Monday, 19 March 2012

Fashionista goes Green!


Welcome!

I’m so glad that you came and visit! Everything is green today, and I’m so glad, because it is my favourite colour! Green in all shades and hues, I just love them all. The first leaves of the new season, the beauty of an emerald, the fresh green of a lime, the translucent green of a peridot….

At ArtwithNoBoundaries the theme is still Fashionista, but it is Fashionista with a Twist, because not only was the challenge extended, the colour Green was added to the challenge. You must still use something from your sewing stash (a button, a bow, a bead, some fabric, some thread, the choice is yours) and interpret the theme the way you see it. And remember, you must add some green, or go all-out green, like I did. I hope you will come and join us, this is such a fun challenge. It's not often that one creates cards from your sewing basket!

Fashionista to me is somebody who understands fashion, knows what it is about, but also has her/his own style, someone who can take a high Fashion item and combine it with a classic and make fashion, make a statement.

It is also somebody who creates fashion, who gets inspiration and creates fabulous garments or accessories. 

My creation today speaks of this inspirational process, of that which inspires. In a way it is a card about me, a free spirit who draws inspiration from around me, from nature.  Green is also a symbol of life and growth. 

There is more about it. All of us can get inspired, but the real Fashionista translates that inspiration into a garment, and for that you will have to come back next week...

Here is my card for Fashionista with a Twist of Green:

I have used the playful Arabesque from CSDesigns to dance on the front of my card. The sentiment is also from CSDesigns. There are some more of these dancing beauties here and here

Here is a close-up of the flowers:

Some more flowers at her feet:

 

The sentiment up close:

The tutorial of how I made the background and flowers and how I coloured Arabesque and the sentiment can be found here.

Green is also the colour that one associates with Ireland and St. Patrick’s Day, so even though I don’t really celebrate St. Patrick’s Day, here’s a wish to you:
may the luck of the irish shine

Hope you enjoyed your visit and will come again!

4 comments:

Ellis said...

Wonderful card, love all the green you used! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Sharon said...

Wow Rene this is fantastic!!! I love the tulle, ribbon & little flowers!! Just perfect all in green!!

That Girl said...

Wow, this is such a unique and spectacular card! :) Makes me smile.

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MezzoKat said...

This is such a great card!