Monday, 9 January 2012

Design Team Project #1 featuring 7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection (by Lesley)

Hello Everyone and Happy New Year from me,

I hope it's going to be a really good one for us all.

Today I'm kicking off with my first Snazzy's make of 2012 using some fabulous papers and stickers from the 7 Dots Studio Dreamer Collection.  This is a gorgeous set of double sided 12 x 12 papers which are really good quality and weight so are suitable for lots of projects as well as stickers and diecut elements.

In the fab DT parcel of products Don and Val sent us to play ... work with there was a really nice Tando Creative Mini Printer's Tray and stand so I decided to use this for my first project this month.

 I used the sheet of paper called Sweet Dreams from the collection, making use of both sides of the paper for different parts of my project, together with stickers from the 6 x 12 sheet (there is a 12 x 12 sheet of stickers too).

 To cover the background I tamped down the colours a little with Picket Fence Distress Stain and sprayed some pieces with Marshmallow Glimmer Mist.  I placed the pieces onto the back board and adhered them before I assembled the 'sectioned' layers and before I attached these I covered them with Tissue Tape and added a little colour with Distress Inks (Evergreen Bough, Wild Honey and Gathered Twigs).  The heart is one I made from Platignum UTEE using my Melt Pot and I covered the little wooden bobbin with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and then wound some paper thread round it.  The little rolls are strips of silk sari ribbon from my stash as are the buttons.

The trim and charms are from my stash too but Snazzy's have a wonderful new selection of steampunk charms to check out.

I diecut the mannequin from card and from the 7 Dots paper and layered them for a little extra stability, inked the edges with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink then made a little skirt of mesh ribbon and Tissue Tape.  I made a little chatelaine with tiny scissors and a key attached.  The little crocheted flower came from an old top I threw out a few weeks ago.  I always remove any embellishments from my old stuff, lol!  I then attached it to the tray with 3D foam pads.

The quote is from a set of Dylusions stamps which I cut into strips and raised on 3D foam pads.  Finally I covered the two pieces of the stand with acrylic paint on the back and the 7 Dots paper on the front before inking round the edges with  the Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and adding the oval sticker at the front.

Just a little appetiser for everyone before I finish my post for today.  I've been asked to mention that as January is a five week month, Snazzy's will be holding a challenge for all our blog visitors during the last week together with extra inspiration projects from the Design Team so keep popping back to find out what the challenge will be (there is goodies to be won).

Well that's it for today. I hope you liked my little tray. It was certainly fun to do. Check back later in the week when I have another project to share.

Lesley  Xx


Minxy said...

OMG I literally had to pick my jaw up off the floor, this is just stunning, I mean like so so beautiful, wow wow wow

Can u tell I like it lol

Astrid Maclean said...

Fantastic project Lesley, love what you did with the dress form and all the little details and embellishments. Gorgeous work!

Helen said...

such a great project, that mini printers tray is just wonderful.

Paula Whittaker said...

I think this is my most fave piece of yours...wonderful creation Lesley.

Aquarius said...

Wow Lesley - what can I say? This is amazing and such attention to detail. You certainly seem to get a wonderful selection of goodies to work with (play is good too) from Snazzy. Brilliant

Suzi B said...

Fabulous Lasley... love it I especially like the colours.
Sue xx

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Lesley this is stunning. It's got gorgeous colours, and I love the sewing room feeling that it gives.

Sue x

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous! I loved looking through all the little compartments to see the cleverness you created in them! Beautiful flower trim around the edge!

Netty said...

Oh wow this is fabulous, x

snazzyoriginal said...

Wow, I love this one Lesley. So much detail and the Printer's Tray worked out really well!!

Elaine said...

Lesley, this is really scrumptious -I love sewing themed projects and I really love what you have done with the printers tray. The mesh skirt on the dress form is inspired and I love all the different details. The soft faded colours are just perfect. Well done - a project to be really proud of.

Elaine xxx

Paula (PEP) said...

I love the way you balanced the mannequin with those roses forming the corner & how the pink of those is picked up by the mannequin's underskirt. The colours are just glorious & I love all the details you included.
Paula (PEP)

Gillian .... said...

Really beautiful project Lesley, you have incorporated the papers well. I love the dress form and all the vintage embellishments. x

judith@poppy cottage said...

Hi Lesley, great project, the soft colours are lovely, the Picket Fence worked a treat. The layers on the mannequin's skirt are gorgeous, love that idea. The little touches are really great, it make you want to keep going back and having another look. Hugs, Judith xx

Rachele Dennis said...

Wow, such a stunning piece, now have some ideas to complete the printer tray a have waiting to be decorated :)
Rachele x

Jude said...

Absolutely stunning. Love all the detail and colours. Just fab!


Isabelle Norris said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Lesley!!! How could I have missed this??
Thanks for sharing
isa x