Monday, 21 October 2013

Make A Wish


I've been playing at dressing up dolls today.  This one normally has a short dress but I wanted to collage a long dress for her.  The colour scheme for the card comes from A Mixed Media Colour Challenge:


I'm also entering it into Seize The Birthday challenge, with toppings:

To use the colors of FALL on your project!

It's not often that brown is the main colour on a card, particularly a female card, but I liked this background paper.  I softened it up with some Picket Fence Distress Stain and some chalk inks stencilled through some punchinella.  Made the long skirt from torn papers and made word blocks from a sentiment, drew round them with a .005 pen, added some Walnut Stain Distress Stickles and some Prima Marketing Got Flowers, with Liquid Pearls centres.  Here's a close-up:


I like how the Distress Stickles looks like tiny ink splats on the sentiment.  I put some on the bottom of her skirt but it looks like she took a short-cut over the fields.

15 comments:

  1. Cool! Love the dress - great idea for texture, colour and fun!

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  2. Shirley, I just LOVE how you ripped papers and gave her a long dress! CLEVER and so GORGEOUS! THX for playing with us @ A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  3. Very clever use of the colours and I love the way you have made her long dress with the torn papers.

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  4. Oh my goodness, Shirley ... what an amazing dress with all those torn edges ... so clever! Anita :)

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  5. Looks like someone is enjoying mixed media a lot and I am enjoying seeing ur creation, this is awesome especially the dress :)

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  6. Your doing a fabulous job with the Mixed Media. Love the colors they chose this week....you did an amazing job! I agree with everyone...love love that dress! Thanks for linking it up with us over at Seize the Birthday~

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  7. ...short cut over the fields...you're too funny Shirley!

    I love the look you have achieved. I'd say that you are acing this mixed media gig, especially so with the torn edged dress - definitely a bit of a 70's hippie feel!

    Stunning creation!

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  8. Just gorgeous! Love the dress! Great job!

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  9. Look at you getting all distressed and funky, Shirley! You do it well! Your torn paper-pieced long gown in fall colors is genius!! Hugs, Darnell

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  10. Wow Shirley! I love your project! Your girl looks fabulous! Such a pretty dress! Thanks so much for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

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  11. Lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with Seize the Birthday!

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  12. Love the torn strips on your ladies skirt!

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  13. What a beautiful card, love the dress!

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  14. Wow this just jumps out of the AMMCC gallery begging for a closer look! I LOVE the treatement you gave your brown BG. I also used brown BG and kept thinking that if I was braver I would try to soften it up but I wasn't sure what to use and if I would mess it up! Now I know!!! I adore how you made the dress long with strips of beautiful DP! Awesome card!!!

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