Wait til you see the other images Rupa gave you to play with in here (methinks Rupa either has a smokin' HOT wardrobe, or covets one!! LOL!) This set comes out on the 20th, the big reveal of it during the release party Friday night!
So anyway, I am so jazzed over the hanging rod!!!(can you tell what it is?) As soon as I saw the little dress on the hanger I knew it needed hanging, but I wasn't sure how I would best achieve that: wire(which I hate), I could draw a rod ("meh"), maybe a ribbon? (getting closer...) I was still undecided as I cut out my dresses, when, happy accident! my son Jonathan plucked something poking out from under the rubble on my desk and asked"what's this?" " It's a hatpin", I mumbled, still cutting, something I jab onto a card sometimes when it needs a little something (or has a sewing or hat theme). Wait a tic!! Eureka!!!! Finally! hatpins have a special purpose!! Tie a little bow or knot of ribbon through the loop end and thread some beads, pearls "spacers"*, what have you, add the cap, then attach with some sticky tape or gel glue and press firmly over the stamped hook of the hanger for the perfect rod!
Both dresses were stamped and paper-pieced with the DCVW "All Dressed Up" Pack (the background is also from this pack, many pages, like the "black dress", pre-glitterfied!), the best DP evah!!! I highlighted the waist on both dresses with a white gel pen and stamped a third dress onto some white paper to make the little petticoat underneath the black dress since it overlaps(and popped up the skirt with dimensionals). Last I stamped "you're just my style!" (lovin' this deco font!) one of many fashionable greetings in the set on a Spellbinders ribbon tag die and pulled a pink double-stitched ribbon(Hobby Lobby) through. The tied ribbon at the bottom right balances out the tied ribbon at top left, in case you were wondering how I decided which way to put each :) The focal point BTW is a Nestie Classic Rectangle.
If you came here first (thank you!!) be sure to drop by Gina's blog to see her sample of Rupa's set plus links to the other designers artwork with same(and the chance to win the stamps)! Tomorrow, sneak peek # 2, a new illustrator's in the house, get ready!!!
*this was my first time to use the spacers, they are so tiny, I just poked the point of my pin into the little SU! bag they came in in the Pretties kit to pick them up, I didn't want them too blingy, but I think they add just the right little sliding dividers I needed, I put the teensiest dab of liquid glue on each pair to keep them together and in place, experimenting with it I found it looked much better to keep them uniform than have them rolling around...