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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

DRESS IT UP ATC'S FOR JUNE!


Helloooo!!!  You all know how much I am enjoying MARGARET'S Dress It Up Challenges every month don't you???  Well the lovely Margaret is the Guest Designer for the ATC Challenge at ARTIST TRADING CLUB this month and guess what she has asked us to do??? hahaha Yes...make little dresses tucked into pockets on our atc's.  ooooo how I have loved this...right up my street hahaha

Margaret has even provided instruction on how to make the pockets and a template for the dress...though I have to admit that I went my own way and made my own.  For the background I used a Tim Holtz stamp which I love because its all about sewing and then decided to go with that theme....sort of :-D

A neat trick (which I picked up somewhere) for glueing beads in a row is to thread them onto cotton before hand than just pull the cotton out when your work is dry....wonderful tip!!!  Though you all probably know that already!!!

Its not too late to enter this swap so pop over to see Chriss to see what you have to do.  Mine are winging their way as we speak haha.  Thank you for looking today, HUGS XXX

19 comments:

Di said...

Wow, they are gorgeous Karen. What a fab tip about glueing beads too...I didn't know that and will definately use that tip ;) xx

Kaz said...

These are lovely Karen, I love all the detail you have put onto them xx

Cheryl said...

wow karen hun really totally love love these atcs,they are just awesome hun your creativity hun is just endless,love hugs cheryl xxxxxxxx

Carol said...

awww these are lovely - haven't started on mine yet! hope that I get one of yours in the swap!

xx

Hazel said...

These are gorgeous - so pretty x

Angelnorth said...

Fab ATCs Karen - that TH stamp was a perfect choice and I love the detail on your dresses!

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Morning Karen, great atcs loving the pocket idea, great tip on the beads and I didnt know that one lol, as for the piskies would prefer it if they did housework each nite lol Have a fun day ju x

June said...

Hi Karen, this is such a precious set of atc's. Beautiful dresses and detail on the atcs. You are so clever my friend and very inspiring
hugs June xxxx

June said...

Hi Karen i sent a reply but not sure if it went through but i think these atc's are exquisite
Hugs June xxxx

Chris said...

aaaaahooooooh they are FABULOUS hun... I LOVE them. Oh I need to do mine now...I wanna play...lol
Such lovely detail Karen whoever gets one will certainly be thrilled!!

hugs n stuff

Chris xx

Jo said...

Lovely ATC's karen. Love the colours and the TH stamp is perfect. Sweet dresses too. I'm still making mine, should be finished in time...... Jo

Traceyr said...

What fun with the little dresses. Great tip with the bead gluing too thanks Karen.

:)

Dawn said...

And what a lovely job you have done on these!

Love DAwn xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm so far behind on reading your blog. Wow, these dresses for the swap are wonderful. And no, I didn't know the tip on the beads. Thanks for that one. They sure look tiny in the picture.

Jeanie Callaghan said...

These dresses are just wonderful! You did a fantastic job!

Gez said...

STUNNING! Karen you clever clogs! These are just PERFECT. :)
I love your stitching around the Atc's & your little dresses look BRILLIANT!
Great tip about the beads. I didn't know either!
I want to craft & I should be in bed! Better go! Night, love Gez.xx

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Fantastic dresses so detail.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous Karen! I love what you've done with the idea! the lacy pocket top is so pretty. Margaret

Gini said...

Ohya that was my glueing tip for the beads, plus if you buy those necklaces that are made up of strings and strings of tiny tiny seed beads you just cut a length off them and glue them down ;-)

I absolutely adore these Karen they are so gorgeous, it's a shame I was too poorly to join in, never mind eh!

Gini
xx