Click on Image to EnlargeHello Everyone,
Hope you are all managing to grab a few hours to craft over this cold weekend. I have had an idea in my head now for a very long time to make a Victorian Style ladies department store, be it in a different way than this. But, when I read the challenge at LLC headed Perfume, this idea sprung to mind along with Jean Paul Gaultier perfume bottles. So I started to think of how to make a spin off variation on it and when I read the challenge at OCC- Shopping Sins, I thought of my grand dies that had never been used. My crafty head now went into overdrive day and night, for almost a full week as I made this. How fab. I was able to combine it all with WLVC Anything Goes and Maya Designs mood board challenges too. I wanted the finished project to have a twist on a ladies dressing table top with Perfume, Jewellery and Victoriana all on it.
My Perfume bottles are all made from different beads . Another shopping sin. I don’t make jewellery, but my daughter does. So we go to these stands together at Craft Shows and I can never resist how pretty they are and end up buying some. My hand mirror was a wooden button I painted and gilded. The cameo is an old earring with the back cut off.
Thinking best to make an Easel card. Only one problem, I had never used my Grand Dies. This was a ‘Shopping Sin’ of mine, I had watched it being demo’d on how to make various shaped cards, but had never used since purchasing . Question now was could I remember what to do ? Several attempts later I started to cut out my Maja Design papers and made an easel card.
The perfume sign was stamped onto white card and re-stamped with a crackle stamp. I then shaded it all with distress. And added the Cutie Fringe as shown. On the base I applied the same technique as on my perfume sign as I thought this useful to support my card as well as give a nice edging.
My Parasol was made from a bead finding that I put frantage on. I also placed a cocktail stick through the bottom of it, placed in a few paper flowers and finally a hat pin. The handbag was cut from a spellbinders die. I pierced holes around to give a faux stitching effect, added pearls and a flower. The handle is a bit metal wire threaded with some seed pearls. The mannequin was painted first edged with gilding wax and butterfly die and other bits mounted onto it.
My Large Mannequin I cut out in mountboard. Stamped with distress and then went over certain areas with a Versamark pen and embossed to highlight areas. Shaded with more distress and gilding wax. The ribbon I stamped with archival Ink. Finishing touches added.
The Corset was stamped and embossed onto Parchment paper. I cut this out twice and added pearls and a miniature ric rac to it to give dimension.
Apologies for my post being rather on the large side. But I wanted you all to see every little detail as best as possible and I think Chris has captured it well with his photography. And believe it or not I do still have ideas sitting in my ‘Craft Bank’ for this project, unused !!!
Thanks for looking and your crafty comments are always appreciated.
I wish to enter this in :
Maja Design – Mood Board
Products used; Grand Nestabilities 1 (My shopping sin). Also Cheery Lynn Dies B117, B178, B152, DL180. MC Butterfly, Crafty Individuals stamps CI 148, CI 341. Magnolia script, Whimsy ticket, Crackle stamp and corset Indigo Blu, Maja design papers Vintage summer Basics,Archival Ink Potting Soil, DI’s Tattered rose, Victorian velvet, Frayed Burlap, Paperartsy paints Snowflake and Rose. Treasure gold. Platinum Stickles. Frantage Aged Ivory and Aged Bronze. Various craft stash and LLC stash.