Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge

 I am bracing myself to do another challenge over Runway Inspired Challenge. I am taking this as another "practice"! My previous attempt ( see Coffee filter flowers) was not a successful one. So I figure that the more you practice, the better you get-- I told my kids that all the time! You can trust me on this one ;)  So if you are feeling low about not having your card picked as the winning card, I hear ya! Just keep swimming practicing!
 you brighten my day
I really enjoy masking when it comes to one layer card. One of my all time favorite stamps set is  called Delicate Leaf Clusters from Hero Arts. I used two of the stamps to create the strips of leaf patterns.  After I made the cards, I realized that the inspiration photo was fall fashion! The leaf design is even more perfect! Now I can be happy and say:" Yay! I tried another challenge just for the fun of it"!

 Thank you for brighten my day with your awesome comments!

53 comments:

Meadie said...

Gorgeous card - I just love it, Hugs x x

Barb said...

As usual, I like your card even more, now that I see the inspiration photo! Fabulous, Virginia! :)

Wida said...

winner winner chicken dinner. tutorial please!!!

Laura B. said...

Fabulous, Viginia! So pretty!

donna mikasa said...

Fabulous inspiration, Virginia! At first I thought the leaves were washi tape. Such a wonderful CAS design!

yyam said...

Wow! Classic elegance! :)

Paru Mahtani said...

OMG!!! What a fabulous card!! Cant wait to try this technique!!! Thanks so very much for sharing and inspiring!!

Linda R said...

WOW! what a happy card. Your leaf technique looks great. And what a great take on the challenge.

Hugs, Linda

onecraftymama said...

So gorgeous, Virginia! You're so right about practicing, and it's not that I'm glad you get discouraged, but I'm glad that you shared that you do too!

Lynn said...

Your masking and stamp layering is fabulous! I love this Virginia!!

Jeanette M. said...

Your card is gorgeous, Virginia! Great job with the masking.

Sheila H said...

Beautiful!

Maureen Morton said...

hey, you can't win them all, Virginia! But, everything you do is a winner with me! For real! This is so lovely - fresh and springy and a perfect take on this dress.....love it, especially how you used the white space.

cnelson said...

Soooo COOL! I just ADORE your interpretation of the inspiration photo!

Eve said...

I can see the inspiration photo in this card, Virginia! Beautiful, too!

Susan F. said...

Oh my word, I love this card. It is so beautiful. You be the winner in my book! It's amazing that you totally got the essence of that dress in the card.

joy said...

Oh, WOW! I love that dress and would buy it in a minute if I were young and slender like the model.

And, your card is a beautiful take on the photo - love the masking and that pretty butterfly!!

Anette said...

Practice makes perfect takes on a whole new meaning with this card, Virginia! LOVE it!

Sharla Laursen said...

I love your blog!! I just scrolled through it and love your style. Plus, had to comment when I saw your Piano Guys link. I just saw these videos for the first time a few nights ago, and the guy behind the scenes, Paul Anderson.....I went to school with him and his wife! The videos they do are totally amazing and you are right, they hold so much JOY. Thanks for stopping by my blog and for the fun challenges at CAS!

Chunyuan said...

gorgeous stamping.

Christina said...

This is definitely a winner in my book! (And in my book, my opinion is the only one that matters. LOL!) Love the masking you did and the perfect choice of colors. So pretty!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!, way to rock masking!

Cindy C. said...

Yet another fabulous card Virginia! It had brighten up my day as well!

maria f. said...

Nothing beats one layer done well. You did one layer well madame!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Oh wow! I love this card Virginia! I hope it wins! Awesome masking!

Melissa Shea said...

Beautiful Virginia! Love the colors, the dainty butterfly! Just amazing!

Cristina said...

This is AMAZING!!!!

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful card Virginia!! Great take on the photo!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

this is beautiful it makes me want to get to masking something now... in fact I just might go do that... thanks for that kick in the... well... inspiration hehehe!
Lisa

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Love your interpretation of the inspiration photo, Virginia! Those strips of leafy masking really pop!

Karen B. said...

I happen to think that all your cards are winners. This one is beautiful!

Lindsey said...

Very pretty interpretation of the inspiration! (Wow, if I went into every challenge thinking I might win, I'd be very depressed very quickly! :P You, however, are totally justified.)

Julie Hoffman said...

Virginia this is PERFECT! I love the strips of leaves and the delicate butterfly! It's anchored perfectly with the sand on the bottom. It's a winner in my opinion!

Lisa A. said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

Anita Recksiedler said...

Oh Virginia this is the perfect take on the dress!!! Absolutely! Love this one layer card you did it amazingly!

Anni said...

Such a beauty! Amzing one layer card!
Liebe Grüße, Anni

Bethany said...

lovely card Virginia! I love the colors!

Bethany said...

oh, and Virginia-thanks for the stuff about not having your card picked as the winning card. I have never won a challenge-at all! I guess you're right, I just to keep on trying. Thanks :)

Lisa Arana said...

Wow, what a great take on the RIC! You always rock it!

Elizabeth Allan said...

So spectacular that you don't even realize there is only one layer!

Sue McRae said...

Love your stamped leaf strips, a perfect interpretation of the photo!

Jocelyn Olson said...

Wow, super creative, Virginia! I gasped when I saw your card. The masking with that stamp is fabulous! Love the colors, too. And yes, just keep swimming...I'll see you on the PC HC&M happy mail party jumping up an down ;)

Wee Von said...

Your card is gorgous. The leaf stamps worked great!

Alice Wertz said...

so very pretty! super take on the challenge. love it, V!!

Annette said...

Gorgeous...amazing design..

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

LOOOOOOVE! Love the multicolored strip--and that butterfly is simply GORGEOUS:)

And how do you get so many comments!! WOW! You are a ROCK STAR:)

Michelle said...

Absolutely beautiful, Virginia!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Virginia, this is just stunning! I love the masking you did, it looks great. And congrats on your recent win at the Moxie Fab World too! Thanks for playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge :)

Brenda said...

Stunning masking with the perfect colours and the most gorgeous butterfly!

N@ said...

your stamping is amazing! congrats on your win!

Jen W. said...

Clearly the practicing was worth it - congrats on being a Fabulous Fashionista!! :) Your masking is amazing, Virginia. I always have difficulty with it myself. I must take your advice and just keep practicing!

BabyBokChoy said...

Fashionista awesome!!!!

Julie Hoffman said...

Congratulations on being picked as a Fashionista for this card. Not to brag or anything but I did say I thought this was a winner :P Seriously I absolutely love this!!!!