Sunday, June 20, 2010

Summer Dress

I must admit, little girls in summer dresses makes me happy!! Reminds me of all the sewing of summer dresses I did when Gabbie was a little girl!! The photo in the LO is my sister Laurie's grand daughter Nikki. She just happens to be my sisters first grandbaby, and she is the love of her life!! Nikki's mom and family took a trip to Boc Tower Gardens in Lake Wales Florida where the picture was captured. Somewhere in the beautiful gardens. And if you have never been, you must go visit, it is absolutely captivating!! The LO was done with the Swirlydoos June kit Antebellum Beauty. I just love the papers from Glitz Design and GCD Bella Blue...And the kit is loaded with the most beautiful "accessories"...Like the Glitz Design - Vintage Love Collection - Paper Layers which I used for the backround mat in the photo. They are the sweetest book pages fashioned after antique books. I also used Martha Stewart all around punch for the bigger mat. I painted some chip board letter with Lumiere Paint in Halo Blue Green.It shines like chromalussion paint. Changing color depending on which way you look at it.

The flower is Prima's Grand Dame Fabric Flower. The layer of lace between the floer layers is beautiful. I used my Tim Holtz Bird cage die again, painted it with Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint in Antique Linen, then lightly rubbed some brown chalk ink in it to bring out the cracks. I also wrapped the teeniest rode buds around the cage. They came from Wild Orchids Crafts, an online company in the UK. They have beautiful mulberry flowers. The smaller flowers are Prima and the leaves are from a Petaloo flower that I cut apart to make the perfect leaves.

The butterflies I created started with printing out the file I created for this kit. I then painted them with Rock Candy Stickles and dusted them lightly with Diamond Dust. Then I found the most beautiful chunky Glitter at Michaels and just kissed the edges of the wings in the glitter.The color is called Ice, and gives such an iridescent glow. I finished them by adding some Prima E-line crystals and just touched a few spots with Stickles in "Waterfall".


  1. your work is always so beautiful, I love the vintage look!!

  2. Gorgeous - I love the bird cage, the flowers & the butterflies too! Your creations are always gorgeous and so inspiring!

  3. Another beautiful layout, I so want to pick your brain..LOL I always love your flower arrangements and your paper choice.. Stunning!!!

  4. i love this,so sweet!!
    I'm so glad i found your blog,it's all so beautiful!!


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