Sunday 28 August 2011

Shabby Chic Dress Form

Woo challenge 3 for Fashionable Stamping and this time we would like you to use some ribbon or lace on your project. Now to me - that means shabby chic - so that is where I went.

I often use paint on the edges for this style but this time I went further and dry brushed the edges of the mounts with acrylic paint. I over stamped the pink mount with white paint and edged the blue mount with blue household paint.

The dress form was painted twice with Fresco paint and a layer of crackle glaze between them. I stamped a gold necklet on it. The best wishes mount has been dry brushed and the sentiment stamped with archival ink.

Don't you just love this dress form die - it is the most used of any of my equipment at the moment, I hope you are not getting fed up seeing it. A couple of people have said they think it is too big to use on a card but it is very versatile - this is an 8 x 8 ins card, but others I have made have been smaller and one was only 4 x 5 3/4 ins (see earlier posts).

Supplies used -
Papers from my scrap box.
Paint - white acrylic, blue household, Fresco Finish london night and snowflake.
Stamps - flourish by La Blanche, sentiment by Anna Griffin, necklet by Hampton Art.
Dies - TH sewing room.
White flower from Suzanne Klezcar and my own handmade rolled flowers.

luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Challenges to have fun with -
Crafts and Me - Lace
Bloggers Challenge - tic, tac, toe - lace, patterned paper, die cut
Speedy the cats friends - use lace
Creative Inspirations - 1 of 3 - mine is set 2 shabby chic, pearls and lace



Terry said...

Brenda, this is just as lovely as can be. The painting layers are just so pretty! Yes, love the dress form die! It is even wonderful as a shrinky! Have a great weekend!

DesignerDiva said...

Hi Brenda this is just gorgeous, love the vibrancy in the colours - stunning!
Hope your keeping well
Hugs Laurie x

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous project Brenda, I'm liking the idea of using acrylic paint around the edges of your dies. The dress form is fabulous and the crackle glaze works perfectly. Sue C x

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just stunning,love the dress,and the paint around the edges is just so effective,hugs cherylxxxxxxx

Margreet said...

Hi Brenda...I still cannot get enough of your dressform cards...I so love that die, but unfortunately it cannot go through the Grand Calibur...all details are wonderful!
xxx Margreet

Unknown said...

I love this Brenda, the shabby look and the flowers are just gorgeous xxx

Shirl said...

Thank you sweets for another beautiful masterpiece, timeless and elegant comes to mind when looking at it. You are sooo talented.

Hugs Shirley x x

Anonymous said...

Oh do I love the shabby chicness of your card.
Absolutely gorgeous.

Claire said...

Beautiful work Brenda, gorgeous background techniques and that dress form die is a must have.
Claire xx

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh wow Brenda--this is really lovely!!!! Just love the overstamping! And the flowers are fabulous! Great job!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge.

Mrs.B said...

This is stunnign Brenda, love the dress form die I haven't tried dry brushing with the acrylic paint - looks great.
Avril xx

Harriet Skelly said...

What a beautiful shabby chic card - and I do love that dress form die! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Fliss said...

A real stunner Brenda and I can never have too much of that die as I have it too and have even made an atc with it and I don't think it looks too big.
I love all your painty effects and the necklet idea and those flowers are gorgeous.
Hugs, Fliss xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Brenda, such a fantastic card, love the effect on the dressforn and the background. Fantastic color combination.

Netty said...

Beautiful card and love the design Brenda. Have a wonderful week, Annette x


Wow Brenda, another amazingly beautiful card - you've captured the shabby-chic look perfectly. Love the way you share all your techniques - you are an inspiration.
Hugs, Sylvia xxxx

Designing with Debbie said...

Very pretty card. I love all the elements. The lace is perfect. Thanks for playing along with us here at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week. Hope to see you again next week.

cheryl said...

hi hun also wanted to thank you for playing in our last challenge at creative inspirations,with this stunning entry bless your heart hun for your support hugs cherylxx

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Brenda this is awesome what a wonderful Shabby Chic card the detail, images and design look amazing I love this big time.
Lorraine x

Teresa said...

how georgous is your card, thank you for joining us at crafts and me this week.
Teresa x

Ink Art Designs said...

Hi Brenda.
There is so much inking and stamping in this ~ Love it! You look like you have had heaps of fun with this card... and it looks great!
Dot x

Junibears said...

Such pretty cards since I last looked Brenda. Thank you for your good wishes for Freddie. Hugs
June xx

Carol Hurlock said...

Oh my, this speaks to my feminie girly side. Who doesn't like some pretties gracing our lives. You did an awesome job with this. It is magnificent. I love it! Thank you for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Challenge this week. It is a pleasure to visit and see your work. We appreciate your support and hope you can play again next week. Good luck in the drawing.

Bear Hugs,

Berry said...

Just wonderful Brenda fabulous work hugs Rebekah xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wonderful vintage card! I really like what you did with the dress form. Thanks so much for playing with Speedy's Friends this week. :)

Yvonne Garner said...

Love your card, Brenda! The dress form die would be a go to image for me, too, if I had it. Love all the extra effort you put into this card with the paint. Glad to join you and the others on the DT at Fashionable Stamping. Take care. Best, Yvonne

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Brenda! Your items with the dressform are particularly fabulous and it is a much more versatile die than I thought when it first came out. You can always cut the stand part away, or use it on shrink. Would love to see this in the flesh,

Lucy x

Daisychain said...

A beautiful shabby chic card, love the colours you have used. Thank you for joining us at Creative Inspirations. Hugs Christine x

Cazro said...

Firstly many thanks for the many lovely comments you've left on my blog overtime. Secondly, I am thrilled to be a fellow teamie with you again, this time as a Fashionette. I love your card, your paint techniques are so interesting, think I'm going to have to look more into this way to add colour. A stunning card. Caz

Gerri Herbst said...

dear Brenda,
Just love this card, incredible work today!...your colors are amazing. That little dress form is too cute. Thanks so much for thinking about me. All is well just cleaning up still. take care, gerri

Inkypinkycraft said...

This is lovely, loving the flowers.It is so pretty, trace x

Marjie Kemper said...

This is stunning! Love your rich colors. I really had to look at the pink and the dress form for awhile to figure out if the dress form was on top of it or if the pink was the negative from it. VERY cool! And love your rolled flowers, too. A gorgeous piece!

Sue B said...

Hi Brenda Ooh this is gorgeous! Love those colours and all the details are perfect. Love all the flowers!
Hope you are having a nice week!
Hugs Sue xx

chris said...

Hi Brenda, wow this is great, love how you have used the acrylic paint, you are such a great designer, always know we are going to get something unique when we pop over here. love it.

Debbie said...

Gorgeous Card..So glad you joined us this week at Creative Inspirations


Gerri Herbst said...

So happy to look at this beautiful piece again! Thanks for your sweet words...take care, gerri