Friday, January 30, 2009

Dahling! You're a Little Overdressed!

Well, this was supposed to be a super quick and easy demo for a little event I'm participating in tomorrow. And it started out that way - really! But then (sigh), it grew. But it is kinda fun!
I stamped the dress from Hero Arts new "Glamorous" set twice with black ink - once on a panel of Prism Brilliant White cardstock and once on this fun floral paper from Scenic Route. I cut out the skirt and most of the bodice from the patterned paper and adhered them over top the stamped image on white cardstock. Because I didn't feel like cutting around all the ruffles at the top, I coloured them with a red pencil crayon instead. Then, just as I was about to colour the sash with my pencil crayon (and this is where it all started to get off track), I thought it would be even cuter if I cut tiny little slits on either side of the waistline and tied a tiny piece of ribbon through it. And it was cute!
Really, I was pretty pleased with myself at this point, but... the plain brown cardstock panel I was going to mount it on just wasn't dressed for the occasion. So I decided to run it through my Cuttlebug with the Perfectly Paisley embossing folder because, really, despite the bad rep I still feel strongly that paisley is always appropriate! Now, I should have stopped there for the purposes of my demo, but I was really starting to feel this project - know what I mean?
So I made a 5.5 " square red card for the base and added a little hand cut wave out of some coordinating Scenic Route paper to layer on top. I added my stamped panel and it was looking pretty good but... if a girl is going to get all dressed up, she really needs some accessories, right? I just happened to have some citrine rhinestones from Kaiser lying around, so I applied them along the curve and well, there you have it - completely overdressed for the occasion!
So now I need to go back to the drawing board for my demo but... it was fun while it lasted!

1 comment:

  1. I love your new outfit Cathy! Can I borrow it tonight? I love the bling!!!! You should take up fashion design! Adriana