Friday, February 03, 2012

Back from CHA!

Wowzers! 

What a whirlwind this past month has been!!!  CHA was on the menu... I had a few things going on in preparation for the show.  I had a lot of class prep and card samples to make.... then more samples for a few other booths.

First I want to share something... I got to be part of the Ranger Designer Challenge. There were AMAZING dress forms from other designers...Jaw Droppers I tell ya!!! We got to use the new Ice Stickles and Liquid Pearls.... But if you know me... I'm not a fan of glitter... so I stuck with the metalic Liquid Pearls. 

I went with a Steam Punk theme, used the new Liquid Pearls to make my paper look like metal.  I built the "Cage" from Grunge Paper.  She has this good/evil thing going on... here's a peek.


I was truly in my element with this project... I was able to just sit and create without pressure.  I have a list of supplies that I'll put at the bottom, but please note: the gears and gadgets die cut is for the bigger gears on her cage skirt.  I found the smaller gears (on her bosom) in the Silhouette store and they are cut from black cardstock. The wings are made by white embossing on regular tissue paper, then I wrapped the paper around formed covered wire securing it with matte medium.

I hope you all enjoy this!!!  I LOVE making something from almost nothing!!!



20 comments :

kath said...

absolutely fabulous shari...hugs kath xxx

Barb said...

Oh, you are so talented! LOVE your creativity, Shari! :)

Kelly Booth said...

WOW!!! This is just Awesome.....LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE it!! xoxo!

Redanne said...

This is absolutely stunning Shari, just love it and love steampunk. More importantly, love your style.

Pia said...

Wow - what an amazing project! A true masterpiece which deserves
the spotlight for sure!

joy said...

Just fabulous, Shari! I can tell you were in your element here; so unique!! Thanks for sharing.

Marjie Kemper said...

This is so over-the-top gorgeous! Googled you after seeing your lovely dress form in a paperclipping video. Glad to have found your blog!

Anne said...

This is so awesome Shari- love the wings and the whole steampunk look going on here!

Shelly Hickox said...

Yours was one of my absolute favorites - it's even better in real life!

Cindy C. said...

Awesome project!

Anonymous said...

You create the most amazing art! I love your style!!!

Barbara said...

This is so fantastic and I think so representative of your style! Love this! this must have been so much fun for you to create!

Simone said...

WOW!! Shari this is absolutely jaw droppingly gorgeous! You are so amazingly talented! :)

Virginia L. said...

Amazing! Always a treat to see your latest creation!

Heidi said...

It was spectacular Shari! I loved seeing it in real life on Display in the Ranger booth at CHA. It's great fun to see you do this "form" of art :)

Big hugs!
Heidi

Maureen Chandler said...

This is amazing Shari - thank you so much for sharing it! I love your style and am always excited when I see a new posting from you!!!

Angelica said...

Amazing, love it!!
The embossing on the tissue paper is awsome.
And the "cage"....breathtaking!!

Christine Edwards said...

Fantastic dressform! That cage skirt is a stroke of brilliance. Love it!

foxyenglishcrafter said...

This is awesome. Truly inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
hugs Julie

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Just love how you embellished the dress form, Shari! That cage skirt looks amazing and I love the wings with all the embossed stamping!!