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Monday, 13 January 2014

All sewed up for Creative Expressions DT

Well here I am with my 2nd post of the day and my DT post for Creative Expressions. This week I am using the lovely antique dress forms set. These come as a unmounted sheet with lots of stamps on, that can be mounted onto easimount , cut out and off you go!
So here is my make for today ( sorry there are not many step x step pictures as my computer has decided I am not allowed them!  ) :
I started by covering part of the box in clear texture paste mixed with gesso...and the sprited the ruler background stamp with water and stamped into paste to create some texture on the box. This was then allowed to dry.
When dry I painted the whole box with antique linen distress paint because I love he colour...on my 3rd bottle! (oops!) but any neutral colour paint would be fine. I also stamped the ruler background onto some torn pieces of tissue and applied to the lid, using glue and seal. Not sure if you can see I then also stamped some of the mini stamps from set and set to work with my gilding waxes...in enchanted gold and autumn bronze
The sides of the box were also stamped and had wax added to them.
Now for the focal image 
The main image , this gorgeous dressform from the sheet was stamped in coffee archival and colour added using distress marker and waterbrush. I also stamped the sentiment from the set and inked edges in vintage photo Distress Ink.
Just because I didn't want to leave the box empty...I filled it with..muslin, crochet lace, a heart made in my melt pot, mini spools and a tiny bottle of seed beads...
Make sure you pop across to the Creative Expressions news blog where all my team mates makes using this set can be seen....


  1. Absolutely stunning Trace, that is such a gorgeous dressform stamp! I love the background you have created too, the whole box is just gorgeous!!

  2. Trace your box is so beautiful - at first I did not realize that it was a box and then to my surprise I saw the contents. What a wonderful idea and keepsake. The outside is really lovely. I am keeping your how to steps - Thanks!!
    Sandy xx

  3. Oh I love this little box what a great gift it would make to give to a friend that sews. Wondering what type of tissue did you use?

  4. love this box Trace - it really is tres chic - so beautiful! Hugs rachel x

  5. This I really love Trace. Sewing used to be my first love so anything to do with it I adore.

    Warm crafty hugs from Shirl x x

  6. Great how you got just enough texture with the mesurestamp! a lovely make! Hugs, Gerrina

  7. Beautiful Trace and so very you. I love all the little bits and pieces you added to the box too. Anne x

  8. A beautiful and shabby chic creation Trace and so love those gorgeous soft colours.
    Hugs, Fliss xx

  9. Stunning detail as always love the design hun just lush hugs cheryl xxx

  10. Delightful my friend, such a gorgeous box with fabulous stamps.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

  11. So much detail a super little box
    Von ♥

  12. Hi Trace, This Box is just Stunning I Love the Vintage feel of it, the Stamps are wonderful and I love how you've filled your box with small items, Fabulous work as always hugs from Sam x

  13. Subtle shimmering beauty - what a gorgeous make, Trace!
    Alison x


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