Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #56

Hello, gorgeous!
Welcome to the latest Runway Inspired Challenge!
 From the first look of this runway photo, I found it a bit daunting. But with some careful observations, I think I managed to make a decent one.
happy to call you friend
The elements from the model's skirt seem very detailed and intricate.  I took out the stencil (from Night Flower) and did some masking. Then I copic-colored the stamp (also called Night Flower from Hero Arts)....before you know, they fit!

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) 
 
 I hope this inspires you to play the challenge! I can't wait to see what you create!

On a final note (not craft-related), I am excited to share the news that my daughter Stephanie and her "Stand up to Stigma" teammate Kristin are currently in Toronto. They are on the finalist for winners at the celebration event at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health on 18 March 2014. This is tremendous! On behalf of Stephanie and her team, thank you so much for your support/votes!
You. are. awesome! 

Edited----> (12:20 pm) Breaking news: Stephanie and her team won $1000 for the 2nd prize! You can see the official announcement here. Wow!!!!!!

33 comments:

Barb said...

I know I tell you this all the time, but you are so clever! I love how you incorporated the leaves into your design, and the flower and bright yellow strip perfectly depict the model's outfit! Love it, V! ♥

alexandra s.m. said...

Success runs in the family!
I'm delighted for you and for Stephanie!
CONGRATS!!
I also love your take on the prompt!
(not an easy one)
359 cards for your 1st challenge! wow!!
BRAVO my Friend and THANK YOU!!

xx

Kelly Griglione said...

Awesome work, Virginia! I completely concur, I am indeed happy to call you friend : ) Love how your card is super colorful, yet there is all that luscious white space still left over. You nailed it!

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! It is genius the way you have combined those colours in such an elegant and cas way! Beautiful!

Sherry Eckblad said...

Gorgeous, I think you nailed that challenge.

candlesinthegarden said...

Lovely combination of colours and techniques Virginia...and congratulations to your daughter ;-)

joy said...

Beautiful! Love the inspiration photo and your interpretation of it!

Congrats to Stephanie!!!




Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. You rocked this challenge.

Hugs~

~amy~ said...

This is gorgeous. wow.

Lin said...

I think you did a great job pulling out the elements, Virginia! Love that unexpected splash of the yellow!

artful-notions said...

Virginia, your bloom glows against the yellow strip.
Love seeing the challenge photo through your talented eye!

Cindy C. said...

Your card is gorgeous Virginia! You really know how to pick out the elements from the inspiration photo. And huge congrats to Stephanie and her teammate!

Barb Ghig said...

Such a stunning card, Virginia! I love the bold pop of color on your flower and the soft green leaves are so pretty! As always, you've done a really amazing job with the inspiration photo!

Best of luck to Stephanie and Kristin while they're in Toronto...you and Dr. John must be so proud of her accomplishments!!!

conil said...

I can see why you were daunted...I'll have to take a very good look at it. However, the card you made captured the spirit of the piece and it is absolutely gorgeous. Many congrats to your girl and her partner.

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Congrats to Stephanie! Yay! Your card is gorgeous! TFS

sandie said...

I love how you picked up the strong yellow in your card as when I look at the photo this is what I see first. And I am over the moon for Stephanie and sure pleased we could help. Please congratulate her from me x

Harriet said...

First: Virginia your card is lovely, you inspire me!!! 2nd. Each day I voted and am glad to know Stephanie and her team did good as well as winning $$$.

Joni nina Andaya said...

Very Pretty Virginia!!! Oh..so happy for your daughter Stephanie :)

Gerry said...

I always love your Runway Design Challenge cards! You really bring the colors alive. Congrats to Stephanie and her team. Glad I could help in a teeny way. Happy day.

Kathy (krolski) said...

Love how vibrant this card is!! The flower is just beautiful Virginia! Congrats to Stephanie and her team! Way to go!

Annette Allen said...

a work of ART... i love what you have done here. the colors are amazing.. great designing..

Annette Allen said...

opps hit enter too fast.. Congrats to Stephanie.. yay

Robin K. said...

Big congrats to your daughter!!! You really nailed the inspiration photo with your card design!!

Tammy Nyenhuis said...

Your card works perfectly with the photo. Love all the color!

Laura B. said...

drooling over that stenciling!!! So gorgeous!

Dawn Turley said...

Stunning Virginia. The blue, green, yellow and red are stunning together.

aaga said...

Love the green leaves in the background.

AND HUGE CONGRATS TO STEPHANIE'S TEAM!

Sheila H said...

First, congrats to Stephanie - what a wonderful accomplishment! Your card is amazing, Virginia. The popped up flower has great depth. The leaves and banner are beautiful design elements. You really captured the spirit of the inspiration photo.

Shelly said...

This is beautiful! Love the colors! And Hooray! for Stephanie!!! :)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

The bold yellow is so wonderful!

Laura Elliot said...

This is stunning!! I adore the flower especially with that hint of sparkle by way of the sequin. The leaves in the background are a perfect match. So beautiful. xxx

cm said...

First, congrats to your Stephanie and Kristin! What an honour!! Hope celebrations are planned! Your card is a show-stopper, Virginia! An inspired, unique, ever-so-pretty take on the photo! Gorgeous!
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Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love how your bold flower just pops against the background! Lovely!!