Saturday, February 23, 2008

CHA Sample #1

I'm finally home, but dragging. The jet-lag going West is always harder on me than going over. I've done a little stamping since I've been home (I'm woefully behind in projects and obligations), but haven't had a chance to photo things. I'll have some new things soon.

I do have a few projects to share that I'd sent off to CHA (the Craft and Hobby Association) with Cornish Heritage Farms. We all used the same color scheme - Prism cardstock:

I borrowed the picture from Tami (also on the CHF team).

The theme for CHA was fashion. Looking at all the lovely Kim Hughes Collection stamps, I knew I'd need to be creative.

Cute Curls Dress:

I used the Cute Curls stamp set to make a dress - the heart for the bodice and the curled tree (upside down) as the flouncy skirt. I thought of this in the middle of the night. I literally sat up in bed, dashed to my stamping space and found the images to test the idea. I love how it turned out...

I used a bit of jewelry wire to make a hanger. Using my bone folder, I wrapped the wire around and trimmed at neck. It was the perfect size for the dress to hang onto it.

To tie into the fashion theme, I used the Faux Silk technique for the background. It's a simple process that yields a very sophisticated look. I stamped the Scratched Grid background (inked in Peeled Paint Distress ink) onto the smooth side of the tissue paper. I crumpled the tissue, gently opened, and set aside. I applied glue (regular glue sticks work best here) to the background panel and carefully positioned the tissue onto it. After it was burnished to the panel, I trimmed the excess and inked the edges. Using the smooth side of the tissue (and most tissues have two distinct sides) gives the background the look of raw silk. Perfect!
I'm not sure if it was used in the CHF booth... but I enjoyed making a fashion statement with an otherwise non-clothing inspired set.

Thanks for looking,

Cute Curls Dress Supplies:
Stamps: Scratched grid BG, Cute Curls and Scripty words from the Kim Hughes Collection at Cornish Heritage Farms

Paper: Papaya Puree Med, Intense Pink, Spring Willow Med, Birchtone Dark by Prism Cardstocks, Poison Ivory from

Ink: Watermelon, Willow - Adirondack inks by Ranger; Worn Lipstick, Peeled Paint, Tea Dy - Distress Inks by Ranger

Other: May arts gold cord, Making Memories gold eyelets, jewelry wire from Michaels, Dimensional tape, tissue paper, 1" circle punch (EK Success)

Technique: Faux silk


  1. Glad to see you back!

    This is so creative, it looks fabulous! Not sure that size waistline is achievable, though! Great idea to use the faux silk to tie in with the haute couture look of the dress - fab!

  2. whoa! what a cute idea!! I just love how you "built" that dress and the hanger, so creative. You never cease to amaze me :)

  3. Oh, my, that is very, very creative! Love that color scheme, too. Would never have thought of that!

  4. Lisa ~ How creative...this is just a precious card. your talent continues to amaze your fans here :)

  5. If this is you dragging,my god, that's amazing! Very ingenious!!

  6. This is gorgeous and so creative Lisa! Love it!