Runway Inspired Challenge 148

Hello friends!

Today I killed a bug and then felt sorry for killing it with a spray. Trust me, you don’t want to hear the description of the bug or how it died. I thought afterwards that it would have been better if I had the courage to crush it in one go, maybe it would have suffered less…sorry, I must be creeping you out!! I am not really a story teller, it is Wida’s blog where you should go if you want to read a lighthearted funny/sweet little story. I wanted to give it a try in her honor, as today will be her last post with the Runway Inspired design team! We started as fierce competitors, then we guest designed together, and then we were both on this team! I love your work Wida, and I am going to miss your presence on the team!

For today’s challenge, we have this beautiful inspiration:


The pattern on the dress is so pretty. As usual, I went to the site, zoomed in and looked at all the detail. The dress has some whimsical watercolor drawings along with patches of silver baroque patterns. It really looks like a piece of art!

I had an image of what I wanted to design in mind, but I didn’t find any stamp in my collection that would help me create that design. So I decided to get  bold and try my hand at water coloring. Here is the result:

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I first drew some whimsical flowers and leaves with a pencil. Then I applied water color (Distress ink+water+liquid pearl) over the flowers. Once it was dry I drew the outlines with a 0.3 Prisma black sketch pen. I was quite surprised at how quickly it all came about. I started with a larger panel, so I trimmed it down to 4×6 inches and adhered it to a card base. I used 120lb card stock as I didn’t want the panel to warp due to the water.

Finally, I used a Dymo label maker to write the sentiment. I was thinking of my sister-in-law and her family, whose amazing contributions to the world always inspire me!

Thanks for joining me here today, and I hope you will stop by the Runway Inspired Challenge to see more inspiration and play along!

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