Thursday, August 8, 2013

Runway Inspired with Penny Black

You may have seen that Penny Black is playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge this week & today it's the Stamp Squad's turn. Talk about a gorgeous gown--wowzer! As soon as I saw the picture I thought of Penny Black's glory of modesty cling stamp.  I have to admit, it took several attempts with various papers & inks to get the look I wanted, but it was worth it. The stamp was inked with Distress Ink seedless preserves & stamped on white cardstock. I used my waterbrush & pink watercolor for the flowers which gave me the desired two-tone effect.   
Tattered Angels Pearl Shimmer Mist was sprayed on to capture the shimmer of the satin. Before attaching the piece to a panel of light pink cardstock, I die cut the edge with Spellbinders Classic Scallop.  The edge was slightly bent up & not glued down to give it a feeling of motion.  The ruffles are part of what makes the gown so stunning & that inspired my ribbon treatment, including the flowers I made using dark & light pink ribbons. I love pearls, but if I was wearing this gown my accessories would definitely be diamonds! Therefore clear gems embellish the flower & the sentiment--one of the stamps in the Penny Black set called every happiness. 
What a fun challenge--so glad the Stamp Squad got to play along.  Hope you can join in the fun--the prize is fantastic!

15 comments:

  1. Love your beautiful interpretation of that runway photo! The ruffled ribbon is the perfect touch! Hugs!!

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  2. I love your water colored flowers! This card is so beautiful and it works quite well with the photo.

    Hopefully you're not up as late as I am friend! Have a great day!

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  3. Hello Greta
    Gorgeous, I love how you have picked up the Pink and not the dark hues, and your flowers and ribbon sell this card to me BIG time.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. stunning Greta. Love you take on the inspirational pic. Love the ribbon treatment.

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  5. Greta you NAILED this!! Your multiple efforts were well worth it. The movement in your ruffly ribbon looks so pretty!!

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  6. Love the color and the beautiful ribbon!

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  7. Very pretty card!Love your colors,beautiful ribbon,Have a good day!!!

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  8. Stunning card, Greta! That pink, ruffly ribbon is perfect! Love this wonderful take on the photo!

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  9. This is just beautiful. I love the colors and that ruffly ribbon and flower.

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  10. fabulous take on the RIC photo, greta!!

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  11. A fantastic interpretation Greta, such a beautiful card!!

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  12. Definitely worth the time! The seedless grapes and pink satin is a brilliant combo! Fabulously gorgeous card!!

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  13. such wonderful inspiration, love your take. very delicate and beautiful design!!! :)

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  14. Stunning, Great, just stunning! It is so beautifully representative of that amazing dress!!

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  15. Such a luxurious-looking card, Greta! The use of ribbons and flower pattern are perfect for this challenge! Love your attention to details! That not-so-glued-down scalloped border is simply LOVELY!!So glad that we can play this challenge together :)

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