I LOVED this week’s inspiration photo! The colours were amazing, aqua, a slightly peachy pink, silver and a bit of brown which I didn’t really use much. I decided to recreate the dress and add some silver and pink accents.
There are so many details that are hard to see and so much prettier IRL. The rose on the top of the dress form is clay and from some broken jewellery my mom gave me. It had a flaw on it so I covered the petal edges in glitter. No way to see the super fine glitter in the photo. You may be able to see in the close up that I added the tiniest possible drops of Pearl Pen to the straps and neckline because to me the bodice looked beaded.
The belt ‘buckle’ has tiny flowers on it. The bodice has a vellum overlay to soften it and make it match better with the colour of the skirt with the tulle over it. The mannequin is covered in pretty tone-on-tone floral paper. The music stamped behind the mannequin has small areas which are embossed with silver glittered embossing powder which gives it a bit of vintage, distressed looking sparkle. I really wish you could see those things. They took me ages to add!
The ribbon medallion, which is mimics the one in the inspiration photo, is much pinker IRL and not so orange. More like a deeper version of the Paris postcard colour on the lower part of the card. I tried manipulating my photo every which way but it either made it worse or seriously and disastrously affected the other colours. I didn’t really use the brown much but there is a touch of it on the Paris postcard in the postmark which you can se below.
This gorgeous embellishment originally had a bright pink crystal dangling at the bottom which didn't suit at all so I swapped it out for a pearl bead. Ah, much better! Since I wasn’t hanging it from anywhere, I added a ribbon to the loop at the top. I love the subtle glitter they embedded in the epoxy when they made it.
Click on either photo to visit the challenge blog posts. One other fun detail. I should have taken an angle shot because you can’t see it but the mannequin is several layers thick. She is made of pretty thick coaster board, 4 layers, so she stands out quite a bit from the background. You can tell a bit by looking at her shadow. much larger than it would be if she was flat or popped up on foam dots.
I’m also entering this in the Simon Says Stamp Challenge to use Your Favourites because this music stamp is one of my favourites. I lost it for a while and was THRILLED to have found it! YEAH!
Stamps: music-SU!, flourish-PTI
Ink: Antique Linen, Encore silver
Paper: background dp-MME, roses-American Crafts, postcard-Cavalini, blush CS-SU!, coaster board-Ellen Hutson, silver paper, vellum-stash, aqua mist CS-PTI
Accessories: bird charm-Girl’s Paperie, medallion ribbon-American Crafts, white ribbon-May Arts, tulle-Michaels, pearls-Dollarama, rhinestones-TE, lace-Etsy, Tim Holtz mannequin dies, PTI label dies, SU! silver and iridescent ice EP, flower bouquet-Jesse James buttons, foam dots-Jody Morrow, pearl bead-stash, mini scalloped punch-EK Success, Pearl Pen, ribbon slide-stash, sheer white ribbon-stash, Glitter Ritz Warm Highlights