Sunday, 19 September 2010

Crazy week and Lets Get Shabby Sept challenge.

Well it has been a crazy first full week of school and I was totally shattered come Friday. There are so many kids this year and many of them are just 4. I was planning on getting to the Lets get shabby challenge a bit earlier. when I saw the theme "Music" I had this idea of what I wanted but after several trips around I was unable to find a mini dress form to complete my idea. No problem I figured the Harrogate papercraft show was coming up and they had them last year. Well not this year. We scoured the whole show and could not find any for sale. Finally on Friday of this week I tried my last hope and found one. So here is what my idea was.

A close up of the skirt reveals the layers. Each individually folded and layered on.

I used some of the paper to trim the flowers too to tie it all together. The Picture is of Belle dressed in a "Belle" ballerina costume that was a bit too big for her at the time. It is one of my favourite pictures.
A side view of the dress.

I wanted to create a Ballerina dress and wanted the tutu to be made from layers of Music paper. I used 7 Gypsies papers and tore them in strips. I then layered each with torn strips of mesh and lace. I alternated light and dark patterns. the top of the dress is made from a fancy paper I found at a local store although I do not know the manufacturer. It is a really delicate flocked floral. the flowers and leaves are Prima. Some were trimmed and layered as needed. the charm is Karen Foster and the Ribbons and Lace are from my stash. The dress form is a wire form from Range. Well I hope I made it in time over at Lets Get Shabby. I had all good intentions of getting done early with this one but finding the materials proved to be my roadblock. Thanks for stopping in and hope you enjoy the remainder of your weekend. Angela


Bettina said...

wow, this is stunning!!!hugs bettina

Julie said...

wow this is divine i love it. thanks for playing along with us at shabby.

Kirsty said...

This is beautiful!

yumiko said...

I love your gorgeous mini dress!!!
Thank you for playing along with us at Shabby!!

Deb said...

W O W! This looks absolutely fabulous.

Chimene said...

Gorgeous creation!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing along with us!

zandra said...

great take on the challenge.
hugz, z

Poppet said...

Beautiful project Angela. What a special way to display the beautiful photo of Belle. This creation must have taken a lot of patience and concentration. The music paper running through adds a lot of extra interest to the project. :-) xx

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Love the music ruffles and colour scheme :)
..and beautiful little pic!
Well Done!

Jan x

Lynne said...

Stunning work Angela.

Hope all is well with you and yours must catch up soon.

L x

mandysea said...

Ooooh look at all those gorgeous ruffles! Love what you've created and thanks for playing along with Shabby

Regiane said...

Owww! It's fabulous!!

Christina Rogers said...

That project is adorable!!! I can sympathize with being far from home, I am an american living in Paris right now with my new french husband!!!