with the same stencil from yesterday.
She is so lovely; I only wish I still had a waist like this!
When I was young, I’d have one pair of shoes and one outfit which I would wear till it fell off. It would be my pride and joy. Sometimes Mum would let me borrow something of hers;
she was a snappy dresser! We didn’t have a lot of money, so I started sewing my own clothes. Spent hours going through the Butterick and Vogue patterns. And even more hours picking the fabric! Even had dreams of becoming a fashion designer, but that never materialised – if you’ll pardon the pun!
So here’s a stab at creating some beautiful fabrics
with Perfect Pearls.
These pieces are included in the stencil set, so lay out the girl and the handbag and shoes out on the back of the black glossy card,
run it through the embossing machine, and voila!
This is so elegant on glossy card, you could stop right there!
Dust with talcum powder before you begin.
Now lay the lady (the outy) over the embossed figure.
Attach her, using masking tape to cover up parts you don’t want exposed. If it were only that easy in real life!
I positioned the Ginkgo stencil to create a really cool top part to her dress. Wait and see…
Dab dab dab gently through the 2 stencils with Versamark and a make-up sponge.
When you remove the stencils, you will see the design.
How cool is that?!
Now for the colour.
Lightly apply Perfect pearls to the Versamark.
Buff gently with tissue or loo-roll.
Let’s add a little shimmer….
back on with the stencil.
Dab lightly over the whole area with a little Versamark
I like building up layers of the coloured powders.
Right. One more layer. You clearly don’t have to do this many!
I just wanted to see where it would go…
Pattern stencil down, but in a different place.
Girl down over the embossed shape.
Do the same thing again: a little Versamark,
remove the stencils,
add more colour – I went with Copper and Mandarin this time…
then I tried the whole thing again,
but masked off different parts of the dress, coloured the hat and added turquoise for the third layer.
you have to admit, these ladies polished up a treat!
Hope you did, too.
I challenge you to join me in a fashion drive!
No, I am not asking you you get togged up, but I am asking you to join in a Creative Design Game!
You need either this stencil:
or this stencil:
Then it’s up to you what you do.
Submit one masterpiece,
one beautiful Fashion statement.
Email a photo of your work,
or send it in to the office (for the Charity with Clarity Movement)
We will set up a Fashion catwalk the Sunday after next,
here on the blog.
Your beauties will get to strut their stuff!
Then we will pick a winner.
And the winner will receive a £50 gift voucher.
Now THAT’s got to be worth dressing up for!!!