The lovely Margaret's Dress Up challenge is going full throttle here.
You can still join in if you have the urge.
My apologies for not visiting anyone lately, I have been decidedly under the weather for 6 or so weeks now and everything has been on hold.
But the good news is I have a getting back to health plan which includes working reduced hours until the school summer holidays and then am at home with my kiddiewinks for the whole 6 weeks for some R & R!
I thank my lucky stars for having an employer who will let me take unpaid leave and keep my job.
Hopefully by September I will be back to my usual state of wellness.
Nothing but good times ahead :-)
Onto June's Dress.
I have always associated June with Summer Balls.
I don't think there is any logic to why I think that, but hey - who cares!
This dress is one I would have loved to have worn when I was younger (and had a flatter stomach.)
Click on it to make it bigger.
I did a watercolour wash on thick watercolour paper.Stamped a Personal Impressions flourish randomly with Adirondack dye ink in Clover and added some shiny!
I found these little coat hangers that fit my dress template perfectly.
They are made by Woodware and are called 20 Mini Coat Hangers code EMB024 and cost a mere £2.85 and you get them in an alterable box frame as well from www.alteredelement.co.uk
This is a great store, fast service and excellent customer service.
My dress templates are downloadable from this post if you want to use them.
I had an accident with my April dress. Yikes!
My printer is on a shelf above my crafting workspace and for some unknown reason black ink dripped out of a cartridge that I was changing and splashed all over the dress.
This is how it looked before.
I tried to rescue it by adding black doodles and some pearls and a flowery thing but it still looked fugly, so I mixed some peachy coloured mica powder with water and painted over everything, then restamped the birds and crowns in gold ink.
This is it after.
I prefer it in it's new incarnation so maybe it was serendipity, but it didn't feel like it at the time!
I mentioned to some of you I would photograph all the dresses together for June's post but I haven't got round to it yet- sorry.
I still can't decide how to decorate my wardrobe; too many choices I think.
I hope to visit all you other dress up players soon and everyone else in crafty blogland, I have been feeling the lack of you all!