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Thursday, 8 July 2010

DRESS IT UP - JULY!

Its that time again folks!!!  Its my July (already?) dress for the lovely  MARGARET'S DRESS IT UP CHALLENGE!  Its carnival week down here in our little town so I thought along the lines of a suitable frock for Carmen Miranda....though without the fruit hahahaha!!!  Once again I used the super-talented and super-inspirational Gini's template that she kindly sent me, thanks sweetie XXX

Ages ago I got a grab bag of ribbons. You know the type....you look through & find that only one or two are actually to your taste & the rest is just NOT!!!!  Being a hoarder, I kept the wide patterned ones and one of these came in for this dress!!!  I gathered it down the middle before I stuck it on my base with a few sead beads.  The base has been tortured with distress inks & embossing.

Do pop over to Margarets blog to have a look at all the other wonderful dresses that have been made!!!  Lots of HUGS XXX

19 comments:

cornishmist - thats me ju x said...

Hi Karen, fabulous dress I would like to say I do with a dress like that but cant remember the year I last wore one lol these days I'm a pants girl lol Have a crafty day ju x

Di said...

Wow.....gorgeous Karen. How are you going to display all the dresses when you have finished them? They are going to look wonderful together. xx

Angelnorth said...

Fabulous frock dahling! Love the gathered ribbon with the seed beads, great decadant look!

Kaz said...

That's fab Karen, the ribbon and beads are just perfect together xx

Kathy said...

You did a great job with the ribbons - they make the perfect carnival flowers for that dress

Cheryl said...

wow karen,hun this is just awesome,love the coulrs and the beads,are just perfect,hugs cheryl xxxx

Halle said...

The dress is gorgeous!! Love the colors and the ruffled up ribbon. Just perfect!

bad penny said...

Fabulous Fiesta dress. Great to use some of your ribbons.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Now how cute is this dress! I so love it when you save supplies, never sure when they will come in handy, then one day you find the absolute perfect use for them. Such is the case for the ribbon you used on this dress. The seed beads are the perfect touch, too. I really love this strapless beauty.

~*~Patty said...

Lovely and colorful dress Karen! You are a gal after my own heart ... as soon as I get rid of something ... I find I need it ;) The ribbon works beautifully
oxo

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Oh, Karen! This dress is simply divine! You did a wonderful job! A very memorable dress.

Joanie Hoffman said...

Ohhh, this is lovely! So elegant.

Margaret said...

totally fab carnival creation, love it! Your lace would fit well into my 'I will need it someday' pile!! Margaret

Gini said...

Brilliantly creative Karen, a stunningly unique creation!

I bought one of those mixed bags and wondered what on earth to do with the very wide ribbon, now I've got some ideas, thank you.

A big thank you for your kind words about me :-)

Gini
xx

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is stunning!!!
HUGS,
Cindy
xoxox

Diana Evans said...

wow !!! you are red carpet ready with this cute dress!!! 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!!!

Tammie said...

this really is a wonderful little dress! your creativity shines.

purplepaint said...

Oh this is wonderful!!! Love the flowing ribbon! Marva

Guriana said...

lovely...i like ribbon and beads:))