Thursday, 1 April 2010

More Paper Dresses

'Dainty Dresses' this time to be precise! Well that's the name of the theme set by Judith (aka Scrapdemon) over on her Flickr Art Paper Craft Group.

Judith sets a new paper challenge every month and this month it's to make "make TWO dresses - one with a Spring theme and the other with a Summer theme"

For my Spring dress I used some music score aptly called 'Now Is The Month of Maying'.  I coloured over it with some Scattered Straw Distress Ink and overlaid that with some tissue paper coloured with dampened yellow Brusho powder.  A silk ribbon and paper flower finishes the dress off.

My Summer dress has more of a vintage feel as the colours are very subtle and not bright and summery at all!  I used part of a copy of LS Lowry's painting called 'At The Seaside' - so there is the summer connection!  I couldn't bring myself to cover up the image so simply finished the dress with some lace and a button - and a little distress ink around the edges.

Here's the whole painting

"Now they said his works of art were dull
No room, all round the walls are full
But Lowry didn't care much anyway
They said he just paints cats and dogs
And matchstalk men in boots and clogs
And Lowry said that's just the way they'll stay"
(by Brian and Michael 1978)


Deborah said...

These are delightful, Sherry. I particularly like the Lowry one. Have you put the idea of a dress swap to Viv btw?

Mrs Moen said...

I love your summer dress, Sherry; I wouldn't mind wearing it myself if it was my size.-)

scrapdemon said...

Fantastic dresses - I love the Lowry one too! Makes me want to sing the song! You have certainly set a high standard for the rest of us on the group with thest to start us off.

Gez said...

OOoOoOH Sherry these are GORGEOUS. You definately have a talent for dress designing. They are PERFECT.
Thanks for sharing.xx

purplepaint said...

Oh I love your dresses! I just jumped in on this and finished my first one! These are so much fun to do! Marva

Piddawinkle said...

the lowry painting makes a stunning dress well done, something the fashion designers should look at, as it looks brill.