Monday, 1 March 2010

Dress Up - March

Opps now, I've done it again... green that is! Oh dear, it seems to be a reoccuring theme with me at the moment! perhaps it's my subconscious desire to see the start of Spring! Anyway, next month I promise to do better, really I do, NO green!! and I expect you gals to hold me to it!



I took the inspiration for my butterfly dress from Shelly's Blog, scroll down to her D-R-E-A-M garland, beautiful work! I painted onto a piece of dress pattern with acrylics, added some magazine scraps then decorated the hem with mini paper clips and painted bells.


I used two dried leaves for the wings which I folded in half and attached to the back of the dress. They are very fragile but they really do suggest wings to me.

And to finish I added some little metal flowers and a layer of clear texture gel to it give the dress a bit of depth, unfortunately it doesn't come out at all well in the photo but I'm pleased with the results.


The Linky for March is below, as I said earlier I'll now start to post the 'Dress Up' project on the first of each month. The linkys remain open and you can add to them in your own time, no pressure!! You can always find the 'Dress Up' post under the appropriate month in my Blog Archive, if you have time go back and look at January, there are still some wonderful creations coming in. Once again a very special thank you to all of you taking part, what an inspiration you are! Posted by Picasa

38 comments:

La Dolce Vita said...

this is just adorable! love all your tiny details: the paper clips, bells.... just very ehtereal!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This dress screams spring. Like you, I seem to be stuck on green, but yours is less obvious than mine. The details in this dress are stunning. I've been inspecting it for several minutes, going back and forth between the close view and normal view. It is amazing, as are the "wings" and the bells strung on paper clips.

I had my post set for tomorrow. After all, I haven't even made it to all the February sites, yet, since several popped up last night. But then I realized that tomorrow is today in YOUR world.

BTW, I've been rooting for the Swiss in curling just because I met you! Once again, thank you so much for putting this project together.

bad penny said...

OOh that is pretty Etherial IS the right word ! The wings are so delicate & I love the fact they are leaves with all the veins in.

Green or not - lovely with bells too !

Mine is ready so can I pop it up ?

Karmeleiro said...

wow, it's like March - a little bit of winter and a little bit of Spring. I love your green colors and that lovely bells.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Yes-the dress really does speak spring! Lovely.

Electra said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!! From a fairie wardrobe, no doubt!

tymonsyl said...

I have no words... I'm charmed!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Another precious creation Margaret!
wonderful colors and the bells are a sweet touch too!!!
This is so much fun!
oxo

Janean said...

i'm not talented like you (and your friends) but i certainly enjoy seeing your creations!!

Nathalie Thompson said...

Well, I don't think it is all that GREEN, looks more lavender and misty bliss. Beautiful! Where do you find miniature paper clips? Sounds like something I have to have!

Alisa said...

Lovely... and for the record, I personally don't mind the green. I'm ready for Spring too.

Zолушка said...

What an interesting idea for a dress ... It looks very spring-like =)))
I have also started to think about spring clothes =)

Jenxo said...

absolutely inspired are the paperclips and painted bells!!!

such pretty colors too ,its just gorgeous.....i looked at Mr Linky, there are many organised people for march!!jenxo

Fabric Art said...

Margeret your March dress is fantastic, all the bells and butterflies are so lovely.

2kolory said...

Very inspiring!

Dianne said...

I love your 'dress up' posts. Thanks to for giving details of what you did; I always appreciate that. Love the painted bells! Just beautiful.

Melinda Cornish said...

the details are so sweet...I love the bells and the butterflies....the dress has a lot of purple in it too so it isnt just green....I think green is a great color for march though.......beautiful dress....

Chris said...

Well as a lover of green Margaret... you'll get no arguments from me if you use it again!!
Your dress is so beautiful, the colouring wonderfully delicate and I just adore how you have used bells along the bottom... bravo :D
hugs
Chris xx

Sherry said...

Another beautiful dress Margaret, I love the colours (even the green!), they go together so well. The bells at the bottom are a lovely touch too.

Electra said...

More fun! Yours is so much more ethereal than mine, but it's winter in Canada. I just HAD TO make something a little more substantial...:-)

Linda said...

I soooooo love the bells! You continue to inspire me. Stop...just stop... I can't stand it... I'm wanting to make a dress.. I don't have time to make a dress....

Lyneen said...

Sweet butterfly dress... love the colors.. thanks for this wonderful challenge.

Jann said...

What a beautiful little dress--you are so talented! I love all the special touches!

Lynifyni said...

Margaret, what a gorgeous, dreamy dress! I see green and lavender, which are spectacular together! Stunning!!! LynnF

Zолушка said...

Finally! I am finishing touches of the March clothes =)

Annar said...

Gorgeous dress !!!

Marisha said...

This is such a Great Idea !!!Margeret your March dress is so lovely, all the bells and butterflies... I am with you !!!!!

Guriana said...

i love your dress!!!... most colour, bells and wings:))

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Wow lots of gorgeous dresses this is my first dress-up since it's 60 today thinking spring dress and already I'm stuck on making a few more.

druga szesnaście said...

you know, I've been having this fantasy about a gorgeous runway show at the end of the year.

each of us should put all the 12 dresses together and have a party, don't you think? :)

Vestochka said...

The bells are lovely, the dress is very spring!
Allow me to join you this month ... After all, in Russia began to wear dresses in the spring, as warmer ;-)))
Oh, not to dismantle with Insert link. Cross out number 23, the reference is incorrect :-))

scrapdemon said...

I love these pretty dresses Margaret and wonder if you would mind if I take your inspiration as an idea to set as a challlenge on one of my flickr groups as i think this would be perfect.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, another gorgeous dress Margaret! The colours are lovely, and the butterfly and bells are a beautiful touch!! Off to have a look at everyone elses dresses now!!

Jan x

Christen said...

I love the bells and the leaves that you used on the back. Beautiful colors, very much like spring! Lovely! Christen

Michelle said...

I'm a little too late with my march dress, but it's already done :) Kind regards from Poland!

Lesley said...

Just lovely Margaret.The colours and details are charming.
I finally posted mine, time is just whizzing by.
Lesley

Halle said...

Slowly but surely I'm getting caught up... Thanks for hosting this project on your blog.

Incipient Wings said...

it's beautiful! very spring...this dress is soooooo late but I'm almost caught up..only January and February left before December..
it's right here