Sunday, March 16, 2008

Dress it Up!

I adore this new set "Thinking of You" by Rupa Shevde, Gina K's new artist, especially this phone!! You won't believe how easy it was to turn it into this little dress! I thought the receiver made a great little padded hanger so all that was need here was to draw in a little hook for the handle. STamp the image on your white CS, then stamp on your DP(omitting the dial) After cutting and paper piecing the "dress" in this gingham paper(the belt and petticoat are NOT red paper, I just went over these ares of gingham with my red marker) and drew in some easy little bows for straps at the top. The little hat I cut out and popped on a dimensional. I used my Nestabilites for the focal point and scallop mat and one of Gina K's new little button brads through the hole in the real button.

Wanna see the inspiration for this card? Check back to see some pics of ME at age 3 and 4 wearing clothes my mom made. (in the 70's mind you, it'll be a real blast from the past!)

And, I've got a tutorial coming up that (I hope!) is gonna ROCK your world!! can't wait, can't wait!! :)

19 comments:

Lee said...

This is just the sweetest!! I have to admit I've been making tins and I haven't opened my other stamp sets I got......I know......I got 3 others along with your 2 Tin sets!!! I'm an addict!!!! You've got me inspired to create!! And wha???????? A new tutorial and not even a hint?????? LOL Can't wait to see it!!!

Jana Weaver said...

This is just so amazingly creative!! I never would have thought of this until you showed us!! Fabulous!!

Carol said...

oh so cute! Love these brilliant colors of red and the sweet little stamp set! Nice job:)

Stacy said...

This is so sweet. You really blow me away with all of your talent. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love this little dress, so cute.

Janine said...

Great card and lucky you to meet Tre Wilcox... I thought he was just fabulous on Top Chef!!

Kira said...

Can't believe that was a phone! Wow! So envious of your ability to look at a phone and say, "Nope, that's a dress on a hanger!" People like you are the reason we have cool inventions and multiple uses for the same stamp!

Beth said...

What creativity! It never would've thought to do that with the phone. It's adorable!

Barb Schram said...

WOW...this is so awesome! So much creativity, and we are blessed that you share it with us!

Bee said...

This is just too cute!! :-)
I love everything gingham, but using the phone for a dress was so clever! ;-)
This is what makes the difference between the average stamper and the very talented one: the ability to see things in other things, see the possibilities, I guess that's what they call "thinking outside of the box"... :-) You rock!...

Heidi said...

Aw that is the sweetest card! I love the little dress!!!!

Anonymous said...

ok.........I'm blown away.....and kinda bummed....my brain just does NOT think like this!! (either that or I just ignore those voices in my head!)....love your creativity!
Starla

Whimsey said...

Love this! For some reason, I haven't been getting your updates; and dang, I've missed a lot! I added you to my feedblitz again; hopefully the updates will start coming through.

Angie said...

That is ingenious! Absolutely adorable too.

Rose Ann said...

You're the "out of the box" genius, Melanie! This is over the top, cute!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

You are so creative!! I never would have thought of that!! You really have a nack for thinking outside the box!! Thanks for sharing your genius with us!!

Julie Masse said...

oh my goodness that is the cutest thing I've seen!!! What a fabulous idea!! Simple fabulous! :)

Carolina said...

Simply darlin'!!! Wonderful idea to use the phone received as a hanger! Love the gingham and the ribbon treatment...just delighful!

Linsey said...

ummmm...have I mentioned that I luv u! What a super adorable idea to take Rupa's great image from phone to little dress! So very sweet! Only a true artists eye would envision this! You rock!

Cyndi said...

Your creativity amazes me! I am loving all your samples and finally caved recently and bought the first two sets you designed. Its been a crazy month around my house so I haven't had a lot of extra stamping time, but I wanted to give you a link to the one card I did get uploaded:
http://scrappychick.typepad.com/scrappy_chick/2008/03/a-little-bit-of.html