Friday, July 17, 2015

My fashionable garden

I recently stumbled over  a challenge called Runway Inspired. It is not quite what it sounds like, so no Project Runway for the paper crafters ha ha. Instead they challenge you to be inspired by a fashion look for your paper crafting."Of course" I had to play along!

Now Holly Fulton (this month's theme) may not be a household name, but do check her out. Her garments are very interesting. If I say they have prints and embellishments it makes them sound busy, which they are not. They are airy, they are clean and simple and have a soothing, "pure" look. And if one is inclined to look for inspiration outside the paper craft world, this would be a place to go.


This was inspired by the photo provided. It has quiet natural colors combined with transparency and intricate detail. I added blue, because I have seen it in her clothing for this season. (And because it gave me a theme to pursue.)
Entering this into ric #87: Holly Fulton

I made some further collages of the flowers I have in my garden right now. There is Centaurea (above), poppy is just finishing, a few dandelions still pop up and the sweet wild strawberries are a delight every morning.


To get this ethereal and semi-transparent look, I took a shiny white cardstock, roughened it up a bit with sandpaper, then smeared distress inks (tattered rose, old paper, iced spruce), but painted them with water so they got very diluted. Next came a musical stamp (early medieval notes and text). Flowers are from a wrapping paper (the poppy has a crack where the paper had been folded), text written by me, acrylic abc tiles (two of them by me), plus frothy white rub-on swirls to give the final polish (I hope).



Entering these into Moo-mania (In the garden) and Anything but a Card (anything goes) as well as SimonSays Monday challenge.
Thanks for looking!

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    1. Kiitos, kiva kun kävit visiitillä!

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  2. They are so fresh and pretty.
    Wishes
    Lynne

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    1. Thanks Lynne! Fresh is what I was looking for :-)

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  3. This ATCs are just gorgeous Alice! Each single one! Great! They mak a fantastic flowr set. Thank you very much for sharing them with us over at Moo Mania & More Challenges!
    Happy weekend
    xxx
    Susi

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    1. Susi, I love those challenges, keep them coming.

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  4. Beautiful garden you have created! The flowers are gorgeous as are your ATC's. Thanks for joining us in the Anything Goes challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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  5. Gorgeous ATCS! . Great take on Runway Inspired Challenge. Thanks for playing along :)

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    1. It was my pleasure - such a great inspiration!

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  6. Ovat todella kauniita koko sarja.

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  7. I'm visiting from Moo Mania and was truly impressed with your background. I love that you used wrapping paper, as did I. Yours are much prettier and far more realistic, though. I liked everything about these beautiful pieces.

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  8. Wonderful flowers, thanks so much for joining us at Moo Mania and More, Valerie

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  9. These are marvelous! Using the wrapping paper flowers as the focal point was brilliant recycling, and the background looks fantastic! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything But a Card!

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