Runway Inspired Challenge #91, Virginia’s View #18, Freshly Made Sketches #202, SSS Monday 31/8

Hello again!  I’m back with my second card from the weekend … rather more bold and graphic than the last … look …

RIC 91, VV 18, FMS 202, SSSM 31-8I sliced up some black and white card, put it together again over an adhesive covered piece of spare card, and trimmed it to size.  The banner is a die cut from SSS (now retired), also cut to size … in length and width.  I used some removable tape to take the little squares from the grid, coloured them randomly with Promarkers, adhered the grid to another strip of card and nestled the the squares cosily into their places.   A loosey goosey (Laura speak!) nest of thread was twirled behind the banner, which was then adhered across the black and white panel.  I stamped the sentiment (Annabelle Stamps, sadly now not operating), the panel was popped up on fun foam and I added a  black sequin and white dot over the nest.

My inspiration for this card came from …

Runway Inspired Challenge – Michael Kors … check out that cool, graphic ensemble below!  I picked out the black and white from the jacket, trousers and walls, my banner mimics the blouse, the thread nest is a nod to the handbag strap, and the sequin/dot combo reflects the belt buckle!

Virginia’s View – Geometric Patterns … both the panel and the banner.

Freshly Made Sketches – Sketch below… it’s fabulous!

SSS Monday – Trio of Colours …  mine were the aqua, lime and black … the black was so key to the design, I counted that as a colour rather than a neutral … hope that’s ok!

That’s it from me for now … time for bed … I’ll be back tomorrow with my final make of the weekend!  Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy!  Anita 🙂


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49 thoughts on “Runway Inspired Challenge #91, Virginia’s View #18, Freshly Made Sketches #202, SSS Monday 31/8

  1. Mac

    What a striking card. The take on the runway inspiration is so perfect and your attention to detail so clever and creative. Loving the layout, the colours and the clever banner. A wow card x

  2. TK Watson

    Just gotta love those bold geo background squares, and the little pops of bold color on the small geo squares! Wonderful…

  3. djkardkreations

    Oh, yeah, that’s a winner there, that’s what that is! You just keep on making me love you more with each card that you design and create, Anita! Huge hugs and mwahs! Miss you!! Darnell

  4. chriss58

    A clever and WOW card indeed! You really knocked it out of the park for the Runway inspired challenge, mon amie! The contrast of the crisp and colourful panel on the perfect proportion black and white is so striking! Beautiful and clean geometric shapes and the nest of your black twine is, well, perfect :)))
    Truly gorgeous and, of course, so we’ll executed! Love this card!

  5. BarbGhig

    Winner, Winner, Chicken Dinner…x4!!! I love this card, Anita! The clean B&W lines with the graphic squares are fabulous, and I love how you added the black loosey goosey nest with the sequin/dot combo! Really striking card!

  6. karrenj

    Wow! This made me stop dead in my tracks! Amazing graphic, bold and beautifully laid out card. So happy to see you at Freshly Made Sketches.

  7. susannev2014

    What a graphic beauty you created! It really takes my breath away! If I had a say it would be a winner in all those challenges! Can’t wait to see what else you came up with this weekend!

  8. Petra

    Oh, my, Anita is this GORGEOUS or what!!! WOW, this is just perfect in every way!!!! I had to click for the enlarged pic to enjoy all of the yumminess here!!!! I love that black sequin with the white pearl on the thread nest and that strip of little blocks is soooo pretty!!! Love the way how you have played with the B&W!!!! This is for sure a winner!!!!! LOVE it!!!
    Have a wonderful week and happy crafting!!!!

  9. born57

    Oh how I love the bold black and white with the little strip of colored tile across! Just beautiful Anita! How do you come up with these wonderful designs?

  10. alexandra s.m.

    I love your card Anita!
    So striking and so beautiful! Perfect for Virginia’s challenge too 😉
    Greetings from Chi-Town~

  11. serendipitydragonfly

    Such a clean and sharp card Anita. Love the strong graphic look of the card with the fab strip of colour.


    Karen xxx

  12. Geri G

    WOW! You ‘sliced’ up a WINNER here Anita! Ya think I love the graphicness (don’t think that is a real word?) of your design! Yes, you’re smiling right now, knowing that I am too!

    Your a natural with the “Loosey Goosey” style of creating! After folks see this card, I’m quite sure that “Loosey Goosey” will become THE next card style! CAS, CAG….step away from the spotlight, cuz here comes “Loosey Goosey” (aka LG) 🙂 🙂 🙂

  13. Lindsey Larsen

    I’ve been catching up on your lastest creations. Each and everyone has absolutely blown me away, but this one is a favorite. It’s a complete show stopper! I love it! But also loved the lovely watercolored wash on your feather card, and your Time Out Challenge cards. You amaze me!

  14. cmayne

    All the on-time people have expressed such marvelous accolades that I’m left rather speechless in what to more to say about your blocked and balanced delight. Yet again, your eye for design is in full focus….love this!


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