Thursday, 19 March 2009


I love fashion, I love design and I love taking inspiration for the latest trends for my papercrafting projects.

For today's Inspiration and Themes Challenge over on In Love With Stamping I chose this picture from the current Boden catalogue. Oh yep, and I love Boden too! Such wonderful colours and fantastic design detail - always a great source of inspiration for stamping.... and a great way to use your credit card too ;)

I'm loving the grey and yellow combinations we're seeing so much this season so I chose the dress on the left for my inspiration.

I used Going Grey and So Saffron and aren't they just fabulous together!! The stamp set is Soft Summer in the new Mini catalogue, and I love it. I stamped the Polka Dot backgrounder with Grey ink on the So Saffron base layer, then coloured the image with Copic markers.

The sentiment is one of the Circle of Friendship stamps, with part of the side cut off. The white vertical strip is punched with the spiral punch.

Ok, that's it for me - I have some choc-chip ice cream and some Sex and The City episodes to kick back with, still love those gals (and New York....sigh!)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps - Soft Summer/Circle of Friendship/Polka Dot backgrounder
Ink - Going Grey
Cardstock - Whisper White/Going Grey/So Saffron
Other - Crafter's Tool Kit/circle punches/white brads/spiral punch/Copic markers/grey taffeta ribbon/yellow button


Sonia said...

Wow what a lovely fresh looking card, love your colour combo too :)
Hugs Sonia xx

Tonya said...

Very pretty!

Anne Jagger said...

Absolutely Stunning!!!!!!

KimB said...

HI Kate,

great card, the colours look great together and the spiral punch effect just works (I wouldn't have thought it but it does). I think clothing is a good source of inspiration - I've used colour combos from Alex's (Mr1) t-shirts a couple of times and it has always worked out.

Love Kim

Anesha said...

Wow, what a wonderful card, love the colours and the use of the punch. Good luck with your challenge site.

My Little Space said...

Love those dresses and love your card, those colours work so well together.


Kelley said...

ooh love this Kate- I keep meaning to try this color combo!!

Tina said...

Wow! This card belongs to be put in a frame. I love the colors you matched!

Hugs Tina

Lynda Moss said...

Love the card!

I am a huge Boden fan too! They are based right next to wear we used to live in the UK so we got loads of factory sales. These became far too popular and far too dangerous so now I just prefer to Internet Shop! They even send to us down here in Aus - yayyy!!!

Lynda x