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Welcome to my blog! As you can tell by the title of my blog, I am addicted to paper and paper crafting. That being said, I am not a girly girl so to speak. When I so the swap for the dress form tags, I so skipped over it because there was no way I would be interested in that. To me it was like playing with paper dolls. Then Cindy32 convinced me to join. When I join something, I cannot do just one so Craft Old Bat shared one of hers with me. Oh my goodness....they were so addicting.
For my first famous person tag, using the Tim Holtz Sewing Room Floor die and an d the Graphic 45 paper, I made Dorothy from the Wizard of Oz. The challenge was the dress as I didn't want it the total shape of the dress form. I added ribbon lace and hand cut the bottom part of the dress and formed it so it had fullness. For my second tag, it was designer's choice. I started making a butterfly dress form, but didn't love it. I loved the look and colors of Graphic 45's Le' Cirque paper, so I decided to a trapeze artist dress form. That was a lot of fun....but there were some funny moments along the way. I had decided to add feathers after much deliberation, add that with glue, and a fan on high speed - you probably get the picture. I felt like I should have been in a I love Lucy episode.
Being the compulsive person I can be, Jana was so kind to share a couple of her tags with me. If she could only sitting there on my knees begging for more:) I did a halloween one. I liked the concept of the tag I did, but not sure I loved the outcome of this one like I did the previous two. I wanted to make them into trick or treaters, so I used the dressform from Nifty Fifty's and made the dress forms super small. I then only used pieces of them to conform to my costumes. For the next famous tag, I made Charlie Chaplin (I gave up on Sonny and Cher - too much on one tag). The other famous tag I made from Graphic 45 as well is Tinkerbell.
My wicked sense of humor had me going all over the place with this swap. There were so many dress form opportunities and so little time. I was on the verge of maybe not being politically correct, or thought that maybe some might find my humor a little offensive, so for the swap purposes I kept it relatively safe. Some other ideas I came up with were Madonna's cone bra, Lady Gaga's bubble suit or meat dress, Monica Lewinsky's blue dress with a stain, two brides (Ellen D. & Portia), etc. These dress forms are limitless, and you do not have to be a girly girl to love doing them. I hope you enjoy the pictures and the other blogs along the hop.
In the mood for some sweet treats that will not add to your waist line? How bout some blog candy? How do you win - Just do the following:
1. Become a follower on all of the blogs in the Dressed to the Nines blog hop.
2. Make a comment on each blog for the blog hop. Be sure to leave your email address so you can be contacted if you win.
I will draw a winner at random on the Monday following the blog hop. Thank you for stopping by!!!!