Thursday, 1 July 2010

Dress Up- July

Welcome to Dress Up in July!
with summer sun and fun in mind I'm afraid I've reverted to type this month! I just can't get enough of those blues and greens! I began my dress with a water colour crayon background to which I added paper scraps and acrylics.

I also used the paua shell again, I love the myriad of colours in these tiny pieces

my beach babe was meant to be looking at something but nothing I tried looked quite right (incuding a big fish!) so I'll leave it up to you to decide just what's on her mind...

I finished the whole dress with wax which gives it an added dimension and really brings out the colours. I still haven't quite mastered the technique as well as I'd like and I think it's going to be another one for me and my good friend You Tube!

Once again a super big thank you to all of you still playing along, I love visiting your Blogs every month and apart from the odd blip here and there I hope all my comments are getting through. I'll draw a name from the June entries for the NZ dress tomorrow evening and will post the winner on my Blog. Have fun dressing your best this month! Posted by Picasa

41 comments:

kiwicarole said...

I think she's taken with some very handsome guy who has just whistled at her!!
Another very nice dress!!

Jeanne said...

What fun this is!
xo
jeanne

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I so love the way your dresses tell a story, and this one is no different. Your use of vintage sheet music that looks like rocks shooting up out of the ocean is brilliant. I can almost feel the waves on my feet. I think this darling beach babe found the perfect spot for a picnic and is happily waiting for her friends to join her.

Thanks again for being such a wonderful host to this awesome project.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I started just this past week to try and finish for the June dress...I will try to get it done tomorrow, as I am off work. I will have obviously a better time for the July project! Love your July dress!

Karen said...

I agree with Carole...she is enjoying being admired!!!

Beautiful dress and very summery XXX

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Margaret, this is a perfect Summer dress! Happy days, Joanie

Halle said...

Your dress is amazing! The color, the texture, the elements you used for the beach scene...all very inspired!

Heloise said...

Beautiful. Makes me want to be beside the sea and enjoy the magic of being there.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

ooo another fabby couture creation Margaret, that abalone neckline makes me swoon :)

I cannot believe it's JULY already, my dress is still in my head
oxo

Linda said...

It's a beautiful dress! I just have one question. Did you have to look up the word myriad?

anna @ frosted petunias said...

So beautiful as always! I'm quite partial to blues and greens myself and I love the way you used these colors to create a feeling of water. Oooo and the wax finish...I might have to try that sometime! Thanks again for sharing and hosting.

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, another beauty Margaret, Perfect Summer dress, love the beach babe and all the fabby elements that you have used, I'm a little behind with my dresses, June dress is half-done on my craft table!!, but I have got a little idea for July's already ;)
Jan X

LOVE STITCHING RED said...

A beautiful dress for July

bad penny said...

ooh super summer blues... love love the wax effect ( must try )
She is looking at what a wonderful summer she's going to have...

so behind - not even got any ideas for July yet.

Dawn said...

I really love your dress I am looking at this with lots of ideas 'swimming' ha ha around in my head now

Love Dawn xx

Jenxo said...

Just so beautiful margaret, im gobsmacked...

LP Vintage said...

LOVE the dresses - going to check out previous posts on your lovely blog!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a lovely, lovely dress, Margaret! So many lovely elements that came together so very well.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

okay - hope this is how I am supposed to enter my dress... I have posted my July dress on my blog today - I have truly enjoyed looking at all the creations! Man, I want these gals to design my clothes!

Melinda Cornish said...

it is just so pretty Margaret.....I think she is looking at the hunky lifeguard coming out of the water....hows that for imagination!

Nan said...

Just discovered your blog from Rosie's site and love the idea of the dresses....one of my favorite silouettes! This dress is so wonderful. I love the sea colors and I will be doing a July dress!

Alisa said...

Very cute!

Gini said...

I know what she is saying!

"Why Mr Octopus Sir, what long tentacles you have."

'cos she's a saucy piece :-)

I am seriously in love with this dress Margaret! Oh my, it is so divine and it is just perfect!
Gimme gimme gimme, I can haz? LOL

love
Gini
xx

Katsui Jewelry said...

The random bits of abalone are magnificent! I love the effect of the wax, too.

Suz

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fabulous! I need to get with the program and do July's as well as Feb and March! :D Marva

Joanie Hoffman said...

Hi Margaret, I am fascinated looking at all the beautiful & CLEVER dresses. Have you thought of some sort of exchange of pictures of all the dresses? I would love to be able to sit down and page through everyone's creations.
Happy days,
Joanie

Fabric Art said...

Margaret your July dress is so beautiful, it fits to a really hot summer holiday day.
Anni

Zолушка said...

Great dress! This summer, even the sea breeze gives)))

Electra said...

FINALLY, mine is done! There are so many lovely dresses this month, it makes me stand in front of my closet and wonder why it's so boring!

Sherry said...

I love your July dress so much, mine is a bit similar - I even thought about using beeswax, but didn't in the end! I really enjoy making these dresses every month - and now will go and look at the others. Thanks!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, this dress is heavenly!!! You inspired me so much that I made a dress in the wee hours of the morning...I can't wait for you to see it.
HUGS,
Cindy

Nancy Y said...

Great Dress, Love the Beach Theme!!

Melinda Cornish said...

the dress is up girlfriend....Olivia made one too!

Tammie said...

This is a wonderful challenge you have created. I have not joined in, but I have taken a look at some of the dresses, really fun! Your wee dress is wonderful.

Charlene Stemen said...

I just discovered the Dress Up project last month and have done my best to catch up, only April to finish and I am caught up! Thanks so much for this project, I have enjoyed every minute of dress making!

cve said...

What a lovely, Margaret!
Thanks for this project!I have seven diferent dress!

purplepaint said...

Hi Margaret and everyone! I've just finished July's dress and caught up on March's as well, plus a did a little remodeling on the inside of my wardrobe! Now it's on to August and then catching up on February! Marva

Holly said...

such a delightful place to visit!

Guriana said...

your dresses always are stunning and perfect!!!:))

druga szesnaście said...

catching up! catching up! :)

Annar said...

Beautiful dress !