Happy Shabby 4th!

Hey ya'll!  I hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July weekend!  I spent a little time this weekend creating.  It felt so good to be at my nice clean desk making something just for the pure fun of it.  I was in a shabby chic mood, imagine that, right?!  Okay, so no big surprise there.  I thought I'd use my favorite things.  I gathered up some Prima laces, Maya Road lace, Melissa Frances Pearls, and a Sizzix Alterations Tim Holtz Sewing Room die.  I cut the dress form die out of a plain cardboard box, and kissed the edges with a little white acrylic paint.  The cover itself is made from a 7 Gypsies embossed bookcover.

7gypsies10095The book covers started out looking like this, and I painted it white with acrylic paint.  I then added a coat of this soft aqua color (my fav!), and sanded the heck out of it.

DressformCover (1 of 1)-5I got this wonderful distressed, shabby chic look.  I layered a ton of lace, added a set of Melissa Frances wings to my dress form, and not too bad…

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DressformCover (1 of 1)-4 I hope you like it!  Thanks for stopping by!  Come back later this week to take a look at a few cards I made on my day off.  Later! XO

P.S.- Here's a peek at the new Puppy Princess.
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12 responses

  1. Beautiful job Melissa! Love what you did with the ‘Mr. Tim’ dress form die cut! Very inventive:) I can see you’re enjoying using the Vagabond:)
    Isn’t if fun! I love mine:) Love the colours too!

  2. I am soooo in LOVE with the book cover! It is FABULOUS. Maybe after I have made my Birdcage book I will make one of these – I am pretty sure I have all the supplies. Thanks for all the ispiration.

  3. Oh this is so pretty. Love it Melissa. The layers of trim are lovely. Didn’t think it could get much better, then I saw the picture of the new puppy. Bliss! Blessings, Valerie

  4. What a nice two ‘fer! The beautiful book and the precious babies! Thanks for sharing. I love the girls in their pink. How adorable!

  5. Great post, Green cleaning is behavioral as well as simply using healthy and environmentally-friendly products. Consumers are being made aware of the ways in which green cleaning is most-effectively used. People are taking note and beginning to demand green house cleaning products that are safer yet still effective. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Hi Melissa! Love your shabby projects!

    Congratulations on getting your new puppy, Princess! She looks soooo cute, love her outfit!

    I can’t imagine life without our best friends! We have two golden retrievers, who celebrated their 2nd Birthday last Friday! They’re Brothers from the same litter, we love them sooo much!!

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