Hi everyone. Thanks for dropping by and thank you to all those who left such lovely comments yesterday. I promised you something completely different today, so...
I mentioned creating a set of personal 'design rules' to help remove the indecision that often takes place in my craft room (after all, this isn't supposed to be an agonising experience!!) The first is "complicated background, simple focal point/complicated focal point, simple background".
In this case much of the work was going to be focused on the style concious lady and her polaroid catwalk, so the background needed to be straightforward so as not to detract from that.
Part of my birthday present included some fabulous stamps from Penny Black, so it was with great interest I saw they are sponsoring a great challenge blog at the moment - Runway Inspired Challenge. It takes inspiration from a current designer's work, in this case Zac Pozen.
I love this 'venetian summer' image, and stamped it four times on white cs to produce a polariod patchwork for this Italian fashionista to parade in front of. Her dress was created using WOW embossing powders and Perfect Pearls, both of which show up beautifully against black and glisten in the light. The same 'floral applique' flowers were also stamped/embossed onto vellum to replicate the lace that Venice is famous for. Knowing that this is just the sort of style on of my family members loves I decided to turn it into a birthday card in preparation for her upcoming celebrations.
In case you were wondering, the polaroid frames were made by using a rectangle die and a square die on pink shimmer cs. I think the balance of this card works well so this first rule works (for me anyway). Hope you agree. It has certainly speeded things up around here anyway :)
Until next time, take care of yourselves, Jenny xxx