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
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!