Thursday, March 10, 2011

Season Finale!!!!

Where to start?  I know I have been MIA, but my DH took some time off and I really had to get some things done.  I will be stopping by for a visit!  Our final week of doing the techniques from the, "Compendium of Curiosities" at Studio L3, is "Designing Details" I think I hit the nail on the head!!!!  To me designing will always revolve around my first love of sewing!  When I saw Tim's new dies and the dress form, there was no turning back.  The sweet Stacy of Scrapbooking Made Simple, is always so kind to hold anything new "Tim Holtz."  I wasted no time going to SMS to pick up my dies and tomorrow another trip to pick up the new stamps!  Boy do I wish I had the "dress form" stamp set for this and those little hangers!  I had so many more things I wanted to do with this, like cut some of the frosting trim from the Gingerbread die and use is s rick rack.
She is going to challenges at Simon Says Stamp and Show some Metal and Gingersnap Creations for Jewel colors and gold.  It might be hard to see the gold, but four of the brads and the skirt has gold.

Here is what I did as much as I can give it away!  I cut one dress form from black chipboard, two from Stampin Up Kraft paper.  One I cut the top to make a blouse and I used the "cuttlebug Highlights"  technique from the Technique Junkies.  The skirt was cut and pleated out of some old quilting fabric.  The clothes were put on the second dress form that I distressed using Brushed Corduroy and Black Soot. The designer paper all Tim's was cut to resemble a quilt and shaded.  The buttons and spool were also inked and shaded.  I used some decorative threads and regular sewing thread.  I had a blast with this one and just could have kept on going.

I want to thank Linda again for the best joy ride that I have ever been on!  As if our fearless leader has not devoted so much of her time, she promises something else around the corner!  I am sure I won't lose any sleep in anticipation!  Actually, I lost sleep last night thinking of this and what I was going to do.  Also I want to thank all of you again who take the time to comment and share!  If you have not already signed up for my blog candy anniversary, do so right HERE.  Have a wonderful weekend!

58 comments:

donna said...

Wow! Awesome.I love how you laid out the background and that pleated skirt is so cool. I think I had one pretty similar. It has been fun having you on this journey and seeing all your wonderful creations. See you for the next adventure! Cheers...Donna

Netty said...

What a fabulous Finale to the CofC Terry by using one of the latest dies. This is such a marvellous piece, I love every bit of it. Thank you for sharing the adventure blogging buddy. Hugs Annette x

Meggymay said...

Love your piece, the skirt is great, brings back memories.

Jingle said...

This is absolutely fabulous!!! I love it!!!

Vicki Romaine said...

WOW What a great job you did on this one. I love it. It is ashame the CCC is ending.

Vada said...

Beautiful work Miss Terry!
I love how Tim's Dress form turned out. Background is wonderful too.
TFS. Hugs Vada

Christine said...

Another beautiful project for CCC aggain Terry! I love all of tim's new sewing stuff as well.

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is just stuning,just love the dress is just so effective,wonderful design hugs cheryl xxxx

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Sew you sure did grea8 on this one GF! I luv it, let your imagination run wild, and lookie, it's the bestest! xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Terry, WOW, WOW, WOW!!! I LOVE this!!! It is enchanting!!!
XO

Kathy Eddy said...

Wow, you really nailed this one! It is freaking awesome! Love, love, love it! Can't wait to see what's in store for us next!

wwilloww said...

I LOVE IT!!! TALK ABOUT DETAIL!!! Wowza!!

wearestampers said...

Love your piece! This dress form die is timeless, and I can see so many things done with it! It's been wonderful to visit you every week, and look forward to more!!
Pam

sweet craf-tea chick said...

oh YES, terry, what a fabulous creation you have made! i love the dressform, wonderful textures! also love how you used the details in the challenge. thanks for sharing and have a lovely nite! *hugs* steph :)

Lynn Stevens said...

Terry, Its FAB-U-LOUS!!!!! I knew it would be! All ready for the cat walk. LOL
Your dress form, the pleated skirt, buttons and all the extra touches was perfect for the challenge.
I will be P.M.ing you shortly!
hugs Lynn

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab design Terry! Love the embossing and added skirt!

Michele said...

yep, you nailed it Terry. fabulous! xo

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a stupendous card- I LOVE this and everything about it....Oh and I am trying not to buy anything else new- too much stuff I have not used- you are good at enabling! I love the dress form die...... I love love love the pleated skirt, love the spool of thread, the stitching on the Lt, the buttons and brads- everything- great card!

Linda R. said...

What a absolutely wonderful work of Art.. I just love this.. It has been fun seeing all your creations
for CCC.. Can't wait to see your next adventure..

Hugs, Linda

CuddlyBunny said...

Hi Terry! You've created an absolutely gorgeous final CCC piece! I love it!

Have fun with the hubby on vacation ... "everybody" at home always seems a little good *and* bad, doesn't it? :)

Ah well ... stir up some margaritas and salud!

Julie Forest said...

Fabulous finale piece, Terry! Love it!!! :)

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Fabulous piece,Terry!! Love it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Ira said...

Awesome Terry! What a stunner! (no surprise if you know me and dress forms, I just LOVE them!!). Love your use of colours and how you pleated that skirt! Great job! Have a happy weekend, Ira

Nancy Wethington said...

Great piece! Love how you used metal! Thanks for joining the challenge at Simon Says Stamp & Show.

Jan said...

LOVE this and the pleated skirt is over the top :)

stampdiva said...

Fabulous Terry or as it is fashion that should be "Absolutely Fabulous"
Wishes
Lynne

stampqueen said...

Awesome card - I love the dress/dressform!!!! And all the buttons and the spool - too cool!!!

Candy C said...

Absolutely darling card and great use of Tim's new dressform die cut! Your attention to detail on this is really really good! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge!

Sherry Edwards said...

I must get those new dies now! Your final piece is a STUNNER Terry! Love it, everything about it - what a way to end the challenges! I'm wondering what Linda has in store for us next too! Have a great weekend x

craftytrog said...

Fantastic piece Terry! x

1CardCreator said...

This is truly awesome Terry! I love the vintage look you have given to all of it and the skirt is so cool! Love it all.

Jack said...

Just gorgeous. Now, of course, I've got to go and buy that die, lol. xx

Brenda Brown said...

A truly amazing piece of art, I love sewing things too at the moment and have the die but not used it yet.
Keep creating your fabulous pieces and hopefully there will be another road to travel with Linda.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Sandra said...

Not much left to say! Everyone has covered everything, it has to be one of the most fantastic cards I have ever seen!
So clever, the design, use of colours, so on trend. Loved your blog will be visiting again. Wonderful skills, all the best, Sandra

2amscrapper said...

Wonderful finale! Love that skirt and all your details. Great for the Gingersnap Creations challenge. Helene

Maggie said...

Fabulous love it all, the new die looks fab and I have my eye on these new ones too, love the stitching theme - great final piece! thanks for all your comments during this journey of fun!

Shelley said...

Oh it is wonderful Terry! You stuck with this the entire time and I am so impressed with that and all the artwork you have shown along the way. Now I guess it's finally time for me to break down and buy myself this book!

Kim said...

Wow! Great piece! The skirt looks amazing. I've enjoyed seeing your creations during the challenge! I hope we can be challenge buddies on more ventures! Happy Crafting

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love so much about this - especially the background and the dress.
Rinda

Sue West said...

Wow, Terry. I just love this, its absolutely fabulous.
Sue xx

Marva said...

Oh this is awesome!!! Off to see more of your blog!

Tracey said...

What a fitting end to the challenge, incorporating your love of sewing, stunning final piece, I will miss seeing all the wonderful creations that have arisen from this challenge xxx

Tracey said...
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Tracey said...

Sorry I removed a comment as I had duplicated my first one dohhhhhhh, I was a little trigger happy when I hit send lol xxx

Linda Ledbetter said...

Terry, my friend, the CCC wouldn't have been anywhere near as fun or artistic without you, and I'm so grateful to you for all the inspiration you've given me, and for your wonderful friendship! Thank YOU!!!

Boy oh boy, did you EVER hit the nail on the head with this piece! The little dress form with it's perfect skirt is ADORABLE! The design is perfect, with all the sewing-themed embellishments, and you rocked the CCC technique. But, you always do!

Ooh, I can't wait for the next chapter of this journey!

catscrapper said...

I love your blog Terry and this piece is gorgeous! So glad to be a fellow Bella with you! Keep on inspiring girl!!

Laura said...

Great outcome! Love all the elements. Thanks for joining us at Gingersnaps too.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Terry,
I just stopped by to say "hi" and hope you're having a good weekend!
XO

Minxy said...

This has to be my fav die so it's cool to see what others are doing with it, loving that skirt!

Wanda H said...

Your card is awesome... love that dress!!!!

minnie_mac said...

What a brilliant piece. Love it. Told myself I didn't need any more dies, but seeing that dress form, I think I'm weakening.

Marilyn

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Just a fabulous piece.

Chris @ My Arty Attempts said...

Wow Terry this is fab. I just bought this die cut and your art is very inspiring.
P.S. I've been thinking about joining Technique Junkies. Is it worth it?

Dawn said...

Love it! This is a DIE on my wish list make no mistake lol Love the additions of skirt I have also seen the new small bird cage this makes a lovely corset to go round as a skirt to.

Love Dawn xx

Tee said...

Wow! Stunning! I love everything you did with this dress form!

Dee in N.H. said...

This is so gorgeous! I love the pleated skirt!

Lucy Edmondson said...

This is superb!

Lucy x

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I'm not so much into sewing though I know how, but now I'm contemplating that I might need this stamp & die set. Hmmmm

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