The team will share some inspiring runway looks and showcase projects that derived from the colors and styles found within those inspiration pieces. Printable inspiration cards will be shared as a free download so you can use the same inspiration to create a project of your own!
this challenge is a no-brainer with a theme of project runway, right? so i decided to take it even one step further and choose my runway inspiration straight from a recently aired episode of project runway itself! now, this happened to be the winning look. i was kind of torn on who should win between this and the greece look that had the only "safe" score - it was totally a top three! i think the pants here needed a little more work (they never have enough time!) and a different shoe, but i what i really liked was the mix of color and floral pattern with black and white stripes.
as soon as i saw it in the episode, i thought of this challenge! i knew i had the perfect "faded red" paper in my studio stash to pair with the black and white stripes from betsy's mood mix patterned paper collection included in the saf kit. as a nod to the floral cape, i decided to use a little bouquet that's been sitting on my desk since last year's stamp-a-faire (good things come from saf!!) on top of a yellow block of color (another free paint sample!!). the floral on the look is a mix of bold colors and the red, green, and yellow, represented in my bouquet and yellow block, all jumped out at me, especially in the sketch of the look above that i spied on my instagram feed and saved right away. i love the end result - i'm a big fan of bold and bright and color blocking is a fun way to mix and match colors and patterns and not have too thick of a layered card. of course, the irony here is that this one has a big embellishment in the bouquet and will need a box to mail or give. but the really cool feature is that i adhered it to the card with a pair of basic grey magnetic disks, so the recipient can remove it and put it on her file cabinet or fridge - a card with a gift!! so i tend to go pretty literal when i play inspiration challenges like this. i can't wait to see the looks and inspired projects from the rest of the team - and then from you! off to the runway to check 'em out...
how literal do you play it?