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Monday, May 5, 2014

Lass with Class

Happy Cinco de Mayo! In case anyone is celebrating, hope you're enjoying the day. The card I made today is for a challenge at Sentimental Sundays where the theme was Shabby Chic or to use lace or a doily. I chose to use a doily in my project and created a dress with it.

I began by creating the dress and wanted to see where it took me. Instead of going through the steps of how I created it, here is a link to a dress tutorial. There are many doily dresses out there created by some very talented individuals. The possibilities are many. And what a perfect idea this would be for a bridal shower or a wedding or even a graduation.

With the dress being done, I now had to decide how I would incorporate it into my card design. For some reason, I've used the color turquoise a couple of times lately and I wanted to use it again to make the dress stand out.  So I die cut a panel with Spellbinders Majestic Labels Eight and Labels Seventeen which resulted in the turquoise panel.

In my next step, I embossed a layer in white card stock using a Darice Interlocking Circles folder. To add some color to this embossed layer I used Vivid Straw ink and created dots in the centers of the circles. This was then matted with a turquoise layer and then adhered to a white card base.

My sentiment was personally computer generated and cut with a die from Spellbinders Labels Thirty-Six.  Before removing it from the die it was sponged with PTI Hawaiian Shores ink.

At this point, I put everything together. I adhered the turquoise die cut panel to my prepared base card at an angle using dimensionals. The dress was adhered to the panel, also at a slight angle and with dimensionals. Finally, the sentiment was popped on. My project was complete.

I hope you enjoyed this post and that it inspired you to create something with a doily. Thanks for stopping by and come back again.

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Sentimental Sundays  -  Challenge #205 - Shabby Chic or Lace/Doily
613 Avenue Create  - Challenge #70 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #55 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Crafty Catz -  Challenge #229 - Anything but Square
MFP Speedy TV  -  Simple Salutations #95
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #17 - Anything Goes
Dies R Us  -  Challenge #1 - Anything Goes
Challenges 4 Everybody  -  Challenge #41 - Anything Goes
Simon Says  -  Wednesday Challenge Apr 30 - Anything Goes
My Craft Creations - Challenge 4/28-5/10 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #211 - Ribbon or Lace


Jac said...

What a fabulous doily dress and love it on the turquoise, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

Carole Robb Bisson said...

The turquoise and yellow are very pretty together. The doily dress is quite lovely. Thank you for sharing your wonderful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. Blessings, Carole

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Olga this is so pretty! Great job! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘ANYTHING GOES’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Team Leader)

Vicki robertson said...

Truly lovely card, Olga! Thanks for joining the Dies R Us May Challenge, "Anything Goes".

Cathy P. said...

What a clever card, Olga! Thanks for sharing your card at the Sister Act Card Challenge . Cathy xx

Verna Angerhofer said...

That is one foxy fancy dress and a fantastic card too!

cheiron said...

Simply stunning! Love the gorgeous dress. Thanks so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

Anonymous said...

Hi, A lovely card, love the image and the pretty colours. Thank you for joining Crafty Girls this fortnight. Good luck and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs Erin DT and Co Owner x

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the pretty use of the doily for dress. Like the dies you used. Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch211 Ribbon or Lace.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"


Beautiful card Olga thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

caroline said...

Great card, thank you so much for joining us at crafting from the heart, good luck
Caroline gdt

Robin said...

Lovely card Olga! Thank you for participating in our "Anything Goes" challenge from Dies R Us!

Katie Stringer said...

What a fab way to use ribbon, great card
Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
Hugs Katie x

Mimi said...

This is a fabulous creation Olga, I love how you have used the doily for the dress, a very clever idea and thank you for sharing the tutorials hun :) :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT 'Ribbon or Lace' challenge hun. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xx

SAMARA said...

how cool is that Olga to use a doily for the dress! just goes to show you what someone with the imagination and creativity that you have can do with things they already have at home. just brilliant! thanks for coming to OSAAT and good luck. Best, Samara DT OSAAT

haththi said...

Lovely design - thanks for joining us this week at crafting from the heart. good luck! hugs Angelie

verybellemakes said...

Great doily dress! Very pretty color scheme too. Thanks for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

E.T. said...

Such a pretty card, love the blue.
Sentimental Sundays DT

fiona walker said...

Hi there a great card love how you have created the dress out of a doily. Thankyou for entering our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
Fiona dt./blog co-owner x