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.


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:

Party Time
Party Mates
Graphic Pentagons

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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!!!

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  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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