Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Whoo Hoo Wednesday - Victorian Style

Over at the Inspired By Stamping blog, Joanna Munster hosts a feature called Whoo Hoo Wednesday,  where each of the design team members showcases a project or tutorial.  It's my turn today, and I'd like to show you a larger-than-A2 Victorian card.


I began with a dressmakers form made from chipboard (thanks to my friend Carol for sending me a slew of them!), and painted it with white Crackle Paint.


When the paint was dry and crackled, I sponged on Walnut Stain Distress Ink with a soft, swirling motion, to get it in the cracks.


Time for a skirt.  Turn the dressmakers form upside down on a piece of patterned paper that is also upside down, and trace with a pencil.


After adhering the trimmed patterned paper skirt, it's time to glue on some pretty lace.  This is a remnant from my stash.


I added a bit of ivory braided trim to the waist (yes, it's quite high-waisted!) and then glued on a piece of a cheap pearl necklace.  I set an acrylic stamping block over the pearls to apply pressure until the glue set.


As a last minute idea, I sponged some white ink to the edges of the dressmakers form.  I also added some BEAUTIFUL little pink roses from the Inspired By Stamping store (link at end of post).


The patterned papers are retired Anna Griffin pieces, and gave such a Victorian flavor to this card.

See the crackle on the stand?


I stamped a portion of a sentiment from the Daisies set on this oval die cut, and gently shaded it with sage chalk ink.


This is a peek inside the card.


Thank you SO much for joining me here today!  Please be sure to visit the Inspired By Stamping blog every Wednesday --- you never know what you might see.  :o)  And don't forget they are having a big sale during the entire month of September!

On a personal note, I am entering this in the Moxie Fab Card Design Handbook Asymmetry Challenge.  Yes, again.  ;)



Dimensions: 4 7/8" x 6.25"
Stamps: Daisies, Big Treasures - Inspired By Stamping
Paper: Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla - SU; green flourish, cream floral - Anna Griffin
Ink: Antique Linen, Walnut Stain - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black, Sage chalk ink - Tsukineko; Whisper White craft - SU
Fibers: twine - Creative Impressions; ivory braid - Waverly; taupe lace
Other: pearl necklace; Big Shot; Oval, Fancy Tags Two dies - Spellbinders; dressform chipboard - Tim Holtz; Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Ranger; pearls; Mixed Color Small Flowers - Inspired By Stamping

27 comments:

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card, love that dress form and thwa way you showed your work! Lol, just like in school right?! Always show your work =)

Love, love, love the papers too! Simply gorgeous.

Kylie said...

WOW, Colleen! This is just stunning. Love it! xx

Ellen said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! The paper, the dress form, that lace (OMG) I love I all! Simply stunning!
Hugs
Ellen

Benzi said...

I love the lace on the dress form and that paper is just perfect and soooooo beautiful. Another beautiful creation, Colleen.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!!!! I love love love what you did to the dress form and loveeeeeeeeeee the pearls!!!!!

Jinny Newlin said...

What an absolutely GORGEOUS dress form, Col! Yum! LOVE those trims!

Heather Jensen said...

This is beautiful! I love the way you dresses the dress form. :)

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Gorgeous creation Colleen ! Love all the material & elements. Your tutorial is excellent too ! Have a great day, Shirleyx

Vasu said...

Its simply stunning, love the tutorial...thanks for sharing :)

Lisa said...

Beautiful vintage creation Colleen! I really really like the pretty fancy labels, might have to check into that LOL!

Marisa said...

You h ave turned into a seamstress, Colleen! Fabulous dress! Love the touch of pearls too. A delightfully vintage creation!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you altered the dress form!

Annette said...

wow this is so awesome...love that amazing lace and those added pearls...girl you are so creative...love it

Carole said...

Oh Colleen, how wonderful, I love what you created and that lace "stunning."

Thanks so much for visiting Colleen and for your lovely comments. Your words truly are heartfelt and I feel very grateful that they speak to you.
Carole xox

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. You do Victorian very well. I really enjoyed seeing all your photos on the process.

Hugs~

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

OMG this is so adorable, love the fabulous design and now I am so going to have to make some of these

Martha H. said...

WOWZA!
Just a gorgeous card, Colleen. Thank you so much for th tutorial.

Maria said...

Super super gorgeous inside and out! Love the dp, beautiful trims and accents! A perfect Victorian card...love it!!! Take care, hugs!

Donna Bowman said...

Awesome idea Colleen! Love her skirt and pearls!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Colleen! Love the embellished dress form! So elegant looking!

Victoria, in Sunny Tucson Arizona said...

Bowl me over! Colleen this one is superb! I love everything going on. I always love your cards anyway...but wow!
Hope you are having a great start to Fall, Victoria Lavender

PS I changed my website a bit, like the name. "It's always SUNNY in TUCSON". Maybe you'll walk through and tell what you think? da.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

wow! gorgeous!

hugs :)

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow-look at you with those chipboard dress form pieces. This looks amazing. I love the crackle paint-it looks so fabulous. You know years back this style dress was called an "Empire Waist" and it was one of my favorite. I always thought they made you look thin....lol How exquisite and just delightful.
Bear Hugs,
Carol

Deb Hickman said...

Fabulous tutorial and stunning card. Deb x

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to the Asymmetry Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Bonnie said...

What fun, Colleen! I love how you showed the steps to dressing the mannequin. So clever! Beautiful is the right word for this!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY, Col! This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!! LOVE that lace and I love how it matched the die cut perfectly! LOVE:)

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