Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Dress Up - September

Welcome to Dress Up in September!

This month I had so many ideas although very few of them actually saw any action!
Since making my Asian journal in Carole's online class, I've been on the look out for variations on this theme and I eventually decided on a dress with a hint of the Far East.

I like the gentler colours and of course I went with my favourite blue/greens. I don't tend to use a lot of pink in my work but I love this combination.

I started by attaching a backing paper and added paint, netting and scraps. I couldn't resist a little beady eye for each fish!

I glued on a tree cut from a paper serviette then added some gathered ribbon flowers with a bead centre.

I was recently asked about the wardrobes and if we're going to feature them at any stage, so... my challenge is this, try to have your wardrobe or box completed in time to post a picture with your November dress (you have two months!) if we leave it any longer than that then they'll never get done! well, mine certainly won't! Once again a super special thank you to all of you still playing along, nine dresses and counting!! superb!


30 comments:

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a perfectly beautiful dress! The muted colors are so beautiful! This is such a memorable dress!

Incipient Wings said...

wow!this is beautiful!so detailed.here's my dress for September

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You have really taken the Asian theme to new heights. I really love it, and was so impressed with the cut tree. I really love all the layers. So much to see, so little time.

I posted my dress at midnight and forgot to come back and link it. Go figure. And yes, I'll have my cabinet finished, even if I have to improvise how to hang the dowel. Thanks again for this project.

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh you dress is just gorgeous! What a stunning creation. Wow! I love it!

xox

Halle said...

Opps...messed up on my first comment attempt...

Your Asian influence dress is very sweet.
BTW--I met your challenge and recreated my flag twirler dress!

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Gorgeous dress!! I love the way the pastels are still bright enough to stand out. Everything about it is beautful.

bad penny said...

This is so delicate - I just love the blossom tree.
I think my wardobe is Ok as it is so i'm ready for that but still have to make my September dres - though I know what I want to do. x

Guriana said...

absolutely lovely dress!!..colour...sweet fishes and intricate ribbon flowers!!!:))

Karen said...

WOW Margaret, this is really beautiful!!! I love all the little details you have added XXX

Dianne said...

How beautiful! I'd love to do one of these.

Gayle...... that,s me said...

This project is so gorgeous, I wish I had stumbled upon it sooner. I'm thinking it's too late to start now ????? any way getting great enjoyment from just watching the progress of every one else.

Cynthia Eloise said...

you did a great job on this little dress. the coy, the pagoda and all the detail. just beautiful.

MOLLYE said...

Oh how I love to visit your little closet. Adorable.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Gorgeous dear M with the loveliest of details!!!
oxo

Nan said...

This is just so pretty...I really love all the details you brought in and the colors are wonderful!

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Lovely dresses lovin this dress-up challenge.

Nathalie Thompson said...

I love the blossoms on your tree. Such great details!

Annar said...

Gorgeous dress !!!!

Vivi said...

Me encantaron todo los vestidos!!! voy a tratar de realizar uno y subirlo a tu blog!! No hablo inglés y me cuesta un poco interpretar bien el desafío. Besos

Diana said...

Oh my gosh these are the cutest little dresses....so very sweet. The Asian theme is wonderful.

Tootles
Diana

Jenxo said...

Margaret this is just a stunner, love the colors and coy and flowers and really just all of it, just gorgeous....

Sherry said...

Love your Far Eastern style dress Margaret - you never fail to amaze and they are such a joy to look at.

I'm a bit late this month, but have now added my own - still enjoying these little dresses - a lot!

Charlene Stemen said...

Well, better late than never! I am so enjoying seeing everyone's creations every month. I will be a little sad when December ends, I may just have to design an accessory each month next year for the trunk!

Charlene Stemen said...

Well, better late than never! I love seeing everyone's creations each and every month!

Electra said...

Mine is finally done. I can hardly wait to see everyone's wardrobes in November!
Here's is mine

Christen said...

Lovely and dear dress! I just love how coy the coy looks swimming around the flowers and vines! Simply beautiful! Christen

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Wow, Margaret, Such a sweet and beautiful Asian inspired dress. Love the colour scheme, the blossom flowers and the beaded eyes are a fab touch.
I'm still having fun creating these dresses, and I've just added my September one.

Jan x

Janique de Suisse said...

I just love that !

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fabulous! I have gotten behind on my dresses, with the packing and decluttering and getting ready to move. Will have to see if I can get caught up. Your dress is awesome! Marva

Gini said...

Margaret your dresses are just getting better and better.
This one is so gorgeous and I love the red flowers!
Gini
xx