Tuesday, 17 December 2013

All Dressed Up - Inspiration Post

Good morning!

It's the 17th so that means I have another All Dressed Up inspiration post for you! This time I used one of the super sweet "Three Little Autumn Girls" from the image available HERE. I printed her out on 8 1/2 X 11 fit to page. I colored her up with my pencils and just tore around the image, leaving a white border. Then I set her aside and prepared my canvas.

I inked all the edges of a 12 X 12 canvas. I chose my paper and punched around it. This particular punch makes holes that are crying out for stitching, so I added some stitching in several spots. I then punched some other borders out of a different paper and adhered them between the layers. I also added some stamping here, there, and everywhere. Then I used a stencil and added a bit of paint. Finally, it was time to adhere the image. 

All that is left to do now is a little embellishing. I punched out some flowers and die-cut some leaves, I inked them all and added them to the page. Then I cut some rosette trim and layered it along the bottom...and one in her hair as well. The final step was to write out my words and add them. 

It was a super fun piece to make, and I hope it inspires you to create something too! Wendy has so many images that are fun to play with. You can find them all in the All Dressed Up Etsy Shop!

A happy day to you all! :o)

A close-up of the flowers and stitching:

A closer look at the sweet image:

Materials Used:
Papers: GCD Studios - Melody Ross - Soul Food;
Image: All Dressed Up - Three Little Autumn Girls,
Prismacolor Pencils and OMS;
Punches: Martha Stewart - Punch Around the Page - Cherish,
Doily Lace Border Punch, EK Success - Daisy,
Stamin' Up - Punch Blossom, Blossom Petals;
Die: Sizzix - Leaves;
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black, Distress Ink - Walnut Stain;
Stencil: Heidi Swapp;
Stamps: Inkadinkado - Clings Lace Doilies,
Bo Bunny - Wall to Wall Textures, Recollections - Script,
Autumn Leaves - Doodle Bloom;
Claudine Hellmuth - Multi-Matte Medium,
Adirondak Paint Dabber - Snow Cap.


jimlynn said...

Nancy, your canvas is stunning!!! Love all the different elements on this and those fun flowers.

Marilyn said...

Fab canvas Nancy! I love the way you tore the edges around the image... so simple but very effective. Great colouring too... look at that shine in her hair! I need to know what shampoo she's using.

Tracey Fehr said...

A stunning canvas, Nancy! Your coloring is amazing! I love the paper! It's gorgeous!

Penny said...

Really scrumptious design, Nancy! Love that darling image, your coloring, the bg, and all the wonderful flowers you added! Just so precious! :^)
Hugs, Penny

Ardilla said...

WOW... so very cute!!! Love the image and the flowers are awesome...
Ardilla :)

Diane said...

Darling canvas design Nancy, love the torn edges, pencil coloring, stitching and very fun flowers.

Hugs Diane

Ira Huberts said...

She's such a darling girl, living in such a fabulous flower garden, beautiful canvas with amazing colours Nancy, so pretty! Hugs, Ira x
Ira’s Crea Corner

Tracy said...

Nancy, this piece is stunning.
I love that little girl, she is adorable.
Your embellishments and art work is gorgeous.
I love this…so pretty.

Christine L said...

Fabulous card Nancy... LOVING the pink (of course)... and those gorgeous flowers too! And of course, your colouring is superb as always!

Christine x

Susan M said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Nancy ,you are so creative ! The image is so lovely and your colouring is wonderful! The flowers are beautiful and all the other embellishments punches stamps ribbons create a work of art !

Sandy said...

Wonderful project Nancy - gorgeous flowers!! Love your coloring kid - I prefer colored pencils to anything else.
Merry Christmas!!
Sandy Claus

chanya13 said...

Beautiful card!!! Love pastel colours and fantastic flowers. Your colouring is wonderful!!!

Natalie said...
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Natalie said...

Love this so much I had to pin it, Nancy! Not sure how I missed it. Beautifully done and I love your coloring and the gorgeous flowers. God bless!