Sunday 5 March 2017

AAA Cards #85 - Oscar Red Carpet

Oooh such an amazing theme for AAA Cards new CAS challenge that starts today - Oscar Red Carpet.

All you need to do is find a red carpet outfit that you love - so easy there are so many totally gorgeous ones - and then create a CAS (clean and simple) card to show how it inspired you. The outfit can be male or female and from any year.

Here's my pick:

This dress would be so me, if I was famous that is, with all those purples and pinks. It looks totally stunning. And with all that wafting delicate chiffon fabric I knew it just had to be butterfly.

I chose the colours I could see in the dress, loving those little hints of yellow, and kept the body of the butterfly nice and dark to reflect the bodice of the dress.

A flourishy font sentiment and a trio of gems around it just about completed my card. But when I stood back and looked I couldn't resist adding a gem to each of the antennae too!

Stamps: HLS, Butterfly Birthday, Thinking of You
Inks: SU, elegant eggplant
Promarkers: lilac, cool grey 1, 4 & 5, mustard, antique pink
Embellishments: Mei Flower gems

I'm really excited about this theme and so looking forward to seeing how you're inspired and drooling over all those lovely outfits with you.  The rest of the AAA Cards DT have also made cards to help you on your way - here - and we have both Kylie from HLS, our sponsor, and Hazel from hazelspaperdesigns joining us for this challenge.

Thanks for dropping by today, your time is greatly appreciated.  And keep crafting!

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  1. Jane, fabulous card and use of the inspirational photo, love the colours combo. This butterfly is the best symbol for this gorgeous dress. And thank you for the great game theme, this is so much fun to see all DT members' creations and inspirational photos. - Sweet Kobylkin

  2. Oh Jane, I am swooning over this one. I couldn't wait to see what your inspiration was. Your choice of inspiration is GORGEOUS, and you have turned it into this fabulous card all while using HLS supplies. Brilliant! Thank you for accepting this idea as one of our challenges. I have LOVED going though the DT cards and seeing what everyone came up with. Very fun indeed!

  3. What a stunning gown to be inspired by Jane. All floaty and delicate, just like your butterfly and love how you've picked out the same elegant and subtle tones to colour the wings! Brilliant CAS design and ooozing with inspiration. x

  4. Ooo, so pretty, Jane. Lovely and perfectly CAS. Great take on the dress. This is a fun challenge. I hope that we have lots of players. :)

  5. Popped in to say I love your card. Beautiful colours and great CAS layout. Great inspiration and yes the wafting dress does represent the butterfly, creative card x

  6. Jane, once again, thank you SO MUCH for having me guest with you at AAA Cards this month! I have been totally blown away by all the amazing creativity that this Challenge has inspired. It was an enormously fun Challenge to be part of. I have been 'oohing and aahing' over every dress, and your choice has been no exception! This gown is perfectly dreamy, and a butterfly is the absolute perfect choice to emulate all that 'chiffony floatiness'. What a beautiful and inspiring CAS card!

  7. Oh I think this is gorgeous! I love the dress you picked and the butterfly on your card really captures the colours. Fab!

  8. Love it! This is a great take on the dress. CarolG

  9. Jane, such a stunning choice of dress and the card you made is a perfect take on it!
    You mirrored the effortlessness and colors of the dress in your butterfly in such a beautiful way! Wow!

    Greetings from Wiebke (KomMa-designed)

  10. Jane, this is lovely! The small image with the beautiful colours has such an impact on the card. CAS perfection!


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