Tuesday, July 24, 2012

RIC #16 and Winner of "How I Stretch My Stamps"

I find it quite challenging (which is  a GOOD thing!!) to make a card from this inspiration photo. This is what I came up with. Basically I used the dress for the colors and sketch. The added blue gem was inspired by the model's sun glasses. I love how the vibrant pink flower draws our eyes to the card and keep all elements in balance! Here are all the details about this fun challenge!
Thank You So Much
Lastly, the random winner of "How I Stretch My Stamp" is.... (drum roll please)   
Donna Mikasa!
Congrats, Donna, please e-mail me for the prize! Thanks so much for stopping by!



42 comments:

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you picked out the vertical and horizontal elements with those key colors, Virginia! I agree that wasn't the easiest inspiration photo but you nailed it!!

Vic Lau said...

Wow Virginia, I love how you incorporated all the different elements from the inspiration photo into your card!

Wida said...

i see winner all over this...ARG!!!

Gayatri said...

What an awesome design, Virginia? Love it. I too see a winner here. Great work!

Kelly Griglione said...

Wow, a tough challenge indeed. Your strong vertical strips really help tie the two together, and make for a cool, graphic card. Love it!

Simone said...

Virginia this is gorgeous! I love how you incorporated all those fun summer colours! Such a beautiful card :)

shirley-bee said...

Great card, Virginia! Fantastic interpretation of the challenge. I like how the blue stripes anchor the top and bottom and the flower centres the whole design.

lenny said...

Beautiful card!!
Great take on the inspiration photo!!!

Dawn said...

great card Virginia and congrats to Donna

Made by M.E said...

It is a simple yet elegant card. Beautiful card and so inspirational work....every card you have created are beautiful.

Lynn said...

Your design is absolutely stunning Virginia! Love the very graphic feel.

Christina said...

This is totally hip and graphic and fun, Virginia!

Marlena M. said...

Terrifically graphic Virginia!

Brenda said...

Wow, you really nailed this one. It is perfect!

Kim S said...

Wow! The colors - the shapes - the textures - what an amazingly fun card!

Annette said...

wow fabulous card...love the design

Cindy C. said...

Great take from the inspiration!

Miriam Prantner said...

Love those little strips of turquoise with the sparkles on the ends. What a fun, modern card! And congrats to Donna!

Kara Lynne said...

What a wonderful job on that challenge! Your card really captures the elements perfectly!!

BabyBokChoy said...

I love what you chose for the color combo here, terrific card!

Laura B. said...

Love how you turned the dress into a sketch, and I love love love the neon pink!!!

Maureen Morton said...

Great take on this tough inspiration. You pulled together so many strong elements without resulting in craziness - great design and balance!

donna mikasa said...

First of all, your card is AMAZING! Love the different elements you pulled from the photo. My goodness, Virginia--genius!!

And thank you for letting me know that I won! I'll be emailing you--thank you so much! HUGS!

Mirta Sanchez said...

FANTASTIC! Love the pop of pink!

sandie said...

and I hadn't noticed the sunglasses-amazing how we all see different things. Love thise yellow stripes and the little blue gem on the sentiment x

Sue McRae said...

Love that you used so many elements from the photo on your card and turned it into a great design!

chrystinanoel.com said...

I always love how you use the inspiration in such a different way than I would ever think to. Beautiful card :)

Lalo said...

SO cool! The gems on the paper strips really add so much to the card and oh boy do I want that neon ink :)

Linda R said...

What a fabulous card my friend. That is one tough challenge, But you rocked it..

Hugs~

Kathy (krolski) said...

I love the pink flower and your take on the inspiration photo! Wonderful card! Congrats to Donna!

Kristen said...

i love your take on the sketch, nicely done ^.^

Visiting from RIC Challenge
xo, Kristina
Come by and visit sometime!
www.pearlgateway.com

Sheila H said...

Gorgeous take on the inspiration photo. I love the stripes and the pop of pink :)
And thanks again for the wonderful lessons on stretching our stamps.

Melissa Shea said...

I love your take of the photo. Very clean and graphic, I love it! Congrats to sweet Donna for winning too!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh Virginia! you really interpreted that inspiration picture down to the tea. I love how you use the "tall" angle from the photo to also create tall & long lines. Superb!

Sandy Ang said...

love your graphic take on the challenge photo. Beautiful !

MarcyK924 said...

Stunning design, V!! What a perfect interpretation of the challenge photo! LOVE it!

Bethany said...

beautiful! I love the design...so pretty!

Anni said...

What a great card! Toll, wie du die Inspiration umgesetzt hast! Sehr kreativ - wie immer!
Liebe Grüße, Anni

Lisa's Creative Niche said...

I'm loving what I see with the new NEON inks, do you really like them? Love this card and congrats to your winner!

Alice Wertz said...

so neat! wonderful take on the challenge, Virginia!

me said...

I can see the layout on your card base on the inspiration photo, great take on the challenge, Virginia :)

xoxo,
Angeline

Jennifer Rzasa said...

I love the repetition of vertical lines throughout your card...cool! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!