Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #15 !

Here is the latest at Runway Inspired Challenge #15!
Seeing the plaid just makes my heart all fluttering. I had a few ideas in my head and stamped a few cards with the ideas in mind. Along the way, the paper-weaving idea came to me and I decided to make a few samples of them.....I know, I am nuts! Who/why would go through such great length to make just. a. card!? Well, if you are still reading this post.  I guess you would totally understand :)
 Merci
 I actually "toned down" the paper-weaving because the strips of paper can be too overwhelming for the entire card. I decided to use a little Eiffel Tower ( from Style is Eternal) for the main image since the color seem perfectly fitting! This is also linked up to Moxie Fab World's Thank You card Challenge (see here ).
 I am counting down the days to my BIGGEST European trip. It's about one month away from today! Can't wait! France is not one of the destinations though. But you know, I would go to France in a heart beat! Wouldn't you?

Dr. John and I---> shopping for my Spring fashion window-shopping in Paris in 2008.

29 comments:

shirley-bee said...

This is lovely, Virginia, very Tricolore!

Lynn said...

The paper weaving and the touch of texture on the paper makes this an absolute stunner Virginia! and I am already looking forward to the pictures from your trip!

Laura B. said...

Love, love, love the paper weaving!!! so gorgeous!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

You mean ACTUAL shopping!!! lol. Great card Virginia!

Miriam Prantner said...

I think the paper weaving is great! I can't wait to hear more about your trip....when will you share?

Tasnim said...

Gorgeous card! How cool is it that the colors of the stripes match the French flag, and you used the Eiffel tower :)

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the paper weaving with that stamp. Perfect card from the inspiration photo! Also love seeing you and Dr. John looking so cute. Your trip sounds so exciting!

Cindy C. said...

Great take from the inspiration photo! What a good looking card Virginia!

Annette said...

how fun Virginia...can I fit in your luggage..I love Europe. I lived there for three years and loved every moment of it...

Your card is outstanding...love how you did the ribbon..very creative.

natashakara said...

Wow! this is gorgeous! I love the weaving, it looks so elegant. What a lucky girl you are, getting to travel the world :)

Kara Lynne said...

Yes, you do go through great lengths, but the process is all worth it in the end! The weaving is just perfect and it's a wonderful thank you card!

donna mikasa said...

The paper weaving is the perfect touch! Love this CAS design! Love the window shopping pic--too funny!

Barb said...

I saw this in Flickr and I love it even more, now that I see it's for the runway inspired challenge! Such a clever idea to paper weave the strips, Virginia! Wonderful card!

Tammy said...

I've never had much luck with paper weaving--you've made it look brilliant here!

Lalo said...

OH a euro trip sounds like soooo much fun! Post LOTS of pictures so I can dream okay :) The card is AWESOME too I love the weaving!!!

Isha said...

Gorgeous card Virginia...Hope you could stay for a day or 2 in Switzerland too :)
May be next time...

Alice Wertz said...

if i can squeeze in one of your luggages, can i go with you?? =) absolutely LOVE your paper weaved border. you are a genus, Virginia!! love your fab card!

Dawn said...

fabulous Virginia. Love the CAS look. Enjoy your Euro trip. I'm planning for a trip next year to Croatia. Somewhere a bit different.

Vic Lau said...

Great idea with the paper weaving! It gives me inspiration to try something out in the future :) and cute photo!

paperella said...

Tr├Ęs sophisticated, my friend! What a beautiful pic :)
And the lemon pie in the post below... yummmm!!! I wish I could bake like that and have my little one join me, but I guess none of us has been called to the cooking path, lol!
xoxo

MarcyK924 said...

Oh, you have good taste, and the store isn't bad either, LOL!

Gorgeous take on the challenge pic!

alexandra s.m. said...

What a wonderful card and I LOVE the picture of the 2 of you rue de Cambron ;-)

Maureen Morton said...

Yep, France is my favorite, but you've got experience it ALL, Virginia! Love this card and the weaving. The Eiffel Tower is a representation of the model's legs in my eye. Great fun for a plaid lover (have you seen the musical called "Forever Plaid"? It is a kick).

Chris and Paige Evans said...

This is great! I love the paper weaving!

Michelle said...

Perfect, Virginia! I love your paper-weaving! I can't wait to see what inspiration you bring back from your European holiday. :-)

Barb said...

awesome! love the concept and of course it's perfectly executed :)

Cristina said...

Impeccable, Virginia. Honestly, it's completely perfect.

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Your weaving is gorgeous...and I LOVE your photo in front of Chanel! I must admit- I'm a window shopper as well. High-end just doesn't fit my budget!! Thanks for joining us on the Runway :)

Cath said...

Hey Virginia! Thanks for linking this up to the Thank You Challenge for Stamp It! Cards Week in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)