Saturday, March 7, 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge #79 Oscars Red Carpet

I'm not one to watch the Oscars or other awards shows. I don't get caught up in all the celebrity hoopla, but the dresses. Wow! The Runway Inspired Challenge #79 Oscars Red Carpet  is all about the dresses.

I chose to use the Valentino dress worn by Keira Knightly as my inspiration (See photo below the card.) Not only is it beautiful, but it has so much texture. To make my Valentino-inspired creation, I used a lot of techniques. In fact, this is a very technique-y card.

The entire card uses Lacy Scrolls from Altenew, except for the sentiment, which is from the Painted Poppy set. I first stamped the green vine images onto beige cardstock. Then, I overlayed vellum on top of it, and stamped the scrolls in Versamark and heat embossed in silver. Then I stamped the sentiment and heat embossed it in black and stitched the vellum onto the cardstock. The final step involved stamping the flowers and leaves, adding depth with Prismacolor Pencils, and fussy cutting them before gluing them onto the vellum.

Although it was a lot of work and used a lot of techniques (stamping, embossing on vellum, stitching, coloring, fussy cutting), I think it really captures the texture of the dress.

Thanks for visiting. There is still time to enter the challenge here.


Barbara said...

I love the dress you chose as inspiration and you perfectly captured the essence of it on your card!

I Card Everyone said...

Perfectly inspired, Annette! A lovely dress, and an even more lovely card... worth every moment taken to create!
=] Michele

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The vellum and layers really capture the airiness of the dress- gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!


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