"Art is my vehicle through life; may we share the ride together." Ron Wickersham

Friday, June 27, 2008

Another round robin page and some paper dresses

Yesterday a friend and I got together all afternoon and evening to work on art projects.

Our local art group is doing a round robin book swap. Each of us made our own themed book and they are now traveling through the group. The above photos are of the page, front and back, I made for Christine whose theme is "My Favorite Animal." Needless to say, most of us are using our pets! I used a Karen Foster paper called "The Dog Bone Times" as the background for both sides, added dog and bone cardstock cutouts, and stamped some paw prints and my lab's name, Boomer. I was going to use a photo of him, but the cutout was a much better likeness (have you ever tried to take a photo of an all-black dog?). This was a quick and fun page.

I am also doing a "paper dress garland mingle" with an online group. We had to make three dresses to send to three people. The idea is to put the dresses together in a decorative garland.

I had purchased a chipboard die cut baby doll dress kit from Crafty Secrets at the recent scrapbook convention and used that as my pattern. Once I started these, it was hard to stop. I made four last night and will undoubtedly make more later.

The two above were made with Papertrey Ink coordinating patterned papers. The top pinafore is stamped along the hem with a lace edging stamp (Morningstar Stamps) and embossed in white. The bottom pinafore and dress are edged with a Martha Stewart lace punch.

The dress above was made with a double-sided paper (My Mind's Eye, Wild Asparagus) and real lace The tabs on the sides were punched with the SU word window punch and the tiny flowers on the hem were punched with a $! punch from Michael's.

I wanted to also make one from real fabric. The polka dot and stripe fabrics for the dress below were drapery samples I'd gotten a long time ago. (We have to have our stash, right?!) I cut the collar from cardstock, added white rickrack, a ribbon bow and a little teddy bear button in the pocket (left over from when I sewed for my little girls, who are now in their 20's and 30's!).


Dettao said...

These are soooo adorable. I want to make some. How big are they?

Jeri said...

Adorable - of course, I'd think so because I have the same pattern!

Linda Manning Findley said...

Wonderful little dresses ..... and embellished so well ...... Linda F

Vicki C said...

Oh Susan.. your dresses turned out just adorable!!!