Monday, December 19, 2011

Inspired by a Houndstooth Jacket

I am playing in the Moxie Fab World "Get Inspired by Fashion Challenge".
This is the inspiration pic they offer:


I love this jacket!  In the late 80s, when I was a Working Woman in an advertising office, I would DEFINITELY have worn this jacket with these brooches on it.  Now, I'm Mom, and not working at the moment, and the garments I wear are most certainly COMFY above all else.

I do love to be inspired by all sorts of things (those of you following my blog for a while know that) to make cards, so this challenge is perfect for me.


I picked up details from the jacket....

....the rounded lapels...
...the houndstooth pattern, and the aqua/green hue...
...the touchability of fabric, with a button...
...ivory touches, just like the lining of the jacket.
Note how I wove a piece of felt through the lace.
The felt I used (from JoAnn's) is a polyester made from recycled post-consumer plastic bottles.  How cool is that?  I love to recycle.  :o)
The sentiment and flourishes are from Verve's Celebrating You, on a Spellbinders Labels Ten die cut.  The paper is new to me:  K & Company's Elegance paper pad.  I got it for half price at JoAnn's, because the bottom of the paper pad seems to have been sitting in some kind of liquid and was a bit warped.  The damage is minimal, and there's still so much gorgeous paper to use.  Doin' a happy dance!!

I'll be back tomorrow with a Christmas Card In A Tin.  Can't wait to show it to you!  Thanks for joining me here today.  :o)

Colleen

Stamps:  Celebrating You - Verve
Paper:  white - PTI; Very Vanilla - SU; Elegance - K & Co.
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other:  Big Shot; Square Lattice embossing folder, Blossom Party Bigz Die- SU; Labels Ten die - Spellbinders; lace - Walmart; ivory felt - Rainbow Classic Felt/The Kunin Group; pearls; button

25 comments:

Karen W said...

Stunning, gorgeous and I really need that paper pack, I LOVE it.

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Colleen

Oh well this is totally gorgeous love your interpretation so very pretty and elegant! Love the recycling element too!

I've been making my card for this weeks PDCC111 - the card is finished but the light has gone now so will have to photo it tomorrow and get my post done before the link closes!!!

Anyway take care

Tina
XXX

Marisa said...

Beautiful, soft card, Colleen. Love the flower and scatter of half pearls.

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a pretty inspired card -- love the color!!

lynn said...

this is such a pretty card, colleen! i love that jacket, too:)

Linda R. said...

This is Beautiful. I just love the soft feel it has..

Hugs, Linda

Lisa said...

This is beautiful and so delicate! Love the pretty bloom and the pearls!

Anonymous said...

Love it! Love the story with it. Your projects are just so much fun! Can't wait to see the card in a tin post!

Happy holidays to you and your family.

Chris R. from Iowa

Benzi said...

Love the color of your designer paper. Dance on....you got a good deal and made a beautiful card. Love that flower, too.

Just look at that houndstooth jacket...hmmm
I'm sure you looked like the perfect career lady in something like that. :-)

Annette said...

wow wee this is Gorgeous...

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love the paper and that gorgeous flower!! LOOOOVE your lace!!! Beautifully done! You always knock my socks off!!! You are FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Bonnie said...

You are amazing Colleen! All those details that make such a beautiful card!

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely beautiful! I am in love with the soft aqua color and that lace is just amazing! Need some of that for my collection. Did I read right that you got it at Walmart???

Hope you are having a wonderful and festive Holiday season!

Virginia L. said...

Such a divine card, Colleen! Beautiful!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! You captured the inspiration piece perfectly!

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, that is SO lovely, Colleen. Your attention to detail in this breathtaking! Not too little, not too much--just right. I think you've captured that pretty jacket perfectly!

Maria said...

So so soft and pretty, Colleen! Lovely colors with beautiful flower. And, sweet touch of felt through the gorgeous lace! Beautiful pearls, too! One of my favs...great job! Have a wonderful Merry Christmas...take care, hugs!!

Andrea Ewen said...

Ahh, I love how your mind works! This card is a dream...all the things about it that you described are absolutely lovely...what wonderful inspiration! ...And gorgeousness!

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Get Inspired by Fashion Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh my gosh I can't believe it. That jacket is exactly what is in my closet in many different colors and designs....I don't have this color though...lol I got so tickled with the brooch on it to...all I could think was "Hey that is me". Someone is spying on me...lol Your card exemplifies the beauty of the jacket perfectly. I knew that is why I went gaga over your card on SCS!!!!

walchowDesign said...

Absolutely stunning! Love everything single details about this card - this is the winner!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and the softness!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is just gorgeous, girl! And I LOVE how you've broken down how you were inspired by the photograph! Stunning!

Shirley said...

Ooooooooooh! I want all of your materials and your hands too!!! LOL This is just so lovely! The colors are wonderful together!!

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