Sunday, January 12, 2014

My Other Creations: Paris Dress

With this week's theme of "Anything Goes" for the Simon Says Monday Challenge, I thought why not go to Paris?  Mentally, that is.  So I made this piece with a Paris-bound dress:

I started with the dress, which I made by laying out a bunch of fabric scraps.  I even stamped some words on the fabric, such as "change."  I sewed the strips together then stamped the "fabric collage" with a Prima doll stamp.  The stamp was of a girl, but I cut off her head and arms (don't think I didn't feel barbaric and mean doing that, but this project was just about the dress)!

I attached the dress to a hanger and went to work on the background.  I found this divine 12 X 12 background page in Tim Holtz's French Industrial paper pack.  It has a lot of vintage images and I thought it was the perfect contrast to the dress.

Since it seemed like the guys would be staring in awe at this dress (either because they were scared of it or impressed), I made up a little sentiment/story about the dress and the girl who might own it and stamped it onto the paper.

All in all, I liked how the piece turned out and it just goes to show what you can do if the hard work (like finding great vintage paper) is already done for you!

Here are the supplies I used for this project from Simon Says Stamp:

With a theme as broad as "Anything Goes," I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Be sure to submit your fantastic creations to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog for your chance to win $50 to the Simon Says Stamp store!  Yay! 50dollar_voucher_600px