Thursday, August 5, 2010

Enamored with Armor?


Everyone is having too much fun decorating the dressmaker's mannequin for this week's Tag Tuesday Weekly Challenge.  I wanted to play!  So I had to join in with my first contribution for Tag Tuesday.  (Tag badge with a link is on my sidebar). 

I positioned the pattern on this gorgeous Prima paper (Iron Orchid Designs: Angelique Collection: Heavenlies) so that I'd get the design I wanted.  After I cut it out and outlined it with black marker, I added some lace trim and metal flowers.  I used a broken necklace to create my own version of the hottest new jewelry trend, gold plated body armor, lining the chain up inside the paper's pattern.  I'll probably be trendy with the big cuff bracelets and ginormous rings, but not the body armor chains.  My little mannequin just will have to be fashionable for the both of us.


Here's the link to the challenge: Tag Tuesday Weekly Challenge
Here's the link to the pattern:  Mirkwood Designs

26 comments:

stampdiva said...

Oh this is wonderful. Yes, too much fun although wait a minute, can us crafters ever have too much fun?!!! TFS your beautiful tag. Lynne M x

The Paper Princess said...

BEAUTIFUL job on your tag - I love it!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Robin said...

What a beautiful tag! Your paper selection and the metal accents look wonderful. Your heart trim at the bottom adds such a nice touch too.

Tracy said...

Great tag! Love how you used the old necklace to embellish. Perfect lace for the bottom also. Thanks for dropping by my blog and commenting!

Terry said...

Talk about classy elegants! Love it all! The gold is a brilliant touch!

VAWM said...

This is really wonderful! I love the look of it! Thanks for sharing.

Sarah said...

So glad that you joined in on the fun this week! The swirly pattern looks so good on the curvaceous form of the mannequin as does the "body armor". I'm glad I am too old to pull off the body armor look! LOL
Fabulous tag!!!

Lyneen said...

love the paper you used as the background, very elegant mannequin. Thanks for Sharing.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words.

Tante Käthe said...

Yep, you are right. I've had a piece of that scrap paper for quite some time and didn't know what to do with it, well ...

This is a beautiful tag you created!

Linda Cain said...

Love this....everything about it!

monika said...

ok I'm a grandma-but I would like to have this outfit :-) ;)

this is really great!

and..

Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind words.

Monika (basteln.co.at)

Gerrie Johnnic said...

I think you outdid yourself here GF, chains....where'z the whip! lol, truely, yours is adorable, I luv the touches you did to make it yours. Too many gals are having so much fun with this one, I may have to find time for it too! I do think tho, you should follow the trend and get all "chained up"! tee hee, just can't help meself! xxoo

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous love it perfectly placed pattern and the chain wow just fabulous. xx Zoe

Faye said...

This is gorgeous. The gold body armor is a very original and wonderful approach. I really love what you've done. Be sure to join in every week. Louise always has such great challenges on Tag Tuesday. It's one of my favorite challenges.

JeanFB said...

Very cool tag - what a clever touch to use your old chains.... it's either body armor or chic Chanel!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh, I love it!!! Awesome tag! And so nice to meet you!!
Hugs,
Cindy
xoxo

Lynn Stevens said...

I'm so glad you did, This looks like something you'd see on the runwway. Fab fashions!

Helen said...

I love this!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

Wonderful, love how you've added the chain.

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi,
I came back on because I am having a Link Party today thru Sunday...all I ask people to do is tell us their favorite song and link it up on my I Owe it All to Him blog...you're welcome to join in! You have great music here!
Hugs,
Cindy

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. I just love Where the Boys Are! And love the movie too...
Every song she sings is amazing, but this is my favorite.

Denise said...

Wow, your mannequin is amazing!!! You could be a designer, lol!

Dezinaworld said...

Ohhh i am loving this tag especially the opulence you managed to give to the mannequin. Its a stunner
I have a new challenge at my Dezinaworld blog if you fancy a go but if not, just keep on making beautiful art
Hugs June xxxxx

scrappygal said...

Awesome tag!!

Lori said...

Ooo, love the "chain". Looks fab. That's a style now??? I had no idea. Then again, I'm not a fashionista, as anyone can see by the way I'm dressed today, in holey shorts and shirt, rofl. Your mannequin is great, so glad you are joining in the challenge!

Kris Dickinson said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

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