Mementoes In Time


Dress Form Chipboard Project

Posted on March 31, 2014 at 1:55 PM

As readers of this blog know, my blog posts revolve around odd projects that I complete and simply want to show off.Today's project is no exception, so here is a nice little project for a rainy afternoon. Actually, this project has been hanging around the 'Mementoes' cupboard for about a year (the truth being that I forgot to post it), so I thought I would bring it out, dust it off and post it today.


This project would make a lovely gift for 'Mum' if you live in the UK (I know I've missed Mother's Day but it is nice and early for everyone else in the world), or you can just do what I have done and keep it for yourself.

Anway, I've been having fun with the Tim Holtz Dress Form Die and wanted to post this on the blog. Eagle eyed observers would have noticed this popping up in a supporting role in a previous blog post, featuring the Display Card. 


I've gone for the same distressed/weathered paint effect as the Display Card, on the base piece, which I've added to get the dress to stand up. Actually, I like this 3D model more than the 2D effect, so I will be designing our own Dress Form design for chipboard and adding it to the template pages soon, so watch out for that if you are interested.

I've coloured the skirt with Tattered Rose Distress Ink and used some lace trim to edge the skirt. The paper rose, ribbon and beading around the middle hides where the skirt joins to the bodice. A good glue is essential here, or you will be losing your temper!


My little dress form sits on my window ledge next to my mini wardrobe, reminding me that even small, quick projects can be very effective.


I hope you have enjoyed this short project to make a sweet display piece. Please visit again soon!

Categories: Chipboard Projects, Project Tips and Notes, 2014 to 2015

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Reply Imy
4:16 AM on April 4, 2014 
Thanks Marion. A little late in posting....about a year in fact, lol but better late than never I say!
Reply Marion
1:34 AM on April 3, 2014 
I love this, and yes I remember your special card.