Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Spring Dressforms

A cheery hello from Dublin. I appreciate your visiting.

This was one of those cards where Plan A didn't work out at all, at all! So I'm very glad that several reconfigurations later I finally have a card to post...



I've used papers from Maja Design (Vintage Summer Basics) and all the stamping is on Ranger Speciality Stamping Paper. I had thought that I would give the dressform wings so that it was like a 'flying dressform' - but no way was this working out!

I cut dressform with Tim Holtz die and mounted on chipboard. Stamped it with Distress Inks using Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-226 'Wild Flowers'. Next stamped and embossed (Ranger Queen's Gold EP) Crafty Individuls stamp CI-357 'Springtime Robin' - I think this stamp is intended as a bookmark but I'm considering it a dress! I've coloured it in with DIs using a Tim Holtz waterbrush. The bird, butterflies and text on the dress are 'paper pieced' and raised on sticky pads.

I also stamped a large sheet with a colourful range of DIs using the CI-226 'Wild Flowers' stamp set and then diecut and punched into lots of butterflies. Then stamped and embossed clothing articles from Crafty Individuals stamp set CI-306 'French Corsets' and coloured them in using Tim Holtz water brush and DIs.

I bought the water brush from The Funkie Junkie Boutique and so wish to enter card to the Frilly and Funkie Sunday Share.

Gilded most edges with gilding wax and left them to dry overnight. All elements of the card are mounted with foam to add dimension. The two circular dies are by Cheery Lynn and Noor Design. I've also embossed the outer circle with a Cheery Lynn circular stitching plate.

That's It - hope you like! Enjoy the rest of your day.

Nicola x


I wish to enter card to the following challenges;
Crafty Individuals - Spring In Fashion
Country View Crafts - Butterflies
Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Sentimental ("Song of Spring")
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Love To Create - Punches and/or Dies
Dream Valley Challenges - Things With Wings
Sweet Stamping Challenge - Anything but Birthday

43 comments:

  1. This is gorgeous Nicola, so full of joy.
    wishing you a lovely day, Sam

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  2. Oh wow!!! Your card is fabulous Nicola! x

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  3. What a lush creation Nicola, lovely depth colours and textures.

    B x

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  4. Fabulous card Nicola! So many lovely details, gorgeous colours and great techniques, really lovely ! X

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  5. Gorgeous card Nicola - love it!!
    Hugs Ann xx

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  6. Hi Nicola, you do come up with the most fantastic designs! I love this, the butterflies with the bodice bodies/wings are just fabulous. A wonderful creation. Hugs, Anne xx

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  7. Oh Nicola! Another stunner! Your cards are such works of art!

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  8. What fabulous detail you have created her...with lots of techniques. I love the colour palette....makes me feel like Spring has Sprung. A beautiful day here today...hope its the same with you Nicola x

    CRafty Hugs

    Annie x

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  9. A stunning creation Nicola! I love the colors and all the gorgeous detailling. Beautiful design, so creative.
    Amelia x

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  10. Such a wonderful creation, there are so many details to see. Just a gorgeous piece of art. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this fortnight.

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  11. This is so detailed and wonderful! I wish you lots of luck in the challenges. I spotted it on the CVC challenge blog and thought the thumbnail looked great, but the real thing must be even better! x Julie Ann.

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  12. Love it absolutely gorgeous! I have the corset stamps here waiting to be mounted, the shame of it lol. Hope you are ok. Hugs Elizabeth xxx

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  13. Oh my goodness - what a delight! I'm glad I don't have to choose the 'winners' for April - impossible task! Well done Nicola! Jean x

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  14. What a fabulous array of colour here Nicola, it's lovely seeing your fantastic card at Country View Challenge and Crafty Individuals this month. Thanks for sharing it with us.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  15. This is amazing Nicola! Love how you've turned it round and made something which is really clever and unusual - has a real Oriental feeling in my eyes. Great work, hugs Jenny x

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  16. loving this paper profusion of elements and design, fab card, hugs Annette x

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  17. WOW, This is amazing, The colours & design..the elements are stunning.. what a treat to the eyes.. It's Gorgeous, Love everything about it... Hugs May x x x

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  18. This is so interesting, can't stop looking and see something different each time,
    Rosie x

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  19. so stunning nicola.fabulous rich and vibrant colours and i love all your details and fab touches of gold ;D

    xx coops xx

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  20. Hello my dear friend, I want to apologize if I can not comment on all your beautiful work, but I finally found a full-time job ^_^
    Will I be able to visit you on weekends only .. in Italy today is Labor Day and we are all at home^_^
    You have done a marvelous creation as always
    Have a wonderful day^_^
    Big hug,
    Sonia

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  21. A beautiful card, love all the different colours. Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley Challenge. Marlene DT

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  22. This is just gorgeous Nicola! I love the composition and the fluttery stuff!

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  23. Wow Nicola - this is wonderful! I love the way the butterflies seem to float and their corset bodies are amazing. Thanks for coming over to see me - I do appreciate your kind comments. Margie xx

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  24. What a joy of a card... I don't know what Plan A was, but I'm quite glad it didn't work out since this was the result! So much colour and life and movement; I love the dimension you've created with all your delicious stamped elements - it's really enchanting, Nicola!
    Alison x

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  25. Hi Nicola, you did a fabulous work on this card !!! It's so lovely with all these stamped and embossed small dresses and butterflies all around wow !! And so original once again !... Have a wonderful end of week, I'm going to discover your last creative works ! :)

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  26. So gorgeous card. I love butterflies and papers. Thanks for playing with us at Dream Valley challenge.
    Nathalie

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  27. Wow Nicola, this is amazing. So much fabulous design and detail to look at. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.
    Laine

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  28. Super project.

    Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin' this week.

    Susan

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  29. I so love all the colorful details you have combined so wonderfully! What a beautiful project with such a nice feel of Spring!

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  30. Gorgeous, so many details! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin'.

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  31. My favorite papers are those of Maja Design, and what a beautiful creation you've made with these DPs! Very orgiinal and very decorative!

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  32. Hi Nicola, Fabulous card and so much detail - love your take on the dress form and corsets on wings. Plan A couldn't have been better than this!
    Thanks for sharing with us at FSC
    Avril xx

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  33. A lovely card with lots of gorgeous details - Thank you so much for sharing with us at FSC..Esther xx

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  34. What a FUN and colorful piece! Fabulous design with the circle and all the colored dress elements around it! Grand make!

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  35. Hiya Nicola, this is stunning so love the colours you've used, beautiful, what I picture in my mind never ends up being my finished project, I also end up changing it LOL! Thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at FSC. XX

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  36. Love this lots and lots and LOTS! Thank you for joining in with the Country View Crafts Butterfly challenge! Gx

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  37. Hi Nicola - well done for making the top 5 on the Crafty Individuals Spring in Fashion challenge. Very well deserved. Love, Margie x

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  38. OMG Nicola! How did I miss this absolutely stunning creation! It's amazing with such gorgeous detail and texture. Love it!
    Thanks so much for joining in with our FSC sentimental challenge.
    Fliss xx

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  39. Congrats on your Top 3 at CVC Nicola, so well deserved.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  40. This is just gorgeous, I so love your work.

    Moira xxx

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  41. WOW,What a fabuouls creation.
    love the flying corsetts and umbrellas,is so a amazing idea,love the colors and all details to,love it to much your work,very inspiradet me.

    Greetings Jeannette

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x