Saturday, April 21, 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge #10 - Nanette Lepore

This absolutely fabulous challenge is a Fashion and Runway inspired challenge. Making a card inspired by fashion, how awesome is that??!!! I am a die hard Project Runway fan and I always snoop the fashion blogs. Of course I can't afford it till it comes to Target, but a girl can oogle, can't she?

OK so here's this challenge's inspiration, each challenge has a different look from the runway to inspire your work. I'm sure if you're a fan of my bog, you've noticed I'm head over heels for chevrons lately! So I couldn't have asked for a better inspiration look!
So here's my take on the image, as Project Runway would say, I took it quite literal. Which I was aiming for, I love it! I painted some old ruffled paper trim that's been hanging around my craft nook with gold acrylic paint to mimic the skirt. Heat embossed the large silver chevron from Lawn Fawn and fussy cut the coral Lawn Fawn brightside cardstock also stamped with a Lawn Fawn chevron stamp. I'm also a huge fan of the British comedy called Absolutely Fabulous, which is also known as Ab-Fab. So I pieced together the sentiment, "You're Fab" in homage to my favorite show. I don't know why, but it just reminded me of something Edina would wear once it was on my card, but she'd probably put it together all wrong. :)
ETA: my second entry.  I had some more of that ribbon and I thought I'd try and come up with a similar, yet different second entry.  This time there wasn't any embossing or Kraft cardstock.  Instead the silver was Stazon and the black was Memento Tuxedo and I just used the coral Lawn Fawn paper for the entire background with the white card base as a thin frame. 

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!

Inky and glittery fingers for all!


  1. Very cool and retro!!
    Looks awesome!
    Have a great weekend!!

  2. Hi Gaby~
    Love your CAS card, perfect take on the sketch...

  3. I love the chevron on chevron on chevron...the same pattern in different sizes looks fab! And I am also a huge Project Runway fan :) Thanks so much for joining us on the Runway!