Saturday, 12 October 2013


Hello my Lovelies, I have started a series of
dresses, I'm going to hang them in my bird cage,
my last Canary who used to sing to me all day
passed away about a year ago, now it sits empty
in my studio (front room), so I'm going to fill it
with tiny dresses, Tonniece's idea brilliant one :O).
This one belong's to Miss Brigita, a beautiful fairy...

I started with my beer mats shaped like a dress,
gessoed it, tore up strips of my tea dyed material,
some of my rusted material,
I folded a gessoed, inked, stamped, book page for the center,
Used some white net under it than the gathered tan mesh on top.
I started layering the torn pieces on each side till I got
the shape I wanted.
I cut  out 2 pieces from a tea dyed big doilies  to
lay over the front.
I wrapped the rusted strips over the top crisscrossed,.
Wrapped some lace around her waist, then a triangle
rusted piece to cover the doilies,

This was an earring I glued it at her waist,
the little brown beads were red, used a copic to
color them,
added a flat wooden bead and a blue flat back pearl.
I had a lot of thread from tearing the material, so I
gathered a pile and twirled it together then wrapped
it around the wooden bead, then hanging on the sides... 

The left side..

The right side...

I kind of have to cover the backs so I glued a
piece of rusted material...
I love this grungy old look, threads hanging every where
 so I think it will be my
favorite for now..
Thanks so much for visiting,
It's Thanksgiving weekend in Canada, I'm thankful
for every one of my followers, who all inspire me.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend..
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Julie Ann Lee said...

This so beautiful, Dianne. It has such a wonderful fantasy look and the colour scheme is a wonderful blend of vintage and an almost sci fi/fantasy feel. What a great idea of Tonneice's to have them displayed in the bird cage. That will look so unusual. I have the pretty, little lacy dress you sent me with my birthday goodies and I love that one too. I am sure your followers are thankful for you too, Dianne - you are always so inspiring and so supportive! Julie Ann xx

smarcoux said...

Nice work girl will wait to see a few more dresses done cool idea

Redanne said...

What an absolutely stunning little dress Dianne, a proper little fairly princess gown. Beautiful work. Hugs, Anne x

Anonymous said...

I am enthralled - the sheer beauty of the gown is something I am so excited about. This is "so me", how I would treasure such a creation and it will look all the more beautiful for being displayed in a birdcage, especially a birdcage which holds such meaning and memories for you.
Thank You for sharing something that is quite exquisite and sumptuous.

Darnell J Knauss said...

It's always so fun to step into your Magpie Nest, Dianne! Your mind is a riot of creativity. Your dresses will be divine all perched in your canary cage! I loved scrolling through the week and drooling over your triptych, your stunning tag, and those warm and autumnal photos!!

Thank you so much for all the loving and supportive comments you leave on my blog! You make my day every time!! Hugs, Darnell

Kate said...

Absolutly stunning, Dianne. The texture of the fabric and lovely charms make such a beautiful make. Do they come in adult sizes??!! Cannot wait to see more!

Stamping With Bibiana said...

OMG I have seeing all your latest projects and I lOVE them all..this dress is out of this world, the tag for the bday" friend is so pretty and i loved your papers backgrounds...I posted something thanks to you...that you remind me of the date...happy thanksgiving!
bye bibiana

Sue Lelli said...

Dianne, LOVE this Gorgeous dress! Kinda has an Indian flair to it with that beaded earring! GREAT idea for your birdcage!

Tonniece said...

Well Miss Brigita must be so proud prancing around in this stunning gown. It's Lovely Di and I can't wait to see that cage filled with your stunningly creative dresses.
Hugz Tonniece

Gio said...

Beautiful and whimsical, Dianne. All those layers of fabric and lace, amazing. I wonder how it looks like in the cage...

Robin Spitzer said...

Your dresses took my breath away! Stunning! Love all the layers!

Beautiful work, would love to see a photo in the cage.

Monika/Buzsy said...

What a gorgeous dress Dianne. Love the different stripes... so many different textures blended together in a masterpiece! Well done! This will look wonderful in the bird cage.

Victoria said...

Wowness..I am in love with this beautifully unique..your creative talent and energy is awesome and inspiring...brilliant !!
Hugs kindred! Wishing you a wonderful wkd..

Gita said...

This is so pretty!!!! Wow!!! Thanks for emailing the link. :-)