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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Paris Dress




Last night, I was over at the wonderful blog, Nan's Niche--she is an amazing, super-talented artist! She wrote about a dress challenge...Oh me, oh my, when I was little, I loved to play with dolls--it was my very favorite thing to do!!! So, at 3 in the morning, you guessed it--I was making a dress!

But, this was not just any dress....You see, now that I am grown up, I am a columnist for a newspaper...So, I made the dress out of this week's newspaper! And then, I put black tulle over it...It has black satin straps with miniature faux pearls. Lastly, I made a shawl to go with it from cheese cloth.

I made this summer dress to honor Paris as the fashion capital of the world....

Embellished with commercial paper.

I made it for 2 challenges. One is Dress Up--Hugs to Margaret!!!

and for Mixed Media Monday--Hugs to Diane!!!

Hugs to the people at Paris in July! I am linking up to that also.

And hooking this up to The French Obsession Challenge--hugs to Frenchy!!!

Also, I've got some exciting news--I hope you'll scroll down to see it!

Hugs,
Cindy
xoxox

46 comments:

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

That's really cute!!! You've got skills, Cindy :) :) Love and hugs from Oregon, Heather :)

Nancy Y said...

That is so gorgeous!! I Love It!!

xoxo Nancy

Scrapping With Sherry said...

First of congratulations on winning a challenge with your Bliss Journal. I am sure you certainly deserved it. I have had a chance to browse through this blog and you are very talented!

Which brings me to your dress. I love it!! I had other plans for what kind of card I was goint to make for Karen today but am changing my mind after seeing your dress... LOVE!

Thanks so much for coming by and sharing my story of Karen, our angel and my official wedding date thanks to her little push! :-) Your support and comments mean alot to me. The people that I have met in this new world of blogging have been so kind!

Thanks again and I am sure you will be hearing alot more from me~ Sherry F.

mle said...

Oh! how cute is that?! your projects are lovely!!

Scrapping With Sherry said...

Cindy~ I am a little torn because I had a card all designed on paper, but I think that I am in love with this idea too... You know how it is. LOL! Maybe I will make both. I know that next "I" am going to be taking photos of her and us together at bingo and I am going to make her a canvas wall art for her home. I really love to do those and I know she will love it, but wanted to make her an over the top card to take to her on Friday. ~Sherry F.

Nancy Y said...

I'm going to go check out that dress-up challenge. Looks like lots of fun, thank you!!!

xoxo Nancy

A Hopeful Heart said...

That is beautiful!!! You are very talented and creative.

Hugs,
Patti

Nancy Y said...

Hi Cindy, I'm linking up to the Dress Up Challenge, using a card I made months ago. Hopefully for next months challenge I'll have something more creative.

xoxo Nancy

Gillian said...

This is so unique and orginal, brilliant interpretation for this weeks theme Cindy, congrats on your vintage journal too x

Gail Griner Golden said...

That's really pretty, Cindy.

Diana Evans said...

oh this is so beautiful Cindy!!! you are amazing...and I love the nod to Paris!!! you always make me smile when I come to visit!!!

Hugs
Diana

Zuzu's Blog said...

ooo wouldnt it be cool if it was real... very pretty.. well done Cindy :)

Nan said...

Cindy! I love your dress....what a beautiful piece and such a neat idea to use the paper. Thanks so much for the kind comments about my work. You made my day! Have a wonderful week! Hugs...Nan

Nan said...

I know, me too. I'm really want to try and do January through June too in my...cough cough....spare time! :)

Faye said...

How cool is this?!! Cindy, your talents know no end. I love the newspaper and tulle dress. And I'm so happy for you that the Bliss Journal won. It is so beautiful. Stay cool and have a great new week.

Electra said...

This is wonderful, I especialy love the tulle. You should tell them over at Paris in July, it's perfect!!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Such a creative lady you are, Cindy. Great idea and beautifully executed. Love it!

Barbara said...

Just beautiful Cindy! You are just so artistic!

Hugs XX
Barbara

Barbara Jean said...

Oh girl. this is just too too cute!!!
And so stylin'!

I dare not join in on one mroe thing right now. I am soooo on overload, and loking for a day of rest.

hugs and love you!!

barbara jean

Kristin said...

Oh, this - as are all of your romantic, elegant pieces - is just so beautiful! I love your dress and congrats on winning the contest too! I am not surprised! Thank you for your sweet comments and I hope you had a great Sunday, Kristin xo

Linda said...

Your little dress is lovely, Cindy...so creative and original!

johanna said...

so pretty - i can see the fun you had making this!

Margaret said...

Totally inspired Cindy! love the story this little dress tells! Perfect combination for an evening stroll along the promenade! I mean a gal's got to be seen when she wearing an outfit like this! Margaret

Silvia said...

How cool, your dress looks wonderful.

Fabric Art said...

Oh Cindy your dress is so wonderful, love that you used newspaper to the skirt and the black satin straps with miniature faux pearls - perfect, you are so creative, have a nice week.
Hugs Anni

Rosie said...

Cindy, you go from strength to artistic strength! I love what you do and your home looks wonderful Kudos to you and all you are doing to help and encourage others!
Hugs from across the Pond! xo

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Cindy! I love your dress and the way you used the newspaper to personalize it. So glad you joined the Dress Up Challenge. I wanted to thank you for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment. I'm so excited to meet someone from New Orleans...one of my most favorite cities! I'm sending you an email with the code for the snow. It's so much fun and I never get tired of it! Have a great week.

Kathy said...

Bravo, Cindy! This is absolutely brilliant and beautiful; you tied together some of my favorite things: fashin, the written word, and tulle! BTW, my son is traveling to Paris today, and he's certainly one of my favorite things.

DeeJae said...

What a beautiful dress for the "Dress Up" challenge. I love the tulle and newspaper. I've enjoyed looking around your blog and have added my profile to follow you. I'm visiting via the "Blog Hop".

Blessings! :-)

Carolee ~ ArtPodStudios said...

Wow!! I really love the elements you used in this paper art Cindy! Very "Designer Chic"!
Carolee~

PetraB said...

Many congratulations for winning the challenge! I am not surprised, your journal looks amazing. And I love the dress, all the details of it.

bad penny said...

oh I love your dress and can see it being worn at a very special event - glad you've joined the dress challenge.

tammy said...

the dress looks amazing and created with such simple things from around the house. very beautiful. congratulations on the journal.

More Entertaining Women said...

Oh Cindy! That is j'adorable. And very chic. I am working on a box of pages (found a very cool book box at Michael's with Paris scenery all over it - opens like a book) to make a memory box for my friend Marsha's daughters. She passed away earlier this year after a valiant battle with cancer, and her very favorite place to travel was Paris. So, in her honor, I am getting a group together to make this box of remembrances with pictures and collages and stories of my sweet friend Marsha. Maybe I could put a picture of this wonderful dress in the box - if you wouldn't mind. Her girls would love it. Blessings to you! Now, I'm going down to read your exciting news. Cindy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

This is beautiful, Cindy! I love all the elements you used and how they all came together to make this great dress. I must visit the link-ups you mentioned in this post. Even if I can't do these things myself, I love to see what others create! : ) Thanks so much for your recent comment ~ I've missed visiting all my friend's blogs these past few days, although I am having fun with the granddaughter!

joanna said...

Cindy, your dress is amazing, so pretty!! I'm going to visit the link now.
xoxo

More Entertaining Women said...

Cindy, Thanks for permission to use the pic of the Parisian dress! It will make the inside of that box look spectacular. Marsha had such a flair for fashion - she would have loved that so much. I also love that it was made with a newspaper. My fam's been in the newspaper biz for a long time. You are the very best. I absolutely love looking in your gallery. Big hugs and blessings, Cindy H.

daylily777 said...

Very beautiful ! I love it !
Blessings,
~Myrna

jenny said...

Oh this is wonderful Cindy...great idea to incorporate newspaper as well...really lovely...
Jenny

Gini said...

Brilliant inventive and creative dress Cindy, your mojo certainly doesn't mind late night crafting!
Look forward to some more lovely dresses so you can fill a little wardrobe.
It's only July you've plenty of time!
Gini
xx

Hermine said...

Its lovely

agypsyangel said...

Cindy,
I just found this blog of yours. It is soooo sooo cute, I love your little dress with newspaper. You make me smile. I am so glad I found you with help of my friend, Sherry..
Kim :)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like I'm a bit late. I had to scroll down a bit to find this beauty. I kept looking and looking and was certainly surprised to read that this was made from a newspaper. Gorgeous first dress. It is both feminine and artsy due to the contrast between the tulle and the cheese cloth. Look forward to many more.

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Cindy! Diane

purplepaint said...

Hi Cindy! Your dress is fabulous!!! Welcome to the dress up! Marva

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Thank you for linking up! I love this dress creation! Everything you create is so beautiful and entertaining...I could stare at them for a long time...Congrats for winning....You are the best! :)
Hugs
Frenchy