Sunday, 7 April 2013

Spring fashion challenge at Crafty Individuals


Hi you all.Now, I don't want to say this too loud, but the SUN has been shining today. And it was cold, but not freezing. 'They' have told us that spring is on the way. Well,we're expecting another frosty night, and some rain and snow showers, but then it will be getting warmer!! I sooooo hope so!

I was not sure how to get this challenge done. I have lots of CI stamps, but none with fashions. So I decided to design my  own fashions using other stamps. I used THs dress form as basis, and cut some dresses using it as a template, and then stamped them with various CI stamps before decorating them. As I had started off by making more than enough for the tag I actually wanted to do, I decided to turn it all into a CI fashion shop with a spring fashion show.
Here is the whole panorama  of Madam Cissie's boutique. (You can't see Madam Cissie because she's gone out back for a smoke!)




Her husband sits by the door and greets the customers. He knows that he is the boss. All other decisions are made by his wife!

There are lots of dresses hanging on dressforms, and accessories galore, too.


TH coat-hangers are good for hanging dresses on the screen in front of the changing rooms.




This is the star dress of the show, with lace and beads and fancy trims, bet it will be expensive!


And Mr Cissie sits patiently in his corner, the boss must always be dignified.



That's all for today. I am linking to Crafty Individuals Challenge Blog
and to Avenue Create   (spring fever) and
Johanna Sheen Challenge (Spring into Spring)
and Simon Says Stamp and Show (anything goes)

Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for coming by!

40 comments:

  1. What fun! Love the "Of course I'm in charge - ask my wife" quote!

    x

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  2. sehr, sehr chick! WOW!

    welch Arbeit?! super!

    lg und einen guten Wochenstart!

    Susi

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  3. Love this one, you should write a story to go with it! Her husband looks a trifle hen-pecked! Hugs, Sarah

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  4. A very imaginative creation - must visit that shop it sounds and looks fun. Thanks for joining in the CI Challenge. Jean x

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  5. Okay now, this is SO fabulous! Such creativity and beauty here - and I love the little purses too. You didn't miss a thing :) xoxo

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  6. Very clever! I like the way you designed the whole thing, especially the dresses. Everyone knows the women are really the boss, right?!

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  7. RIGHT! We just need to be kind and let the men think that they have something to say!

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  8. This is amazing Valerie, such fun, I bet you had a great time making it all xx

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  9. Thats an amazing dress shop. Love the dresses you designed, but feel a bit sorry for the bloke, still he's probably thinking of the money to be made.
    Yvonne x

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  10. Valerie this is adorable, so creative with all those wonderful details.

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  11. I love your wonderful boutique Valerie, Annette x

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  12. I love your card!
    Here's wishing you a lot more sunny days a head :)
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  13. Your boutique just hit the top 10! I never know what to do with those darn dress forms and look what you've done you clever girl! LOVE it! Cudos! hugs, Donna

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  14. Wow....what a clever piece! I love all of your detail, Valerie! So many things to look at here! All of your little dresses are so adorable and beautifully embellished! Love the little handbags, too. Thanks so much for sharing your art with us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. <3 Candy

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  15. Great project. Love the dresses :)
    Joanna

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  16. This is so cute! Love the sentiment and scene you have created and those hangers are just adorable. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 613 Avenue Create. Hope you have a great day!

    - Jenn DT

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  17. Fantastic ideas Valerie and beautiful fresh colours.

    Do you do the dress with the cornflowers in size 16 please?

    Have a great day and hope the newly arrived warmer, sunny weather continues. Can you send some for us please?

    Love Chrissie xx

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  18. Thats so pretty and colourful....

    So glad you have had some sun at last!!!

    Karen x

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  19. A great creation! Thanks for playing this week at Joanna Sheen! xxx

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  20. Chrissie, the cornflower dress in size 16 is no problem - these are dresses for crafty individuals!

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  21. What a fabulous piece of artwork. I have my eye on some of those handbags.

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  22. Wow this is beautiful, what an imagination you have my lovely. I love the story that goes with it too.
    Hugs x

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  23. This is so fun Valerie! Love the work and details! The dresses are so pretty!

    Wishes
    Debbie

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  24. Hi Valerie, I saw a dress shop right away when I looked at your fun project. I like hubby left to man the door whilst Mrs does all the creative work.

    More snow for us today. When will it stop?

    x

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  25. What a great idea..... Fabulous.

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  26. Oh my gosh, Valerie. You created the perfect dress shop! What a terrific imagination you have to put it all together with comments too. Love it!

    Hugs,
    C

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  27. WOW!! This looks amazing. So creative my friend. I just love it.

    Hugs~

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  28. That's thinking on your feet Valerie :) a fab shop display
    Von ♥

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  29. WOW! Pretty much that sums this gorgeous project up! Love the dress forms and you even added a string of pearls! Hugs! Oh and enjoy that Sun! We are having a very bad wind and dust storm!

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  30. Love your fashion show scene! The dress forms are adorned so beautifully and that fellow cracks me up as he's checking it all out.

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  31. This is so cool. Love all the details you added and all the embellies are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us in our Neighborhood---613 Avenue Create! God bless, always!

    JO ANN
    http://jatterburycreations.blogspot.com

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  32. Ambitious project, very nicely done! Thanks for playing on our street at 613 Avenue Create!
    Hugz
    Chana, Owner

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  33. Oh my goodness! Such charm and detail, detail, detail! I love this, the work it must have taken to make this though, it would have taken me months to accomplish anything near this! Beautiful, stunning piece Valerie! ~Diane

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  34. Very creative solution to not having the CI stamps! Great idea! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!

    Kathi
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

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  35. Such a creative interpretation of the theme. Wonderful use of your non-fashionable C.I. stamps.
    Thank you for joining us at the C.I. Challenge.
    Wishes
    Lynne
    P.S. You are brave to be downgrading to two hot water bottles lol.

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  36. Just brilliant! I love how you accomplished the challenge even with no fashion stamps!

    The little dresses are so cute!

    Thanks for playing with us at CraftyIndividuals!

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  37. So imaginative and original and such fun! Love it!

    Lucy x

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  38. what a great collage, love the sign, thanks for joining us at Crafty Individuals
    hugs

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