Thursday, April 3, 2014

Hello Love

I was really intrigued by our inspiration this week at The Runway Inspired Challenge, from the Marcus Lupfer Fall 2014 collection.  It takes me back to my college years in the late 60's, early 70's.  I think we wore our skirts even shorter, but the pattern stirs a memory for me......


The first thing that jumped out at me was the pattern of the cloth, with the black "love" motifs on it, and after that, the bits of orange and what appear to be script.  The design made me remember this dp from an older Basic Grey collection called Kioshi, so I made that my base.

Runway Inspired Challenge #57

And I overstamped this stylized love motif from Simon Says Stamp's Tag Sayings, alng with the script from an old Hero Arts woodblock set, Artistic Windows.  I found a sheet of orange to match the orange in my paper from another Basic Grey pad, Ambrosia, and skewed the 2 panels to mimic the way the model is standing.  And I added this die-cut hello (Simon's small hello die) in black to finish.  

I'm really interested to see what everyone else's takes on this are!  

21 comments:

  1. Great interpretation of this challenge. You really nailed it. I too remember the fashions of the 60's and 70's...a fun fashion time.

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  2. Well now, whatever others do or have done with this photo, it sure won't be as good a match as this card, Lin! That patterned paper is just THE perfect one for this challenge and the way you positioned the layers is also perfect. Winner, winner, chicken dinner in my book!!

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  3. You have captured the girls outfit & attitude wonderfully.
    Perfect paper choice.

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  4. It's the perfect take on the inspiration photo, Lin!

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  5. Great way to use the inspiration picture... and one of my most favourite papers too! Jo x

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  6. Great take from the runway photo!!

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  7. ooo the paper is just right and I love the texty stamping too :0)

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  8. Excellent choice of paper, Lin! You sure have captured the essence of this inspiration photo! I love the stamping and added diecut sentiment! So glad that you join the fun with Runway Inspired Challenge! xoxo

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  9. I think you knocked it out of the park Lin. I cannot imagine a more perfect take!

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  10. You have nailed the challenge. Great card Lin.

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  11. just an awesome, inspired card Lin...so well done!

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  12. Your card really caught my eye, Lin. Great case!

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  13. I think you rocked that challenge - so far my favorite!

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  14. Well, sadly, I'm not an RIC judge, but if I were, this would be a winner! You rocked that dress with this card, Lin!! Have a great day!! Hugs, Darnell

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  15. These Kioshi papers are so perfect with the inspiration photo...how fun that you still had some to play with! Love your die cut greeting and how your design mimics the models stance...so clever, and so beautiful!

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  16. Brilliant take on the inspiration photo, Lin - the patterned paper is perfect!

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  17. I just love your choice of patterned paper, and the stamping you did on top! A great look. Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!

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