Thursday, 13 September 2012


I don't use a lot of orange but when I saw the Runway Inspired Challenge photo the colours clicked into place. This is their first menswear collection perfect for a male card. I loved the solid blocks of colour on the top, mirrored by the solid stars & blocks of chevrons on my card. I've used the Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch for this card and I really like the cluster of stars. Initially I could only visualise this as flowers (not exactly what I wanted for a male card) then I saw the star burst. The colours have a real Autumnal feel so I reached for my tiny trees & stamped first on scrap paper & then on my card for a softer look. I used black ink, stamped on the orange distress ink background which took on a slightly green hue.

 I went a little over board with the foam squares, but still managed to fit it into a regular envelope. A great find for me was how close shaded lilac distress ink is to ProMarker Blue Pearl and I'm still in love with chevrons, a hot trend that Young Crafters Unite is looking for.

Runway Inspired Challenge RIC#9: Iceberg Spring 2013 Menswear
Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge #114
Young Crafters Unite Challenge #13: Hot Trends


Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Half Pint Heroes, Teeny Trees, Lawn Fawn Chevron Backdrops
Dies: Spelbinders Nestabilities Stars, Ovals
Paper:  White from stash
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Paris Dusk, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Spiced Marmalade, Shaded Lilac
Embellishments: Glossy Accents, White & silver gel pens, stickles, Papermania clear stars
Promarkers & Flexmarkers:

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  1. An adorable scene, Gra! The colors are so cheerful and I love the Teeny Trees in the background. Your coloring is fantastic and the stars fit this sketch perfectly!

  2. Wow! These colors are so great paired together! And I just love how cute this card turned out. Those autumn trees...the stars...chevrons...adorable! And you could not have enough foam dots in my opinion! Thanks for joining us this week at Waltzingmouse!

  3. Your little guy driving down the fall road is so cute! Love the trees in the background and the poped up stars!

  4. Totally adorable scene you created, with the little smiling guy :) Love the stars!! So glad you joined us this week :)

  5. Love the sweet orange bug! Great card.

  6. So cute! I love that the stars follow the curve of the oval. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

  7. Great card, I love how you did parts of the chevron background in orange =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  8. Isn't it great to have an excuse to throw in a little orange? Super cute card. I'm so glad you had the chance to walk the Runway with us!

  9. Really gorgeous, I love the colours and the 3d effect of the stars is brilliant
    Lindsay xx

  10. A gorgeous fun card, loving the colours! Ger x.


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