Monday, May 24, 2010

Shelli Challenge - Wedding

Shelli Gardner is the CEO of Stampin' Up! and puts up regular challenges on her So Shelli blog.  I have never entered one of these in the past but someone mentioned to me that the current challenge is a Wedding Challenge and I should enter my Little Black Dress card.
My first reaction was not to do it but over the weekend I thought, why not give it a go - what have I got to lose.  When I looked at the photo today I thought it doesn't really come out like it looks in real life so I put my head around how I could make it photograph better and this is what I came up with.
The dress is something I drew a few weeks ago but today I made a slight alteration and made the bodice slightly longer. 
I have cut it from Basic Black and then embossed it with White Embossing Powder, Versamark and one of the stamps from Vintage Vogue.  The hemline was done with the Scallop Border Punch.  I lined the inside with some Whisper White cut slightly smaller than the dress front creating the white hem.  A bit of Whisper White ribbon, a flower from the Pretties Kit and a clear Rhinestone Brad to dress it up and hey presto a new dress!!!
Hope you like it and this is one of the projects for this weeks class along with another card following the Black & White theme.


Liam said...

Yeah I am sooo glad you decided to enter it in the challenge. i think a winner in my eyes. It does look sooo much more stunning in real life. Good luck I hope you win.


Kirrily said...

It's gorgeous Sue - good on you and good luck!

Robyn P said...

I loved the original dress, but this one is even more beautiful. Good luck for the competition. I can't see how you could not win, it's gorgeous