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Wednesday, 24 February 2010

Getting Messy with February's Dress!


Here's the dress I've created for the Dress Up 2010 challenge - for February, and as I got messy in the process I've also linked it to this week's challenge on Tuesday's Taggers which is getting messy! 

I started off with a card dress shape and slapped on top of it some Rigid Wrap Plaster Cloth - which I needed to wet then mould into shape to create some folds in the skirt.  I coloured it with some Starburst Stains (the colour is called Sweet Violet Purple Teal) As the bottle had a sponge applicator I wasn't able to get into all the grooves so the dress became two toned.  The other colour being white. I also sprayed on Glimmer Mist (Pashmina and Marshmallow) I edged the neckline with some of Ranger's Liquid Pearls (Lavender Lace colour) and finished it off with a ribbon sash around the waist and two tiny heart shaped buttons (well it is February's dress for Valentines - albeit a little late!).

Just to prove I did get messy here's a couple of pictures. 



About the pictures, in reality my hands are beautifully slender and both the same size (well, they're the same size anyway!!).  I've no idea why the second photo has appeared that way up as it was saved to my computer the right way up!  Maybe that large hand was at work behind my back - LOL.

Ooops, I forgot to mention that this week's Tuesday's Taggers challenge is being sponsered by The Craft Barn and a £15 voucher is up for grabs for one lucky randomly picked winner who enters this weeks challenge and puts a link to The Craft Barn in their post.  There, I've said it now!



31 comments:

ScrappySuzanne said...

Would love a dress just like that...! Beautiful. Thank you for joining in with TT this week. Suzanne

Sally H said...

Great mess and sensational dress! Thanks for sharing with us at TT this week!

Zoechaos said...

Oh WOW fantastic make, not come across this idea before and love the rigid wrap plaster cloth methinks a new medium to get messy with! LOL Thank you for gettin' messy with us at TT this week.

Nicks said...

do you know.. I must have the same make of camera as you cos I am actually a size 8 in real life...

Live the dress, looks a fab product to use!

Gez said...

OoOh this is beautiful Sherry. :) Clever idea to use the Liquid Pearls on the neckline.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your dress is beautiful, the texture, color and design are just perfect!
oxo

Carolands said...

Absolutely fab, what a lovely project - love colours :)

Carol x

Debs said...

Hi Sherry, love your technique for creating this fabulous dress. I can't wait to get plastered and have a go!

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Sherry, this is so great. I love the wee buttons and other little details.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I love that this dress is so dimensional. The pleats, the plaster cloth, the lovely tone on tone colors all add up to a WOWSER. This is one gorgeous dress.

Melinda Cornish said...

wow! what a great idea to use the plaster...everyone gets so creative, it is fun to see...such a pretty dress it turned out to be, I love it.....melinda

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

What a Wonderful Gorgeous textured dress, must have been fun getting messy too! :)

bad penny said...

gorgeous colour ! I really like the texture & how you created this pretty dress

Jenxo said...

This is marvellous, what great stuff to play with...i really love your little dress...jenxo

Teri said...

Fabulous project hun - bet you got lovely and messy!
Thanks for sharing at Tuesday Taggers this week, hope to see you next time too.
Hugs,
Teri xx

Jill said...

Oh wow you got messy alright!! Love the dress. Thanks for joining in TT this week. Jill

Michelle said...

Wonderful work Sherry, a perfect entry and really different. Thanks for getting messy with TT this week.
x Michelle

Margaret said...

I love everything about your dress Sherry! amazing texture and colour you've achieved, totally inspiring! I've seen a similar modelling product over here which is used for making masks. Margaret

Annar said...

Gorgeous dress !!!

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us for the messy challenge at TT this week! Paula

whatspeaks2myheart said...

Love this! Thanks for joining us for the messy challenge at TT this week! Paula

Oxana said...

Very beautiful dress!!!

PatR said...

Gorgeous dress, love the colour. Thanks for oining TT this week
Pat xx

Avril Ann said...

Sherry this is beautiful, and my favourite colour too, many thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week. Hugs Avril xxx

xxNikkixx said...

Wow Sherry this is amazing...thanks for joining us at Tuesday Taggers this week...hugs Nikki xx

kliaksa said...

I love the dress and thank you very much for sharing the pictures of the process!

Sheng said...

Oh this is such a cute card. Love how you showed your dirty hands. Thanks for joining us at TT this week.

Electra said...

What a lot of thought you put into this dress-it's delightful!

romantic said...

Your dress is beautiful,very like texture.

Carol Q said...

this is fab - so effective and just the kind of messy I like!

Gini said...

Oh Sherry, what a brilliant dress and such a different way to make it, absolutely fabulous daaarling!

It looks like edible sugarcraft and its raspberry flavour!

Your friend
The Ginius
xx

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