I was blown away by the dress given as the inspiration this week for the Runway Inspired Challenge and I was desperate to take part and to really do the dress justice. For the first time, I decided to take the whole week to make my card. I tried out an idea, put it on the card, left it a day, then added the next part or made a revision to the previous part. In this way, I have created what I feel is the best card I possibly could. This week, I also had the dreadful news that my Nan passed away. We are a very close family and so this has really hit us all hard. My Nan really was the creative one in the family and so I feel I owe much of my creativity to her. So, this week, not only is my card going to be entered into two competitions, but is going to be a dedication to my Nan….
Here is the beautiful Temperley London dress given as our inspiration….
The part that really stood out for me was the gorgeous shape created at the neckline and I aimed to replicate this at the edge of my card.
Here is my interpretation….
I started by embossing with black EP, 3 small Chrysanthemums from Uniko Studio. I cut these out using the matching die cutters and coloured the flowers in using Spectrum pens from the turquoise, purple and pink sets.
I then die cut the larger Chrysanthemum's from card stock ands embossed each using a Sizzix Lattice folder. I could not find any card stock in my stash that matched this bright fuchsia shade and so I just used white card stock and then colures it with my Spectrum pens. I used a black marker to then run through each of the lattice indents.
I also embossed and die cut the matching leaves from the Pure Florals Chrysanthemum range which I colures in with a gold metallic pen. I also coloured around the edge of the actual leaf in the same fuchsia pens the flowers to help it blend in more with the rest of the design.
I really loved how the dress neckline had a black curve that seemed to create an almost backwards S shape. I tried to recreate this by adding two black circles cut from black card stock using Xcut thinlits. I alternated which way they faced as you can see above.
Today I added my final part of the card which was the greeting. I wanted to layer up card in the fuchsia, gold and black. I did this and hand wrote the greeting on the black using the metallic pen, but this looked awful!! I then remembered that I had some gold peel off greetings and decided that these in fact looked perfect. I added the butterfly and bent back the wings so that it stands up as 3D, but unfortunately, this is not captured in the photo.
Just the other day, I saw that the the theme for the CASology challenge is BOLD…..well I would say the colours in this card are pretty bold and so I am going to enter this one too.
I really hope this card makes my Nan proud….Love you Nan, Rest in Peace xxxxxxxxxxx