Monday, March 22, 2010

Easter Dress

Happy Monday Friends,

We have so many talented and created Divas in our group and I am in awe at their creativity and talent.  This week's spotlighted Diva is no exception.

Melanie Schulenberg made this fabulous Easter Dress.
I've created something to focus on the awesome designer papers in the mini catalog. My first project is an Easter dress using the Shades of Spring paper. The large flowers in this paper series are so beautiful, to cover them up is not an option so I try to use them in a way that will best showcase their beauty.

Start by cutting a dress template from the paper, focusing on where you want your flowers on the dress. Additional flowers were cut, jazzed up with glitter and applied to the dress with a dimensional.
Melanie has had multiple requests for the pattern. You can download your Free copy at
Here's the back of the dress. I ran it through a texturz plate for a little added detail and sponged Saffron ink around the edges along with some Sahara Sand.
What do you think of my satin ribbon flower? I took an interest in ribbon flowers during the holidays. With a quick trip to the library, I checked out as many books as I could on the subject "Ribbon Art". This rose worked perfect for the back of the dress as you can not see it when looking at the front of the dress.
For the ruffle, (on the base), I used the new Scallop trim punch from the SAB catty and crimped it. Then there's a layer of pink tissue under that I just HAD to add. Maybe it's a Southern thing, LOL! It made it so much more girlie.
Hard to see here, but all those white circle surrounding the yellow flower have crystal effects added to them.

Melanie, THANK YOU for sharing your wonderful talent with us.  You are amazing.

Have a wonderful day everyone!


Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning! The back looks as gorgeous as the front!

Maria Williams :) said...

These are so beautiful!!

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Karen Dillon said...

I just have one word - WOW!!

Amber Meadows said...

wow - those are gorgeous!!

bakerbabe said...

I am having a hard time finding the template for this lovely dress on Craftside. Can you help?

carolm said...

WOW!!!!! incredible. what would ya charge to make me one?