Friday, August 26, 2011
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.
Posted by Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie at 11:08 PM