Friday, August 26, 2011

A POP of Red

Hello and happy Saturday!  Those of you in the path of Hurricane Irene, please know that I am praying for you, for minimal damage and no loss of life.  I was so worried about Miami and Florida the beginning of the week and feel that we received such a blessing by being spared.  I was fortunate that I didn't have to take time out to prepare/flee from this incredible force of nature and relieved that I was able to continue my crafting - LOL!

This week over at Our Creative Corner, Vicki is again our hostess and she has a brilliant color challenge for us.  It's black and gray with a pop of red.  Red is my favorite color and I just loved working with the reds here.  I found that this is an incredible color combination and certainly shall be putting it in play again some time!

I know everyone has probably done at least one dressmaker form as they have been all the rage over the past year.  So far, I have resisted, but that pop of red for the skirt just wouldn't leave my mind and I finally succumbed.  All of the stamps are Tim Holtz except the sentiment which is JustRite Stamps. I heat embossed the needle book and the spool seal and stamped the rest in Ranger Archival Jet Black.

The tulle gave me the biggest problem.  It started out as white and I tried dying it in little dye puddle with reinker mixed with water.  It kept coming out pink.  I tried doing that three times, each time making the color stronger.  No luck.  I finally ended up putting on a rubber glove and just smooshing the tulle into a Red Riding Hood ink pad.  And oooh, how about that gorgeous red seam binding.  I dyed that too - didn't it come out a wonderful color?  How I LOVE RED!!!  I used another wooden button from my Etsy shop and also a sweet little spool.  Have some of those to sell too, just haven't had time to list them yet!

So that's my fun little make for this week.  Hope you will stop by Our Creative Corner and see the wonderful mojo starters our talented designers have for you.

Thanks so much for stopping by and for any comments you wish to make.  And of course if you have questions, let me know as I am always happy to share.

24 comments:

Sue said...

Absolutely stunning Linda, I am always so inspired by your designs, always a thrill to see your cards every time.
Smiles:)

Leigh said...

Fabulous, fabulous card Linda. I love the red you've used, it lifts the colours and gives the card that special look.

Esther said...

Wow!!!
The netting. the ribbon, the pearls around the neck, simply fabulous!!!

Clare *Littlebear* said...

This is an amazing creation. The detail is wonderful.
Clare x

marsha said...

Another gorgeous creation! I love the red and how you used the tulle and those fabulous pearls. This is such a fabulous vintage design!
Hugs,
Marsha
"hunkering" down in NE NC

Margreet said...

Awesome creation Linda....with so many details to admire....can't get enough of looking at it....so glad for you that Irene won't hurt you!...wishing you a wonderful weekend!
xxx Margreet

Kathy said...

Your card is so beautiful --reminds me of the song "lady, in Red" :-)

Crystal said...

WOW WOW WOW Linda this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!

Gisèle said...

Linda, this is a stunning creation. I adore the pop of red, the netting, the pearls and the tulle. Fabulous design and amazing photography...

Sharon said...

Linda, as always STUNNING! and yes, I have at least three different stamp sets with dress forms. I don't know what it is about the beauty of them, but I sur-comed to the draw several months ago.
I just love the little spool you added, it adds to the whole theme! As does the button.
And your tulle and seam binding came out beautifully! a wonderful shade of red.
Have a great weekend!
hugs, sharon

Conniecrafter said...

Great embellishing of the dress form and love the button with that neat sentiment!

MarcyK924 said...

Linda - this is amazing! Your details are always a study in composition, like reading a great book. And your button is the perfect touch. I love how you warmed up the cool colors with some warm neutrals. PERFECT!

Linda R. said...

Such an amazing creation.. I am always so inspired by your work..

Sue C said...

Ooh wow Linda this is gorgeous ! I love the colour combo and the tuille is just perfect as is the beautiful button. Another winner ! Sue C x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Linda this is absolutely stunning that red really does make this creation pop, so does the rest of this wonderful design.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Vicki B. said...

Linda, this is drop dead gorgeous~!!! Love the dress form with the red tuelle, I am with you and have not made a card with a dress form but you have inspired me!!!

Val said...

Fabulous and stunning piece of work.
Hugs
Valxx

Lori said...

Gorgeous, Linda, just gorgeous!

Marjie Kemper said...

Wow, Linda, this is a masterpiece. I can't get over how many different ways you've added the red, and each one is unique. Love it!

I meant to tell you last week I finally used one of your gorgeous crinoline flowers. I sprayed it with color wash and used it here:

http://tinyurl.com/marjie822

Holly Kean said...

What a great idea to dye the tulle! I might have to "creatively borrow" that in the future. I really like this card, Linda, with all the wonderful textures, layers and beautiful focal point!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda, I love the way your mind works! The pearls and tulle on the dress form look lovely, and the different elements are all tied together with the color scheme. Hope your week is going well!

Anne Marie said...

Linda, can I come over and have a stamping day with you? Seriously!! Where do you get all of these fabulous ideas? So stunning, EVERY time! All of the beautiful details you add make your creations works of art, in every way. I love everything about this one! Hugs! :)

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! this is amazing! love the netting on the skirt! :)

Kristin said...

OMG!!!! I love the dress form, the tulle skirt is such a great touch. Each and every detail on this is wonderful, the thread spool, the ribbon and the pearls around the neck...awesome! Sorry it took a while to get my comments here - crazy week!

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