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Friday, 15 March 2013

A Girly Theme

Hello Everyone

I am bringing up the rear with my entry to Pan Pastel UK Challenge which is 'A Girly Theme'.  One lucky winner of the challenge will win a trial set of Pan Pastels.

I thought long and hard about what I could do and remembered a tag/card I saw over 12 months ago which featured a corset lace up at the side.  I have since tried to find it so that I can credit the blog owner for the design, but sadly I cannot track it down.  I apologise if it is your design!


The background was created with Pan Pastel in Magenta Tint and the tag was then embossed with a harlequin embossing folder.  I used my Crop-a-dile to punch 12 holes, into which I put pink eyelets and then threaded through some vintage seam binding coloured with Tim Holtz Picked Raspberry Distress Stain.  I added some gorgeous Guipure lace along the left side and coloured the very edge, again with Picked Raspberry to tone in.

The dress form is a Tim Holtz Bigz die and I coloured the base with Walnut Stain Distress Ink.  The top was covered in some lovely flowery paper from my stash.  The skirt is made from pink lace and has an underskirt made from muslin which I have also coloured with the Pan Pastel.  I added some vintage seam binding and a flower to the waist and created a pearl necklace with some pearl gems.  The button at the bottom is covered in the same paper as the dress top and the whole tag was edged with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink.

The sentiment was created with Tim Holtz chit chatter words and say 'beautiful memories'.  So why beautiful memories?  I grew up in Canada and in our senior year at High School we had a prom and I had a date with a boy, my first.  This dress reminds me of the pink meringue dress my Mother made for me to go to the prom.  I shudder at the thought now but I loved it then - a truly great memory.

My dear blog friend Mo and I are off to Harrogate tomorrow for the Great Northern Papercraft Extravangaza to see what goodies we can buy and then we will visit Dyan Reaveley's studio/store for even more goodies - can't wait!

36 comments:

  1. Gorgeous tag Anne, glad it gave you a very happy memory!
    Enjoy your trip, am very jealous of all you lovely ladies off to Harrogate and then on to Dyan Reaveley's studio - would have to hide my credit card Karen x

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  2. ...Anne this is one awesome tag, I love love love it...Melxx :)

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  3. This is gorgeous Anne and hope I bump into you tomorrow!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! huggles hun Sue xxxx

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  4. Oh I love the tag and had to smile at your memory of the meringue dress. Hope you and Mo have a fantastic at Harrogate. Hugs, Jenny xxx

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  5. Hi Anne, this is a gorgeous tag! Love the colours, very girly..have a great time at Harrogate! Carole Z X

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  6. WOW! This is stunning Anne. I love all the detailing with the beautifully dressed dress form and the wonderful lace design. Made even more special because of the fond memories you have.
    I hope you have a brilliant day tomorrow, I am sure you will
    Hugs Sue

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  7. This is so gorgeous Anne - really love the background embossing and lacing. Snap as I have a work in progress for The Shabby Tea Room challenge where I've done the dressform in green floral paper and the dress is pink/cream! Clever artists create alike I say!! Nicola x

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  8. I love looking at your creations Anne and this one is super. Lucky you getting to go to a craft extravaganza, they are non existent here except yearly in Brisbane but too far to go for me - on my own worse luck.
    Happy crafting
    Elaine

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  9. Redanne this is absolutely gorgeous,the dress is beautiful and I love the lacing just fantastic thanks so much for sharing this beautiful creation, have a great weekend..

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  10. Hi Anne, beautiful tag! Love the colours you've chosen for it! I'm going to Harrogate show today too - I'm looking forward to spending lots of pennies!! Love Claire x

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  11. So pretty, so feminine and beautifully put together. Thanks for sharing at PanPastel UK this week Anne and have a great day buying lots of goodies.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  12. Very girly tag - nice idea with the lacing up the side and looks like it brought a few memories back. Enjoy Harrogate!

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  13. Hi Anne, love this tag, beautiful! x

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  14. This tag is very girly and sweet. The background is beautiful with the pan pastel and the embossing. Love the dress form. The dress is so pretty with the flowered bodice and gorgeous lace. I never thought of using pan pastel on fabric like muslin...great tip. The lace on the side and the covered button are lovely details. Fun to think back to high school prom and the dresses we wore:)

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  15. Really gorgeous, I love the skirt and the lace and pearls look beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge
    Lindsay xx

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  16. Yummy tag - the lacing is gorgeous and your dressform is so beautifully dressed!! Hope you have a great time in Harrogate... and come back with lots of bargains!
    Alison x

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  17. This is Super Anne. I love the dress and of course the eyelets idea for lacing up. So much to see on your tag and I just love it. Perfect use of fabric and lace too. Have a nice week-end. Hugs Rita xx

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  18. Very pretty Anne, with lovely memories invoked! I hope you and Mo have a wonderful time at the show, can't wait to hear what you find! X

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  19. To Harrogate! FUN!!! Love Dyan! Love your tag, oh the pink, laces, and frills! Gorgeous!

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  20. Gorgeous tag Anne, & it's Pink... Love it! the dress form is fabulous Love the laces... Have a super time at Harrogate!! Looking forward to seeing your crafty goodies... Hugs May x x x

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  21. Stunning Tag Anne. I love the use of the eyelets and the lace on the dress form is absolutely stunning.

    I have never used Pan Pastels.

    Good luck with the challenge and have fun at Harrogate

    Crafty Hugs

    Annie x

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  22. Love your girly make. Have a lovely time at Harrogate with Mo and don't forget to show us what you get x x x

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  23. Absolutely stunning Anne - so beautiful - love everything about your tag! I'm very jealous of your trip to Harrogate - I decided - quite rightly so - that I really couldn't afford to go - so I'm saving my pennies in the hope of a ticket to Port Sunlight. Really don't need any more stuff though - but I do need some - if you know what I mean!!! Hope you had a wonderful day -do tell us all about it in your next blog post! Big Huggingtons! Rachel xx

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  24. Sooo pretty Anne!! I saw this challenge but my mind went blank! I love the lacing through the eyelets and the pink (I love pink even if I don't use it very often!). Beautifully feminine.
    Hugs, Juliaxx
    Hope you have fun at Harrogate.

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  25. Wow Anne! this is so feminine and pretty. Love the corset effect. We did have fun at Harrogate did we not? even if we are both skint now! roll on Port Sunlight:) Hugs Mo x

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  26. This is such a pretty, pretty tag Anne. I really like the lacing you did. I'm hoping to get my big-bit crop-a-dile soon. It's on order. The dress is so pretty, I bet you looked beautiful at your prom and how talented was your mum for making it. Glad to hear you had a great day out with my namesake. Have a super Sunday tomorrow :0) Mo xx

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  27. Beautifully done Sugar - I love your dress design. You do fancy work!! You know a lady never goes anywhere without her pearls! This is very special - I do love everything that you thought to do down to her muslin underwear!!!
    Sandy

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  28. This is so girly sweet! Love that little dress form and the laced of trim is so clever! The lace trim and pearl necklace are such great touches! Love this!!!! Enjoy the weekend!

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    1. Beautiful, girly and oh so pretty, I adore this tag my friend
      hugs June xxx

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  29. So pretty in Pink Anne. A darling tag. I hope you win the contest!
    Hugs Lynn

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  30. Anne...your tag is so absolutely adorable! You have created the ultimate girly tag for the theme at Pan Pastel! I love your pink embossed harlequin background. That is so sweet! I love your pink ribbon laced up the one side of your tag. That is so "girly". And your dress form is stunning! I love the bodice! Love the lace skirt! And that touch of lace running down the left side of the tag just finishes it off perfectly! Beautiful tag and exquisite crafting! Thank you so much for the very sweet comment you left on my blog as well. So glad that you liked my water art journal page. :) Have a wonderful week! <3 Candy

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  31. A fabulous tag Ann and your background and lacing are truly stunning! Love the dress you created for the mannequin and its wonderful that it brought back such a lovely memory.

    Sounds like you had a full on crafty weekend, hope you had fun and I look forward to hearing about it and what the purchases were :D xxx

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  32. What a beautiful tag, Anne! I love how you've adorned the dress form and run that lacy bit up the side. I'm jealous of your trip to Dyan's store! Wish I could've tagged along... I bet you had a wonderful time!

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  33. This tag is so very beautiful! Love the colours, the lacing and the gorgeous dress!

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  34. This is so lovely. I remember those pink prom dresses...I had one too! What an excellent presentation on this tag...love all the pretty lace, and your TH die was perfect on this one. The pearls & rose trim really spoke 'prom'...TFS

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  35. ooh this is beautiful! So girlie! xx

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Thanks so much for visiting, I love reading your comments! Hugs, Anne x

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