Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Mixed Media Gown

Well I have tried my hand again at a Mixed Media Project for the Mixed Media Color Challenge #9.

I was quite pleased and surprised with how this actually came out.  It will be a gift to my newly engaged daughter! 
I found this video on YouTube by Gabrielle Pollacco.  She makes Mixed Media look so easy.  Quite Inspiring to say the least!
Instead of using a canvas I painted some heavy chipboard white as my base, as I knew I wanted to place this creation in a shadow box.  I found some gorgeous paper in my stash, I think it is by K and Company.   And folded it back and forth scoring along the way to make creases for the dress.
The dress is trimmed in a Tim Holtz rosette lacy ribbon.  A Prima Pink rose with added pearl accents.   Lace ribbon topped with a strip of pearls.  A red painted wooden double heart, with an "I Do" rub-on sentiment.   
A pink rhinestone flourish embellishment and a decoupaged dictionary page with object d'art with another rub-on of wedding rings.   The waist of the dress is trimmed in ribbon and flowers. 
I used several stamps from Gina K Designs;  Butterfly, Springtime Silhouettes,  Pocket Watch, Time  Musical Notes, Vintage Borders.  Another rub-on sentiment:  Whatever Our Souls Are Made Of, His And Mine Are The Same.  
Little pink seed beads were glued to a flourish representing movement, at the bodice of the dress, which also has a string of pearls and a feather as accents.  I actually love the look of the feather, it's kind of fun and fabulous!  :)  
This was an absolute JOY to create.  I am trying to let go of my fear of Mixed Media.  Lots of helpful YouTube Videos and lots of inspiration over at Mixed Media.  Check them out, you'll be glad you did!
Thanks so much for stopping by. crafty!



  1. Wow Donna! Your project is GORGEOUS! Love the pretty dress and beautiful background! The fabric flowers and rhinestones and such a touch of elegance! Thanks for joining along with A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  2. What a fabulous gift that you have created for your daughter. All of the memories of a great engagement party and the new relationship she will have with her guy. Lovingly done and a great keepsake.

  3. This is a gorgeous labour of love! Awesome dress and I love those feathers!!

  4. I think you have definitely conquered your fear of Mixed Media. lol This is fantastic! Wow! I couldn't even begin to do anything on this level without a major shopping trip. I love the gorgeous dress with the pearls & flowers.....the background is wonderful, so much detail. You rock!

  5. Beautiful mixed meddia project, Donna ! you combined all three colors elegantly ! dress is awesome!

  6. Donna, this is so PRETTY! LOVE the gown with the pearls and rose border! Your background with that butterfly is so Wonderful! THX for playing with us at A Mixed Media Color Challenge!

  7. I loved that video!! I think you sent me the link a little while ago. You have duplicated it beautifully....this is one of your better efforts. Mixed media is difficult. Your practice is panning out. Lori will love this!!! It's just so sweet...and the butterfly is just the perfect touch along with the pearls and swirls.

  8. what a lovely framed creation for your daughter! love that cute dress!

  9. Wow.......gorgeous!! So many elements makes this a stunner! Perfect for your daughter.

  10. You are becoming so good at Mixed Media Donna. Some many awesome details to look at! Your future daughter in law is going to love it!!