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Wednesday, September 16, 2015

{Spotlight Project} Shirley's Inspired By Pinterest - Part One

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Are you a Pinner?  For a good while I would Pin, Pin, Pin and never go back to look at what I'd pinned, but now I actually use my Pinterest boards as a resource - great for when I've got creative block.  This one took my eye a while back, and I had the idea of a dress silhouette.

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So this is what I made:



I started off by stamping a dress and tailor's dummy from my new PartyDresses set onto white card, then cut it out and covered the tailor's dummy in masking fluid.  I used a silicone tipped brush to dip into the masking fluid because it ruins ordinary brushes (I got rid of the blobby bit on her shoulder).


Using temporary adhesive I placed the dress form onto my card panel, and made a palette on an acrylic block with my Distress Inks.


I loaded my paintbrush with water and started sloshing the colours on. (Looks good enough to go at this stage!)


I stamped some images on the dress and around the background.  The tiny flower is from Dee's Party Mates set, and the grungy image is from Patchwork Frenzy: Graphic Pentagons.


Then I removed the dress form, which left this lovely image.  The sentiment is from Shery's Party Time.


And it left me with a pretty stamped dress form, which I turned into this bonus card:


Just rubbed off the masking fluid and painted the dummy, then added a sentiment and some more flowers.  And some splatters - couldn't help myself ;)


Products Shirley used in today's project:

PartyDresses
Party Time
Party Mates
Graphic Pentagons

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20 comments:

  1. Fabulous take on the inspiraton image. Love that your working method resulted in not one but two wonderful cards.

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  2. This really is genius and I love it. You are such a very clever girl.

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  3. Both these are lovely. I like the void. Fun idea and a great twofer. Hugz

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  4. What a fab idea Shirley...makes two beautiful cards.

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  5. wow - what a fun technique - love your card and the inspiration piece!

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  6. This is so elegant, a must to try! will try it in one of these days.

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  7. SUPER beautiful and classy and just so original!! Love the pretty colors and love that you showed us the steps to achieving this look!!! Awesome!!!

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  8. So pretty cards ..cool idea to make two cards at once !

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  9. Oh wow, what a great way to get two for the work of one (almost)... love these fabulous cards.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  10. Oh my gosh. What a fun technique. And who doesn't love a two-fer?

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  11. This technique is outstanding Shirley! Two BEAUTIFUL cards with one great masking technique. Also I loved the silhouette of the dress! :)

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  12. What a brilliant idea Shirley!! You have rocked it here!! Love both cards and they are so colorful and fun!!

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  13. Pretty cards - very clever using the leftover dress form to make another fun card:)

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  14. Stunning cards - you are so talented, Shirley, Jo x

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  15. Wow - I have GOT to try this wonderful technique!!! Thanks so much for the inspiration - your card is positively gorgeous!!

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  16. Two awesome cards!!! Love love the technique!

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  17. What an awesome technique! Love that you used both elements. I am dreadfully addicted to pinning lol, and I too go back and look when mojo isn't flowing as freely as it should. TFS Karen x

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