It's time for another fabulous Tour de Freaks blog hop. All projects this month are created with products from the Stampin' Up! Occasions Mini catalog.
I'm posting my creations early as I'm heading out for a workshop. Remember, the blog will officially begin the 20th of the month, so make sure you come back Saturday in the morning to see the entire hop.
More than likely you have just come from the oh very talented Gretchen Barron's blog. She does a fantastic job with all her projects.
This month, I've created something to focus on the awesome designer papers in the mini catalog. My first project is an Easter dress using the Shades of Spring paper. The large flowers in this paper series are so beautiful, to cover them up is not an option so I try to use them in a way that will best showcase their beauty.
Start by cutting a dress template from the paper, focusing on where you want your flowers on the dress. Additional flowers were cut, jazzed up with glitter and applied to the dress with a dimensional.
THANKS to everyone who enjoyed my Easter dress. I've had multiple request for the pattern. You can download your Free copy at Craftside.typepad.com.
Here's the back of the dress. I ran it through a texturz plate for a little added detail and sponged Saffron ink around the edges along with some Sahara Sand.
What do you think of my satin ribbon flower? I took an interest in ribbon flowers during the holidays. With a quick trip to the library, I checked out as many books as I could on the subject "Ribbon Art". This rose worked perfect for the back of the dress as you can not see it when looking at the front of the dress.
For the ruffle, (on the base), I used the new Scallop trim punch from the SAB catty and crimped it. Then there's a layer of pink tissue under that I just HAD to add. Maybe it's a Southern thing, LOL! It made it so much more girlie!
Hard to see here, but all those white circle surronding the yellow flower have crystal effects added to them.
Next up I have an Easter card. Again, the paper here is from the new Occasions Mini catalog (Sweet Pea Designer Paper). The top of the card uses the new Perfect Polka dot embossing folder. The ribbon is one of the several new Satin ribbons available in the catalog also.
If you're wondering about the ivory and grey swirls on my images, they were created with My Digital Studio. Just having some fun with the cool software.
I hope you've enjoyed my samples this month. Next on the hop is LeeAnn Greff. She's got some beautiful creations waiting for you. Hop on over to LeeAnn's blog by selecting the button just below.