Monday, February 25, 2013

Believe In Your Dreams

It's been ages since I played over at Runway Inspired Challenge.  I found the inspiration photo rather interesting (check below my project), as in, "I would never wear those clothes" but also as in "I can definitely make a card based on them!"


See the clusters of bright flowers on both pieces, but especially on the girl in black?  The flowers made me think of a pretty die cut by K & Co. in my stash.  I also was inspired by the radiator.  Yes, I know.  Kind of weird.  But it has thin lines rather like this chevron paper from My Mind's Eye.


The beautiful sentiment is by Verve.


As a side note, my 14 YO is so very interested in haute couture fashion.  She wants to be a model AND a clothing designer and envisions herself living in Paris someday.  She's quite the fashion expert, and can usually name a designer just by looking at a piece of clothing.  Her bedroom walls are filled NOT with pictures of the latest teen idols like so many other girls, but with pages from Glamour and Vogue magazines.

I made this card for her, to remind her that we believe in her dreams and she should, too.

By the way, that stomach virus made its way around our entire family but we are in the clear now, thank Heavens!




Stamps: Fairy Tales - Verve
Paper: white - PTI; Miss Caroline Dolled Up - My Mind's Eye; Naturals White - SU
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Other: pearls; bouquet die cut - Que Sera Sera - K & Co.; Labels Eight die - Spellbinders
Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"

28 comments:

Reusing with Quilling said...

Wow ! Its so beautiful and cheerful ..fills the mind with brightness !

Hussena said...

OMG this is just gorgeous ...I love the colors you have used!!... your take on the inspiration is just awesome !! ...I just loved your card :)
And happy to know you all are getting over the stomach virus...Get well soon :)

yyam said...

Such a pretty take on the inspiration piece Colleen. Love the chevron base and the pearls. :)

Jessi Fogan said...

Thank goodness the stomach bug is gone - *shudder* - that's always an ugly time.
Your card is gorgeous - love that beautiful sentiment & font, and the perfectly placed pearls!

~amy~ said...

So glad that the bug has left the household...

Your card is gorgeous and I bet your girl LOVED it:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeee the flowers and the chevron paper!!! Thank goodness everyone is on the mend! :)

Benzi said...

That's really a pretty die cut of flowers, Colleen. And, good eye on the radiator for chevron paper. You were very sharp to think of that.
Tell your daughter to follow through with her dream...and head to Paris. :-)
Glad everyone is well again.

Lisa said...

What a pretty breath of fresh spring air Colleen! Happy to know everyone is feeling better ;)

Emily Keaton said...

What a stunning card, Colleen! I loved reading how you were inspired by the fashion photo. This is a terrific card for your fashionista daughter! :-)

Andrea Ewen said...

This card is absolutely beautiful, Colleen! So glad you're all feeling better! :)

~Tammy~ said...

Glad all is better! That is not fun!

Your card is stunning~ Love that beautiful focal die-cut!

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. I just love the bright colors. Makes me happy..

Hugs~

Virginia L. said...

You sure took the runway photo and make this card all of your own! It is so gorgeous and so YOU, Colleen! The layering and craftsmanship are superb!So glad that you join the fun with us over Runway Inspired Challenge!

Marlena M. said...

Colleen, this is BEAUTIFUL!!!

Your comment made me laugh, yuck buddy. ;) I'm glad you are feeling better!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very nice! Love clustering~

Lea L. said...

Beautiful! Loving the pearls!

Carole said...

So bright and cheerful. Happy to hear you're feeling better. If your daughter can dream it...she can be it! Good for her having the post from Glamour and Vogue surrounding her...keeps her focused. http://carolescreativecritters.blogspot.com/

Ann Schach said...

A beautiful card, Colleen! I love the story behind it. It's so appropriate for your daughter...

Leslie Miller said...

Those clothes are certainly head turners. Not what I'd wear, either, but I'm very uncool. They did inspire a beautiful card for your daughter. I hope she is able to realize her dream, at least some part of it. It would be wonderful for her to have a career in something she really loves. Good to hear you're all feeling better!

Lesley said...

A lovely card Colleen and I understand the thin lines on the radiator! Your daughter sounds like she has a talent and passion worth pursuing! I hope she follows her dreams...how exciting!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Colleen, I mean really gorgeous!!! Your color choices are perfect!!

Maria said...

Very pretty card, Colleen! Love those flowers and the chevrons! How sweet to make this card for your daughter! I enjoyed reading about your daughter wanted to go into fashion. And, it would be so exiciting to live in Paris! I so hope to get back to Paris one day! Hope you're having a great week, hugs!

Wida said...

you are such a fantastic designer. I have been seeing your gorgeous work on SRM FB page and now this. it's amazing!

Nina Yang said...

Another beautiful creation, Colleen!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Colleen...I LOVE that you were partly inspired by the radiator! ha! I adore the result. Thanks for joining us on the Runway!

Sue Lelli said...

YOUR card looks so much prettier than the clothes and I can SEE how radiator translated to chevron stripes! PRETTY card!

Laura B. said...

This is such a beautiful card!!! Love the chevrons and blooms together!! So glad you joined us over at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

maria f. said...

Oh girlie - first, love your bokeh-y pattern on your blog's background! And super congrats on your win at RIC. Must admit I was a little surprised to see your name there cuz I thought those outfits were a bit wild and crazy but when I saw your card I realized you had stayed true to Colleen style and created an amazingly gorgeous card and that'll make for a winner every time. Glad to hear you're all healthy. Wishing you sunshine.

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