Thursday, February 14, 2008

Inspired By Fashion

Today's ways to use it challenge over on SCS, was to make a card or altered item inspired by fashion. It made me think immediately of Faith, aka Markie's Mom. She told a funny story on her blog in the last couple of days about being a trend setter. That story made me think, am I?? The answer is a resounding NO!! I have what Stacy and Clinton on TLC's What Not To Wear would call, a tired soccer mom look, most of the time. I am usually a jeans and t-shirt/sweatshirt kind of a girl. When I do try to wear more trendy clothes, I feel overdressed and out of place. I do, however, like to dress up for dinner or events, but it is never in a dress! In fact, I only own three, and one is my wedding dress. I used to have a ton, but we had a house fire when I was 20, and all my prom-type dresses were lost!!! I do however, and I am not sure where they are now, have quite the collection of Bridesmaid dresses, but I can't remember if I sold them, or if my Dad is still storing them. I have been a bridesmaid 4or5 times, I can't remember now..............but anyway, back to the challenge!!!

I tried to find something on-line that inspired me, but all I could keep thinking about is wedding dresses, so that is what I went with!!! Back when I first got married I bought all of this yummy paper and embellishments to make my wedding album. I have yet to make the first page of it!!! I decided to use some of the neglected goodies I had bought for my scrapbook since it might be years before I get it done!!! I started with a Basic Black base of 5 1/4square, then a Very Vanilla mat. The paper I used is by K&Co. and isn't it yummy. The bottom paper is called Windsor Words Pearl Foil Paper and the top is Juliana Swirl Pearl Embossed Vellum. I attached the vellum using Bazil black tie pearl brads. Don't they look like the fancy buttons they give with tuxes??? I first tied the black organdy on and knotted it, then the vanilla organdy. I tied a bow with the black then the vanilla. I wrapped a piece of black organdy around the middle so they would look like they were tied together and then finished it off with a bow made out of silver cord. I didn't like how it looked, so I cut the loops of the cream bow, to give it more volume. If I had ordered the Always set, that heart would totally be on this, but it hasn't come yet, so I didn't stamp anything at all. Do you ever do that, get something in your head, and nothing else will do??? I hope it's not just me!!! The sentiment is a sticker by K&Co. too. I did put the vanilla layer on deminsionals, just to give it some more depth. Thanks for looking, and reading!!! Hope you have a fabulous day!!

stamps-none
paper-K&Co. DP, Basic Black, Very Vanilla
ink-none
tools-black wide organdy, vanilla narrow organdy, silver cord, sentiment sticker

10 comments:

  1. This is absolutely beautiful. I jut love the way you did this and the way it looks and the way you explained it tells me you are very talented. Thank you so much for making this and sharing it.
    Barbara

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  2. Oh wow!!! This is absolutely stunning!! I also get ideas in my head that must be obeyed!! LOL I've been struggling with this fashion challenge also!! I'm headed to your SCS gallery so I can fave this one!!!

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  3. This is soo elegant and beautiful! Love it--wow!

    (ps--I am the SAME way....sweatshirt and jeans kind of gal---I try sometimes to be what I am not but I am most comfortable when I am dressed to play with my kids!!!)

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  4. Oh my, this is so very elegant and gorgeous. Reminds me of Sharon Johnson's beauties.

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  5. Absolutely stunning Jessie! I am totally the same way when it comes to deciding only one specific thing will do...and I put off life until it arrives! BTW...I think it is absolutely perfect as it is right now!

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  6. oooo J...VERY elegant - this is a real classy card! bx

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  7. This is absolutely beautiful !!

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