This is the latest Design Team Project for Say It With Letters.
I can't believe that we only have one more to go before our time is finished.
I will be sorry to see this end-I have enjoyed every project and challenge and Deb Damboise, the owner and Head Honcho at SIWL, is a dream to work with!
This month, we were each given a 12-inch Eiffel Tower shape. At first I wasn't sure what
to do with it...paint?...paper...? Oh yeah, I'm the paper person.
First, I traced and cut the tower shape using black scrapbook paper with French writing in white.
I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the tower.
Then, I decided to combine the French shape with my love of dress forms...VOILA!
(I'm trying to impress you with my command of the French language-oui?)
I tried several of my dress form stamps but didn't like the way a stamped image looked.
Ahhhh...Tim Holtz to the rescue! I used my Sizzix Tim Holtz Sewing Room Bigz die,
, cut once using black cardstock and then carefully cut again using patterned paper.
I cut off the "stand" part of the form on the patterned paper piece, leaving just the "body" section.
Pure silk narrow ribbon in a dreamy pink was used at the waist as a sash and floppy bow.
Decorative hat/corsage pins were added as a final touch.
I added a copy of a vintage perfume bottle label behind the dress form
and a little pearl flourish.
What do you think?
I think this piece will be very much at home in my craft studio
with all of the other "girls".
designers projects. Stacy has a cute baby gift tutorial using this same Eiffel Tower.
You can find an Eiffel Tower to call your own right here in Deb's Etsy shop