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Thursday, 26 August 2010

Going Gaga



I'm indebted to my friend Cath & her Inky Fingers for directing me to this blog. It's from the Crafty Cardmakers Challenge and this week the instructions are to take inspiration from Lady Gaga's Bad Romance video. How could I resist? I simply adore Gaga's music and performance art. Her contemporary style has me drooling over every visual delight she assails us with.

So I looked at the sample of stills supplied plus added one of my own to come up with this card. I've used red, white and black taken from the outfits worn. The blue-grey is from the background. The faux-crystal embellishments are inspired by the diamonds section and I've taken the vodka bottle as inspiration for the shape.

The "Dance" quote is from a Butterfly Kisses stamp set and seemed too darn perfect to pass up on using. And as always, I've kept the overall design clean and elegant whilst trying to throw some Gaga-esqueness in there.

11 comments:

Anne Jagger said...

It's fantastic Paul. The quote is perfect and I love the triangular embossed clasp. Gorgeous. X

Cath Wilson said...

Brilliant, Paul - lots of bling but still really clean and elegant lines. I love it.

Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Dana said...

I love it! I love the flash and the glamor of this baby! You nailed the challenge! How fun is a Lady Gaga theme?! :D

Jack said...

Fabulous card. Glad to see someone else inspired by Lady Gaga - there was so much in that video wasn't there. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Neet said...

Paul, I love this. Really do. What a fab card.

Lin said...

What a fabulous take on the challenge. I love that you used the vodka bottle as inspiration for the shape, and you have put so much thought into the whole thing.

Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

Lin xx

Phred said...

A really fab card

Glad you joined us at Crafty Cardmakers

Lv toria

Made by Mandy said...

Love your card Paul, very visually striking just like Lady Ga Ga herself.

Thanks for joining us in our latest challenge at Crafty Cardmakers.

Vixykins said...

Hiya Paul, didn't relaise it was you, havent we met several times at port sunny? I hang out with the KCUK crowd so I think thats you!

What a fabulous interpretaton of Ms Lady Gaga, excellent work! (You're in the top 5 btw shhhh coz I havent posted it yet lol!)

Cath Wilson said...

Congratulations on winning Top 5 for the Crafty Cardmakers' Video Challenge, Paul!! Brilliant card, as I said earlier.

Julie Ranae said...

Somehow I missed this card and then saw it was recognized over at Crafty Cardmakers...really fabulous design. You have SUCH an eye to see this through..FAB!