Archive for March 17th, 2008

I think that little girls dresses hold so much inspiration for me, I just love smocking, stitching, ruffles, tiny lace, and of course, tiny prints.  My last post fell into this category and today I will continue with a different view of an inspiration drawn from a little girls dress.  This one focuses on the tiny calico print, scalloped edging and the satin bow. easter-bunnies-ah-so-sweet4.jpg

Here is my challenge for you this week.  Create a card or project that has the details of a little girls dress…you decide which styles you would like.  Replicate embroidery, tucking, entredeau (French word for insertion), pretty and tiny buttons…any thing that says soft and sweet for a little girls dress.  Link your card to the Flourishes SCS forum under the thread Little Girls Dress and Inspiration and a Challenge.  I would love it if you used Flourishes stamps but it is not necessary…just the style.  Here is a site that reminds you of some of these techniques that can be used on cards, an easy way to preserve an almost vanishing art.  I hope you will play along.


   Papers: watercolor paper, SU Sky Blue, Chocolate Chip, and Afternoon Tea DP

   Stamps: Flourishes-Easter Bunnies

   Inks:  Hybrid Palette Noir and Burnt Umber,  reinkers: sky blue, pretty in pink, sage green, certainly celery, and lavender. Aqua painter and Sakura Stardust jelly roll pen.

  Accessories: Pink Satin ribbon, small white ribbon with pink (from Michaels), small paper flowers, and a few rhinestones.

Thanks for stopping by the Atelier..



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