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Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A Fashionable {?} Post...

Hey there... trying to get back in to the swing of things and get some cards made.   Today I have two cards for two different, but very fashionable challenges:  Runway Inspired Challenge #2 and Moxie Fab World - Stripe-tastic.  With both of these challenges I was immediately struck by certain aspects of each photo. 


First up is my card for RIC #2.  When I first saw the inspiration photo my eyes were immediately drawn to that gorgeous green purse the model is carrying and I wanted to make that color stand out on my card.   Then I was struck by the pattern on her dress and lastly the odd purple eye make-up.  Even though I'm not a fashionista by any stretch of the imagination I can appreciate a perfectly designed outfit.  However, I do not understand why some of these designers have to do things like crazy eye makeup!!  Anywhoo... I had an idea, but sadly I have been experiencing alot of bad headaches lately which generally leave me feeling completely untalented and so I struggled to get my card actually made.  Today I was feeling normal enough to get it finished.  I cut a piece of pale yellow cardstock and stamped it with an image from the WPlus9 Design set Background Basics 1 that reminded me of the pattern on the dress using grey ink.  The sentiment is from PTI's Gracious Vase and was stamped using purple ink.  I brought in the bright green by tying some grosgrain ribbon around the piece before applying purple and green rhinestones.  


I haven't done a Tuesday Trigger challenge in ages, but when I saw the current inspiration photo I just had to play along.  I took my inspiration from obviously the stripes and from the cute little Peter Pan collar on the dress.  I found cardstock that matched the colors in the dress fairly closely and cut thin stripes of each.  The bottom of the card was punched with a medium sized scalloped punch and then the stripes adhered in the same layout as the dress.  The sentiment on this card is also from Gracious Vases.  

Supplies:  Cardstock:  PTI white, SU! Vintage Violet & Sage Shadow; CTMH yellow & pink; Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Stamps:  PTI Gracious Vases & WPlus9Design Background Basics; Punch:  EKSuccess; Ribbon:   PTI; Rhinestones:  KaiserCraft & Hero Arts

20 comments:

gg nurse said...

Wow--you nailed both these challenges! Great work, Rosemary! What a pain,(literally!) to be bothered with headaches, but I must say I can't tell they've hurt your creativity. Take care of yourself--Greta

Angelica said...

Wow!!! Rosemary, I just LOVE your take on the challenges. Your cards are gorgeous.

Barb said...

Wonderful take on both challenges, Rosie! :)

Olga said...

you are amazing!!!! This is just awesome, and the way you matched the paper with the picture!!!! You blow my mind!

Sue said...

Hello Rosie
I do hope your headaches settle down soon for you, as I am sure they would be debilitating.
Your first card; I have to agree and say the green is a striking contrast to your neutral cream, I cannot pick up the purple but I would think it is a wonderful accent, your design is so clean with that extra little interest with your pattern, it is lovely.
Second card; once more clean lines accentuated by your stripe design, your card would be a wonderful addition to the photo, I just want to place it in her hand, and then the picture would POP!!!
Having the scalloped edge is perfect. Two beautiful cards Rosie.
Smiles:)

Laura B. said...

Love both of your cards! Really great interpretations!

Christine said...

Great cards Rosy! A beautiful match with the pictures!
Christine

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Oh wow...both of your cards match their respective inspiration photos PERFECTLY! I just love the gorgeous green bow and the repeated pattern across the bottom of the front panel. Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Bull's eye!! These cards couldn't capture the photo inspiration any better!!! Happy New Year!

Valerie said...

Fabulous Rosie so stylish and a brilliant take on the inspiration photos. Happy New Year:)
Val x

Kelly S. said...

I lurrve your runway card! The pattern with the little gems is so awesome...and that brilliant green ribbon is a showstopper. Hope you are feeling better soon!

Heather Maria said...

Rosemary, these are both such gorgeous cards and perfect takes on the challenges! Lol I agree with your comment about the crazy eye makeup.

I'm sorry to hear you've been suffering with a lot of headaches, must be awful.

Chunyuan said...

love both cards. great take of the inspiration.

Rae said...

Both cards are very nice! Love your takes on both of them!

Cath said...

Hey Rosemary! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Julie Marshall said...

Love that green too! Gorgeous pop of color.

Lisa Lara said...

Happy New year Rosi. I love both of these. The first one especially captures my attention. Wow.

Jenny said...

Happy New Year to you and yours Rosemary, sorry I've not been to visit for a while:)
Two gorgeous cards and both such great takes on the photo inspirations.
Hope you can sort the headaches out soon :)
Hugs
Jenny x

Michelle said...

awesome cards, Rosemary!! your RIC is wonderful! love the moxie fab stripes!!! happy new year to ou and your family! :)

Elise said...

Oh, sweet friend - sorry to hear that the headaches were plaguing you - here's hoping that you are feeling MUCH better by now! Judging by your AMAZING take on these challenges, I'll tell ya, for sure - SOMETHING'S working a-ok! THESE are OUTSTANDING! Thoughts of "calm" head nerves are upon you, dear one! xoxo!