Monday, 11 October 2010

Dress Up - October

It's October and I'm still playing 'Dress Up' with Margaret over on her blog Alice and Camilla.  Only two months left then it's all over, how sad will that be!

I thought I'd design my dress this month with an Autumnal feel to it.

I started off with a black card base

Covered the front of it with silver self adhesive tape (the type electricans use I believe) and embossed it using one of the Ten Second Studio moulds.

I probably should have embossed the tape first and then stuck it onto the card, but forgot about that and embossed it once it was stuck down, so have a lightly embossed finish instead.

I then coloured the embossed dress with alcohol inks - Ginger, Terracotta, Raisin and Gold Mixative.

For the top of the dress, I used part of a necklace I bought in a Charity shop some time ago - I liked the little leaves!  I dabbed the alcohol ink applicator over the leaves roughly, so some have the same colour as the rest of the dress.

The chain is attached to the shoulders of the dress by copper coloured brads.

Here's a close up of what it looks like underneath

The vest part I coloured with some metallic rub on paste.

The weight of the leaves is a little too heavy for the card dress so I think I'll have to re-inforce it at the shoulders for better support.  

  I can just imagine doing a little shimmying dance in it and hearing all the  leaves move about - they make a lovely sound!  LOL

Thanks for looking - 10 down, 2 to go!


Meggymay said...

Another fantastic gown Sherry. Those leaves are amazing, super colour as well

Deborah said...

It's beautiful, Sherry. And very clever use of the charity shop jewellery. I've just bought a couple of cheap bits in Primark but no idea how I will use them yet.

Terry said...

Your dress is amazing! Love the closet also! Have a wonderful day!

Jan said...

Love the design and colour Sherry.... wouldn't mind a dress like that myself lol!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Your dress is gorgeous! The necklace trim is too cool! I also love the color...very fall-ish.
P.S. Thanks for stopping by my spot and leaving your sweet comments! So glad to "meet" you.

Createology said...

You have perfectly created the Autumn feel with this tiny dress and leaves collar. Happy week to you...

Gez said...

Wow! Sherry your dressing is amazing. Ooh, looks like you had sooo much fun. The leaves are perfect..xx

PetraB said...

An amazing dress, wouldn't mind having it in my wardrobe (lol)

Ana said...

Nice dresses.

Cindy Is Crafty said...

What an awesome dress! Bravo!

If you are interested we are doing an ornament swap on the flickr altered dominos group. 5 partners and 5 ornaments to make.

Electra said...

This is STUNNING! Love your tape idea, thanks for sharing how you've done this!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a lovely frock, Sherry! Love the colors and the incredible leaves.

Margaret said...

Totally stunning Sherry!! very clever use of the tape and alcohol inks, love the colour and texture!
Your leaf neckline is inspired! fab! Mx

Gini said...

Oh wow Sherry what a clever bit of recycling. I want to wear it, pretty please LOL!
So many fabulous techniques and shiny shiny!!!
It's shiny heaven :-)

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Another gorgeous dress for your collection Sherry!
Love the charity shop purchase, the leaves are a fabby touch to your Autumnal gown!

Jan x

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a lovely dress! And you already have your wardrobe finished, which is an added bonus. I love the necklace and neckline on this beauty. And using silver tape was brilliant. That stuff is SO fun to play with. Love everything about this dress.

~*~Patty S said...

Sherry your dress is gorgeous, Love that leaf deco for the neckline
Clever use of the tape too!
I am finally playing along as well

Sandy Ang said...

Can just imagine someone dancing in that dress and the leafy neckace fluttering away ! Great dress.

bad penny said...

Can I have one in my size please as I love it !