Friday, March 16, 2012

Runway Inspired Flower


I've missed the last couple of Runway Inspired Challenges so wanted to get back on board with it this week. I was inspired by the colours and pattern on the dress and it made me think of this paisley stamp.  I have no idea who made it or where it came from but it's been in the Craft Cave for a while now.  I stamped, embossed, coloured and fussy cut it 6 times (which took waaaaay longer than I expected) and used it to make a flower.  The centre is a button layered with punched circles to match the flower. Must dash now as I've got to be at work in less than an hour.  Hope you're all having a lovely day!

Cardstock:  (White) Gina K, (Pacific Point, Basic Black) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Paislyey shape) ?
Inks:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Embossing Powder:  (Clear) Ranger
Copics:  R05, R59, B05
Dies:  (Block Alphabet) PTI
Punches:  (1/2" circle) Marvy Uchida, (5/16" & 1/8" hole punches) McGill
Button:  Craft supply

29 comments:

Jenny said...

Clever idea.... never occurred to me to use a paisley as a petal, makes a really pretty flower .... worth all the fussy cutting :0)
Hope you have a get weekend Jen.
Jenny x

Chunyuan said...

awesome card. Love the pop of flower on black card base.

JJ Bolton said...

Fun, check. Graphic, check. Awesome, check!

This totally makes me think of the inspiration pic! Love it! Have a good night:)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how you made flower petals out of the paisley stamp! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge!

onecraftymama said...

That's a a perfect flower! Don'tcha hate it when you get halfway through the idea and think "WHY???? did I decide to do this?" At least this time the final project was totally worth it!

Laura B. said...

Gorgeous card!

Vicky Hayes said...

Can you believe I was thinking of doing a paisley-petalled flower the other day but thought it would take too long to cut them out... you've shown that it really is worth it Jen - I love the effect of your flower and so perfect for the challenge too.

Lindsey said...

Wow! Crazy cutting skillz and patience at work here! Awesome card, and I like how you riffed on the background lettering as well as the dress print.

Lisa Arana said...

PERFECT! the stamp and design is just perfect for the RIC! Awesome girl.

Helen F. said...

Oh how clever you are, Jen! Love you card, it's so on-the-mark here :)

Kary said...

What a great take on the inspiration photo!! I LOVE your card - awesome colours and so pretty!!

Jen Adcock said...

Wow! I love a bit of haute couture crafting! The paisley bloom is magnificent. So en trend too. Can I say that the grey flannel cardstock is just dreamy. The fun alphas just pop. Totally fab!

kasia c. said...

Very cool! Love your take on that inspiration photo. :)

Glenda J said...

So striking! Absolutely love it!

~Tammy~ said...

This is totally cool and perfect take on the inspiration!

lostinpaper said...

Super fun and a fantastic take on the inspiration! Love those colours!

Karen B. said...

Love the detail in the flower and how it pops from the dark card base.

Agnieszka said...

What a great card, Jen! So creative! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

~amy~ said...

seriously EXcellent.

Joyce said...

Love this. What a clever idea to use that paisley for a flower. I can see why the cutting took a while, but the results are sure worth it.

Emily Leiphart said...

Um, WOW! This is absolutely amazing, Jen! So much detail yet perfectly CAS. I love it.

Melissa said...

GORGEOUS! Love it, Jen! That flower really pops against the black! Wow! :)

Maureen Morton said...

Amazing take on this challenge, Jen! This is such a great color and pattern combo. I can't do this challenge because these models look like they need a serious cheeseburger - really! You did great, as always!

N@ said...

i can imagine the time you took, great result worth the work!

JJ Bolton said...

Congrats on being a Fabulous Fashionista:) Hope you have a great day!

maria f. said...

Such a clever idea and a cool result. Love the blue letters like in the photo.

kingstonmama said...

This is gorgeous. Your flower and sentiment look so dramatic against that black card base. Ann Y.

Lisa Petrella said...

FANTABULOUS take on the inspiration photo, Jen!! That paisley stamp and the way you colored it and turned it into a flower----JUST PERFECT!!!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

most amazing card, the time and effort you put into each card is totally inspiring girl :P