Wednesday, April 18, 2012

The Little Black Dress...

Hi there!

Gosh, it's Wednesday already.  How did that happen?  Speaking of happenings, isn't it funny sometimes, how things seem to happen for a reason?  Last week on a shopping outing, I saw the most darling little black party dress.  Black and white polka dots (tiny ones), with lots of pearly trimwork, and this fabulous tulle trimmed waistline.  This week, when CardMaker's Card Challenge Corner posted their challenge, it was "The Little Black Dress".  Coincidence?  Perhaps...perhaps not! 


Supplies: Dress Template: Creations by AR, Liquid Pearls, Cardstock: a muse, Pearls: Kaiser Crafts,                          Tulle: from my ribbon stash...

Card inside...
Those of you that know me well, know that my 'little black dress' days are over!  So, this was the perfect opportunity for me to design my own, and not worry about the fit :)  The template is from Creations by AR, and the adorable CS that I bought from my friend, Shirley, is a muse.  Just what the doc ordered!  The pearls were some leftovers from a Kaiser Crafts package, and the tulle was a scrap in my ribbon drawer.  Voila!  Used some liquid pearls to outline the areas where the pearls were going.

Hope this little fashion statement gives you a smile this morning. Thanks so much for stopping by, and for your patience while family took priority!

Hugs and blessings,
Patti J.

26 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Oh my -- fabulous pearls!! And so convenient to have already had your inspiration from the shopping trip!

Glenda Atkins said...

Whoooo what a fancy dress, loving all those pearls, fit for a princess!

Maria Matter said...

oh Patti, this is FABULOUS!!!
I love your little black dress in all it's glory! Gorgeous!
hugs & blessings

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful this black dress! I love those pearls.
hugs, Helena

Olga said...

now that is just AWESOME!

Glittered Paws said...

Pretty pretty - and the blackwhite polka dots are PERFECT dress size - no matter what size you are (LOL). The tulle adds just the right elegant touch.

Regina Hardy said...

Oh my goodness is this the cutest card or what?? I love this Patti. You are so incredibly creative and talented. What a coincidence that you had a dress template of all things. I love it and I'm glad you saw that dress last week. :)

Iris said...

It's so cool and love how you used the pearls and tulle on the dress! It would look amazing as a real dress too!

Pam Sparks said...

fabulous, fancy and fun! I'm thinking you had a great time creating this! I used to sew clothes all the time and loved it... brings back sweet memories! Thanks Patti!

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Were never to old for a little black dress...I would so wear that!
Cute as can be

Paper Princess said...

Hi daddy! I love the dress! I would mind having one of those myself! You're very creative and talented summation point

Paper Princess said...

Oops! Hard to type with iPhone. Sorry
What I meant to say is hi Patty ! Not daddy!!ol

Susie said...

Oh this is so cute. Love the netting.

Theresa said...

What a great dress card...so clever! Love the pearks.

scrapclose2theheart said...

Heavens to mergatroid--my little black dress days are over too GF!!! But I love the one you created! ;)

Amanda Mertz said...

I would totally wear this dress Patti! Just my style! Love the tulle & pearl accents! TFS!

Diana Queen said...

Really cute card, Patti! I love the dress shape... and every girl needs a black party dress! ;D

STAMPING SAM said...

uhh, I say you should slip on that black dress, put on your heels (OK, short ones), dazzle your DH and go dancing! Oh wait, anywhere in Farmington to go dancing? uhh, don't think so! LOL!

ps, love the dressy card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Amazing creation, Patti -- miss you too! Love this fab, little black dress in dots and pearls...Gorgeous and so elegant!
How hard it is to cut the template out by hand?

NancyD said...

Hi Patti, nice to meet you. I like your cards and this one is really cute. I see some of my blog friends comment on your work too. Looks like we are going to be friends - now a follower too. Thanks for stopping by. NancyD

Jessie said...

Wow! It's fabulous!

Chelsea said...

Love it!!

Beate said...

Oh Patti, your dress card looks gorgeous!
Hugs and smiles

Auntie Em said...

So cute! I love the polka dot and pearls with the trim. Very elegant!
Thanks for sharing!

And I bet you still look stunning in the perfect LBD! :)

redwasher1 said...

WOW!!! Patti this is over the top gorgeous!!!!

Seleise said...

love, love, love this dress card!! The pearl embellishments are PERFECT! you are so talented!