I thought I'd better get on and make my dress for July seeing as we're over half way through the month already! A dress a month for the whole of this year is the challenge set by the very talented Margaret on her blog Alice and Camilla.
If you go and have a look at Margaret's blog you'll see I got the idea for my dress this month from hers (copy cat, copy cat - LOL). You can also see links for all the other participants' dresses.
To tone the colours down I painted over a white wash of acrylic and coloured with edges with some water soluble wax pastels.
I rubber stamped an image onto tissue paper with black ink and cut out the vintage lady sunbather. As the image was very dark I turned it over and stuck it onto the dress with some matte medium. You'll notice she caught the sun a bit!
The dress seemed a little bare at the top, so I made a little shell necklace to finish it off!
The rubber stamp I used is from Crafty Individuals (CI-119) and was one I was lucky enough to win in this year's One World One Heart event from Jan - you can read about it and see the entire stamp on her blog JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY. Thanks again Jan!
I'm off now to go and look at some of the other dresses so I can
copy be inspired for next month!
Thanks for looking xx