April 24, 2014

Runway Inspired Challenge #58 and CAS(E) this Sketch #73

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I have a card to share today for two challenges, Runway Inspired Challenge and CAS(E) this Sketch.  This is my first time playing along with the Runway Inspired Challenge. I have to admit that this challenge has always intimidated me.  I told Virginia Lu that last year when I met her and she said "what do you have to lose"?  Well here we are almost a year later and now I am being brave!  LOL

I was so inspired by the colours in the runway look. I love the black against the vibrant orange and red. I started by cutting a large circle and then stamping the argyle pattern on it with VersaFine Onyx Black.  I die cut the butterfly from a piece of white cardstock that I had inked with Distress Inks. I added the butterfly trail and popped up the butterfly.


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34 comments :

Lynn said...

Stunning...the crisp orange against the black and white is amazing Tracey! So glad you took the plunge and played along. The end result is awesome.

Jen W. said...

Tracey, this is a BRILLIANT take on the challenges! You've totally captured the feel of the outfit and kept the layout CAS. :) I LOVE it! Thanks for playing along with CAS(E) This Sketch!

Lisa said...

You did a great job with BOTH challenges Tracey this is fabulous!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

you rocked both of those challenges
love the butterfly

Kristie Goulet said...

This turned out beautiful, Tracey! LOVE it!

Alanna said...

Wow Tracey this is just gorgeous. You really knocked it out of the park.

Barb said...

Beautiful, Tracey! Love your take on both challenges! The pop of orange from your delightful butterfly looks perfect with that argyle pattern!

Shelly said...

This is one COOL card! Love the butterfly against the black and white...stunning!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I've been trying to figure out how to casify this challenge and you nailed it! Love this!

Lin said...

I know exactly what you mean, Tracey, and Virginia gave you good advice! Love what you did for these challenges, a great take!!

Annette Allen said...

ok this is one of my most favorite cards.. love the black and white with the pop of orange.. LOVE IT

Virginia Lu said...

You NAILED this challenge, Tracey! I am thrilled that you entered the challenge!! Can You tell how happy I am???? I have been waiting for this day....for SO.VERY.long (LOL)! The details of this card are simply captivating. The butterfly trails and faux stitching with diecut are lovely!! I hope that you continue to play because...you STILL have nothing to lose!!! And it looks like you have lots of fans that agree with me, too! HUGS :)

Leigh Penner said...

This is fabulous, Tracey! I love your wonderful take on the sketch & inspiration photo!

Barb Ghig said...

Awesome card, Tracey! You really nailed the pattern and colors, and I love that you added the butterfly trail...such a great finishing touch! I think you really nailed both challenges!!!

Jacquie Southas said...

Great take on the challenges Tracey - I agree the RIC is intimidating!

Emily Keaton said...

How very cool, Tracey! Love your take on the sketch.

cm said...

Joining with the others in applauding the beauty of this card, Tracy! I think you and the Runway challenge are a 'perfect' match! I, too, haven't tackled one of those before, but with YOU as my muse, I'm inspired! Gorgeous card; fabulous inspiration!
c

Miriam Prantner said...

Great take on the challenge, love how bold and graphic that harlequin paper is!

Anita in France said...

Your gorgeous butterfly positively glows against the crisp black and white background, Tracey ... this is so awesome! I agree with Carol ... you and the RIC are just the perfect match! Anita :)

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Tracey! I just love your stamped background paper, it really looks like printed paper, so perfect. And that orange butterfly, the prefect accent to an already amazing card.

Kara said...

love it!!

~amy~ said...

This is simply perfect!

Bobby said...

See, nothing to be afraid of. You did a wonderful job of combining the two with a stunning card. I couldn't believe you stamped the harlequin paper. It's perfect.

Lindsey said...

This card is absolutely amazing!!! I'm intimidated by RIC, too, and the combined challenge has me totally stumped. I adore how your card turned out.

Kelly Griglione said...

Right, that's one heck of a challenge! Way to go for it ... it turned out so well! Hope you'll enter more often : )

Joyce said...

Good thing you entered this challenge--you are a true fashionista at heart. Especially love your butterfly.

Joni nina Andaya said...

What a Fabulous take on the sketch Tracey!!! Love the background :)

Sarah Gray said...

Gorgeous card - your argyle is so crisp and I love that butterfly trail! You rocked both challenges :)

Sharron said...

Love the argyle! Love the butterfly! Just LOVE everything about this amazing card!!

cards said...

Your card is so very eye catching. I love the simplicity of your design with the very bold semi-circle.

I have been hoping to play along with this challenge and your card has just re-inspired me!
Heather T

Michelle said...

So perfectly CAS and a fabulous take on both challenges! Beautiful!

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Tracey - how do you do this to me every single time I look at one of your designs? You blow my mind with your creativity and design aesthetic - I am in awe of this project!! Love that genius pop of bold orange against those black and graphic diamonds - STUNNING!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Love all of those stitched details- cute card! Thank you so much for joining us on the Runway!

Kristen said...

I love this! Thanks for joining the RIC!