Tuesday, 21 June 2011

Julie : Fabulous 50s frocks!

Hi again.

Today's project is for those of you who managed to get your hands on the Collections Elements chipboard dressforms before they ran straight out of the shop door!

If you didn't manage to get them this time, keep checking back for re-stocks or else have a browse around the other blank chipboard shapes in the same range.

Now let's move on to the pretty dresses!
I dressed my bare chipboard shapes in fancy 1950s frocks made from patterned paper and ribbon.
To do this I:
  • cut a curve on a scrap of paper - for the neckline;
  • stuck it to the chipboard with double sided tape;
  • flipped it over and trimmed around the top half of the chipboard dressform;
  • finally cutting diagonally to cut a wide skirt shape.
I added a big bow at the waist, a ribbon and crochet trimming and a gem necklace, before mounting the shape on to 3D foam pads:
The 'Birthday' part of my greeting was cut from the Collections Elements 'Tiny Alphabet' sheets, while the 'Happy' was a word I spotted in one of the Vintage Comics in stock at the moment, which I simply cut out and popped on the card!
Here's a colour variation of the same idea:

Personally I like to often leave blank chipboard blank and find that the kraft card base and lettering I used for these cards helped tie it all together:

If you've made anything with any of the Collections Elements shapes, do let us know. It's always good to see other people's take on the same product.

See you next time, when I think I'll share somehting I'm making with the paper range which landed brand new in the shop last week: Studio 2 Mers.

If you like something a bit unusual, something a bit paint-y, art-y, journall-y and unique then feast your eyes here ... where the colours and designs are sooooo very different to the norm! 

Happy crafting.



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