Tuesday 22 July 2014

Colourful? Yes!

Warning - I may will ramble!! For starters my granddaughter is going to get a new bedroom - some  time soon! Last year she gave me a favourite dress that she had grown out of so I could try to copy it! Ha! Ha! My sewing skills were so rusty that the dress I made was, well, frankly, awful!!! I kept her little dress thinking I might make her something (what, I still don't know!!!- ideas gratefully received as long as it's got straight lines!!)
Now, here's the thing - I came across the dress while looking for something else - of course!! I had just seen a challenge that I quite fancied, so thought I'd make a tag using the colours but then - moving some more things around on the ongoing attempt to be more organised (stop sniggering at the back!) I came across a K and Co frame that had been tucked in behind something else, so that's what I've done!

It's a fairly simple affair. I used PA Fresco paints, Sky, Orchid and Autumn Fire along with Tim's doily stencil. To add a bit of texture I used crackle glaze on part of the frame and mixed some Sky fresco with Decoart media crackle paste to add some more doily stencilling. I stamped with Snowflake on a PA Squiggle Ink -Swirls and curls, around the edge of the aperture. The aperture itself was backed with some washi tape that I found in Sainsbury's. The little flowers stamped here and there were from an Artemio set and the centres finished with some distress stickles. The flower is using a technique that was shown to me at the WOYWW crop by Fiona - see her beauty here - except that I stamped a Stampendous flower onto some smooshy paper I had done using the chosen colours
THE dress!! She used to look so sweet in it!
All I had to do then was colour my own ribbon and add some little butterflies - used a punch into some scrap paper.

The flower was sprayed with Goosebumps and the centre had some sparkly stickles added. This version is two flowers stacked together 
If you would like  to see how I made this take a look here

I do hope my GD likes it - especially if I can come up with something to go along with it!

I'm going to enter in 
the Country View Challenge - 'Stencil it'
Our Creative Corner's Challenge which is 'include a flower and Hand Dyed ribbon' 

Thanks for looking, Chris


Juliz Design Post said...

A very effective finish to your frame. Your flower tutorial is lovely and clear with a beautiful flower to finish and I like your scattering of butterflies.
Julie x

Helen said...

how pretty!! bet your GD looked gorgeous in the dress, too.

Anonymous said...

It is exceptionally pretty.

Annie said...

Isn't it great to find items you had forgotten Chris. I have found loads of things as I try to have a tidy and clear out.

Your make is beautiful and I so love the colours. Wonderful textures and butterflies but my favourite is your amazing flower

TFS and best wishes
Annie x

Dianne said...

Hello Miss Chris this is gorgeous, your background is exquisite, love the stenciling and stamping, the frame is gorgeous, I looooooove your flower, I have to try this one for sure, thanks for this inspiration, have a wonderful week, ((( BIG HUGS )))..

Words and Pictures said...

Wow - how fantastic that hit of Autumn Fire looks against the pink - amazing! Love that beautiful flower - what a lovely way to preserve the memory of a favourite dress. I'm sure you'll come up with something equally brilliant to do with the dress itself! Thanks so much for playing along at Our Creative Corner.
Alison xx

Astrid Maclean said...

Chris I think what you have done here is so inventive and totally beautiful at the same time! Love the flower you created, so clever and the frame (with the ribbon) looks fabulous too! A great way to remember that lovely dress! I'm also sure that you will come up with something.... Thanks so much for adding this lovely creation to the challenge at Our Creative Corner!

Scrumplescrunch said...

Hello Chris,
It is gorgeous and I am sure your Gd will love it, not only because it is very pretty but more importantly that you made it.
The flower holds centre stage perfectly, and the stencil work adds wonderful interest to your Bg.
Thanks so much for joining us at CVC this month.

Laurart said...

This is gorgeous Chris! I love it! Thank you so much for joining us this month at Our Creative Corner xxx