Friday, 15 March 2013

High fashion Fabulous Florets!

I know what you're thinking... those gorgeous flowers in Stampin' Up's Fabulous Florets set are charming but hardly the stuff of the catwalk...





... Well today they are because when I saw this week's Runway Inspired challenge, the black dot on the models t-shirt reminded me of the big flower in the set and today's card happened! Come and see:


I was really attracted to the blocky look of the outfit in the inspiration photo so I cut card stock and striped designer paper and arranged them as a background, rounding one corner to echo the model's shoulder.


The large flower from the Fabulous Florets set was stamped in black stazon ink and centred with a black brad before I attached it to the background. I needed a bold pink accent, so I cut a Melon Mambo tab using the free Sale-a-bration punch and tucked it under the Summer Starfruit layer.


The sentiment is from A Word For You - I liked the fine lines as a contrast to the bold shapes in the image. I really enjoyed making this card but it's not getting me sorted with Easter!

Here's what you'll need to make this card
Stamps: Fabulous Florets 
Ink: Black stazon, Melon Mambo marker
Card stock: Whisper White, Summer Starfruit, scrap of Melon Mambo
Other: Petite Curly Label punch (Sale-a-bration freebie), Neutrals Patterns designer paper stack, black brad, corner rounder, stamp-a-majig
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Yesterday my oldest son accidentally dropped a large cube of melon on the floor while bringing it to the table and our cat Tuppence, aka Slayer of the Fiendish Fish Finger, pounced on it immediately. There followed a complete comedy where she tried to eat the slippery melon (I know - aren't cats supposed to be carnivorous?!) and only succeeded in pushing it around the kitchen floor with her tongue. Eventually she did manage to get a few bites out of it and, presumably finding it lacking in the meaty chunks department, abandoned it for the skivvy to clean up - hmmm, that'll be me then!

Have a lovely weekend and I'll see you very soon,

20 comments:

  1. Vicky, this is simply perfection!!!! Love the colors and that design is a keeper for sure. LOVE IT!
    Lynn

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  2. Gorgeous Vicky! Love the CAS style and a perfect stamp choice for the challenge.

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  3. Lovely card Vicky love the black and yellow together...live the little sentiment stamp also

    Anne

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  4. Fab-U-lous card, Vicky, it works perfectly!

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  5. WOW - what a smashing card and a BRILLIANT take on the Runway Inspiration photo. You are a STAR xxx

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  6. This card is pure genius Vicky, I love it! Congrats on being showcased your card was lovely. I see Jenny was chosen too:)
    Val x

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  7. What a great card - super layout and it looks quick and easy too but is very dramatic ! Thanks as always for the superb inspiration ! Hugs Jane x

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  8. Superb card Vicky love the very contemporary lines. My cat was given some leftover prawns from the fish pie I was making, took a few chews and spat them out on the kitchen floor! She won't be getting them again.

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  9. This is a stunning ultra modern card Vicky, you've cracked the look perfectly.

    Glad you know your place in the house rankings ;).

    Have a good weekend xx

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  10. I love this card, Vicky - it's super-stylish (model-esque, even!) and I love the little flash of pink.
    My cats eat most things but draw the line at fruit. One of them had a good go at some left-over cauliflower cheese though, but probably for the cheese sauce rather than the cauliflower!
    Btw - sorry to lower the tone (again...) but did you know that here in South Yorkshire, "tuppence" is the cutesie can't-say-the-real-word-to-children-apparently term people use for vagina? Thought that might make you chuckle - just don't tell Tuppence! xxxx

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  11. Only a true designer would see what inspired you Vicky, this is gorgeous.

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  12. Fabulous card Vicky and congratulations on being showcased on Less is More!

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  13. Great inspiration pic, and I love the CAS design! Fab card Vicky!

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  14. I'm so impressed how you can produce a card inspired by a fashion photo - amazing. I love the little pop of pink too, it really brings the card to life x x

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  15. How I love that you left the flower un-colored! Just beautiful, Vicky! I also noticed the rounded corners and layering--love the details! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  16. Gorgeous Vicky, so bold and crisp....love the patterns and that uncoloured flower :0)
    Jenny x

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  17. You've captured this challenge perfectly! Really nice!!!

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  18. What a Fab card Vicky, and truely inspired how you made it match the picture perfectly.

    My dog (Monty) is also weird with his tastes.....he will do anything for a carrot!!

    Bev x

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  19. I love the way you designed the focal image. The blocks of color look great with that unexpected pop of pink! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway :)

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  20. I LOVE THIS!!! yes I really do, gorgeous dynamic card Vicky a true designer piece if ever I saw one and fit for the bestest and longest catwalk.

    Marie

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x