Well hello there! A big thank you to those who took the time to play with us for our last challenge of 2015 LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form. We've really enjoyed checking out your creative takes on our theme. The winner is
Dec 21, 2015
Nov 16, 2015
A big thank you to those who took the time to play with us for LESSology Challenge #52: Beachfront Property. Really enjoyed seeing your creative projects. The winner is
And now for our Top 3...
Nov 6, 2015
Have you been rummaging through your stash to find a dress form to play along with LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form? Shall we see what our mate from down under Lizzy Hill came up with?
Hey there my friends! Well, this challenge really was a challenge! You see, the only dress form I could find was one I'd gotten on a tag in a swap last year. So she got 'undressed' & revamped!
My mate & I had been shopping in Typo [yes, DANGEROUS!!!] Our 'goodies' were packed in a Typo gift bag which she reckoned I could make myself! Of course, I accepted her challenge, using plain brown paper I buy by the roll. So, recycled elements well & truly covered.
Here's my fancy paper bag girl!
The circles to re-inforce the fastenings are from old packaging:
And a couple of closies, so you can see how I dressed my girl after giving her a THICK COAT of gesso!
And when she's all dressed:
You can just see a dress form stamp making an appearance there in the bg, too!!
Sooo....have you got a dress form that could do with using? What will you do with it?
Can't wait to see!!
Happy Scrapping ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥
Nov 5, 2015
I'm always excited to check out what design team member Mitra Pratt got her hands on at the second hand store. Let's see what she cooked up for LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form.
Candlesticks are one of my favorite items to pick up for cheap at the second hand store! Love the glass ones as a little spritz of vinegar and some mirror spray gives you an awesome mottled vintage look! I am always on the lookout for them as they make a great starting point!
Here I'm using the candlestick as a base to this hand made dress form! Our current challenge over here at LESSology is to alter a dress form! As I could not find one to use, I decided to make my own. Regina over at THE CUTTING CAFE has great a file called Fun with Dress Forms that works like a champ for such a thing! It's actually a card, but that just gave me more layers to give the dress form extra stability.
What I'm REALLY proud of however is printing on canvas! Can you see that canvas texture on the dress form and the photo with the prima ballerina and her prince?
Here is what the canvas looked like all printed. I just cut a small piece and adhered it to a very thin piece of card stock and fed it through the printer. I was so pleased it worked and that I didn't have a huge jam to clear!
Did you notice the wings move? They were spread out in the first photo. Just used those red sparkly brads so they could move. The whole piece makes me really happy. Something pretty out of next to nothing!
Hope this has inspired you to play along with our challenge!
Nov 4, 2015
Hello altered enthusiasts! There are so many things you can upcycle to play along with LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form. Shall we see how design team member Tone-Lill Angelskå got creative?
Hello Friends from around the world. The calendar shows November already, and some stores have started their Christmas displays and product sales weeks ago... here at LESSology we just celebrate November with a Dress Form challenge where you are free to decorate anything you like...just be creative with at least one upcycled item.
The upcycled items I have used are corrugated cardboard, millners net, cardboard caps from firework display, and a mesh bottle sleeve.
I made a "ladies" birthday tag using sewing items since the theme it is all about dress form this month.
I just used the layers method, thinking more is less in this case ;)
Buttons are a must with a dress..
and maybe you can spot the upcycled cardboard circle, made to look like a button too ...
.....and the millners net has been turned in to be a part of the dress
I love making quick cards or tags, as it challenges me to be creative just in that instant of moment...
I hope you like to be challenged and would like to play along with our Dress Form challenge...
Nov 3, 2015
Hello again! Ready to be inspired by our design team's projects for LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form? Let's check out how design team member Yvonne Yam was inspired by this challenge.
One of my fave fragrances is Jean Paul Gaultier's Classique which comes in a glass dress form bottle. The bottle is so pretty that I find it hard to throw it in the recycle bin.
So I decide to alter it to be a stand for my fave charm bracelet.
Here are the supplies I started with...the bottle, a glass door knob from Daiso for the base, book papers and air dry clay.
The bottle was small so I needed to "bulk" it up a little so that it can hold my charm bracelet. I tore pieces of book paper and adhered it to the glass bottle using matte medium. When that was dry, I covered the whole bottle with air-dry clay, making sure to distribute the weight equally so that the bottle is sturdy.
Once the clay was dry , I covered the dress form with bits of vintage lace and feathers.
I loved how it turned out and will be decorating more of these dress form bottles by varying the heights of the bases. Won't a row of these with your fave bracelets be a nice addition to your dresser? *winks*
Nov 2, 2015
Hello friends! Welcome to our last challenge of the year! This month, we would love to see you get creative with a dress form! Paint a canvas with a dress form, decorate a chipboard dress form or doll up a life-size dress form....let your imagination run wild for LESSology Challenge #53: Dress Form. :)
As always, you can create anything you like as long as it incorporate at least ONE upcycled item. Please let us know what it is in your blog post as it might not be apparent.
Here is this month's prize package.
Here's a sneak peek at the design team's projects....
Ready to play along? Please link up your newly created projects featuring the use of a dress form via Inlinkz [located at the end of the post] by Sunday November 29, 11.55pm EST.
Oct 19, 2015
Well hello there friends! It was awesome to check out your wonderful creations featuring the use of a book! Thank you for playing along with us. Without further ado, the winner for LESSology Challenge #51: It's reading time! is....
And now for our Top 3...
Oct 9, 2015
Hello there friends! Ready for one last round of creative inspiration? Let's see what design team member Lizzy Hill came up with for LESSology Challenge #52: Beachfront Property.
We are BLESSED to live right by the sea!
So I had plenty of photos...
In the end I chose this cute one of Lucas with Grand Dad, taking their haul of crabs back home!
Do you see that glittery wooden circle above?
You KNOW what I'm gonna say....NAIL POLISH.
My up-cycled items include an old tape measure, some muslin [dyed], some seed beads & that gold ribbon which was around a Christmas parcel.The crab has been in the stash for ages. He fitted my page perfectly!
As did the seahorse. I've used some chippy - left it natural. It seemed to fit best that way:)
Some more nail polish glittered up chippy triangles...
This is such a FUN, easy theme, I think, for our current LESSology challenge.
Hope you get a chance to join in!
Happy scrapping, my friends ~ Lizzy ♥♥♥