Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Runway Inspired Challenge -ric#12 - Tsumori Chisato

I've been thinking about what to do all week for the Runway Inspired  challenge -isn't it the most beautiful floaty dress, so subtle, yet colourful. Love it!
My first reaction was to use butterflies, but since that had already been done superbly by most other entries, I tried to come up with my own original idea. I was thinking graphic, but I'm not very good at that, then I thought about Japanese cranes, which I wasn't sure how to do. Then I decided to go with these Kaisercraft bird stamps because it reminded me of cranes taking off.
First of all, I cut a piece of canvas and lightly washed it with distress ink. then I stamped Hero Arts Japanese script in Antique Linen (this is probably too subtle to see in the photo). Then I stamped the birdcage image and clear embossed. Next I stamped the birds and leaves using Perfect pearls to make them shimmer and pop. I then sponged the canvas with distress inks and sewed a (very uneven) border, mounted it on Card and then to the base card, which is a gorgeous Coredinations whitewash. Then I added the pearls, ribbon and sentiment, which is from My Favourite Things.
I'm not sure how will the shimmer will show in the photo, but it is very pretty IRL.


  1. Beautiful card and great take on the picture! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Runway Inspired Challenge!

  2. I love the texture of the canvas on your card..lovely! Thanks for joining us on the Runway!