Wednesday, 1 August 2012

WIRE COUTURE



...live the full life of the mind, exhilarated by new ideas, intoxicated by the romance of the unusual...
- Ernest Hemingway -


...hello everyone...today I'm sharing with you an ATC I have made using the movers & shapers mini dress form...I decided to dress this mini form in wired couture, I hope you like it...


...I took a plain white ATC & added a drop of salty ocean distress ink & edged it in walnut...


...into the steampunk embossing folder then crackled with rock candy...


...the mini form had a light dusting of pumice stone, then a heavier second coat around the edges...



...a wired gown nipped at the waist & a wooden heart in barn door...


...I had fun with this little ATC & mini dress form...Armani eat your heart out, wire is the new black!...

...thank you for dropping by today, I hope you like what you've seen...
xxx







41 comments:

  1. Love it Mel and great dimension with the heart and love that wire

    Sam xxx

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  2. MEL WOW this is amazing what a fabulous creation , you are so talented , just look at the posts on this page alone, what fantastic work Hugs Elaine

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  3. Really love this Mel. I don't know how you do it but your designs look amazing yet they don't feel cluttered - sometimes I throw everything at mine and don't know when to stop!! I love how you use wire and the contrast between the feminine form and the wire dress creates such a special image. The little heart sitting inside is wonderful. Sorry to gush but it's amazing!
    Juliaxx

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  4. Hi Mel

    Love your wire work. I've just bought some of these dress forms off Ebay so might have a go at this!

    Sarah x

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  5. This is so fab Mel and so creative with the wire. Love the colours you have added and the heart.
    x catherine

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  6. WOWZERS Mel, absolutely love your ATC, you are so inventive, I adore the wire dress, so clever and such a gorgeous rock candy inky background, oh and your pretty trademark heart too. Love Chris x

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  7. Well Mel, you and wire are made for each other, the creations you have made with wire involved are simple amazing... love the heart & dressform...Love it all!!! Hugs May x x x

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  8. I always think you are great with colours Mel. Well done. Hope you are well.
    Lynn x x x

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  9. Awesome! Loving the 3-D wired dress form! Very clever!! waving hi from the awesome hills of North Carolina :)

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  10. WOW, this is awesome. I love it
    HUGZ Fleur xXx

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  11. The background you've created is totally fab - such colour, texture, patina. And the curly wires are delicious! Wonderful ATC. And the Hemingway quote is beyond brilliant - thank you for sharing all of this!
    Alison x

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  12. This is a fab design and so inventive. Terrific results, love it. x

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  13. I love it: "Wire is the new black." What a super concept and ATC.

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  14. This is beautiful, live the colours and the crackle...but that dress form is inspired...every girl should have one! Just lve it! Trace. X

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  15. Wow Mel, i didn't know that you can make so much BEAUTY on one atc!
    Love it Love it Love it, ohhh that dress so NICE!!!!
    Well done AGAIN!!!!
    Greetz Patricia

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  16. Stunning Mel. Your wirework is always amazing and the crackled background really works with it. Needs to be seen on a catwalk! Hugs, Buttons x

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  17. I do love this little piece of art. Thanks for your visit to my Tim tag. If I don't get it done as soon as it is issued then it gets on the back burner so I have learned to schedule the time to do it on the day of creation! Well I try...life happens some times. Oh and congrats on the DT position I see in a past post.

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  18. Mel this is phenomenal.
    What a great work with wire.
    This rock.
    Absolutely unique.
    I love it.

    Have a sunny day my dear friend.
    xoxo

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  19. wow mel I'm loving your wire couture outfit...what every well dressed girl will be wearing next season...hugs kath xxx

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  20. Wowzers Mel, that's awesome! Better watch out that Lady Gaga doesn't pinch your idea, lol :0)

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  21. I don't think in terms of wire, but this I like! And really like that you do step by step instructions. Helen (Sydney)

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  22. Hi Mel, sorry I am so late but on reading some of the above I think you have started a trend with your amazing wire creations and this one is no exception. Love the colours, the embossing, the dress form, the wire - everything. You are such an inspiration! Crafty hugs, Anne xx

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  23. Fantastic creation, awesme art work with wire.

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  24. Hi sweetie this is just gorgeous, fabulous creation, hugs Pops x x x

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  25. Looks fabulous dahhhling! xx

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  26. Fabulous, you really think outside of the box!
    Hugs!

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  27. So nice Mel, I love the look of the salty ocean with the rock candy, tones it down a little and gives depth. Very creative tag, I never think of using wire!

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  28. Oh Mel...loving the use of wire in your artwork....Your wire gown is Fantastic and the little red heart is a fabulous touch! You are soooo creative!! Jan x

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  29. Love this - so funky!! Think you should definitely do more wirework, it's a winner!!
    Hugs, LLJ xx

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  30. What a clever idea, Mel! It is kind of the tin man in the Wizard of Oz goes couture. Blessings!

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  31. Mel this is wonderful. I love the colours and the textures, and the wire mesh is very cool. I love it when you do this. Michelle x

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  32. I love it - very creative!
    Sandy

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  33. It's an outstanding creation, love every detail especially the red heart.

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  34. Wow, love that wire work & that beautiful red heart. This is a 'stand out' tag. Sx

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  35. Great quote for a great project! Love the wire....so different and original! Fab design...truly!

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  36. Hi Mel...this is beautiful. What a gorgeous piece of art work. Love it.
    Hugs Debbie x

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  37. Hi Mel

    How amazing is this?!?!?

    I love all the texture and colours.

    Love it as I do everything you create!!!

    Hope you are having a good weekend.

    Love Jules xx

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  38. How fabulous is this - LOVE the dress you have created. Gorgeous background colour.
    Avril xx

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  39. Love your ATC it is very creative. I must get that die for smaller pieces of art.
    Have a great day.

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  40. Gorgeous work Mel - so very creative.

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...thankyou so much for taking the time to drop by my blog...I hope you like what you see...warm wishes...Mel :)