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Runway Inspired Challenge

Today I am honored to be a guest over on the Runway Inspired Challenge blog. They have an incredible design team (some of my favorite artists are there) and always share great designs. So I was tickled when Jennifer Rzasa (I am a big fan of hers) asked me to play along…

I created two cards inspired by this style image…

I used the outfit on the left for my inspiration. I really like the navy background with bold pops of white and colorful flowers. On the first one, I also stamped a plaid image over the whole card… inspired by the plaid on the other dress…

(Sorry – forgot to warn you to put on sunglasses. LOL.)

I used one of my favorite techniques here. I first stamped all the floral images on navy cardstock with Hero Arts Unicorn Pigment Ink. (This is the best white ink for stamping on dark colors. Colorbox Frost White Pigment Ink works well too.) After heat setting it, I colored very heavily over the images with colored pencils – lots of pink, blue, green, yellow and white pencils. This color pops on the navy background. I also added some of the awesome My Mind’s Eye Enamel Dots to the flower centers. LOVE those.

I then decided to stamp over it with a subtle image – the Hero Arts Envelope Background. However, this time I used Hero Arts White DYE Ink. This is more subtle than the pigment ink and gives a softer, ghost-like look. Perfect for stamping over other stamping…

And don’t you just love that new stamp set? It is from Simon Says Stamp. You can get it HERE, or as part of their awesome March Card Kit HERE.

This next card shows the same technique, just in a simple design…

Pops of color on a dark background? Yes please. And by tracing with the pencils, it looks like it was hand drawn. Even though I couldn’t draw this by hand to save my life…

Be sure to visit the Runway Inspired Challenge blog. It is one of the very best challenge blogs I have seen!

See you soon.


Below are the supplies used for this card. To find them at Simon Says Stamp, click on the SSS below the thumbnails. For Ellen Hutson, click on EH

 

 

Hero Arts Envelope Pattern Stamp (SSS|EH)

 

 

Hero Arts Unicorn White Pigment Ink (SSS|EH)

 

Hero Arts White Dye Ink (SSS|EH)

 

 

Hero Arts Snow Notecards (SSS|EH)