen your grey card base, the floor in the photo would have completely escaped my notice! Love the single pop of bold color!

Stunning simplicity!

Joyce said...

Fabulous and bold. Perfect interpretation of the picture. And, thanks for the tips on stamping that sentiment. I'm heading over to check out that challenge--never heard of it before. Have a great weekend.

Happy Dance said...

Clean and bold. Perfect shade of blue, with it's belt of red. Love how this sentiment mimics the model. You always come up with the most brilliant takes! Love this. Bev

Kelly Griglione said...

ACK!! I get it!! The belt!! When I saw your card I was wondering what clever message you were giving us with the red "i" on your card, because aside from being graphically pleasing, you always have a reason. Then I scrolled down to the photo. It's the belt!! Awesomely amazing!

And, another great tip on stamping the letters. Thanks!

Kim Heggins said...

wow..this is amazing Ardyth! I love your take on the Runway challenge, your card is perfection!

karen h said...

Awesome card - so clever! Honestly thought this was a sentiment you selectively colored before I read...can't believe you lined them up so perfectly!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

I just *love* how your orange/red 'I' represents the belt! Awesome! And such a great tip for the letter spacing too! Thanks for joining in with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Virginia L. said...

Look at you, Ardyth....this is utterly CAS and striking! Love it! Thanks so much for joining the fun with us!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Great take on this challenge - love it!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the way you created the red belt on your card, and the tip for lining up your letters is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!