' ' ' 'Crafty Endeavours: Fall Fashion

Sunday 24 August 2014

Fall Fashion

Crafty Individuals challenged us to create something about Autumn fashion. Rather than "Autumn" I was inspired by the American "Fall", as I was imagining a dress of multi-coloured leaves.

And since there is no fashion without sewing, I created a scene with my many sewing themed dies and stamps.

I did the background with a first layer of white paint and to allow me complete freedom to soften or even remove this layer I used gouache. On top I used Inktense and other watercolour crayons, finishing by a liberal spray of Lime coloured mica mist.

The stamps are from CI set 238, the dies Joy Craft (Leaves) and X-Cut (Sewing). I also used an embossing punch by X-Cut (Oak leaf).

All the leaves were coated with Versamark before I applied mica powders (Imagination Crafts).

I am also entering the Imagination Crafts (Create a scene) and Artful Times (sewing) challenges.

I stand by my dress concept (although come the winter it might prove inadequate) but I am not sure about the background or the design. Don't hesitate to tell me if you see something that doesn't work!


  1. Two things i am loving, the corner tape measure & your glorious designer frock! Fantastic card with some fantastic images and embellishments:-) xxx

  2. This is very beautiful with stunning colours

    Love Chrissie x

  3. OH drinks tea not me, will send you some of the tea bag papers if you would like to play as am still drying and collecting. Leave me a DM on Twitter with addy details:-) x

  4. Great idea and very autumnal. I love the dress made of tattered leaves, great work!

  5. A beautiful card with an original dress and lovely colours!
    Thanks to joining in CI August Challenge!

  6. This is so different but it works so well. Some interesting pieces on here and I do like the tape measure corner - never seen those.
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

  7. Lovely work, very different, love all the different elements. The corner tape is wonderful, it looks like metal, is it ? Thank you for joining us on Artful Times.

    1. The corner tape has been die-cut from black cardstock with an X-cut die. The set is called Trim Borders

  8. love your use of the leaves to create the dress, what a great idea, thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals

  9. Lovely fall colours on the dress and great use of sewing themed elements. Great take on theme! Ruth x

  10. I want to steal your leaves!! They are gorgeous. Love the leafy dress and the colours and that tape corner

  11. Coucou Christine, qu'elle est belle ta carte pour le challenge de Jean!... Le rendu de tes poudres mica sur tes feuilles est génial, et ta robe est tout simplement sublime !!!