Monday, July 25, 2011

Fabulous Gown



I was thrilled to see this set in Claire's last Waltzingmouse stamp release, as it took me back to grade school days when I used to play with my best friend playing paper dolls! We would design all kinds of outfits and entertain ourselves for hours! The photo may not show up too well, but I used a piece of tulle and gathered it slightly over the skirt portion. I adhered it with score tape under the bodice and also made a couple of lines of 2-way glue down the skirt area to hold the folds. The bodice was paper pieced. I flipped the sketch to accommodate this image and moved the placement of the sentiment. Hop on over to see what the talented WM design team cooked up for this week's Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge! I look forward to using this set for more "girly" creations! :-)

STAMPS: You're Lovely (Waltzingmouse Stamps), Small Phrases (Verve)
PAPER: 5th Avenue by Melissa Frances, Black, White
INK: Versafine Onyx Black, Baja Breeze
ACCESSORIES: Ribbon trim (? source), Tiny tag die by PTI, Tiny flower punch from the dollar bin at Michael's, Adhesive bling, Tulle, Large dotted EF.

18 comments:

Thanh Vo said...

Fabulous card, fabulous Wanda! ;)

Rosemary said...

wow... what a gorgeous card! i really need to get that "you're lovely" set now!

LeAnne said...

OMGoodness, I wish I could own every stamp that WM puts out----this is one of my FAVS!! And what great colors! I LOVE it!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wanda- this is stunning! Those colors are just terrific with this image~ Fabulous creation!

Debgem said...

Wow!! Just stunning - the dress looks amazing. I love your interpretation of the sketch!

maryr917 said...

this is beautiful wanda-love the image and how you dressed it up-I did the same thing when I was a little girl with paper dolls-thanks for stirring up a childhood memory

Helen said...

OOh Wanda, this is SO beautiful - I absolutely love what you've done with the dress - the paper pieced bodice and the gathered tulle gives it so much depth - very clever idea. Just gorgeous!!

Kelly S. said...

GORGEOUS, Wanda! I love the flowers and the fancy rhinestones with your perfectly paper-pieced gown! The colors and whole design are so sophisticated and elegant!

Angela said...

Wow, this is gorgeous! Love all your details; I'm glad you mentioned the tulle, because I hadn't noticed it...so clever! Love the bling and flowers too. This will be a keepsake for the recipient....

Gabi MeWi said...

Oh ,so beautiful...

Vickie Z said...

Love your paper pieced dress with the tulle overlay!!! Love how you interpreted the sketch....I'm still thinking!!! Congrats on your free set from WMS!!

Kerri said...

I LOVE IT!!! What a gorgeous image and the paper piecing looks fabulous! LOVE the color combo too! So many pretty details on this one, woman!

Peggy said...

Beautiful card Wanda! Love how you did the gown!

JD said...

Love this image...brings back wonderful memories of my paper doll days too...smile. You made a lovely card here...

Betty Wright said...

WOW! So gorgeous, Wanda! Love the elegant paper pieced dress! Beautiful card!

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous!!! I love that dress image!! So elegant! Great piecing and love the tulle!

Julia Aston said...

I love how you decorated the lovely dress on this Wanda! what great colors and pretty rose ribbon!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is lovely, Wanda! I adore that floral ribbon border and the colors you chose are so pretty! Great touch to use the tulle, too!!