I wanted to make this September 2010 dress special as this is a special month for me as I've just had my 50th birthday - there, I've said it (again)!!
So, this dress is all about me, me, me!!! LOL. After this posting, I promise there will be no more said about me reaching my half a century, getting old(er) or anything else relating to age - I'm sick of it, so expect you are too!
Back to the dress ...
The base is white cardstock which I coloured with Antique Linen Distress Ink, then rubber stamped a floral background onto (which is now completely hidden). The shape is loosely based on my wedding dress - it had huge puffed sleeves and was very voluminous (just the way I wanted it).
I searched through the family photo albums and found the only half decent photographs of yours truly suitable. The main image is of my wedding day (back in 1992). In the middle is when I was a bridesmaid, probably about 5 years of age. In the right hand corner is me as a baby. The other corner is a school photo and the little snippet poking out from behind the bridesmaid is me at my shy-est, probably about 3 years old. (I still feel like that most of the time, even now!)
I photocopied the photographs on plain copier paper and stuck them onto the dress (using glue stick). I inked around the edges with Antique Linen Distress Ink to make the whole thing a little more cohesive.
Once dry, I did a little random rubber stamping and highlighted some of the wax by brushing on a ittle Perfect Pearls (two colours, Perfect Gold and Heirloom Gold).
This gave a lovely aged, but slightly sparkling effect (just like me, aged but slightly sparkling - LOL!)
I'm pleased with how this one has turned out - I think it is special, so it's hanging on the inside of the wardrobe door for now on display. I actually managed to get all of the other dresses in the wardrobe together.
Nine dresses down, three to go, I think there will just about be enough room in there for them!
I'm off now to go and look at all the other dresses for this month - Margaret has a Mister Linky widget on her blog.
Thanks for looking x