february dress up challenge

Almost too late but still made it! Here is my dress for Angela's Dress Up Challenge and the inspiration for Febrauary is the art of Gustav Klimt. I love the vibrant colors, repetitive geometric shapes and generous use of gold in in his work.



I could not decide how I wanted to interpret Klimt with a little paper dress. Whether to do a literal interpretation of the many dresses worn by the women in his paintings or just interpret his palette. Then I became even more indecisive when I learned that he also went through a period where he actually designed real dresses which were very loose and free flowing.

And then I realized that the month was almost over! So I finally went with challenging myself to create a whimsical (no surprise) Klimt using my template from last month.



I used whimsical paper that already had geometric elements and dry brushed antique gold and gold shimmer paint over it. Then I added other geometric motifs with gold, black and blue paint pens. Gold paper ruffles, embossed gold paper and my favorite Prima paper flower in black finished it.

It's a very loose interpretation of Klimt but it was lots of fun to make.
Make sure to visit Angela at Sew Loquacious for more pretty paper dresses.


Hope you're having a great weekend!




16 comments:

BLISS angels said...

Miss Anna you nailed it and just in time too ..love it Hugs wendy

Antonella said...

Just under the wire, but such a beautiful entry!!! Love all your dress designs. hugs, antonella :-)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

The dress is gorgeous, Anna. I think you captured the essence of Klimt quite nicely. :) Love your new blog banner!!! :) Theresa

Heathen said...

Very pretty, all your dresses are beautiful. Great new blog theme too. I love all things circus/carnival!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

It's beautiful, Anna. Absolutely gorgeous. I love the color!
Angela

Ana Cristina Caldatto said...

uauuu lindo lindo!

Linda said...

Hi Anna, I must say that your new banner is wonderful....and her hair do is so modern and whimsical. The dress for the challange is so elegant and just in time for the Oscars.

Angie said...

I think you did a wonderful job in interpreting Klimt in your dress. It really captures the essence of his painting The Kiss.

Angie @ Linen + Verbena

Cameron said...

Yes, I think gold when I think of Klimt, too!

Love the Blog Banner...especially the kitty :)

pchickki said...

Very pretty
I am gonna give this a try.

Angela said...

It's really lovely, I love the work of Klimt! Your house must be so gorgeous filled with all these wonderful things!

peggy gatto said...

It is perfect!!!!

Nook & Cranny said...

Anna,
Fantastic dress
Michele

Asas à imaginação said...

Anna...wowwww...MA-RA-VI-LHO-SO!!!...it's portuguese...say one big wonderful...understend?!
Lovely dress!
Hugs
Marlei

Holly said...

Anna, I love your Klimt dress for February - gorgeous!

Marva said...

Oh your dress and bag are gorgeous!!! It's so fun to come and visit your blog!