Thursday, December 8, 2011

This Dress ~Stuck on U Sketches!~

Happy December!  Its so hard to believe that Christmas is right around the corner!  I hope you all are more prepared then I am!  I need to pull up my boot straps and get down to business!  Today's sketch is provided to us by our own talented Sandi Clarkson specifically for SOUS!  I used some older Bo Bunny winter paper that I had been hoarding for a while.  The little girl in the photo is my own daughter, Jerica, at the age of 18 months.  The story behind this layout is about the dress she is wearing. I made this dress for her using my High School graduation dress.  I am not a seamstress by any means, but had done some sewing here and there.

To make the circle I used a circle chippie by Dusty Attic and used white crackle paint and then rubbed in a bit of Seedless Preserves Distress Ink from Tim Holt'z fall seasonal series.  I really like this purple!  I stamped on the circle with a script stamp and Black Archival ink. I punched some holes in the circle with my Crop-a-dile and threaded some plum  tulle  through the holes, finishing off with a little flower.

Here is the sketch by Sandi!

For the edges of the photo I stippled a thick textured paste with a paint brush to simulate snow.

In  this flower cluster I used some Prima blooms, and some little white roses from I am Roses, and the 2 pinkish flowers I made using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die.  

I used some Thickers for the tittle, and the journaling reads" I had so much fun taking apart my grad dress and sewing 'This Dress' for my sweet little girl!"

I used a Prima flourish with bits of lace attached to it, cutting it up to get more 'bang for my buck'!

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed this layout as much as I enjoyed making it.  Please stop by Stuck on U Sketches and check out what the other girls have done with the sketch and please join in!

Have a  safe happy weekend, everyone!


  1. HI.. this is soo pretty... the colors and the flowers and the design the pearls, and of course the darling photo really are ingredients for a gorgeous layout!! love it!!

  2. That is absolutely beautiful Bonnie.. Love your take on Sandi's sketch and I love all of your little details..

  3. SO pretty!
    What awesome details Bonnie...
    LOVE it!

    Have a good weekend friend!


  4. beautiful, I love the colors and that flower cluster is to die for :)

  5. Beautifully technique driven page! Love the script stamping on the chipboard circle and that snowy stippling around the photo!

    So happy to be joining you all on the SOUS dt!

    Happy weekend to you!

  6. Oh, Blogger is being bad and I really can't see your post very well .. but I do so love your page! I will try to visit again this weekend to read all your fabulous details!

  7. this turned out just fabulous!!!! I looove the colors, and the ribbon stitched on the circle! So many wonderful details!
    What a great story to go with the dress!!

  8. Love the colors. They match your picture wonderfully. Great story behind the dress. i love redesign of clothes! Gorgeous page!!