Thursday, July 22, 2010

Christmas in July: Stamped Dress Form

I am just LOVING the new releases for CHA Summer 2010,  they really speak to me!  The colors are gorgeous -- reds, purples, dusty pinks, grey, teals.  Things are a little edgy with trendy color combos and unique embellies -- vintage is everywhere in colors, embellishemnts, and especially trims.  And then there is "edgy vintage" in steampunk with its mix of Victorian, Art Nouveau and Industrial/Techno!  There are also fabulous images that recur in a number of collections and embellishments -- dress forms, silhouettes, Audubonesque nature images, architectural and industrial images. 

Take dress forms, for instance.  They make an appearance in Prima, Webster's Pages, Graphic 45, and Maya Road among others and I have two in my bedroom!

Graphic 45 -- Steampunk Debutante

Prima Vintage Crystals

Maya Road -- Sew Simple Mini Chipboard

And my two!

Then there is this one I altered (I promise!) before the sneak peeks started!
I call her the Tatooed Lady!
From Flamingo Scraps:  Maya Mist and Maya trinket pins

Starting with a plain paper mache dress form from a craft store, I colored it with cream metallic Maya Mist.  Then I took various "tatoo" stamps -- swirls, vintage, funky, and flourishes and stamped the form with black ink.   Borrowing a trick from paper diva Marion Smith, I did not use an acrylic block to better cover the contours of the shape.
And lastly, I spritzed the whole thing with irridescent Maya Mist, added a black satin ribbon and an embellished Maya Road Black Pearl Trinket Pin!

Do you love dress forms as much as I do??  Enter a random drawing to win the Tatooed Lady simply by commenting on this post on our blog or facebook page. You can get an extra entry for getting a friend(s) to join Flamingo Scraps' blog and having them post on the blog that you sent them and they are NEW followers!  They'll be entered and you'll be entered, win-win for you both!! A winner will be drawn August 2nd. 

But WAIT!!  There's more!  Check our blog regularly for similar drawings for presents for YOU during the rest of Christmas in July at Flamingo Scraps!


  1. OMYGOSH!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee dress forms too!!!! Those new PRIMA crystals are *swoon-able* for sure!! And that tattoo one you made....HOLY SMOKES WOW!!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  2. Added this post to my blog post that is going live in about 45 minutes....of course if someone else wins this...hmmmmmm I might have to work out a custody arrangement with them!! LOL LOL LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Suzanne, hey girl your friend from NH!!! love the dress form!!! my creative juices are thinking of many ways I could play with one of those gals....

  4. MUST.HAVE.PRIMA.DRESSFORM. Hi, I'm Keandra and I have an addiction to dress forms! Wonder if my husband would choke me for moving some into our bedroom...HMMMM...

  5. The lovely Julie T-W sent me over to check out the dress forms! WOW!!!


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