Sunday, July 26, 2015

All "Dressed" Up

What a beautiful day it is here in southwest lower Michigan!
All sunny and pretty and "at this moment" a perfect temp!

I had a bit of fun with a sweet chipboard dress from
Crafty Secrets!
and guess what?
It is on clearance for only $1.50!!

I printed two different papers from the Crafty Secrets
"Birds and Blooms" digital papers collection.
Traced around the dress, cut them out
and adhered with modge podge.
I love, love this paper, and I used it for my last 4 projects
for Crafty Secrets...gorgeous I tell you, gorgeous!!

While the dress was  drying, my husband and I went to a pool party!
Some friends and co-worker of ours just put in a new
and gorgeous pool...gee, I want!
We didn't stay real long, but  long enough for
my modge podge to dry by the time we got home..LOL!

Once the dress was dry,
I sanded and inked all the edges

I added a bit of crochet trim from RRR around
the neckline, pocket and sleeves.

I fussy cut a little birdie on a branch
from Digital Birds &  Blossoms 4 page download,
then "perched" him on the pocket.
A bit of diamond Stickles was added to the blooms.

I added a tiny bow and an "awkward" gem.
I was drinking my morning coffee and dropped
a splash of it right where you see the gem...go figure!

I kept it rather simple as I did not want to cover up the beautiful scripture at the bottom of the dress
which says "Nature is the Art of God".

there is always, always great inspiration there.

Don't forget to visit the online Crafty Secrets store...
Lots of bargains there you won't want to miss!

See ya!!!  

Entering the following challenges:
The Alphabet Challenge .... "L" is for Lavender
Brown Sugar .... ATG
Word Art Wednesday .... ATG/Family Friendly


Darlene said...

OMG this is just ADORABLE Diane and in my favorite color! Tooooo darn cute! Great job!

Lisa said...

Oh wow, it's so absolutely gorgeous!! I love the pretty purple!! The lace is such a beautiful touch!! I adore this my friend!! So beautiful!! I hope you enjoy the beautiful weather!! It's a bit humid here but I'm determined to enjoy it anyway!! Have a great day :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, that is sooooo adorable! I saw a dress die I'm thinking about getting and I thought this was it for a minute. So cool that it's chipboard. Love the colors and papers you chose for it. Sweet!

cass said...

Very cute. Great card, Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week for our "Anything Goes" challenge

Anna said...

So cute... love it!
Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown sugar challenge!
Anna Dt

Ros Crawford said...

Oh Diane this is stunning!! How very cute and what a great job you did with that bargain chipboard! BTW we still have rain ....

Unknown said...

This is so pretty and so delicate. The pretty ribbon and lace are lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 193rd challenge.
Blessings and Hugs, Carole

wannabcre8tive said...

Diane, this is so adorable. Love the paper and colors.

Tammy said...

This is so cute Diane! I love that little dress and the added lace, gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Alphabet Challenge Blog!
Tammy x

Creations by Shirl said...

What a cute baby's outfit, love the added lace... Thanks for sharing it with us over at Brown Sugar Challenge!

Pat said...

Beautiful project, cute bird, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenge.

Pat xx