Saturday, January 14, 2012

Butterflies in my Stomach.




Carts used:
Nifty Fifties,French Manor,Flower Shop,Fancy Frames
Paper K&Co.,Poster Board
K&Co Nature Die cut
Krinkle Ribbon from Corissa on Etsy(thanks Sheila from Shesasassylady, I love this stuff)
 



Cut dress form from Nifty Fifties on a 12x24 mat sizing image to 30" tall with base positioned off mat so only dress form portion cuts.  Cut 3 of these out of heavy cardstock for back.  Adhere all 3 together.  Add a frame from Fancy Frames in the middle of the dress form sizing the frame to 5.5 high.  Hide contour on the inside frame cut.  Cut 3 of these forms with the window cut out of the stomach.  Glue together. this makes the front and back. 

Cut strips of paper 3 x 12".  Score the long side .5" away from the edge on both sides.  These are what makes up the sides of the dress form and makes the form 3-d.  I cut into each strip almost to the .5" score line so when I started to glue these strips around the edge, I could contour them to the edge of the dress form.  I did the back first, then added the box that had been embelished, 


Next make a box that will fit inside the dress form, but make it large enough so that the edges extend past the frame cut out of the dress form. I made my box 2.5" deep. Line the box with paper, and add elements inside the box.  I added another mannequin, and a chair from French Manor.  I dressed up the mannequin, and the walls of the box.  

I then glued a piece of acetate behind the window on the front of the dress from.  Add the front of the dress form to the back section with the edges glued on, make sure you line it up with the box inside, and the edge back of the dress form. 

Next add a wooden dowel and base to the dress form.  I embelished it with paint and ink before I attached.  Dress the form any way you want.  I used 72 double layered flowers cut from flower shop for the back of the dress.  The bodice elements are K and Co. Nature die cuts.





















I really, really like how this turned out, but I have no Idea what I am going to do with it.

Thanks so much for visiting, and remeber to leave a comment on the post below for your chance to win Victorian Romance.

Beth

 

11 comments:

Claire said...

WOW! Awesome! Beautiful and Inspiring!. Im totally speechless. I love love love this project. TSF and Inspiring :)
Popping in from the cricut circle MB.
Following now and cannot wait to see your future projects.
Claire
www.ThreeWatersMassage.com

L.B. said...

Are you kidding me....This is just well I do not know if I can put in words how amazing this is. very very cool.

Audrey Frelx said...

Double WOW!!! Fabulous job!!! Love it!

Donna Schnees said...

Wow! This is just beauftiul. Reminds me of the dressed that was posted from one of the CHA shows. Thanks for sharing! Should enter on the Cricut Circle if you are a member.

Lori said...

WOW! Just WOW! You are so talented. Love the title, too! Butterflies in the stomach never looked so gorgeous!

Jackie said...

WOW! Amazing! Wonderful! So Creative! I love this - the choice of papers, the design - Just Awesome!

Scrappin Dhilly said...

WOW! Your work is amazing, I have been a stalker of your blog since I find you on the Circle blog. Your creations are so unique, just love them all!

http://scrappindhilly.blogspot.com/

Diane Hodrick said...

This is crazy fabulous, Beth. I can't believe my eyes when I look at it!

Diane Hodrick said...

This is crazy fabulous, Beth. I can't believe my eyes when I look at it!

Rose said...

This is fantastic! You need to enter it into some kind of contest.

Gail said...

Nice blog