Thursday 10 September 2015

Runway Inspired Challenge # 91

I've been in a bit of a card-making funk lately. I have no idea why. My health hasn't been the best which doesn't help and for the past three weeks I've only managed one late night because I've been so fatigued. Its so frustrating because I really depend on that time after everyone has gone to bed, so I can craft and catch up on tv.

I think I've also been very overwhelmed by all the incredible cards that everyone has been making lately and it got me thinking that my projects will never be as good as that. Silly huh??!!

Anyway, today it rained so no gardening for me and I decided to forget the housework and made myself sit down and make a card. I thought it would be a good idea to start with a challenge with a photo and the Runway Inspired Challenge photo was stuck in my brain.

Love this outfit so much!! Although I'm way too much of a grubby to wear a white jacket but the aqua/green/black geometric print with the white and black is stunning!!! So I found a diamond shaped stamp and off I went:

 My idea was to have the stamping in the middle with the white panels on either side (like the white jacket) and then the sentiment on black CS with white embossing (like the belt). Hope that makes sense??!

I used a diamond stamp from Altenew 'Simple Shapes' and stamped in a random pattern. After cutting out the panels, I popped them both up on foam tape. The sentiment (from Neat and Tangled 'Faceted') was heat embossed in white and then put on some foam tape as well. A few co-ordinating enamel dots finished it off. So pleased to have broken the dry spell!!!

I have two other challenges I would like to enter:

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenge (Use a Stamp and Blog Hop)

Virginia's View Challenge # 18

I actually managed to make two cards today (which is totally amazing but my un-vacuumed floor keeps looking at me....). Will get that posted and then off to bed I go.

Take care



  1. Awesome take on the inspiration Shona! Love this!!!
    You can go to sleep with a happy ♥

  2. Awesome design and colours, Shona! Perfect for the challenge!

  3. I wondered where you'd been--glad you are feeling better and certainly have gotten your mojo back with this stunner!


  4. Brilliant take on the inspiration picture! Don't compare yourself to others - if you weren't good you wouldn't be on so many DT, etc! You always come up with creative and fresh ideas for cards!
    Hope you are feeling better soon and find more time to create!

  5. woooww
    you relly nailed the photo inspiration Shona
    wow wow wow
    you are clever card maker
    I am happy and proud to know you

  6. Just saw this on IG. Mouth fell open immediately because I was flabbergasted by your incredible talent. Winner, winner...chicken dinner.

  7. What a wonderful modern, graphic card! Great take on that RIC inspiration photo!

  8. Wow what a great design! ANd so CAS again! Have a fun, relaxing and colourfull weekend!

  9. Beautiful. Love that it looks like mozaik

  10. Hi... Saw your card through RIC, then came in to get a closer look: OMG. Talk about, "I'm not worthy..." your creativity on this card blows me away! The whole thing was executed so well! And after reading your post, I'd say you're out of your funk! I hope you start feeling better... So you can continue to inspire with your craftiness!

  11. I see no evidence of a card making funk in this post :) Beautiful take on the RIC!

  12. So beautifully cool and crisp, Shona ... and gorgeous ... love it! Hope you're feeling more like yourself ... forget the housework ... just craft! Hugs, Anita :)

  13. This is just gorgeous! I love the design. You make beautiful cards. :)

  14. The randomly stamped diamonds are fun and I love how you mimicked the jacket, top, and belt! Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway! :)

  15. Shona, I completely relate to the "my cards aren't good enough" feeling, which is why, even though I've been creating, I'm reaching the 'don't want to share my amateur cards that are so poorly photographed" stage. I don't have words to express how grateful I am that you share your amazing creative expression with us; a gift and a talent that brings us so much delight! Your posts are charming, inviting and friendly, and your cards are truly artistic! Hope you'll feel better soon and believe - deeply and fully - how awesome you and your creations are! Your translation of the RIC outfit: stunning! You've definitely caught that classy look!

  16. Wonderful card Shona! The design is so striking.
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
    Mandy xx