Finally back!

Well, after the day of tornadoes 2 weeks ago, no power and then no time once we had power, I'm finally back to blogging!  I even have art to share!  Above is the replacement dress I made for the Marie Antoinette at the Ball swap on the Art For The Creative Mind yahoo group. I hope my poor swap partner receives this one.  The butterfly paper was from a DCWV Matstack called Mariposa. SO pretty! I embossed the green cardstock with my Cuttlebug and added some ribbon rosettes, a bow on the back and the butterfly on the front.  Oh, and the little pearl button!  I sure hope she likes it!

Next, is the altered box I did for the same yahoo group.  After about 4 unsuccessful tries at altering a box, this is what I finally came up with.  I thought I had in my mind exactly what I wanted, but then I couldn't get it out in actual form. Don't you hate that?! lol  This is what I ended up with. It's not what I had originally intended but I really like it, nonetheless.  I hope my swap partner does too!

I used another sheet from the Mariposa matstack on top of the box.  Added the 3 buds and leaves that I had left over from making my hair goodies, some trim around the edge ( I had that left over from a bellydance bra!), painted the bottom of the box gold and added some gold leafing. I'd love to know what you think!


Terry said...

Beautiful creations! Love the dress and altered box! Glad I stopped by for a visit! Have a lovely and safe weekend!

Anonymous said...

Hi Melissa
I read your message on Gingersnappers Yahoo and had to visit.
The dress is wonderful and as for the box, stunning.
Lynne M

Marjie K said...

Fabulous dress! Love that little bit of embossing on the bodice.

trisha too said...

Welcome back! You had quite a time of it!

The dress is adorable, and the box turned out great, even if it isn't what you'd envisioned!


Gerri Herbst said...

The dress is just darling!Your altered box is wonderful too, you should be proud of it. Lovely color and details. thanks for visiting me, gerri

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