Monday, August 19, 2013

Text Mannequin

I have 'fixed' this card.  A tiny change, but I believe that it makes the card looked 'finished'.  
I have not uploaded the 'new' card to either challenge.
This week is off, to a crafty start {smile}.  It feels good to get time in my craft room.  I have craft deadlines, and so any free time, to create what I want to create, is time well spent.
I am playing along in two of my favorite paper challenges this week: the Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday.  The Shabby Tea Room (#180), has a beautiful inspiration photo, along with a few requirements: fabric, flowers, and use the colors in the photo.  Mojo Monday (#307), has a sketch.  Sounds like a match made in heaven, huh?

the Shabby Tea Room challenge #180
use these colors, fabric, and flowers

the Mojo Monday sketch #307

here is what I created:  (original)

'fixed' card (not an additional submission to either challenge)

I used bits and pieces from different companies, and brought them all together.  I started with juniper cardstock by CTMH.  The matt is crumb cake cardstock by Stampin' Up!.  The main pattern paper is Out and About by My Mind's Eye.  The triangle pattern pieces is Grace by Authentique.
I machine stitched the triangle pattern papers to the main panel.  I just love this little touch.  The inside edge was distressed with scissors.  I used a narrow piece of crumb cake cardstock and used a heart border punch to create the decorative edge.  I layered this decorative edge piece under the distressed edge of the triangles.  I cut two 3/4" strips of Life Stories pattern paper by My Mind's Eye.  I added a scrap piece of crochet trim for my third banner piece.  
I added two buttons tied with cream twine from Paper Trey Ink.  The top button is from the vintage button collection by Paper Trey Ink, in aqua mist.  The bottom button is from Amuse Studios in Bermuda.
I did not use a circle for my large shape.  I really didn't like the look of the circle.  So, I changed the shape to a mini top note shape.  I really liked this look better.  I used a tiny blue floral print from Life Stories collection.  
I stamped the sentiment in basic black classic ink by Stampin' Up!.  The stamp set, is from Paper Trey Ink, and is one of the Signature Series stamp sets.  The dress form.  This set is a treat.  I added a aqua mist button tied with cream twine, just below the sentiment.
I used the dress form die to cut the shape, from basic black cardstock.  I used the die, again to cut the body of the mannequin from text paper.  I used scissors to trim the shape, and adhered it to the black card stock.
I wanted to add some kind of trim to the dress form.  So, I did a random pleat with some Paper Studio crochet trim.  I machine stitched the crochet trim to the dress form, to help secure it.  
I used a thin, 1/4" pear pizzazz taffeta ribbon to create the rolled ribbon rose.  I adhered it to the dress form with my hot glue gun.
I printed a digital spool label, and used a 1" circle punch to cut the shape.  I sponged the edges with crumb cake classic ink.  That way, there wouldn't be a stark white space.  I tucked this spool label just behind the dress form.
I had an aqua blue paper blossom in my stash from a purchase I made almost 2 years ago.  I brushed picket fence distress paint on the petals.  While the paint was still wet, I dunked the painted blossom into my tub of dazzling diamond glitter.  I used my hot glue gun to adhere this sparkly paper blossom to the bottom of the dress form.

I hope you get a chance to play along with both of these fabulous paper craft challenge sites: the Shabby Tea Room and Mojo Monday. 


Angela said...

A Romantic vintage beauty, Sharon! The stitching and sewing elements adds such richness.

Glenda said...

Gorgeous card! Love the dress form! I saw your entry at The Shabby Tea Room!