Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Two Days Of Creativity

The past 2 days have proven to be very productive, scrapwise. I love it when the mojo is free flowing and even more so when a project that I pictured in my head looks even better in person!

That's what happened with this dress form. When I received it in the mail from Creative Imaginations, I was excited because I've been wanting to alter one badly! I didn't know exactly what I wanted to do with it...and then the other day it hit me...create a Prima Ballerina!!! Thinking about it, I thought I was going to go with pink or white tulle, until I saw this shiny teal tulle in Joann's Fabric and Crafts this morning.

I came home and spent about 4 hours (includes drying time) and this is how it turned out! I LOVE it...and let me tell you, the photo doesn't do it justice!

This tutu is made up of 94 - 2" x 11" pieces of tulle. I loosely tied a piece of ribbon around the waist and then looped a double strand of tulle around it until the entire piece of ribbon was covered.

This is the top view. Here you can see all of the pretty Petaloo flowers that I used on it! (Celebrations Ribbon Florettes, Celebrations Glittered Flowers, Jeweled Florettes, Color Me Crazy Jeweled Florettes)

I painted the body of the dress form, brown and the stand, white and then I went over it with Creative Imagination's Twinkling H2Os in sunflower.

I outlined the bodice with a pencil, filled it in with Helmar's Gemstone Glue and then coated with black glitter. Gemstone glue is not just for gemstones! I sprayed the glittered bodice with CI's Super Seal so it doesn't fall off.

Petaloo's ribbon florettes made was the perfect addition to the waistline.

It's hard to see this in the first photo, but this is bottom of the stand. I found this Scenic Route rub-on in my stash and thought it was quite appropriate. I was hard as heck to get that thing on this rounded bottom, though.

What's a Prima Ballerina without bling? I fashioned this necklace from a gem and an adhesive strip of pearls.

I will have to find a special place in my scrap room for reminds me of how much I wanted to be a dancer when I was a little girl.


I made the next 2 projects yesterday using Pink Paislee's new Starlight collection. I say this all the time about their papers...they are so versatile! I made a sports layout and and Independence Day card from the same papers and they both work very well!

I took these photos of Donovan at his first karate tournament and of course I could resist using that title...especially since we saw (and loved) the movie!

This is a card that I whipped up pretty quickly before I went to bed last night from the scraps on my table. It's hard to tell from the photo, but I filled in the stars with stardust stickles. I think the tan ribbon really added the right touch.

I hope you've enjoyed these projects! Until next post...happy scrapping!


Tenia Nelson said...

Lovin all of this creative goodness!!!

sarah said...

you've always got eye candy going on over here, girl! :)

are you going to CHA next month?


knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

The dressform is super cute. It would be perfect for my sewing room. I'll send my address! LOL

Laura Achilles said...

beautiful Tanisha!! great job :-)

Scrapamum said...

I love that dress form! I need to make one for my daughter!!!

TanishaRenee said...

Thanks ladies! Sarah, I don't think I'll be able to attend CHA this time around. *insert really sad face*

Dawn said...

Oh so lovely and now you have such a decorative piece! love what you made here

Love Dawn xx

RobinJ said...

The dress form is delightful! Love that blue organza and the bodice is gorgeous!
Hugs, RobinJ

Teniqua said...

Super cute and very creative!!!

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