Wednesday, February 27, 2013

WM Monday Morning Red Carpet Challenge

All about the detailing: (L-R) Zoe Saldana in Alexis Mabille Couture, Olivia Munn in Marchesa and Kerry Washington in Miu Miu all opted for dresses with embellished bustsDid you see the new challenge Claire posted over on the Waltzingmouse Makes Blog?  It's a Monday Morning Red Carpet Challenge!  I didn't watch the Oscars - I'm usually in my scrap room winding down after dinner has been eaten and the dishes washed and put away.  If you did you saw all the gorgeous actresses walking down the red carpet in their designer gowns.  The challenge is to choose one of the dresses and use it as inspiration for a project.    One random winner will receive the You're Lovely stamp set.   You can get all the details as well as a link to a site with lots and lots of Oscar photos here.

Here's the inspiration photo I chose - it's Olivia Munn in a Marchesa  gown.   I love the flowing red satin bottom that is wrapped almost like a sarong,  and the fancy gold embroidered bodice.  I tried to replicate the gold embroidery with gold embossing and trims.  Had to use a red satin ribbon and of course a sprinkle of gems never hurts!   Of course with all these elegant embellishments I chose a fancy script sentiment to match.  I simply stamped it on cream paper and fussy cut it.  

It should be interesting to see the dresses and matching designs get linked up! 

Jeanne


Supplies Used:  Finished Size 6.25 x 4.5"
Stamps:  Waltzingmouse Florentine Frippery, Big Day Additions
Card Stock Papertrey Ink Pure Poppy, Vintage Cream, Graffix Gold Foil Board
Die Cuts:  Spellbinder Labels 24, Cheery Lynn French Pastry
Ribbon:  7/8" Red Satin His & Hers (Hobby Lobby)
Gold Embossing Powder ZING!
Ink:  Versafine Onyx Black
Gems:  Recollections (Michael's)

16 comments:

~Tammy~ said...

Holy Cow Stunning! You just knocked my socks off! Wow Jeanne! You never stop amazing me!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow - this is drop dead gorgeous!!! You really have caught the essence of the dress! Wonderful!

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, my! This is scrumptious and so packed to the brim with elegance, Jeanne! Stunning!

Amy Kolling said...

Wow wow wow Jeanne!!!! Seriously this is a definite show stopper!!! That red is all that and more!!! Love love!!!! Perfect gold accents too!!

suezie said...

WOW! Your card is swish! Totally red carpet glamour and style - absolutely love the gold doily too.

Cathy Weber said...

Unbelievably pretty Jeanne...looks so much like Olivia dress...love that gold embossing against the red. I don't know how you think these things up, so perfect for the challenge!

Kara said...

woah!! this is certainly red carpet worthy!

Claire Brennan said...

Jeanne, how cool is this?? I knew right from the thumbnail that this was that gorgeous marchesa dress!!!! Perfectly interpreted onto a card!! stunning! Hugs to you missy!

Wida said...

uhhh. WOW! the card is gorgeous and what a cool idea! off to see it! working on a card with the jars. (I will post why in a bit on the ol' blog. you ladies make it look so easy. I am still in the design phase. trying to put a wida spin on the set...stay tuned

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne this is gorgeous, you represented Olivia Munn's dress perfectly. it could have been made for her!

Joyce said...

wow-wow-wow--this card is totally Oscar-worthy. If there were an Oscar for glamorous and elegant cards, this red and gold beauty would surely win.

Craftilicious said...

Wow - she could have worn your card on the red carpet! Total stunner!

Sharron said...

WOW--look at your elegant beauty! It's STUNNING!! The gold, bling & satin bow--couldn't be any more perfect!!!

-Aneta- said...

WoW your card is AMAZING :) so elegant and chic!!! Love it !

Cassie_lu said...

a very elegant card indeed. it's funny what I was looking for this (or a very similar dress) for my card but couldn't find after the first time. Your card is a fabby interpretation of it though. Stunning indeed.

Kim Heggins said...

Beautiful card Jeanne, your card is just as classy and elegant as that dress.