Saturday, 7 January 2012

Runway inspired...

I recently stumbled across a fab challenge blog called "Runway Inspired challenge" and decided to join in this week.

I love the photo inspiration for the current challenge, but admit I did struggle at first. Although I use black a lot in my crafting, probably too much if the truth be known, I don't think I've ever made a completely monochrome black and white card.

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Although my creation is so simple it took me best part of 2 hours to decide how to place 6 strips of black card to best effect. This is what I came up with...

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I do love bold graphic designs but admit that I am not an expert. I've kept the design very simple and tried to emulate the stripes going off in different directions as they are in the photo and placed the sentiments at an angle to emphasise this as well.

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A stripey bow and a gorgeous Tim Holtz antique button tops it all off.

Well, I hope to back again very soon, thank you for stopping by!

29 comments:

Marja's Stamp Addiction en Marja's Creativity said...

Sarita sooooooooooooo beautiful. The picture above is also beautiful. but you create a marvelous card with this stripes. love it.
Nice weekend and lovely greet
Marja

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Sarita.

Happy New Year.
Hugs Riet.xx

Linny said...

WOW amazing! linda x

Juls said...

so stylish and funky! just LOVE it!!!! Hugs Juls

Kelly S. said...

Jaw drop. OMG OMG, this is such a gorgeous card, Sarita! It was worth the hours you spent because those stripes and sentiments are perfectly placed! Your gem and ribbon are AMAZING choices with this card! This is such a wonderful interpretation of the dress, WOW!

Jackie Scott said...

Your sentiment and the ribbons are so beautifully placed. A truly stunning card!

Mandi said...

Utterly stunning, superb take on the runway picture

Happy new year
mandi xx

Chunyuan said...

Stunning. Love love this card.

Шум дождя said...

It's really stunning! Love the b&w combination and that graphic design! Wonderful!

Carol Q said...

that's a design stunner. very clever Sarita! Happy New Year. May you stay well and crafty!

TAM said...

Absolutely stunning

Joey said...

Sarita this is beautiful, you did a fantastic job with your take on the photo. Joey x

Tui Nathan said...

Love this ....

Jackie said...

Superb card, B&W is always so classy :o)
Jackie xx

Deborah Frings said...

Fantastic! Really elegant, a super take on the inspiration photo!

Sheila A. said...

So simple and elegant! Beautiful work.

Kerry said...

Hi Sarita

I hope you had a lovely Christmas and a happy new year.

I love fashion so to use this as inspiration sounds fun to me.

Love Tim's button because it really finishes the look.

Love Kerry xxx

Julie said...

Stunning interpretation of the picture Sarita!! Juliexx

Gibmiss said...

Hi Sarita
Always love looking at your cards....
Stunning ....no other word.....
Hugs Sylvie
xx

Levana Sunandar said...

stylish and funky, love this stripes!!

Michelle said...

Sarita, that was two hours of contemplation well worth the effort! What a beautiful card you have created. I love the placement of the stripes and the angled sentiment. :-)

Anj said...

Stunning!!!!!!
I love it, you should be very very proud, well done! x

Sheila in Cyprus said...

Two hours, six strips of card and a fabulous end result. Yet another stunning card Darita.
Love Sheila x

Gayatri said...

Stunning card. Caught my eye straight away in the gallery :)

Cristina said...

Wow. This is stunning. Love how you broke up the sentiment. Thanks for playing with us at Runway!

Andrea said...

As usual, you have managed to make an absolutely stunning card. I love the way you have woven the ribbon on the left, and the stripey bow with gem is just gorgeous.
Love, Andrea xx

~ Ali ~ said...

Fab as always Sarita....you are one of my Friday Favourites today!

Ali x

Faith A said...

how different and stylish

Keefyd said...

Sarita your cards are beautifully simple and very understated, but have a uniaue appeal, I love them!