Tuesday, February 4, 2014

RIC#53 Temperley London

Hi everyone!

I'm just popping by with a card I created for the next Runway Inspired Challenge.  After the last one, I've become rather addicted.  I'm truly happy to have been nominated as a Fabulous Fashionista in the last round (Thank you RIC team!)

The inspiration for this week's challenge is this gorgeous purple dress.  The colors are just so rich and beautiful.  I immediately went to work.


This is my creation inspired by the Temperley dress:

 I really wanted to emphasize the beautiful flowers and the black lace pattern.  I started by stamping roses from Papertrey Ink's "The Sweet Life stamp set" onto water color paper.  Next I colored them in with distressed ink markers.  I went over them with water and I must admit I'll never get tired of this delicate look.  I finished off with a black strip and a gold embossed sentiment.  I used Hero Arts dye ink in black to stamp the flowers as well as distress the embossed side panel.  Purple is my favorite color, so I just adore this card! 

I'll also be entering this card into A Blog Named Hero's Challenge #37 Flowers, where the theme just so happens to be flowers :P

Until next time, keep on crafting.



  1. Janet, Oh Wow, this card is amazing!!!!! I absolutely adore those flowers!!! The colours are fabulous and are coloured to perfection…..Laura xxx

  2. Wow, what a wonderful take on that The Sweet Life set! Never seen it used like that before - beautiful! Thanks for joining in with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

  3. I just love this. Gorgeous flowers!

  4. Janet, I love your use of the Sweet Life set. The flowers are so gorgeous. I have mine stamped ready for the card but after seeing yours!! Ehhhh! :-) Congrats on being chosen as Fabulous Fashionista.

  5. Oh my - this is gorgeous!! I've tried to get that watercolored look using distress markers, and mine never turn out like that!! LOL You clearly have mastered that technique, with stunning results!

  6. Gorgeous flowers! Thanks for playing along with our Flowers challenge at A Blog Named Hero!