May 15, 2013

PINQUE PEACOCK has a special guest.....

How are all of our Pretty Little Peacocks Today?
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PINQUE PEACOCK proudly introduces our May Guest DT,
Miriam Meserve... owner of Miriam's Crafting Supplies
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For a while now I have been wanting to transform
a dress form into a garden, of sorts. Jessica gave
me the opportunity to do this and work with
Pinque Peacock products as a Guest DT, and
there was no way I was going to pass that up!
When I work with their products I always like
to make things that I'm not going to be giving
away because I hate giving them up.
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I took a Darice paper mache dress form and colored
as much as I could get to of it with Old Olive color
 Stampin' Spot from Stampin' Up. I took two strips
of natural burlap and wound them around the form,
then in between them and extending farther down the
form I added a line of actual vintage trim that I got
 from a local closeout shop. I also added a line of pearl
 trim on the edge of one of the strips of burlap.
      Then, the real fun began. I pulled out all my
 Pinque Peacock products as well as some vintage
buttons from my grandmother as well as items from my
store; Miriam's Crafting Supplies and my stash. Since I
wasn't laying the felt poppers down flat and their
back was exposed I used a flat back fabric covered
button on the back of one and some vintage buttons
on the other. I used some more fabric covered buttons
in the center of some homemade flowers out of lace
and fabric and gave her a “necklace” of mulberry
paper flowers. I placed two flower metal embellishments
and one “flat” one on her and bent them to fit her shape.
On her back, I used a Pinque Peacock Layerd Garden Beauty
flower on which I placed a 7mm flat back pearl in order to
make it blend it with the color scheme a bit more
 and some sticker bling from Recollections that a
friend RAKed me. I used four lengths of beading
chain and made some dangles with charms on the
end. As a bit of extra sparkle I added Stickles to
the metal embellishments, charms and to the felt poppers.
      The dress form was inspired by a project made
by Angela Holt and the dangles from a project by
Virginia “Dare” Burnett. I learned the basic method for
making the fabric flowers on Heather Bailey's blog.
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Miriam, your project is awesome!
It makes me think of a tropical vacation!!!
on behalf of myself and all the PINQUETTES ...
thank you for being our host this
month at PINQUE PEACOCK!!!
AND please visit Miriam at her blog
~~~***Jessica and the PINQUETTES***~~~
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~Several Pinque Peacock Handmade Felt Poppers
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Teal Fabric Covered Buttons (1.5" eyelet) with small purple star flower accent
~ One Button BINGO Stamp by Unity Stamp Co.


Donna K said...

I love your project, Miriam! You've inspired me to finally get one of those dress forms and do something with it!! Love it from top to toe (so to speak). The flowers and buttons and sparkles...oh my!! Thanks for being a guest designer and sharing your creativity!

Big smiles..
Donna K

Amy#8546(TheTigersHaven) said...

Wonderful project. Great use of all your flowers. So pretty.

Flowersandmoreby Rhonda said...

Thanks so much for joining us this month Miriam here at the Peacock!!!... Soooo happy to have you :)
GREAT PROJECT... LOVIN' all the colors and the Shades of Summer products are so awesome! :))

Miriam said...

I really enjoyed working with your products and feel very honored to have been a guest Pinquette! I appreciate the opportunity. It was fun to make and I have loved working with your products, as always!

ScrapYourWorld said...

MY MY what a lovely piece of ART!!! beautiful in every way!!

AJ Scrapbooking & Cards said...

Wow Miriam this is so pretty. I love the burlap used. TFS AJ-

Marji said...

Very cool!! Great use of the products