The current Runway Inspired Challenge – ric#74, is based on this inspiration look from the Escada Spring 2015 collection:
I was inspired by the variegated color, and by the different angles of the print on the bottom of the dress.
To make the variegated color on my card, I masked off the bottom of the card, then used my Ink Blending Tool to apply Distress Inks through a stencil. First, with Squeezed Lemonade, then twice with Spiced Marmalade. Between ink applications, I rotated the stencil. When I was done with the stencil, I applied a very light coat of Spiced Marmalade over most of the stenciled area. I added thin strips of Pumpkin Pie cardstock as a border along the bottom of my pattern, inspired by the skinny belt. The jewel is a nod to a fancy purse clasp.
Here is the Heidi Swapp stencil I used:
I really love the Runway Inspired Challenges – they make me think.
Thanks for stopping by! Have a Happy New Year’s Eve!
Supplies: Paper – Papertrey Ink White, Stampin’ Up! Pumpkin Pie, Sahara Sand, inks – Tim Holtz/Ranger Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Squeezed Lemonade, die – Taylored Expressions. stencil – Heidi Swapp, jewel – EK Success Swarovski Elements.