dress up 2011, they're baaaack

Last month we bid adieu to the paper dress challenge at Alice and Camilla. I was sad to see it end and so were many of the other dress makers playing along. Well Angela at Sew Loquacious decided to pick it up and is hosting this year. Hooray!


Angela added her own twist by giving each month a different art theme. This month is Impressionist art. I chose Monet's garden at Giverny for inspiration. I love the watery blues and greens and the bold pinks and fuchsias in his other works.



Since I have been painting all week I decided to paint my dress as well. I also made a few changes to my dress template.




I washed blues and greens onto a patterned paper then dabbed on some yellow gold and bright pink. I also used a metallic copper to age the edges.



I added bronze tulle and gold ribbon to give it movement and of course I had to use my favorite blue paper flower. It is a garden theme after all. And every garden needs butterflies so mine has a pretty glittery one.



I think this is going to be another fun year. Make sure to visit Angela to see all the other new dresses. The challenge is open all month long so how about playing along?

Don't forget my January Artful Bag Challenge is open all month too!


24 comments:

Netty said...

Totally gorgeous dress. Annette x

Simply Debbie said...

OH ANNA,
YOUR DRESS IS STUNNING...I LOVE IT. MY DRESS IS ALMOST DONE AND MY PURSE IS COMPLETE...I JUST HAVE TO POST IT...I AM SOOOO VERY IMPRESSED WITH THE BAGS THAT HAVE BEEN CREATED...MINE IS A CLUTCH.
LOVE...LOVE YOUR DRESS...I DREW MY OWN TEMPLATE ALSO...I HOPE THAT IS OKAY.
GIVE LUNA A HUG AND A MEOW FROM MY WALKER.
HAVE A SUGAR SWEET DAY
HUGS
SIMPLY DEBBIE

Linda said...

Oh My what a simply beautiful dress. The lines are so fluid and flowing. A simply amazing design. I would love to own it for real. Beautiful job.

voodoo vixen said...

Your dress is stunning, gorgeous colours and the net and butterfly are perfect!

Nook Cranny Gifts said...

The colors in the dress are so beautiful.
Thanks for sharing
Michele

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Oh, Anna your dress is so wonderful! I love how you've interpreted the painting into your dress..spectacular. I'm so glad you are participating!
Angela

Habka said...

Amazing dress!

olive said...

I absolutely lurve the colour, bling and style of yours. this will be my first attempt in this challenge, so I'd better go away and put my thinking cap on!!!!!
Hugs Olive xxxxx

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

Espetacular!!!

uauu Parabéns pela obra de arte!

Mina said...

Oh Anna, your dress is absolutely gorgeous!

Cindy Adkins said...

Your dress is beyond stunning!!! I LOVE it!!!
XO

Jaluza Scrap said...

Lindo!!!
Perfeito!!!

Holly said...

Such a beautiful dress. I love the colors and the tulle and ribbon really top it off!

Holly

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Anna,
I spent last night making a purse for your challenge!! I will post it next week as I've got the Creative Spirit Challenge going on right now...
I think you'll be surprised when you see it!
XO

Asas à imaginação said...

Anna...your dress is fantastic!!!He is exact the Garden of Monet!!!
Congratulations!!!
Hugs
Marlei

Jeanie Callaghan said...

Gorgeous dress! Aptly inspired and carried out. Love it.

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, I am so happy you are still creating these paper dresses! The theme is beautiful - and your dress is so ethereal. Love the tulle ribbon and the rose. The dress itself does have a lovely sense of movement. Gorgeous! Theresa

Jann said...

Your dress is so beautiful! I was a fan of Alice and Camilla's dress challenge, but never found the time to create one. I am so glad to hear of this new challenge, and hope to join--thank you for posting about it--and again, your dress is just fantastic!

Simply Beautiful Sundays said...

So beautiful!

Lisa Balazs (Seshat Moon Willow) said...

Oh Anna, your dress is so lovely. I see we chose similar paintings. I love Monet! This is going to be such fun this year.
Hugs, LisaKay

Margaret said...

Stunning!! the colours look amazing, beautifully photographed too! Love it Mx

Rosemary said...

Hello Frosted Petunia, it is via you (through Electra) that I found this challenge! So you are to blame for this wonderful-ness! I love your dress, it was the deciding factor for me joining up with this - this is so romantic, elegant and ethereal. You really captured your inspiration and the beautiful touches you put on your dress are amazing! Thank you for the last little inspiration I needed to join up!

Patti said...

Anna this paper dress is so beautiful. I hope you don't mind I am going to feature you as the artist of the month on my blog.
Your work is amazing and the colors just make such wonderful eye candy :)

Cindi aka Ericksoc said...

Just found this....exquisite! Love the new template, too.