Monday, August 8, 2011

2011 Artisan Award blog hop Day 8

Welcome back everyone! you should just have come from Jenn Picard's AMAZING project of the day!
Let jump right into this next project..... The "MY DRESS" page. This page was of course inspired by the dress I made for my little girl which happens to be one of my 3-D projects I entered for the Artisan Award.
This dress design was actually not originally created for the contest. I had made a blessing dress for my 2 month old baby out of all white material using the scallop square die. Why did I use the scallop square die? Well.... I don't know how to use patterns very well, and honestly HATE using them. The scallop square allowed me to have strait lines without having to cut anything out on that crazy tissue paper stuff! So Anyway, While I was making that dress for my baby, my 4 year old kept asking when I was going to make hers..... and here it is:
The flowers Are made from the Springtime vintage material.they match the ones I put on the dress on the upper right hand shoulder. I cut them out on the circles die with the big shot. I sewed all of the circles back to back with another one so that when they bend and fold you can see pattern from all directions. I then took three different sized circles and gathered and bunched until it looked the way I wanted and took a needle and thread to sew the three together.
Of course I could NOT resist using the Springtime Vintage Designer Series paper to match the material.
This is my favorite shot of her in the dress.
I used the Big Shot to cut out the words MY DRESS from chipboard and decided to leave it raw. You can also see in this shot that I embossed a lined image from the Flower Fancy stamp set on the background, it seemed to flow well with the pattern of the material and paper.
Thanks for taking a peek at my project today. Summer Stone is the next stop on the Hop, she has the cutest projects so don't miss out!


  1. I know you haven't shared the dress yet, but I thought it was genius to make a page to match that beautiful dress. Your daughter is beautiful and this dress and page are both amazing!!!

  2. An Awesome page Heather! I love the colors, and Dress is INCREDIBLE. I can see why she wanted Mommy to make her one. So DO you have a pattern to make more, and are you willing to share? If so you know where to find me! ;)