Hi all! Today I am guesting at the Runway Inspired Challenge blog. I’ve always loved the creative cards that are a result of the challenges there, so I was super excited when they approached me to be a guest designer. :)

Today marks the 40th challenge, and the focus is on Stella McCartney Resort 2014…

Whew! This was a challenge! I brainstormed over this inspiration for many days before coming across an idea that I wanted to pursue.

Here’s what I came up with. First, I die cut some masking paper using the Falling Hearts die. Then I applied the mask to the card front and pounced Red Royal, Charcoal, and Golden Glitz ink in order to create the sort of “dotted” look of the skirt. I did the red and dark gray ink with sponge daubers, but then realized the tips were too big to get all the little hearts. So then I used a cotton bud (q-tip) to add the gold.

Then I brought is the black and sparkly bling of the skirt with silver embossing and Xmas Red Stickles over Mini Hearts die cuts

Make sure you check out the Runway Inspired Challenge blog. They have an awesome design team and I love seeing their takes on the different fashion inspiration. It all make my little Project-Runway-loving heart pitter patter. :)