Runway Inspired Challenge #15

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This challenge, hosted by Jen and an amazing design team, was to create a card inspired by this outfit:


Referencing the outfit’s colors, texture and use of the same material in the dress, hat and clutch literally, I made a mostly red white and gray (and a little black and khaki) card out of only textured paper.  There is a bit of a bottom-heaviness about the outfit because of the hat and sleeves (even though it’s short)–I tried to emulate this in the card by making it a tent fold, and putting all the action on the bottom half.  The khaki and black stripe across the middle reference the outfit’s shoes.

What I liked most about the outfit is the interesting, not-predictable weave, and I thought it would be fun to create paper weaves that spell out words.  The blue layer says “HAPPY”, the gray says “B DAY” and the red says “LOVE”.  I made a template for WITH to put before LOVE, but I ran out of coordinated paper, so “Happy B Day, Love” it is.  This is what it looked like before assembly:

…and the finished project:

Since I used so many layers to make this card (6 layers–7 if you count the card base), I’m also submitting this card to the Young Crafter’s Unite – Many Layers Challenge


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3 responses to “Runway Inspired Challenge #15

  1. Umm, yes, this is absolutely awesome. Love the layering and the bold graphic look =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

  2. Wow. I love hearing about your thought process for this, and the result is so intricate and fabulous! So glad you played along with us at Runway!

  3. Joy, you rocked it!! I loved reading about how you incorporated the texture from the dress, as well as the bottom-heavy weight. And your cutting skills are superb! I’m so happy you played along with the Runway Inspired Challenge (and YCU!)….hope to see you join us again soon 🙂

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