Monday, 21 May 2012

Framed Fashionista!

Welcome to my corner in the Craft Lane!

A new week, a new challenge at ArtWithNoBoundaries!

It is a double challenge again, the main theme Anything Goes.
The bonus Round for the next 2 weeks is : A Frame of Mind.
The challenge : use a frame, any kind of frame in your project.
The prize: A unique sentiment from Chris of CSDesigns!

Chris has been creating some new frames to go with the Express Yourself Series and the challenge for the DT was: think out of the box.

For some reason or another, my brain read 'box' and that is all I could think of...

I used the Striped Square Scallop Frame and cereal boxes to create my basic box. It was also used to create the floortile pattern. The Diamond Dot Mini Background was used for the right wall panel. Silver board gives the illusion of a mirror and a piece of white fabric and a black ribbon creates a curtain. The Lace Dress form was printed 3 times, coloured, cut out and made into a mannequin and positioned in the middle of the salon room.

Here is a selection of photos from different angles:

And if you wondered, I had tremendous fun making my little framed fashionista box!

Here you can find the lovely frames:

CSDesigns has a DTCall!
You can find all the details here!

I want to enter my creation in a few challenges:

My first challenge is the one at Kaboodle Doodles. The theme is Dressed for Success and there has to be a piece of clothing, some fabric, some interpretation of the theme. My salon with the dress form fits this challenge.
The second is at Ooh-la-la Creations where the challenge is Ribbon or Twine - a ribbon ties the curtain.
Chana invited me to join their Anything Goes Challenge #5 at Jackson's Digital Expressions. I'm not using the sketch, but with a little imagination it might look like it. :). My project is really monochrome with one colour, so the duet of colours is almost applicable...
The challenge at Lexi's Creations is Black and White with one colour - my one colour is a purply pink.
Whoopsiedaisy Challenge says: Shape It, and I think my project has enough shape!
At Stamps & Fun = Creativity it is Anything Goes and I'm joining there too!
Take A Word has the word Dream, and I think my project has an element of dream in it, that dream dress or dream room...
Paper Make-up Stamps has a Recycle Challenge. I used cereal boxes to create the walls.
Bunny Zoes Craft's challenge is also Anything Goes.
PileItOnChallenge asks for a Pattern Mix of Scales. I used the same frame of the walls to create the floor pattern.
I'm also joining the Crazy Challenge where Challenge #120 is 3D - my mannequin and box is 3D!
Wow, that's quite a few challenges for me!

Hope I have inspired you to find that frame and finish a project for the challenge!


  1. Simply stunning Rene, love your fashionista box! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  2. Hi Rene Just popped by to say i love the 3 dimensional design of your framed box

  3. This is brilliant! What a unique way to use both the frames and the mannequin images. It looks like what I imagine a Paris showroom looks like. Very fun!

  4. Very clever Rene - a fantastic project! A perfect "room" for the dress form!! Love it!

  5. Rene, This is a wonderfully imaginative creation. You have taken Outside the box to a whole new level. I love your little salon room and your idea of creating a mannequin out of the Lace Dress Form. Every aspect of this is very well though out and you have executed it perfectly right down to the little tied curtain in the window. I think every little girl would love having one of these, maybe some of the big girls too.
    :) Chris / CS Designs

  6. This is gorgeous the pink goes really well with the black white and silver Thanks for joining our ribbon and twine challenge at Ooh La La creations


  7. Fantastic and wonderfully creative. I had fun looking at it! I would love to have you join us at Jackson's Digital Expressions' "Anything Goes" challenge.

    Big Hugz,

  8. I think you've framed the lacey tutu to perfection after all you are on the Art With No Boundaries DT. Obviously this is why. Very Cool!!

  9. Hi there. WOW, this is simply amazing. You have obviously put so much work into this and it shows.
    Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations and good luck.
    Love Sandra xxx

  10. This is a gorgeous frame box, it is the perfect home for your mannequin.
    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.

  11. Just stunning,thanks for joining us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  12. Wow that really is an amazing creation. Just love the feel of a dance studio. Just wonderful.

    Thanks for joining us as Jackson’s Digital Expressions this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky

  13. How utterly amazing. It looks so dimensional and your use of the patterns adds to the illusion of tremendous depth. Gorgeous frame box. Thanks for sharing with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  14. Your salon room is spectacular! I love the dimensions and details. Thanks so much for sharing this amazing project with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  15. Yes, your dreamy dress (and rooms) definitely qualifies for our Take a Word Challenge. Beautiful artwork!

  16. What a fabulous creation--I've never seen anything like this!!! This is amazing--the dress looks perfectly framed with all the black and white around it! :)

  17. Your miniature room is just too cool. I love the surreal feeling. Blessings!

  18. Wow this is totally gorgeous! what a lovely idea!

    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy this week.
    xoxxoox Carly

  19. Thanks for playing along with us at Jackson's Digital Expressions.

  20. It's beautiful, fantastic idea. Thanks for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy. Hazel x

  21. This is so original! Really clever shape of that card. And perfect image. I'm impressed!

  22. Thanks so much for submitting your work to Jackson's Digital Expressions. This is just fabulous!

    Chana, DT Coordinator!

  23. This is a lovely card great image thanks for joining us at lexi's Creations.

    Tracey DT

  24. Fabby use of Chris's Frames to create your box and patterns! What a fun idea! The dress form turned out fabby!! Such a kewl project!

  25. A W E S O M E!, this is the bomb girl!

  26. Wow, how cute is this?!? I just love this box and that amazing dress. Thanks so much for playing at WHOOPSI DAISY and KABOODLE DOODLES this week. Hugs:)

  27. oh wow!!!!! i love this!!!! definitely one of my favorites!!
    thanks for mixing it up with PIO this week - good luck in the draw - Kimberly DT

  28. Wow your project looks really wondeful.
    Thanks for joining us at SFC.
    Many greetings

  29. Very nice creation - great idea. Thanks for joining SFC.
    Big hug

  30. This is a brilliant box and I love the design. Thanks for playing at Whoopsi Daisy and good luck. Hope to see you back tomorrow for a new challenge. Bettina GD xx

  31. So fab project, Rene. I've never seen something like this before. Thanks for joining our recycle challenge at Digi Makeover Challenge last week - hope to see you back at our next challenge too :)
    Hugs, Eret

  32. I really love this especially how you used the frame in so many different ways. The fashionista image is so lovely like this. A great creation. Vee xx

  33. Wow - this is fabulous!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On! Sorry I'm so late in commenting, I've been having awful problems with blogger this week!
    Helen x

  34. Stunning! So creative and striking. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On! Best, CG


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