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Dress Up Framed Art

March 5, 2013

I have been inspired by the number of framed art pieces I have seen on different blogs and of course on Pinterest to create a framed art piece using the Dress Up Framelits.


I purchased my frame at K Mart (Australian store) because they were so pretty and each opening was only 4″ x 6″.  I wanted to create 3 different but similar pieces for each one.  I cut the dress forms from Basic Black card and also punched a 1″ Circle from Basic Black to look like a head.

The lady on the left uses a piece of Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper with the addition of a Paper Doily cut with the framelit to create the over dress.  A piece of Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain decorates the waist and covers the joins in the two doily pieces.  I added a small flower punched from Melon Mambo card  using the Boho Blossoms Punch decorated with a Basic Pearl.  The hat is an Extra Large Oval decorated the same as the waist of the dress.   I added some Basic Pearls to the neck of the dress form.


The middle lady is made using Whisper White Card and Silver Glimmer Paper.  I cut the skirt twice from Whisper White card and embossed both pieces using one of the Delicate Designs Embossing Folders.  I also recut the bottom of the Silver Glimmer Paper with the Dress Framelit so that the curves were the same on all three pieces.  I decorated the waiste with a strip of Whisper White card and one of the flowers from the Flower Trim, coloured with a Sponge Dauber and Cherry Cobbler ink.  The flower is attached with a Glue Dot and I added a Large Basic Rhinestone to the centre.  The hat is again cut with the Extra Large Oval Punch, embossed with the same embossing folder and trimmed in the same manner as the waist of the dress.  The neck is decorated with some Basic Rhinestones.


The third dress is again cut from some of the Sunshine and Sprinkles Designer Series Paper.  I cut a Paper Doily to match the bottom of the dress and added a little piece behind the neckline.  Whisper White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain again wraps the waist.  A flower punched with the Boho Blossom Punch from Melon Mambo card and a Basic Pearl finishes the waist decoration.  The hat is again punched using the Extra Large Oval Punch and decorated the same as the dress.  Again Basic Pearls have been added to the dress form neck.


The panels behind the dresses are Very Vanilla card stamped with the En Francaise Background using Crumb Cake ink.  I made a mask with a rectangle opening 4″ x 6″ and sponged inside the mask using Crumb Cake ink and then added a little Soft Suede over the top around the edges.

I absolutely adore the finished product and I know at least 3 or 4 young ladies who will want to have one of these.

I would really love to hear what you think.

Bye for now, Kris.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. March 5, 2013 4:17 pm

    Kris, this is so elegant. I, too know a few little ladies who would love something like this. Looks like the framelits have now moved up on my wish list.


  2. March 5, 2013 4:44 pm

    Kris this is awesome and my daughter Melanie just asked if I could do one for her friend’s 15th birthday in a fortnight. Thank you for the wonderful Idea. With more of Mel’s friends turning either 15 or 16 this year, I am sure she will be keeping me busy, she just loved this when she saw it. I did a card class with the dresses etc at Guides a couple of weeks ago for Thinking Day. They used them to write to Guides in Ireland so we made them with Orange, Green and White for their colours. They adored doing them. Its good to see how far the uses for these can go, the sky is the limit I think. Thank you so much for sharing


  3. libbydyson permalink
    March 6, 2013 9:05 am

    I just love these classy ladies. What gorgeous outfits. Thanks so much for your inspiration


  4. March 6, 2013 11:09 pm

    Kris, I LOVE your take on this by adding a “head” – I had not thought to do that! AND with matching hats – LOVE THAT! This turned out really great. Thanks for the inspiration and I so appreciate your creativeness and talent that you so graciously share with us all – THANK YOU!


  5. Lynda S permalink
    March 16, 2013 7:13 pm

    I adore this Kris and I certainly am not a girly girl in the slightest. It is a magical gift idea. These framelits are ZOOMING up my wish list. ooxx


  6. March 17, 2013 9:27 am

    What can I say Kris – WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! LOVE LOVE LOVE it


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