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Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Fashion Design + Challenge = A Bold New Card

Hello Again. Hope all is well in your world.

Surprise, surprise, I have another card to share. It's inspiration comes from a new challenge site (well, new to me). It's The Runway Inspired Challenge. I love the idea behind it, to take a runway fashion photo and use it to kickstart your ideas. Not only did I like the current challenge, I had a look at the archives and loved all those too. So I think I might be coming back to this site a few more times yet.

Anyway, let's not get ahead of myself. This is the current inspiration...


and my take on it...


As you can see, it was perfect for producing a bold, graphic design. I took the basic components, the colours, the shapes and played around with positioning. It actually came together relatively quickly. Normally I take much longer, fussing over the design but for once, it all seemed to flow.

I have to say that crafting has once again become a joy now that I'm back to a clean and graphic style. I love what I'm making and the process behind it too. For starters, ordinarily, I'm not a fan of yellow. It's my least favourite colour. But on this card, I love it. If I saw this in a shop, I'd buy it. And I haven't felt that way about my cards for a while.

Can't wait to make another.

Thanks for dropping by :)

12 comments:

kjjc said...

Wow. I love this. I've never heard of the challenge either but just popped over and the entries are all fab as are the dt creations. Tink you've found a good site there Paul.

Tyra Babington said...

Very nice card! so clean and graphic!

Sharon Y said...

Wonderful interpretation! Simple, graphic, and well, just yummy! The yellow is fantastic with the gray.

Michele said...

Gorgeous card, Paul! I love the graphic style and the colours are fab! x

Andrea Ewen said...

Simple, clean and gorgeous! I would buy this card too! Love the layout and you're right...the yellow looks fab against the b/w background!

Kay Wallace said...

Love your design, Paul...actually makes for a very versatile card to have on hand...just add a sentiment and a stamp! I just spent quite a bit of time on the site and, like you, am quite impressed! Thanks for the referral!

Virginia L. said...

My first time visiting your blog and I must say that I am intrigued by your take on the challenge! It's absolutely perfect, Paul! The fact that you chose to do a square card is a smart choice! Beautifully balanced in every way! So glad that you join the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Michelle said...

Paul, as well as coming to check out this awesome card, I also took a wander through your blog. I love your style! Gorgeous work!

alexa said...

Ah yes, really graphic and very cool. Just your style! of to see the site ...

Seth said...

Great card Paul. Bold and graphic. Simple and strong.

Pamela said...

Wow that background is just so so perfect! Love this graphic card! Thanks for joining us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

Richard Pettitt said...

Quality card design. Bold, graphic, nicely balanced.