Thursday, 8 August 2013

It's All About the Runway

Hi, as you probably remember from my previous post, the Penny Black design team are playing along with the Runway Challenge Blog all this week, if you want to see what the other designers have been up to check out the Penny Black Blog here.

The runway image to inspire us this week is

I decided to take a literal interpretation and use one of the amazing Penny Black fashion girl stamps and give her a "new outfit and hair do!" I particularly wanted to show some ruffles in my design.

Runway Challenge Zac Posen

Here is how she was created; 

IMG_4222First of all I took some white seam binding and coloured with Ranger Wild Honey, Barn Door and Spun Sugar distress stains.

Glory of Modesty 40-206 was then stamped with Versacraft ink (sorry this is a bit pale as my ink is running out).  This was then set by ironing over the stamped binding.

A running stitch was added along one side of the ribbon and then pulled to gather it up. 

IMG_4225Christmas Gorgeous 4277K was inked with Memento Tuxedo Black ink; except the top of her head. Tip:- By using the smaller Memento ink you can use the pointed end to choose where to ink the stamp more accurately. A fine liner pen was then used to draw in the bun on top of her head and add some extra whisps hanging down.

The image was then coloured with Copic Markers E50, E51 and R20 for skin, W7 for the Dress, R22 and R17 for the Shoes and Handbag and E71 and E77 for the hair. The image was then cut into a rectangle using Spellbinders 5" x 7" Matting Basics A S6-001. The sentiment from Penny Black's transparent set Hello Gorgeous 30-097 was then stamped using Versafine Onyx Black Ink.

The Ribbon was then glued over the top of her dress to resemble the challenge picture and then mounted onto black cardstock.

The Glory of Modesty 40-206 stamp was then stamped again onto a piece of white card with black pigment ink , embossed and then the flowers coloured with Barn Door, Worn Lipstick and Wild Honey Tim Holtz distress inks, this was mounted onto a white card blank to form the background and then the fashion girl was added using dimensional foam pads to finish.

I hope this inspires you to play along too. Hugs