Thursday, 4 April 2013

Birthday In Pleats


Here's the inspiration photo from Runway Inspired Challenge: (love that backdrop!)


And here's the inspiration for MUSE provided by Laurie Willison:


The background is Squiggly Ink Swirls & Curls 2 from Paper Artsy, stamped in Versafine Onyx Black with a touch of pink and gluey/grey added.  I stamped Little Floral Background (SP&Co) onto a yellow panel with Versafine Smokey Grey to represent the model's jumper.  I dyed a length of white twill tape with Mustard Seed Distress Ink (no, I didn't use my bone folder this time - lesson learned) then pleated it and stuck it to the back of the yellow panel with strong red double-sided tape.  I added a bit of lemon baker's twine for the waistband/bow.  The Happy Birthday/Scroll Frame stamp was a freebie from a magazine.  Finished off with a bit of bling.

Simon Says Stamp Challenge are celebrating their 4th birthday by giving away a $100 gift voucher to a random winner, plus two other fab random prizes of stamp/die sets.  The theme is, of course, Happy Birthday:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY !! :-)
We are celebrating our 4th Birthday this week :-)
so any Birthday/ Happy Celebration cards /creations will fit in with the theme :-)

What a fabulous blinkie!

26 comments:

  1. This is totally cute! I love the pleats! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

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  2. LOVE this - great combination of those two challenges - the pleats are awesome, but what I really love is the little black swirls in the background! You managed to take a very busy RIC inspiration and clean it up very, very nicely! Well done!

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  3. Wow ... I mean really, wow! This is stunning, love the sunshine yellow, the pleats, the twine ... and the swirley background is completely cool! FAB! Anita :)

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  4. Love the pleats!
    Wonderful take on the RIC inspiration pic!

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  5. Wow! Awesome pleats on your card! Love the sentiment on the label!

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  6. I love love love those pleats,what a great card

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  7. In the challenge lineup, this makes me go "check," "check," and "check!" Way to rock 'em, Shirley!!

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  8. Love the pleats! Great job on combining these two challenges!

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  9. Bingo! Your card is perfect for the ric challenge & oh so gorgeous. I agree with Ardyth.i

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  10. First of all, I am in awe of your ability to recreate all the little details that you gleaned from the photo and turn them into a paper creation. And secondly, you have created a card that is still CAS, perfectly balanced and gorgeously vibrant - AND qualifies for three challenges! Amazing ability Shirley :)

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  11. Gorgeous! I love that yellow and those pleats are so amazing. Awesome card! :)

    Lauren
    http://landersoncraftydesigns.wordpress.com/

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  12. Beautiful card. I love the color combination.

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  13. Oh, how pretty. Love the pleated ribbon and the bright yellow.

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  14. Beautiful elements all around, Shirley-bee! I love the pleated ribbons and your use of colors! Thanks for joining the fun with us at Runway Inspired Challenge!

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  15. I love everything about your card - especially the pleated, inked twill - fabulous job taking the Muse inspiration and completely making it your own!

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  16. What a great take on the inspiration pieces. Love the paper pleating and the the background panels.

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  17. I love your gorgeous card - your pleats are just adorable:) Great way to combine all the challenges too - hugs xx

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  18. Oh my gosh! why didn't I think of those gorgeous pleats? gorgeous and clean, just the way I like it

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  19. Love the pleats - so cute! A stunning card!

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  20. Love your creative approach to the challenges--great card!

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  21. Shirley, I love the "skirt" on your card! Gorgeous work! :-)

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  22. Love your card - the pleats are beautifully done!

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  23. Yippee! Knew this would go into the winner's enclosure, Shirley ... congratulations on being a Muse Favorite with this fabulous card! Anita :)

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  24. Congrats on your card being a favourite at muse shirley:) So pleased for you xx

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  25. I love this card!! Excellent job with the inspiration photo and the muse sketch! This is a stunner!

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  26. Gorgeous card! Those pleats look amazing! Love the composition of this card!

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