Tuesday, 21 August 2012

No Rules!

The project I'm sharing today actually started life as a DT submission piece for Creative Expressions but I changed my mind about applying so now it's my Simon Says Stamp'n'Show 'No Rules' entry instead.
And you can't say I can't coz there's no rules..... remember.
It started out as a canvas but that went horribly wrong, so I ripped off the canvas and was left with a rather nice wood frame.
With a coat of gesso and some stamped dress pattern tissue paper the frame looked a million times better than the original disaster.
I was watching my friend Diane stream the other day and she had on her desk a very cool Tim Holtz dressform art piece, which prompted mine on this piece. I cut out and hand stamped about 50 of the dressform bodies from packing paper, I probably didn't need that many but I like the fullness it gave the shape.
To finish I added some of the Nestabilities flowers that I inked while they were still in the die to give the fab double colour effect, I hadn't tried inking b4 with my nesties.. mainly coz I didn't realise you could until recently.
See even someone who's been crafting as long as me, Is still learning on a daily basis!
And there you have it, Thanks for taking the time to visit me today, Have a great day x
Stay Inky
♥ HUGZ ♥
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23 comments:

craftimamma said...

This is FAB-U-LOUS Minxy! I love how the white contrasts so beautifully against the other two colours and that dress form is a brilliant idea. Love the gorgeous flowers with the fab Crealies leaves. In fact, I love every single millimetre of this and ............ if you're ever looking for a good home for it ........... I promise I'd cherish it forever, lol!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

Julia Smith said...

Looks fab Nicky, transformed! Love how the dress form turned out and those flowers are loverrrllyy x

Sheri said...

turned out awesome!

sandi said...

love the project. i am working on something similar right now but found some frames at the dollar store. seeing a finished project got me working again. thanks.

sandi said...

love the project. i am working on something similar right now with frames from the dollar store. seeing your finished project got me working again. thanks.

happyDiane said...

OH Nicky that came out so great!!

Von said...

Looks wonderful Nicky :) and good luck
Von ♥

france papillon said...

mmmmh another cute piece! love the inking on the flowers, and the dress form, and the background... yummy!

isisimaginings.com said...

Wow, that's gorgeous!! Love the dress form.

Paula Whittaker said...

wonderful piece...I love how things can transform...as they say say in art/craft...there are no mistakes just happy accidents!

anna christensen crafts said...

this is so cool! I love that dress form, I have to have a go at that. I am amazed that you 'decanvassed' a canvas! Just brilliant thinking in yer inking! Thanks for the inspiration

hazel said...

This turned out fabulous, I love the dress form and colour combination.
xxx Hazel.

butterfly said...

Really gorgeous... your tissue paper frame is inspired - and inspiring! Love the dress from, amazing texture and dimensionality - can't imagine how long that takes to put together! Brilliant!
Alison x

Candy C said...

Nicky..I love your piece! What a wonderful thing that you screwed up a canvas so that it could turn into this gorgeous piece! haha I love your frame, covered in the gesso and tissue paper. Your Tim Holtz dress form is amazing. I really love the white Nestabilities flowers. The are gorgeous against the tissue patterened frame. The die cut behind the dress form is brilliant! Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

Jingle said...

This is absolutely fabulous! I SO love it!

Netty said...

wow this is terrific, love it, x

craftytrog said...

It's gorgeous luvvy! Mmmm...looks vaguely familiar! Lol! xxx

sam21ski said...

Fabulous xxx

White rabbit said...

Nice to meet you! Really liked your work!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love that dress form!

Sandra said...

Wow! love this piece! The dress form looks great and the frame is amazing! Wonderful job! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

Anna-Karin said...

Such a fabulous project! Love your gorgeous frame and that wonderful dressform (that is one of my favourite dies). Just stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show!

Gio said...

It's so gorgeous, and that 3D dressform is simply amazing!