Thursday, December 8, 2011

Runway Inspired Challenge #1

I decided to participate in the very first Runway Inspired Challenge, created by the amazing Jen Rzasa.  Her creations always inspire me and I am honored to be on the SP & Company DT with her!!!!  I do love fashion and trends, but I rarely dress trendy.  As much as I would love to, I work in a print shop and dressing nice just doesn't mix with the chemicals and materials that float around there! But that doesn't mean I can't drool over some of the newest trends and fashions out there.  :-)

This is the image that inspired the challenge:


So beautiful!!!! I was inspired by the yellow (of course), but also the grayish tones in the background.  I adore gray and yellow together, so is what sparked my idea for this card.



I thought it would be fun to group some faux buttons I cut out (Papertrey Ink stamps and dies) and just have a little yellow in there for an extra pop.  The yellow represents all of the bling on her dress.  And how could I not use the 'Glam' sentiment from SP & Company's Sewing Chic set for this????!!!! I feel like this is a little simple and chic at the same time!



I added some stitching on the top with my sewing machine for the finishing touch.  I was going to use twine or ribbon, but I felt like since this was a fashion-inspired challenge, I should stick with my sewing machine and buttons.  :-)

You still have time to enter this fab challenge - it doesn't close until December 16, so hurry up and get inky!









Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White), Yellow (Cricut), Kraft (Recollections)
Stamps: PTI (Buttons), SP and Company (Sentiment)
Ink: Memento, Versamagic
Buttons: Unknown
Thread: Coats & Clark
Other: Fiskars Trimmer, Singer Sewing Machine, SU Dimensionals, ZOTS

9 comments:

  1. I loooooove those buttons and the colors are awesome!!!! :D

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  2. You're right, grey and yellow together is so good! Your card is gorgeous!

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  3. Chrissie, I'm so happy that you are playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge! Everything you said in your post is so sweet....and I love designing with you too! I always swoon over a yellow and grey color combo, so your card really makes me smile! I hope you join us for future challenges too :)

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  4. You caught perfect colors. I love they way you finished your card. Soft and Simply meaningful.

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  5. so pretty...love all those buttons..

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  6. Great card, love the buttons :)

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  7. Love that little collection of buttons!

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  8. Wow! These buttons are so cute! Love it! Thanks so much for taking the time to join us for the Runway Inspired Challenge!

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Thank you so much for commenting!!! :)