Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #5

I have to be honest. When I saw this week's inspiration piece:

I thought it was, well, a bit dull. I mean it's very pretty as an outfit, but as card inspiration? Where's the pop of colour?

Normally when I'm struggling, I try to break the challenge piece down into its components, but this time all I got was blue, squares and pleats (or are those gathers - I'm so not a sewer).

Laura had already done the obvious thing (and extremely effectively, I might add!) with the squares from the top - and pleats (or gathers) are certainly beyond my capabilities as a card maker, so what was left?

I looked at some of the other design team entries on the RIC website. And I decided that I would not use bashful blue (never been my favourite anyway). I thought I would go with bordering blue instead - it's a pretty grey-blue.

As I have done previously when in a desert of inspiration, I pulled out my trusty ridescent embossing powder. I embossed a checkerboard background onto a vellum scrap to reflect the squares on the sheer blouse. I added the silver embossed sentiment because I think her belt is silver. I could be wrong, but please don't tell me.

I'm happy with how it turned out:

Within about 20 minutes, I went from desert to oasis! What could be better than that?

Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps (Off beat Backgrounds),  ? (Thanks)
Paper: Bordering Blue, Vellum Cardstock, Gina K Pure Luxury 120 lb
Ink: Versamark
Accessories: Iridescent embossing powder (Old Island Stamp Co), Silver embossing powder (Papertrey)


Deborah Frings said...

This is fabulous - you have really caught the photo inspiration beautifully!

Claire Brennan said...

Loved this!! featured it on our fb page, hope that's ok!!!

Cristina said...

Totally perfect with those squares, especially with that iridescent shimmer! Thanks for playing with us at Runway!

Laura B. said...

Love the silver sentiment and glitter squares!! Gorgeous!!