14 Apr 2011

Butterfly Dress.........

........ and combining 4 challenges!

I have been having such fun with my new Sewing Room Tim Holtz Die I just love " dressing up" the dress form, this one today I have combined onto a tag.

I embossed the body with a cuttlebug folder and inked with Distress Ink wild honey and tea dye  which toned down the colour a little, I attached the lace and the ribbon around the waist, both found after a rummage in my sewing box.
My tag is made using Adirondack Colour Wash which just happens to be the Grungy Monday Challenge at Studio L3, now I only own 1 colour wash which is the colour Stream, so I combined it with wild honey DI which I blended onto my tag first before spraying with the colour wash, the colours blended so well together. 
Simon Says Stamp and Show challenge this week is show some Distress, so my tag enables me to play along with them too, and over at Gingersnap Creations GC98 Spicy Supply Challenge is Mists , wow I get to play over there as well and I haven't had the opportunity for  too long to join in a Gingersnap Challenge so I was well chuffed to find my tag followed their criteria - I do love it when a plan comes together; LOL.

Stamps used on the tag were from Papillon Tim Holtz collection I stamped the large background in DI Tea Dye and the butterflies (under the flowers!) in Vintage Photo, flowers were made from brown paper cut with the Tattered Flowers Die using the very small one which were layered and crumpled, I cheated here as brown paper was my "spraying booth" so it was already covered in a mist of Ink, I really like the way they have turned out,  my butterflies were cut using the new Stampin' Up! Embosslits Dies which cut and emboss with a negative and positive image and inked with wild honey, tea dye and broken china.  They are so cute and so easy to use  I have lots cut in all colours because I couldn't stop playing, you might just see these a lot!! ROFL.
I have just realized the Sunday Stamper Challenge is Blue this week, so it would be rude not to join in there too, wow 4 challenges in one has never been done before - by me anyway!!

Thanks for looking

19 comments:

  1. Fab tag - I love the Sewing Room die too... loving your take on it... thanks for joining in with the Sunday sTamper... oh and the Grungy Monday too! x

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  2. Lovely tag, I think I need that die, too! Valerie

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  3. I'm loving the rich colours you've used here, just great! The Design Team are really pleased that you joined us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge this week - Thank you!

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  4. Hello and thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show! Your tag is lovely! LOVE the deep blues and teals against the yellow dress form and butterflies. Very striking! The lace on your dress form is darling! <3 Candy

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  5. Wonderful use of the die! This is great! Thanks for joining in the Gingersnaps Mists challenge,

    Lucy x

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  6. Terrific tag Maggie, such gorgeous colours. Have fun. Annette x

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  7. Wonderful tag. Your color blending worked really well!..Donna

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  8. I Love the tag Maggie and the dress form to all so lush (I hope you had a cigar in your mouth when you said "I love it when a plan comes together") lol

    Love Dawn xx

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  9. Wow! This is stunning Maggie! I have that dress form die, but haven't used it yet! You've inspired me! xxx

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  10. Fabulous tag. Love all the elements, and am now coveting the sewing die set !

    Marilyn

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  11. Hi, Maggie! Absolutely gorgeous tag! Love the background colors!! And your dressed up dress form is wonderful! :)

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  12. Thanks for all your lovely comments, I can't stop making these dresses it's like playing with paper dress up dolls - if any of you are old enough to remember them!!! ROFL

    :-)

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  13. Maggie .... this is just so beautiful wth so many elements to look at. Thank you for playing along with us at Gingersnaps Creations...

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  14. Oh, Maggie, this is wonderful! The Stream Color Wash and Wild Honey DI worked beautifully together-- I love the dreamy tones you created. The little dress is FABULOUS! I wish I had something like that to wear on a hot summer day. The butterflies are such a great way to embellish, and the tiny flowers are the perfect finishing touch. Brilliant work!

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  15. Perfect tag, lots of dimension and texture.

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  16. Fantastic combination, love this tag.

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  17. Absolutely beautiful ... I really love the color combination on your background ... and must go check out that dress ... so glad you got Misty with us at Gingersnap Creations.

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