Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Old Style!!!

I found this really neat photo of my Aunt and just had to scrap it! I also had a little dress form that I thought would be perfect to alter with some ribbon and trim!

I used lots of different ribbon and trim on this page and I used brown and pink for my color scheme. That's one of my favorite combinations, especially for vintage photos!

Here are some close-ups of some of the detail:

Here are the steps for altering the little dressform. First I just used acrylic paint and painted it offwhite I just used some regular acrylic paint that I had. Then I started with the 1.5" wide light pink wrinkled ribbon cut into strips.

I started at the base and used double sided tape and gathered strips of the ribbon across the little dress form and attached to the back.

This is a photo of what the back looked like, I just used the double sided tape for the back as well, it works really well for the ribbon, especially the lighter weight ones.
 I covered the bodice in the Chocolate Mesh Ribbon.
The I used the crochet lace for the waistband and cut a little bit in half and made a v-neck trim!

I finished it off with the darker pink sash as you can see in the finished layout!  I added a little bow with the baker's twine. This was really simple and I liked the result!!! Lots of different color schemes to do this with!!!   I hope you like this little tutorial, it's really easy to do!

Really Reasonable Products used:
1.5 " Pink Wrinkled Ribbon by May Arts
1.5" Chocolate Mesh Ribbon
Allison White Crocheted Lace
Pink Baker's Twine from the Assortment
Pink Satin ribbon

Other products used:
My Mind's Eye paper
Prima, Petaloo, and Kaisercraft blooms
Basically Bare chipboard dress form
Basic Grey alpha stickers
Ranger alsohol ink in Latte
ink, pearls, adhesive


  1. Beautiful Layout, and LOVE your dress form and of course the color combo is one of my favorite too!!! I LOVE PINK and Brown!!!!

  2. I love your layout Patti and the way you decorated the dress form with ribbons is very creative. I always love to see different ways to use ribbon on projects!! Thanks for the tutorial.

  3. Wow, this is just so lovely:)x

  4. very lovely. Great layout and flowers are awesome.

  5. Patti, what a really neat page honoring your aunt, and all the elements you used are just terrific!


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