Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Dress-form For You

Hello!


You're going to be sick of seeing my Mother's Day 2015 Collection cards!  Here is yet another, and I had oh-so-much fun putting this one together.  It began with a gray doily die cut from a $1.00 Scrap Bag from my Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  Took me a while to poke out all the little pieces, and I decided to even keep some in there because my hand was getting tired.  :-)

I had the dress form panel in a drawer, which was from a friend. With a tiny bit of fancy lace and a paper flower around the waistline, it looked even more beautiful.


The die-cut spool was from another friend (she used cardboard), and a while back, I had painted it with Ranger's Crackle Paint in Picket Fence.  When it was dry, I used Distress inks to rub gorgeous 'vintage' color into the cracks and along the edges.  For this card, I dressed it up by winding actual vintage thread around it and tape on the back, then glue on some pearl-topped pins from the notions section of the sewing store.  As a final touch, I added a junk bow made from a snippet of seam binding, and some netting from my daughter's prom dress.  


What do you think of the larger font I'm using in this post? I'm just experimenting. My eyesight ain't what it used to be, and perhaps some of you may be feeling the same way. Thoughts?

Thank you for coming by today!



Stamps: sentiment - Elements of Style - Stampin' Up! Paper: Smoky Slate - Stampin' Up!; Vintage Cream - Papertrey Ink Ink: Basic Gray - SU; Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: netting, seam binding, lace snippets, vintage thread Accessories & Tools: Picket Fence Crackle Paint - Ranger; spool die cut, dressform panel - crafty friends :-) ; Marshmallow sequins - Pretty Pink Posh; pearl-topped pins - Dritz; circle punch, Large Paper Doily Sizzlit die - Stampin' Up!; white flower - iamroses.com

8 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Not sick at all! This is one awesome collection you've got going on here! Love this one with all its fantastically feminine detail. So cute! I'm playing catch up tonight and you've got lots to see. I love it when you stamp!

Samra Leshinski said...

WOOW! Colleen, first of all I can never get sick of looking at your gorgeous creations, no matter what occasion they are for!
Second of all, your card is breathtaking gorgeous!!!
And third of all I like the bigger font :) The smaller one was fine too, but I wouldn't mind if you decided to use bigger one from now on...
Have a wonderful day my dear!!!

Samra
Paper Talk with Samra

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING that dress form and the stick pins! And I appreciate the larger font ... getting older isn't what they promised me it would be!! LOL!! :)

Marisa said...

Such a fun card! Love the vintage aspect and the twine and needles on the spool is fabulous.

Tenia Nelson said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Four11Lady said...

Love this card.................EVERY THING about it and I, too, like the bigger font.

jasann said...

love you cards always and this one is fabulous, and like the larger font too!!! keep 'em coming!!!!! love them!!!!

Bonnie said...

Ooh, how pretty! I love the way you've dressed it up! That's an awesome dress form!

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