24 August 2012

Fashion!

For my final Creative Expressions DT project with the glamorous Gala Event stamp set I had David Bowie's 'Fashion' in my head - I wonder if that was because of the fabulous closing ceremony from the Olympics? I am easily influenced! 
I covered a piece of card with dictionary paper (I buy cheap dictionaries from those really cheap book stores so I never feel guilty when I cut them up!). A word of caution when using dictionary paper - you are bound to chose a page which has a rude word on it! When finalising your layout it is worth just checking if there is a word or two that needs covering up so as not to, unintentionally, offend! I added Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the edges of my card to draw the eye in.
I found the word fashion and glued it to a little card before attaching beneath an Ornate Plate. The dress was stamped three times using Sepia Archival Ink onto a plain page in my dictionary. Details were highlighted by painting Antique Linen Distress Stain and adding Vintage Photo Distress Ink to the skirts. The dress was assembled with the bow from one stamped image, the rear skirts from another and the central dress image from the third. For the flower I glued more dictionary paper to card and used the small Studio 490 flower stamp to stamp three flowers. I assembled them to create a 3D flower and added a small Grungeboard swirl (inked with Vintage Photo Distress Ink) as foliage. Thank you, as always, for stopping by!
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10 comments:

inkypinkycraft said...

A great make, love the feel of it trace x

Helen said...

This is great!! Love the colour, and how you've used the dictionary page.

monique said...

Beautyful and i think the flower is very pretty

Redanne said...

A really stunning piece of work! Great tip about checking the words - I would never let a rude word appear on my work - ahem - well maybe once..... A x

Bev said...

Wow I love this, very elegant and the paper piecing really gives the figure shape. Truly lovely

butterfly said...

What a great card - the ornate plates are so cool. But it's your flower that takes the medal - bloomin' marvellous!!
Alison x

Ria Gall said...

Hi Gabrielle,
I love love love this, the dress looks stunning and anything done using dictionary papers always look real good.
Ria

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wow, your final DT project is amazing.

isisimaginings.com said...

Lovely!

sue law said...

Great idea to look for old dictionarys to cut up, and I love how you have positioned the ornate plate to Highlite the fashion definition.

Suex