Friday, October 16, 2009

It's Fabulous Friday!

Amber is making this Friday, well, Fabulous, with an awesome Inspiration Challenge

We can find inspiration for our cards and scrapbook pages just about everywhere if we train our eyes to see it! One of my favourite places to look is in clothing. With so many colours, designs, patterns and textures, inspiration is abundant! When I saw this gorgeous little dress by April Cornell, I knew the colours and rich patterns would make a beautiful backdrop to a card or layout so I went to work finding similar patterned in my papers.

Photo credits to April Cornell (

After pulling a few scraps out, I pieced together my background with similar proportions to the dress. Then I added in the sentiment and icon with a crisp, clean white, mimicking the bright petticoat under the dress!

So as you can see, we can find beautiful inspiration in even our fashion trends. My challenge to you is to create a layout or card inspired by the dress pictured above. I can't wait to see what you come up with!


Jess said...

Gorgeous inspiration piece Amber! Love how you used it to create that beautiful card!

Heather M. said...

love this idea!

and that card is so pretty!

Lorraine said...

Very nice! I am making a card today and this is the perfect jumping-off place! Thanks!

Lorraine said...

Just linking up my creation!

Wendance Designs said...

Awesome Challenge!!! Love the colours!

April Cornell said...

What a treat to see that one of my designs inspired you in this way. The fabric and patchwork on this girl's dress is used in several other women's clothing and accessory pieces in the fall line too and has been very popular. Thank you so much!

Anonymous said...

Love the colours... Great inspiration