Sunday, June 17, 2012

Waltzingmouse Blog Party - You're Lovely


June Blog PartyAre you partying with your Waltzingmouse friends today?   Its a good place to be - so many sweet people to meet!   Every month Waltzingmouse Stamps hosts a blog party.  This month's inspiration photo was selected by  Design Team Member  Lynn Mercurio (Did I mention that Lynn loves Turquoise?). 


You could be inspired by any of the elements in the photo  - the colors, the clean straight lines, the ornate furniture - and use any Waltzingmouse set that strikes your fancy to make your creation.

I focused on the color swatches across the bottom for my design.  The chair against the wall in the photo made me think of a ball - the chairs put to the side to make way for the dancers.  This inspired me to use the "You are Lovely" set and make a beautiful ball gown.  

I stamped my frame in grey and then masked it off.   I then stamped the dress form in gray on the label.  I stamped the actual dress in turquoise ink onto embossed turquoise paper twice.  I fussy cut both and layered them with pop dots to add shadow and  the impression of the folds in the fabric.  Here's a close up.

I will keep this short so you can jump over to the Waltzingmouse Makes Blog and view all the other fab creations made special just for the blog party. 
 Thanks for having a look - enjoy your day and the rest of the blog party!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamps: Waltzing Mouse You're Lovely, Vintage Labels 25
Dies:  Cheery Lynn Oval Doily Stacker One, Spellbinders Labels 25, Rectangles, Grand Labels Four
Paper:  Echo Park Be Mine Collection Rose Bouquet, Dress Paper Memory Boutique (Joann)
Solid Paper:  Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Aqua Mist
Ink Momento Grey Flannel
Roses:  Ribbon Reel
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Paradise Blue
Twine: Twinery Caribbean
Extras Grey Card stock, 1.5" Aqua Stain Pleat Ribbon (Hobby Lobby), 1/4" Stitched Yellow Grosgrain Ribbon

35 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

WOW - this is gorgeous, Jeanne. I love the layering you did on your dress - it looks amazing with all the dimension, and with those layers beneath it. Your splash of orange is such a great addition. Fabulous job.

Anne-Elise said...

Wow! Beautiful card, Jeanne! Love the gorgeous dress and the flowers!

Lori said...

How lovely! That layered and embossed dress is so eye-catching.

Joyce said...

This is drop dead gorgeous. I love it. That dress is magnificent, and your flowers are just perfect.

Renee said...

WOW!!
Should have known you would "wow" me...
you always do! :)
All the gorgeous elements to this...
the flowers...
the bow...
that fabulous ribbon behind those stunning layers...
just gorgeous!!
And that dress...
I would wear that dress!
It's all just fabulously gorgeous!:)

Suzanne said...

Jeanne, what you've done with this dress is perfection! I absolutely love it. And the detail in the diecut frame is jaw-droppingly amazing.

Kelly S. said...

No YOU'RE so lovely. No YOU ARE, hee! This is just awe-inspiring, Jeanne! I just love how you cut and layered the bototm of that dress, and the pattern on it is perfect with the frame! Beautiful flowers at the top inside one of your most spectacular signature bows! PS...I didn't make him mow the lawn, he wanted to. And he was one step ahead of me on the beer front :) He's lounging now in the back yard in our tree swing reading a book about coins...and he thinks stamping is boring, chuckle!

Bumblebee said...

Lovely card, such detail and depth.

IamDerby said...

gorgeous. the piece work on the dress is amazing!

Deborah Frings said...

Wow, and Wow again! This is stunning. I love the background and pretty layers. The pop of colour with the roses is beautiful and I just love the dress - wonderful!

Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

WOW!! What can I say - AMAZING again - the way you put all your beautiful details is just unbelievable - impressed as always! Hugs, Karin

Bonnie said...

Well, okay - now I want that dress - I am looking for a dress for my son's wedding and this is perfect!! I love all of your gorgeous details and that oval die cut is beautiful!!

Sharron said...

Just WOW--the details are positively amazing! The intricate Cherry Lynn frame is fabulous and the dress is SO gorgeous. Love the pleated look you created and the flowers at the top would be the perfect wrist corsage to wear to the ball!

Kim said...

This is so amazing! That dress is just so beautiful, I would love to make one to look just like it. Those orange roses at the top with the blue ribbons and twine are so fabulous.

Shannon White said...

OMGoodness is this Ever Gorgeous! 8-) Love the Wonderful colors and lovely layers! Your gown is just Fabulous! Love the damask pattern on it too! Wonderful roses and the Layout is just Super too! Just so much to Love here! Wow! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Julia Aston said...

Beautiful layering with the die cuts - and How creative with the layered cut dress! this is SO pretty!

Cultivate Life in Joy said...

Wow..your card is absolutely gorgeous..the colors are jaw-dropping beautiful along with the design you put together..

Kary said...

Hi Jeanne! I absolutely LOVE your card!! Love the Beautiful dress, the layering of it is such a brilliant idea! You make the most Awesome cards every time, and I just want to look at this one ALL day!! {hugs}

Lisa M said...

If I finish the rest of the laundry and mop the floor and scrub down the walls and finish cleaning the bathrooms, can I borrow the keys to the pumpkin carriage and wear this to the ball???? HOLY WOW...this is neat. I love the depth of the dress and the entire layout. Another stunner!

Nikki said...

Gosh, so much detail, its gorgeous. Did you have someone in mind to send this card to? It would have to be someone very special.

Pauline said...

Absolutely gorgeous Jeanne, a wonderful combination of these colours. Stunning! Love those Ribbon reel roses too x

Charmaine Stack said...

Fit for a princess! What a stunningly gorgeous card!

Joan said...

Wow, just wow!!!

The Paper Parade said...

Lovely is the perfect word for this card, because it SO is!!! I love the pleats in the dress, the huge bow with the flowers and twine accents, and the way you used the colors. Your card is simply delicate and beautiful!

Marybeth said...

Wow, Jeanne! I love the detail of the layered dress. This is just so lovely and elegant! I also like the detail you added to the rose, the bit of coloring . Gorgeous!

Sue Ann said...

OMGoodness!!! The dress pattern is BEAUTIFUL and the paper piecing is PERFECT. And the flowers and ribbon/twine on the top is just perfect!!!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

Wowzers! I love the gray brocade background and the way you layered that dress! Super job!!

Tracey C. said...

WOW - this is just beautiful!! I love the dimension of the dress -- the layers, the texture! This is just soooo pretty! Feminine, with a pop of orange gives a fresh punch! LOVE it!

Vickie Z said...

Love this! Fabulous way to make folds in the dress!

Craftilicious said...

Wow - stunning work with the dress! Knockout card :-D

JJ Bolton said...

Man, that turned out gorgeous! The paper pieced dress totally looks like fabric! Such a cool take on the inspiration pic!

Hope you're having a great week!

Anonymous said...

A stunning and elegant card.
Hugs RIZWANA X

Marlena M. said...

This is so pretty! Congrats on being highlighted!

Claire said...

I don't know how on earth I missed this first time round Jeanne - absolutely stunning card. All those details are just beautiful. Well done on being highlighted this month...truly deserved!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my Jeanne! What a gorgeous card! Lovin' all the layers and the fussy cut dress!