Friday, 9 July 2010

July dress

Miss July
is keeping cool by the river
where the Kingfishers fly.



I bought the lovely paper
at my local craft shop



added lichen,
Clematis seed heads



Florists' cellophane wrap
paper napkin
my favourite stamp
and a touch of stamping ink
to give a mossy colour
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30 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress. Makes me thin of crisp linen and some fairytale like day by your description.

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  2. very pretty...looks satisfying to make...fun too

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  3. Just beautiful, Penny! I love the flourish paper added at the bottom - is it a transparency and is it sewn onto the bottom?

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  4. it's wrapper from a bunch of flowers - glued on !!!

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  5. There are so many lovely details in this dress. The lichen and clematis seed head are so unique and the perfect additions to this beauty.

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  6. This one is lovely! It's very romantic... like a wedding dress... but with natural or rustic detailing...

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  7. This is such a beautiful dress, very calming. The paper is gorgeous, and the glued flower wrapper? Inspired! x

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  8. This is stunning - and so realistic - I would love to get a template of the dress

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  9. ooo your dress is brilliant Penny ... perfect details ... it's possible I say that each and every Dress Up month ... I enjoy your creativity so much!
    oxo
    word verification: colammul ... sounds like something a kingfisher might eat! ;)

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  10. This is lovely! So cool & comfy & love that you added the lichen & seed.

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  11. Gorgeous Penny, very classy and such a wonderful combination of textures, I love the printed plastic wrap. This dress is totally your style! fab! Mx

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  12. Penny your dress is so lovely with all the differents thinks you have used.
    Anni

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  13. pure poetry...
    it may seem simple but it leaves so much space for interpretation.
    gorgeous work!

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  14. Oh, another gorgeous dress, very dreamy and sophisticated!
    Love your post and the way you've photographed the dress :-)
    Gini
    xx

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  15. I love the clean lines and simplicity of your dress - and at the same time, all the wonderful detail you've included.

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  16. I do like Miss July - something very refreshing about her.

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  17. ooo not what I was expecting but very sophisticated and beautiful! xxx

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  18. Oh, this is such a chic dress...amazing flair!! Wow, I love it!!!
    HUGS,
    Cindy
    xxoxo

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  19. Penny, Thank you so much!!! I'll see if I can find those challenges!!
    HUGS,
    Cindy

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  20. your dress is stunning...I love it....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!!!

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  21. your dress is quite wonderful, thank you for sharing all the details, so creative.

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  22. Tips on Barcelona - take the cable car from the beach to the mountain as the views are worth it, visit Casa Batllo, wander through the Gothic quarter, visit the market on Las Ramblas and Sagrada Familia and Park Guell...the beaches further down are nicer than the ones in Barceloneta that you first hit and if you want a lovely day trip go to Sitges - really sweet beach town with lots of cafes and shops and the sand is softer and water less fierce. Watch out for pick-pockets - esp Plaza Real - according to Lonely Planet guide... Hope that helps! Oh and it is expensive so maybe try and buy some food from the shops - though there are lunch time deals to be had. xxx

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  23. Your dress is really beautiful!!

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  24. Oh how pretty!!! Beautiful, cool looking dress! Perfect for July! Marva

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  25. It's such a great little dress - such as I would love to have in my wardrobe!

    Very resourceful of you Penny using the pretty florist cellophane!
    Take care
    Shane

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  26. Just lovely! I wish I had made this :) So sweet and special!

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  27. this is just a very special dress, love all your little details...

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