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Thursday, 1 August 2013

Altered Eclectics 2nd challenge.......D

Well here we are again and where has this past month gone to.  Has flown by and my has it been hot.

The project I am using for inspiration has lived a couple of lives already.  I bought the body form from a carboot for a whole 50pence, stripped it of its splendour and guess what forgot to take a pic of it lol.  Well you all know what a body form looks like with the metal hooks for arms lol.  Well this one was no different.  I was quite surprised when I had finished hacking off the material that the underneath is polystyrene - I used that to my advantage, it appears to be crackled, especially after rubbing it over with memento, splashing a little WOW glitter embossing power, heat embossed and finished off with a littlegold rub and buff.  The base had the same treatment.

This is the part where the body form has a brief second life (overnight) - again I forgot to take pics as I was just throwing caution to the wind lol.  

I used tulle for the underskirt to give it fullness, a petticoat of muslin and then layer of chiffon as another underskirt.  Alot of sewing going on here lol. For the final layer I used some bridal lace and very pretty it was when it was white - actually quite stunning.  I used the same lace for the bodice and a veil.  At this stage I went to bed thinking I was finished with it.  I got up the following morning and looked at it and although it was really pretty it got me to thinking of my three awful marriages (no time to thinking of cameras at this point lol)  Off came the veil and out came my sprays - cosmic shimmers.  Took several attempt with varying colours to achieve what I wanted even though I didn't know what I wanted lol. 

I had previously made a couple of chiffon flowers which I didn't particularly like and had been thown into the bottom of my flower bucket. I sprayed them using the same colours.  I cut a piece of card and joined into circle and attached it to the bigger one.  I then attached the smaller one to the top and turned the petals down to cover the card.  I added a couple of feathers but couldn't spray them too much as it ruins them so can still see a little cream in them - we shall call that contrast lol. I made a smaller circle of card with lace on it, sprayed it, attached to the bottom and glued it at a slat on her head.  I attached box pleated ribbon round her neck and stuck a pearl as a necklace.  I sprinkled gold glitter embossing powder all over and heated as normal.  Finished it off I think.

I also hope I don't feel like making it steampunk when I awake for work in the morning lol.

Here are the pics and I hope you like my inspirational project for Altered Eclectics. 









Don't forget it is anything goes every month, no cards, atcs or scrapbooking.

Hugz Elaine xxx

29 comments:

  1. This is so pretty, I love the vibrant colour & all the lovely trimmings.
    Thank you for playing along at the Stamping Chef, good luck x

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  2. This would be perfect for our challenge over in Emma's group x
    http://www.emmascardsuk.com/p/emmas-crafty-challenge.html

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  3. Wow! That is beautiful! Amazing work!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  4. Awesome project, thanks for sharing at Simply Create Too.
    Hugz Marjo

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  5. Elaine: Your creation for our Challenge #42 - "Anything But a Card" is so amazing!

    We hope to see your beautiful work in all our upcoming challenges at Simply Create Too--why not come back by Friday for our newest?

    Diane
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    http://DianesDigitalDesigns.blogspot.com

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  6. A sensation what a find! WOW the completed project is brilliant. Blown away thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

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  7. Fabulous creation!!! Thanks for joining our Spooled Items challenge at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  8. Wow, your dress form is just stunning...the colours are gorgeous and so are all the trims...fabulous.

    Hugs
    Sandie x

    ps, lol...yes,it is my very first canvas...took me a while to do...x

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  9. This project is fabulous and your description is so funny.Please stop and do not change it anymore.It looks gorgeous as it is.Very neat ideas used here.Thanks for playing along with us at Crafters Corner challenge #11.Wish you all the best.

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  10. Hello you! This is stunning and thanks for joining in our first challenge over at "Just For Fun!"

    Elaine xx

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  11. Stunning dress
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Wednesday Challenge this week

    Jo x

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  12. Fabulous dress form thank you for joining in over at Just for fun Seema JFF DT

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  13. Thank you for joining in our first challenge over on the brand new challenge blog 'Just For Fun'. This months theme is Anything Goes.

    This is a very gorgeous make. The coral colour is lovely and I adore the trimmings to the make and the look of layers in the hat. Really lovely to see something different. Finished off perfectly.

    I hope you will keep popping back and joining us in our future monthly challenges.

    Hugs Lisa xxxxx Just For Fun DT member

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  14. Gorgeous dress. Love the pink design with the tulle. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for a new challenge. Bettina dt member xx

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  15. Simply stunning
    Thank you for joining us at Just For Fun's 1st challenge and good luck
    Hugs Susan xxx JFF Design team member

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  16. This is great, thanks for joining in with our 1st challenge at Just For Fun! xx Jan

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  17. Wow..just stunning...it shows the amount of work you have put in as it is fabulous!Thank you for sharing with the Craft Room, wishes Suzanne xx

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  18. Fabulous altered dressform.

    Moira

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  19. Fabulous altered dressform.

    Moira

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  20. Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Crafting by Designs - Doris :)

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  21. This is gorgeous! You are so clever! Thanks for joining in the fun at The Crafter's Cafe challenge.
    Hugs
    Fiona x

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  22. Oh wow! What a fabulous creation, I absolutely love what you've done with this. Thanks for joining in with the Heat Embossing theme at CRC, and please accept my apologies for my late comment on this challenge.

    Maria xx

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  23. SUPER STUNNING DRESS FORM! Thanks for sharing with us at Crafters Corner !!
    Hope to see you again in our coming challenges !!

    Riti Poddar (DT)

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  24. This is adorable thanks for playing along with us at JFF xx Jan

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  25. fantastic creation! Thanks for playing along at TSC with our anything goes challenge! Good luck and hope to see you again soon :)

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  26. This is a LOVELY ballgown! The detail work is really amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef!! --Sous Chef Lisa

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  27. This is a LOVELY ballgown! The detail work is really amazing. Thanks for playing along with us at The Stamping Chef!! --Sous Chef Lisa

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  28. Beautiful creation!! Love what you did with all of it. Thanks for entering our challenge at The Stamping Chef.
    Zenita (aka Scrappinwith'Z)
    http://www.scrappinwithz.blogspot.com

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  29. What a gorgeous creation!..Your dress-form looks so unique and I loved the way you have shared your creative process!

    Thank you so much for playing along 'Crafter's Corner' # 11 and Best of luck.

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Thank you for your comments. I really do appreciate them and they make my love of crafting much more worthwhile.
Hugz Elaine xx

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