Runway Inspired Challenge #31 – Kate Spade NY

By Taheerah | 15th March 2013 | 14 Comments

Hey everyone! Happy Friday!

I didn’t expect to play along with the current Runway Inspired Challenge but once I got an idea stuck in my head for this I just had to make it!
LOVE the bright yellow and the stripes! And that T-Shirt?! This is fashion having fun!
So I decided not to make a card this time and opted for a tag instead:
What do you think? I think it’s a pretty good representation of the original!
I started by die-cutting a tag from Stamper’s Select White cardstock using the Tag Sale #7 die. I then stamped it with the uneven stripe from Watercolour Wonder using Smokey Shadow ink. I wanted to rebel a bit against the perfect stripes in the photo (why?! My OCD side hates me over this decision!). But anyway, that’s what inspiration does, so I went with it!
I wrapped some layers of tissue paper round the tag and secured it at the top with some deep fuchsia ribbon. The little monster on the T-Shirt has a bow on its head so I decided to exaggerate that for the top of my tag!
I then stamped my monster onto white cardstock using Versafine Onyx Black ink and coloured using Copics. The monster is from the Clear & Simple Stamps Taglines: Uglies set and originally has scales on its back and has a tail, but I didn’t want those details so I trimmed them off. I stamped its eye again separately, trimmed out and coated with Glossy Accents before adhering to the monster’s head. There were a couple of little air bubbles in the coating but I loved that they looked perfect as a detail on the pupil so I left them! Oh, and the lips and toenails? Cut-up little bits of broken sequin!!
I die cut a speech bubble using an X-Cut dies set and stamped the sentiment from Taglines: Uglies using Raspberry Fizz ink (the first generation ink – the subsequent generations aren’t as dark). I adhered both monster and bubble to my tag using Pinflair Glue Gel.
Finally, that bright yellow? Created by dragging inkpads over a piece of white cardstock! I used Hero Arts Butter Bar ink first, but that was too warm, so I rubbed my Neon Yellow inkpad over it repeatedly until I got the perfect bright yellow I wanted! I trimmed the piece to size and adhered to my tag with Pinflair. And that’s it!
I would love to know what you think of this tag! In the meantime I’m off to get inky again. *wink* Thanks so much for stopping by – I would love if you left some love before you went on your way!

14 thoughts on “Runway Inspired Challenge #31 – Kate Spade NY”

  1. Taheerah, I love the literal interpretation of the inspiration! Your tag is cute and sweet and awesome all at the same time! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway 🙂

  2. Your creativity just blows me away! I am always so happy to come visit your blog because you always post such fresh and fun projects. This little monster is no exception!

  3. SO glad that you join the fun, Taheerah! AND remember being part of the challenge is half the fun and the rest? I think you got lots of fun simply by creating this tag! I totally FEEL the LOVE and PASSION of your paper crafting! Everything is perfectly done! I adore the added fuchsia ribbons and the little not-so-ugly image!

  4. WOW! so absolutely perfect for the inspiration photo!
    Wrapped tissue paper? Brilliant! Why didn't I think of that! and you have done a really neat job tying it up at the top! Love the bright colored ribbon too! but the monster with the speech bubble is probably the best part…he looks adorable, not scary at all! 😀

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