Sunday, 13 March 2011

On Form Again!

Dress form that is.. 
Yep i finally got some direction for this project that had been sat on my desk since wednesday.
Hels over @ Sunday Stamper picked 'Brown' as the theme for this week so i set to work adding lots more brown elements. 
I had already cut the denim form and added a brown birdcage skirt.
I had also covered a shadowbox with old dress pattern papers that became browner with the more layers that i added.
So next i set to work stamping some elements for the inside.
I used Tim's new haberdashery stamps, and coloured with distress inks and copic markers.
I made a makeshift cotton reel, and stuck a couple of fancy maya road pins in for a nice extra effect.
I also diecut some tattered florals in denim and lace and attached them together with a buttons and thread.
The lace was pink but i grunged it up with some brown ink.
{What a muppet i am, I've only just realized I totally forgot but the initial idea and theme for this piece was actually prompted by challenge 21 'Denim & Lace' over @ Let's get Shabby, but it's ok, I remembered just in time as there cut off date is the 20th phewww!}
And there you have it... So does anyone else have this die and love it as much as i do...
How are you using yours???
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I'll be back in the week with my Alter It Monthly challenge piece,
 I have my pro op assessment for my knee tomorrow.. Will finally find out when i get the dreaded but also hopefully helpful operation!!! Can't quite believe i've been off work over 6 months, and even more so that i've been stuck indoors for the best part of that time.
 so wish me luck!
Until then Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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25 comments:

Dolly Daydreams said...

Love your take on the brown theme and the denim is perfect with it. Marie

Hels Sheridan said...

corrr this is gorgeous Minxy... LOVE what you did with the die... I have that one on my wishlist (ever growing wishlist it is LOL) Thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper x

Sherry Edwards said...

What a fantastic piece of art Minxy, I love it - and want to copy it now - lol. That's such a brill die - I must get it ASAP!! Love the use of denim, I'm really into that too at the moment.

Hope your assessment all goes well xx

Gillian said...

Ooo Minxy how cool, love your sewing inspired shadow box, the dress form and bird cage skirt is just perfect:) Oh I want a VB and I want one now lol. Good luck with your appointment tomorrow, will be thinking about you.x

Netty said...

I do wish you luck Minxy for the hospital, am sure you will be so pleased to get it all over and done with.
Loving your make and like the way you have done the torso in denim. Annette x

Zoechaos said...

Would never think of the bird cage as a skirt cage very clever, fabulous piece. XOXO Zoe

Piddawinkle said...

beautiful work, I love the birdcage skirt, and 6 months off work, thank god you had this hobby to keep you going. Cross fingers for the op soon. :)

shirley said...

Love your shadow box!
Looks great in denim and lace.
I have the Tattered Florals die...have die cut a few, but ashamed to say I have not applied it to any project yet!Love your flowers.

sam21ski said...

Fab piece Nicky.

All the very best at the hospital tomorrow, heck 6 months, that's gone quick!!!

Kaz said...

Love , love , love it!! Those stamps are my fav and you have used them beautifully. Good luck with your appt tomorrow xx
kazx

Charli said...

Beautiful piece Minxy, really love the way you use the birdcage as a skirt!! The denim is awesome too.

The overall look with the old sewing patterns and themed stamps is great.

Can I just ask, where do you get your shadowboxes from??

Good luck with the hospital tomorrow.

Take care,
Charli x

craftytrog said...

Wow! It's fabulous Nicky! I'll be thinking of you tomorrow! xxx

Minxy said...

In answer to your question Charli I get my shadow boxes from the artistic stamper x

Caroline Hallett said...

HOW CLEVER is this using the birdcage as the skirt for the dress form - love it - great card x

Lori said...

Love this piece Minxy, looks fab! Love that bird cage as a skirt!

Tasha said...

Wow this is awesome Nicky, love the denim and the buttons. SO funky
love tasha xx

Cameron said...

This turned out great...I love that dress form! It looks fab in denim!

Angelnorth said...

Great piece, the bird cage makes a great "crinoline frame" on hte dress form!

Jingle said...

What a great piece!

Artyjen said...

I really love what you have done with the dress form :) I must put it on my shopping list!!
Hope the knee thing goes well...keep smiling
xoxo Sioux

Elaine said...

Love your dress - think I might need that and the bird cage.

Sam said...

Love what you have done with this piece! I now have both dies and the sewing stamp set, just need the time to do it!
Good luck with your knee. Hope you have more luck than I have had. Being messed about and my op for next week was cancelled and I only found out by chance! No date given yet only "possibly May"! Joy!

Maggie said...

Fabulous canvas love the dress form and all the details great idea to use paper patterns for background - I have loads in a box somewhere as I used to do lots of dressmaking - all I need now is that die it is on my neeeeed wish list!!

Toodles and Binks (Galaxy Girl from UK STampers) said...

That's beautiful ... I love the use of the bird cage

mandysea said...

Love the little cage around the dress to depict a framed petticoat!!