Sunday, July 18, 2010

Christmas in July....


so here's my July dress, 99% recycled.

lovely vintage music sheet from Jenny, gold lame from old earing and then.... i received this really ugly tassel for my birthday. It had big chunks of glue and really horrible plastic parts. I was about to donate it to the op shop when it hit me...pull it apart as the rest of it is nice. So I've used the braid,cord and beady bits!

Just got to find a use for the fringe now....and Jenny there will be no discussion in the tea room, dont want to upset anyone ;)

This is probably the quickest one to date....

Party, party party....




and this atc i made for a July swap, i couldnt wait to use this fun stamp from The Stamping Queen. The background is oil crayons over gesso and i colored him in with gel pens.


Gosh why do the weekends go so fast?

Its nearly Monday again AAARRRGGGHH..

I am off to the stitches and craft show in Melbourne on Thursday so that should be fun.....

23 comments:

JaN's ArTy AtC JouRneY said...

Jen, I love the vintage feel to your dress, and so brilliantly recycled!!
I also Love your christmas atc, the stamp sure is fun!
Have a fab time at the craft show - Don't spend too much LOL!! ;)

Jan x

kiwicarole said...

gorgeous dress Jen x

jenny said...

Oh Jen, I just love your July dress...such beautiful vintage sweetness...
And your ATC is just wonderful...
Oh and BTW, my lips are sealed...lol
Jenny :)

bad penny said...

I love your dress- it's very dreamy & the card is great fun too

Jayne said...

Love them both, the dress is just perfect :)

Sherry said...

I just saw your dress on Flickr and had to come for another look here! I think it's beautiful and a great vintage feel. I'd never have guessed it was your quickest yet!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Lovely, Lovely dress, Jen!

Diane said...

Hi Jen! I absolutely love these great little dresses you are doing, Love everything about this one including the music background.....So very cute! I love your ATC also. Enjoy what's left of your weekend! xoxo Diane

Electra said...

1, GASP!! LOVE the dress, especially the skirt, that is so unique! 2. another gasp, great colours, is there anything you can't do?

Fabric Art said...

Oh Jen what a wonderful July dress, love it, great with recycling, never throw something away, there is always something that can be used.
Anni

Gini said...

Another beauty!
Love the ribbons and beads overlaid for the skirt very pretty.
The toymaker on your ATC reminds me of the child snatcher in Chitty chitty bang bang, not sure why but I like it :-)
Gini
xx
P.S. We are actually enjoying a summer with sunshine (gasp) over here at the moment!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Fun ATC Jen and I Love your dress, so clever to use bits of this and that and the touch of bling at the collar is just perfect too!
Time does seem to fly by ... doesn't it!
oxo

Margaret said...

Stunning bit of recycling going on there Jen! love your July dress with all the dangles! fab colour! Mx

Melinda Cornish said...

this dress is my favorite so far.....I love to take things and take them apart and turn them into something new.....I love the papers and the dangles and well, the whole bit.....it is really, really pretty!

Rossylalah said...

Jen I love these little dresses, how big are they in real life? Even the little coat hangers are cute!

Oxana said...

GORGEOUS dress!!!

Teena in Toronto said...

Very nice :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It may have been the quickest to date, but I love it. As summer dresses go, this one has just the right movement for the summer breezes to make those ribbons dance. Of course, I love it when anything is recycled, so you know this dress is going to be a favorite. And the "brooch" you added at the neckline was the perfect finishing touch.

Nan said...

This is just a beautiful dress. More proof that we should never throw anything away! Your ATC is so cute too!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, amazing!!! It is simply precious!
This is the first time I did this challenge and I love seeing everyone's dresses..pure delight!!!
HUGS,
Cindy

Diana Evans said...

what a wonderful dress!!! love it!!! this is so much fun!!! I just found this cute challenge and I love it!!! I have my July dress complete...but will have to catch up with everyone on the previous months!!!

purplepaint said...

Oh what a gorgeous dress!!!! It's stunning! Marva

Guriana said...

I love your dresss....specially a ribbon skirt:)))