Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge # 54

 
Hello, gorgeous!
 
 Welcome to Runway Inspired Challenge! How do you like this runway photo? It is modern, chic and with a touch of flirtatiousness..it is FUN! 

I must say it was not easy to come up with a design inspired by this sophisticated runway photo...you're a shining star
In the end, I think I am pleased with the result. I took my "hot mess" approach and used the stamp set my dear friend Keren Baker gifted me last Christmas. I did some hand-stitching (gasp!!) and made it look like machine -stitched. I think it kind of worked!

You might be intrigued what my hot mess approach is...well, basically I assembled a cluster of elements and arranged it in a visually-appealing way. Asymmetrical design can work its magic!

Be sure to check out my design team mates work and be prepared to be wowed (see here).
Aga / Jennifer/ Joni / Kristen / Mayuri / Taheerah/ Tasnim/ Pamela/ me (Virginia)

Thanks so much for stopping by!

35 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

Absolutely fantastic Virginia! Love your hot mess, the yellow vellum is the bomb!

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Fabulous hot mess Virginia :) Love it!

Kelly Griglione said...

Love it Virginia! It's almost like the yellow light is shooting from the star, shining on to your "shining star" sentiment. Clever girl : )

Dawn Turley said...

Your Hot Mess approach is stunning Virginia. Love the colours and combinations of spots and plains.

donna mikasa said...

Your card is a perfect take on the inspiration photo. And the hand stitching is amazing--who needs a sewing machine? Not you!

aaga said...

This is really a perfect interpretation and I would find it hard too if I had the time 4 days before my wedding. LOL

Dotty Jo x said...

Fabulous card, love all the colour and interest you've created, Jo x

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love your hot mess approach! You made it work!

Karen said...

what a fun and creative card....nicely done!

Sheila H said...

Your card has a real spark, Virginia. I love the turquoise triangles - genius! The stars, sequins and stitching just pop. Your interpretation of the photo is fabulous.

Miriam Prantner said...

Very cool! I love that sponging on the background, the angles and strokes add such a great layer of interest and you really did mimic machine stitching!

keren said...

Your card is perfect- love the stitching and colours and design. Such a great take on the dress!!

joy said...

Love the card - just full of fun things!! Your hot mess approach is very successful here once again, Virginia!

Lin said...

GREAT design, Virginia! Love the results of your hot mess technique!!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Love your card, especially the vellum and those stars. I am in a star mood lately.

Cindy C. said...

Love your clean and graphic take of the inspiration photo!!

conil said...

Good golly Miss Molly, "Hot mess", I think not...love this design and that "hand" stitching is unbelievable.

Naomi Edwards said...

Wow you nailed it! Beautfiul card , love the stars and can certainly see the photo inspiration color transfer...love it!!! xxx

MarcyK924 said...

This is AWESOME! I wish I could make a hot mess like this!! I LOVE the way you were inspired by the photo - I can pick out all the details!! Just beautiful, V! XOXO

Piali Biswas said...

Gorgeous card!! Love it!

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

Ohhhh love the yellow vellum!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Few things...
1. "Hot Mess" approach - brilliant
2. hand stitching?? No way! You had me fooled! Honestly, I still have no idea how you did that by hand, but it is amazing
3. Fun card!!

Barb Ghig said...

Your colors are 'spot on', and your hot mess approach is really fabulous, Virginia! I thought you used a sewing machine...so impressive!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Hahaha, hot mess approach! I love it, Virginia! I especially love how you picked up on the stunning background, too!! Hugs, Darnell

Jacqueline said...

Fabulous inspiration from the original!

Cat Craig said...

This is such a fun take on the challenge. I might have to play along...who doesn't love polka-dots!

Cornelia W said...

wowzer - this is some gorgeous card you created!

By the way - I made your wonderful mushroom turnovers - added a splash of lemon juice and truffle oil - yummy!!!!! They disappeared in no time....Thanks for the recipe!

lenny said...

Spectacular take on that inspiration photo!!! Love those big stars and the colors! wow! wow! wow!!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love this hot mess approach Virginia! The stars are awesome!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Total awesomeness Virginia!! See this is what I meant about all your playing with different styles and techniques totally paying off. The end result is fabulous and that hand stitching looks incredible!! I was thinking of trying that the other day but no way would it turn out as convincingly as yours!!

Laura B. said...

I would have never guessed that that was hand stitched!!! Amazing job! Love your hot mess approach...it's working whatever you are doing. I love this card!

Deepti said...

This is superbly beautiful, love the modern graphic starry look!! a star card indeed :)

Lea Lawson said...

This is so fun!! Love those awesome stars!!

Greta said...

Creative & wonderful, Virginia! The stitching is great!

natashakara said...

Wow! You hand stitched that? My, oh, my.... I can't sew that neatly with a machine! I love the 'hot mess' interpretation of your card. ( love that term too, think I might have to try it ;) )
I love that you incorporated the blue from the background, it makes it look so fresh. Your card is a great interpretation of the photo. I love it !