My Lovely Friends,

Tuesday 3 March 2015

Ladies Day

Hi guys, back again with our Paper Take Weekly challenge which this time is
Anything Goes -optional home made flowers,
were being sponsored by the Lovely The Ribbon Girls, yeah thank you Mary and Andrea,

It was my Birthday last month and with some of my money I saw this dress form in a local shop and it just had to fall into my basket!!!!!
As you know i love to do something different for a change,
there are a few pictures, so grab a brew first lol,

It started out brown as it's made of paper mache, so i painted the whole thing with white gesso first,
the bodice had quite a wide bottom, lol so i was stuck to what would look right, so after much humming and haring I came up with this,

If you look closely you will see I started off with some tissue paper strips onto which I had stamped a script stamp, I tore the strips up the applied to the bodice using mod podge, this was to give her a bodice effect as the dress form has quite a good shape on her top half and so she needed her modesty!!!!  when this was dry I made the over bodice by using the wet paper technique to fold, mould and shape the paper to fit, before gluing I added a strip of lace on the top,
I will go back to the hat later,

Again using the same technique i then made an under the bust part of the dress/ costume by roughly following the design of the dress form and down to just past her waist,

The inner dress is made up using two different designer papers shaped and layered with a little tulle in between too, over this I shaped and made  soft pleat effects for the skirt to go over the top, I added the smaller lace before gluing to the dress form and the larger lace  after it was attached to the rest of the dress form,
To finish the dress off I used a few different flower dies from my stash, made them up using some maja design papers then applied them where i thought they looked right, the flourish is by Cheery Lynn,

To  finish off the top of the dress form which looked a little bare I made a hat out of the same papers, using some circle dies and a strip of paper, I sort of made it up as I went along!!!! but I like the finished look,
again I used some more of the hand made flowers and cut a little bit off another of the flourishes to tie it all in,

I finished off the base with a rub on, which says yesterday, today, tomorrow,
I really enjoyed doing this and would love to do more!!!!!

Dress form - Indigo blue
Tissue paper
Bo Bunny - it is written text stamp
Papers - Till the end of Midnight from - scrap and craft
 45mm  Jessica white Guipure Lace - TRG
White droplet Venise Lace - TRG
Cheery Lynn flourish die
Kraft card stock
Maja design papers
Tulle - stash
Kaiser craft - rub ones - Miss Empire

Country View - anything goes
Dies R Us - Monochromatic
As you like it - Favourite project and why
Crafts galore - anything goes
Crafting from the heart - Anything goes
World wide ope challenge

Well I hope you've enjoyed your visit, and will join us in the challenge too,
Happy Crafting!!!
Hugs Liz xx


Darlene said...

WOW this is amazing Liz! And, just gorgeous! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MONOCHROMATIC’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

Vicki said...

Liz, this is magnificent! So creative with details and dies. I love it! Thanks for playing along with the Dies R Us March Monochromatic Challenge.

Marjorie said...

Wow! This is just stunning Liz.. I love the fabulous hat you have made to match her stunning dress!!!.. I think you would make a great dress designer!!
Marjorie xx

Sharon Caudle said...

ooooooo...I have been waiting and waiting for this!!! Totally and completely exquisite, Liz!!! My jaw literally hit the floor when I saw this!! Spectacular!!! I adore it!!

Donna Mosley said...

Oh my days Liz, this is a wonderful creation. LOVE IT!

Donna x

Debs said...

Totally awesome!!! Love this stunning project Liz - and would love a dress just like that for real :o)
Debs xx

Lady E said...

I have no words!! Liz this is absolutely stunning! I would love dress like this one :) Beautiful <3
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is beautiful Liz, you are clever!

Vicki x

Beth Brovold said...

Holly Smokers Liz...THIS IS FABULOUS!!! Wow girl you sure must have had FUN creating this STUNNER!!! The papers, lace...well everything...WOW!!..but most of all your creative vision...OUTSTANDING!!!! Still catching my breath!!
Take care,

Scrap World da Leo said...

Wonderful Project!! Thanks for joining us at 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Good Luck!
Eleonora DT

Annettes Hobby Rosettes said...

This is amazing.
Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge.
Annette DT Leader

Keen Crafter's Hand Made Goodies said...

Wow this s stunning thank you for entering the 2015 world wide open DT challenge
Michelle DT

Crafting Suzie's Creations said...

What a great project love it thank you for sharing at Meet at the Scrappers Corner Hugs Sue DT xx

Antoinette/Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wow, what an amazing gorgeous keepsake. Love all the details. Thank you for joining the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge. Big Texas Hugs, Antoinette {DT}

Gina's Cards said...

OMG this is absolutely stunning - you are one clever lady Liz! I absolutely adore it!
Gina xx

coops said...

oh wow this is fantastic liz.really love all your attention to detail, its so beautiful :D

xx coops xx

Zw@@n said...

Wow, this is stunning. I love the colours and the details! Thank you for playing along with us at As You Like It. Luv, Wilma

Tamie said...

Wow FACTOR!! This is a master piece. I love how you painted this and added the touches to create such an elegant dress and hat. So very inspirational. Thank-you for joining us at the CraftsGaloreEncore Anything Goes Challenge!

Tamie DT

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is fabulous Liz, I like your design,Thank you for entering the 2015 World Wide Open Design Team Challenge, Good Luck Kevin DT xx

Paper Profusion said...

Such a very clever and beautiful make Liz. This 'lady' would win best dressed at many a race event. Very well done on your win over at country view challenges. Nicola x