You know when you have a piece of news so, FANTASTIC, so AMAZING, so EXCITING, that you just want to scream it from the rooftops at the top of your voice all the time for all to hear? One of those announcements you just can’t wait to share with the world? Something so UNBELIEVABLY AWESOME that you’re pinching yourself about it constantly because you can barely believe it yourself?
I have one of those today.
I’ve been sitting on this for what feels like FOREVER, but I can finally reveal… I’VE BEEN ASKED TO JOIN THE RUNWAY INSPIRED CHALLENGE DT!!!!
You know that goal I set for this year, about making it onto a Bucket List DT?
I didn’t say that that was Manufacturer-only. *wink*
This has been a dream of mine for so very very long and I still keep reading that e-mail to make myself believe it!!! I am so so excited I don’t even have the words!!! This is without doubt *my most favourite Challenge out there* and I love it completely to pieces!! And the talent on this team, including the two other amazing ladies joining the team today, is just so staggeringly brilliant that I am seriously going to have to raise my game to keep up! *wink* I am so excited to be rubbing shoulders with such wonderful designers and teammates!!
So, after I had recovered from my several bouts of Imposter Syndrome, I sat down to play with the inspiration image for this challenge:
Look at that awesome purple-blue and coral-orange combo!! Purples are my favourite colours so this challenge really had me smiling! It’s so bold and isn’t afraid to show it!!
So of course for my card I ignored it. 😛
Here’s what I came up with:
*squeal* I love this so so so so much!!!
Although I love the suit itself, I was really inspired by that pretty pale pattern on the umbrella, specifically on the inside of it, so that’s the direction the card took. But as you can see from my envelope the suit did get its own treatment too!!
So, the card first.
I started with a Pure White card base and pulled out the WPlus9 Fresh Cut Florals set. I took the buddleia stamp and set to work creating that effect!
I really wanted to capture the watercolour-like appearance, so I pressed Distress Inks in Shaded Lilac, Spun Sugar and Tumbled Glass onto my acrylic block and misted with lots of water, then inked my stamp with it to stamp repeatedly over the card front.
Sometimes I got some generational stamping out of it too so there’s so many wonderful hues, intensities and defined/amorphous layers of colour there!
I stamped some of the individual flowers onto separate cardstock using A:Muse inks in Shell and Amethyst and trimmed them out by hand, then adhered them to my card with Glossy Accents.
For the sentiment I turned to my current favourite set, Valentine Wishes. I stamped this with Soft Stone ink and then used my Wink of Stella Clear Glitter pen to swipe over the stamp and stamp it again for a pretty glittered effect! I trimmed that out and adhered to the base with Glossy Accents too, allowing the ends to curl up off the base.
I glittered a handful of the blooms on the card too and then sighed happily at the dreamy prettiness.
Aside: After I’d finished the card, I was so giddy and proud. Then suddenly a feeling of panic: had I seen something similar created for a previous Runway Inspired Challenge? What if I’m just a fraud?! (Imposter Syndrome again!). So I went through all 2 years’ worth of Runway Inspired Challenges and checked them all! Phew! Nothing like it – just my panic!! And OCD.
BTW: if you have some spare time I *really* recommend going through all the older challenges. I found so much yumminess there I was left thoroughly inspired all over again!!
Onto the envelope now!
I started with a True Blue Fan envelope from Clear And Simple Stamps. I blended a little Distress Ink in Dusty Concord over it then misted with water. I stamped both sides and the flap with the Hero Arts Tweed Pattern stamp, inked up with Memento Luxe ink in Tuxedo Black that had been misted and stamped off repeatedly to create a subtle pattern like that of the suit.
I added some strips of Orange You Fabulous cardstock which had been sprayed with Mister Huey’s in Overdue and Heidi Swapp Colour Shine Mist in Georgia Peach (just a hint) and then *triple* embossed with Filigree Clear embossing powder for that patent finish!
I applied the same treatment to the bow created with the Mini Bow Trio: Mini die collection, the tails snipped off so I just had the head on its own to mimic her belt.
The bow was adhered with Pinflair Glue Gel on one half of it so that it could be used with the flap up…
…or act as a closure when the flap is down!
Finally even the interior of the envelope was dressed up to look like the cowl scarf! I used the A2 Envie Liner die to cut a piece of patterned paper from the My Mind’s Eye Find Your Wings And Fly: Sky’s The Limit collection.
I wanted the darker lines lines in the scarf so I used a Distress Marker in Ripe Persimmon to draw the lines in. Yep – every single one! I adhered the liner using my Teresa Collins Mega Runner and that completed my entire ensemble!!
BTW: these photos are my first attempts at shooting on manual mode and without lights! I didn’t even need that much editing in Photoshop! What do you think?!
So anyway, now I’m all done squealing and monkey clapping with excitement and all the rest of it, you definitely want to check out what the rest of the DT have come up with!!
(Aga will be joining us later in the week)
Our sponsor this week is Simon Says Stamp so be sure to enter to be in with a chance of an awesome prize!
Thanks so much for joining me today and sharing in my excitement!! I would love it if you left some love before you went on your way!
21 thoughts on “Runway Inspired Challenge #51 – L’Wren Scott”
HUGE congrats, T! I can't think of a design team that would be better suited to you and your style – it's plain to see with today's ensemble! Stunning! x
How exciting! You are a prefect choice for this DT. Congrats!!! your card and esp. the envelope are amazing.
Yay! Congrats on another great accomplishment and challenge! I am excited to see what these fun challenges will bring to your creativity! You're definitely off to a good start on the first one. The card is beautiful but I especially love the fun envelope! Envelopes need love too!
Amazing card for today!! Such a FUN take on the challenge!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL, but is it okay to say your envelope is MY FAVORITE!! 😉 I LOVE the details and that BELT Makes it!! LOVE—————–;) THANKS for sharing and CONGRATS GIRLIE!! this is going to be such a FUN year forsure!! Have a Fabulous Week!!
That comment above is me…I guess I was signed into some other account!!
SO SO happy to have you on the team, and way to knock it outta the park! I love the soft card paired with the delicate envelope. Stunning!! 🙂
Oh I love your first creation with RIC. That red bow is just adodrable. Congratulations on joining the team, Taheerah!!
Beautiful! Love your first DT project, Taheerah! I am over the moon for you on this DT and you are so deserving for the chance to let your big talent shine! CONGRATS!!!!!!!
I can hear the excitement in your voice and i so excited for you! Love it when a dream comes true! Wonderful first display!
Wow, you really got me all worked up with your excitement, Taheerah – so very happy for you – Whoop whoop!!
Your inaugural design is nothing short of INCREDIBLE!! LOVE it to bits 🙂
I love the way you dressed up the envie!!!
Congratulations! Your card is beyond stunning!
You are just too funny, girlfriend! "And then I ignored it" – lolol! Your techniques are awesome, and the card/envelope set is lovely! Congratulations on this great design team, and you go right ahead a jump up & down and squeel a bit longer – you deserve it! Besides, I'm still doing that over my new term with Newton's Nook!
Seriously, just the perfect package of amazingness! LOVE the softness of the card, amazing technique and the envie just blows me away, so chic!
Congrats on the design team! I look forward to seeing your projects.
Oh my gosh, love the *enthusiasm* in your blog post and love the attention to detail in your card Taheerah! Its got such an elegance about it, but that bow is just divine!
I'm guessing that when you go to a party you're more on the "make an entrance" side of things than the "scoot over to the back corner by the appetizer table" side … am I right?!? Hahaha, what a fabulous, fabulous post, Taheerah! You really know how to kick things off. I'm so very excited for you, and I think this challenge fits you SO WELL. Your ensemble is crazy-good. Of course you didn't just stop at the card. The patent leather strap doubling as a clasp is insane. And you markered all those lines. Of course you did. Big congrats, my friend. You have certainly set the bar high on this one.
Congratulations Taheerah!!! I am so excited you are on the team 🙂 Your work is fabulous!!!
See, there was nothing to worry about so much 🙂 Gorgeous stuff!
So,so, so, so, so excited for you Taheerah! Wonderful news! Love your card and fabulous envelope! Looking forward to seeing what you create for RIC!
I can totally relate to all that excitement 😀
Your card background is SO amazing!!! It makes me want to hold it and stare at the "dreamy prettiness"! 🙂
The envelope is a stunner, specially love the color and texture on the faux ribbon and bow!
Welcome aboard my friend!