Thursday, November 11, 2010

Haute Couture

I've recently found Gingersnap Creations and The Shabby Tearoom challenge blogs.  A couple of my on line friends have inspired me to stretch my wings and add to my style repertoire. These 2 sites are populated by a lot of very talented people, so I'm finding even more inspiration.
I'm very excited about this project. It is very different for me. A few details: I broke out my foam brush, Mod Podge, and paper mache dress form. I mixed up some homemade glimmer mist(Iridescent Medium, dye reinker, and water), sprayed a white paper towel, let it dry while I was tearing up papers and and mod podging them to the dress form. Some of the blank spaces that were left I filled in with pieces of the paper towel. It turned out looking kind of like net. After the paper towel was very dry, I punched out 3 lg. flowers and 3 small flowers, peeled the paper towel apart, did some inking on the bottom part of the petals, glued the flat pearl to the small petals with Tombow glue, scrunched and attached the lg. petals and scrunched some more. Then, I stamped some words around and a small flower, attached the lace, pearls, sm. hanger brad, pins and scissors. That's pretty much the highlights. I was sticky, inky, and had stuff strewn all over the place, but this was a fun endeavor.
The longer I've looked at her this afternoon, I've decided she's pretty enough to have a name--Victoria.

















3 Challenges:


Supplies: Paper Mache dress form, Papers: Memory Works, DCWV, paper towel, Stamps: Invoke Arts, Just For Fun Stamps,Ink: Stampin Up-Rich Razzleberry, Elegant Eggplant re-inker, Iridescent Medium, Mod Podge, Sharpie Poster Paint Marker-silver, Stampin Up-Pretties Kit, Stampin Up-Fancy Flower Punch, EK Success med. flower punch, Eyelet Outlet-hanger brad, corsage pins, sm. scissors unknown, Prima-Swirly Pearls, Lace-Offray, Tombow glue.

Thanks for viewing,
Beverly G ♥

11 comments:

Mod Podge Amy said...

That's so pretty! I luv!

Debbie said...

Oh my, Beverly, your 'Victoria' creation is absolutely amazing! All that work ... you've created a masterpiece! WOW!! Thank you so much for joining us this week in the Tea Room and we look forward to another fab creation from you for next week's new challenge too :)

Sandy Ang said...

Definitely high fasion !!

Pattie said...

Wow - this is a beautiful lavender and lace creation! Thanks for joining us in the Tea Room this week!

One4Joy said...

so many wonderful details, Beverly. I adore your creation and it reminds me that I have one of these forms I've never altered...you have inspired me with Victoria...love all the details. You sure can 'play' with the big girls!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Totally awesome Beverly!!! So pretty and extremely cool. You really are branching out. Congrats on getting an Honorable Mention over at the Shabby Tea Room!!!!

Netty said...

Oh wow Beverly its sensational, huge round of applause to you.
Also congratulations on your Gingersnaps Arches win....how brilliant is that....terrific.
Annette x

SmilynStef said...

Definitely high fashion fabulousness ... thanks for joining our fashion fun at Gingersnap Creations.

Monika Reeck said...

ooh Woow you did very great Beverly...woow Love this much...soo adorable...hugs

jo said...

Victoria is beautiful!!!

stampdiva said...

You have done a great job and glad you named her!!
recently worked with a torso myself which I turned into a mannequin jewellery stand. They are lots of fun, aren't they?
Lynne M