Monday, March 7, 2011

MFT March Creative Challenge



Hey everyone!

I have a creative challenge to share with you today! Every month, the MFT design team comes up with a challenge and participating members can step up to meet it! What a FUN challenge this was. The challenge was Die-namics Home Decor.

One day I was looking around my scraproom and saw all these dress forms I had on the shelves in my room. They make super pretty home decor, but all of them were "bare" and needed to be done up! :-) So I took one of my dress forms and went to town...









I decided not to cover the wires of the dress form entirely because I really wanted to be able to see the "form." The paper collection I selected was Graphic 45's Once Upon a Springtime.  I used the Dainty Lace border for the trim of her dress and layered some flat back pearls over that. I used some floral lace trim from A Treasure's Nest to accentuate the dress. I created a rosette using MFT's 1/4" rosette die,  layered on a petal from the Upsy Daisy Flower Builder die set, then layered on a small daisy petal from iamroses.com and topped it off with a vintage pearl rose button. For the back of the dress form, I tied some pink tulle into a bow and accented it with 2 Rolled Flowers and a couple of iamroses.com mini roses.

Here's a VIDEO that shows you the dress form up close and explains how it all came together.

Hope you like it! Be sure to check out Kim's blog to see what the other MFT gals came up with for the Creative Challenge -- they are certain to inspire and WOW! :-)

hugs!













Here are some of the Die-namics I used:


19 comments:

StampOwl said...

awesome project

bernshwag said...

Your dress form is gorgeous Arlene! I love how you used the lace die-namic instead of "the real thing"...your creations are always stunning and this is no exception!

Inge said...

Woooow Arlene, I love how you've decorated the dress forms! Absolutely gorgeous:-D

Sandra said...

Oh wow!
The dressform is so gorgeous!
Love that you wanted the wires to show! So much inspiration!

Thank you so much for sharing :)

S

Patt said...

awesome job as always Ar! love it! tfs hugs

Lisa H. said...

oooooo, beautiful, Arlene. great idea and really, really pretty.

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh my WORD Arlene! How STUNNING this is! LOVE the elegance and how BEAUTIFUL all the dies look!!!

Barbara said...

OK, this would be PERFECT in my living room! Love this, Arlene!

KeeponScrappin said...

Love it Ar! Very pretty and elegant.

Kerie said...

just stunning!! thank you for sharing :-)
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Eva said...

Arlene, WOW, I am totally drooling over this little MASTERPIECE! I NEED one of these little dress forms and I just love how you "dressed" it up with all the pretty dies and ribbons!

carole (TruCarMa) said...

How fun and unique is this? I swear, Arlene -- you are an original! Love this! :)

Melody said...

What a fun, creative idea! Love how you used all the dies.

Christina Fischer said...

This is SUCH a fun project! It's just gorgeous, Arlene! :)

Sherrie said...

How pretty and CHIC! Love this Arlene!

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is fabulous Arlene...I look forward to getting to know you better...have a super week!

enjoy *~*

Julie said...

Gorgeous dress form Arlene!

Jana Weaver said...

So THAT's the dress form you all were talking about - wow...GORGEOUS! I especially love the rolled flowers on the back for the bustle. Now I've gotta go look for some adorable wire dress forms!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How stunning!

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