I am beyond thrilled to be guest designing with the amazingly talented girls over at the Runway Inspired Challenge today. I’ve long admired the fashionable inspiration prompts that Jennifer Rzasa supplies challenge after challenge, so to be included with her team of expert designers is an awesome experience for me! Thank you, Jennifer, for inviting me to play along!! Let’s get to the challenge, shall we?
Isn’t it amazing?!! I have to be honest . . . it totally freaked me out at first. Like, I could NEVER get away with wearing something like this. It’s just not me. But the more I looked at this photo, the more I really started to like it. As I typically do with these inspiration prompts, I try to deconstruct them a bit to pinpoint the things that I like, and then I simplify them. Here’s what I came up with:
I was inspired by the foggy, misty birch forest and the jewel toned colors in her skirt and coat. If you look closely at her skirt, it’s a mirrored butterfly pattern. I inked up a new birch tree stencil that I recently picked up. I used my fave Unicorn white pigment ink and a little finger dauber to do it. I heat set the ink, so that it would look somewhat mat (and I didn’t want to smear it with my fingers.) Then I die cut the butterfly and it’s base, and assembled it to reflect the jewel tones in the skirt. I die cut a banner out of vellum and stamped the sentiment in VersaMark, then heat embossed it with dark blue embossing powder. I’ve listed all of the products that I used below.
You so need to pop on over to the Runway Inspired Challenge to play along and check out the amazing loveliness that I know Jennifer’s team has cooked up for your viewing pleasure! I’m so grateful to Jennifer and her team for allowing me to be a part of this fun challenge, and I look forward to seeing what you all come up with! Thanks so much for stopping by today – it makes me so happy when you do!!