Saturday, July 24, 2010

MMM The Summer Dance Dress Up


I found this great site called Alice and Camilla.....there is an ongoing monthly Dress Up challenge and the dresses are all so wonderful. I am starting late in July but plan to try and do one a week for a while to catch up. This was FUN! I had so many ideas about what I wanted to do but when I saw the pack of..yes, you guessed it, TEAL napkins, that was it. I really did consider peach and purple but teal is just always my favorite. Maybe I'll do peach next week.....
Update....Steve walked in my studio, saw the dress and said "You sure do use that color a lot..it must be your favorite" Well yeah! I do use green and teal very often. I also love glitter and shiny too so I think this qualifies for my Mixed Media Monday favorite things piece as well. Thanks Cindy for the idea to use this as my entry there as well. Her's is so lovely.
Anyway go take a peek at both sites. They are both wonderful !

35 comments:

Terri Conrad said...

hi Nan,

thanks for your visit and sweet comment on my blog.

This dress is such a fun idea - I may have to visit the link you shared and give it a try.

Jenxo said...

Hi Nan, thanks for stopping by..... i glad you found Margarets dress ups and youll be caught up in no time. love your napkins especially the way you did the skirt....jenxo

Lynn Stevens said...

Hey Nan, Your dress is perfection! I could just see it as a prom dress on a sweet girl. Great idea using napkins!
I've seen the dress up site, just never any time to enter!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous dress love teal light and summery and cool at the same time. Love it xx Zoe

Terry said...

Wow! That dress is stunning! Absolutely love how beautiful you made a napkin! Love it!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Nan, this is TOOO gorgeous for words..I LOVE it!!! You are so talented!!!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment for me...I was so surprised about the challenge--and excited! And that was so sweet of you!
Sending hugs your way,
Cindy
xoxox

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh, Nan, this is TOOO gorgeous for words..I LOVE it!!! You are so talented!!!
Thank you so much for leaving a comment for me...I was so surprised about the challenge--and excited! And that was so sweet of you!
Sending hugs your way,
Cindy
xoxox

bad penny said...

You have found a great Blog ! The dress up is such fun and yours is divine - so floaty & pretty & I adore the colour.

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Your dress is just splendid in every detail Nan ... another great way to use pretty napkins
I adore it!
oxo

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Nan,
I was so excited when I saw your dress last night that I wrote about your blog...I hope you'll come take a look! I ended up making a dress and entering the challenge...this is such an awesome challenge!!!
HUGS,
Cindy
xoxo

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Oh, my goodness... I love this!
You are so talented!
I am signing up to follow you blog!
I am just glad I found it... Cindy Adkins sent me over~
Leticia

Diana Evans said...

oh me oh my!!! I want to join this challenge!!! this piece is so amazing NAN!!!! I love it!!!

Hugs
Diana

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Nan,
I just popped over to say hi and glad you saw the dress!!! I LOVE this challenge..it's so precious!!!
I made another dress for the next one...lol
HUGS,
Cindy

Diana Evans said...

I will be working to catch up on this fun project too!!! I am so thrilled to have found out about this!!! you are amazing!!!!

Barbara Jean said...

too too sweet! Saw you over at Cindy's place.

blessings

barbara jean

Kristin said...

I've never seen a napkin look so good! It is just so beautiful - and one of my favorite colors too, Kristin xo

Jackie said...

It's beautiful, Nan (from another teal fan!).

Margaret said...

You go girl!! Totally fab first dress!! I can totally understand your colour choice being a bit of a blue/green fan myself!

The little skirt is inspired, I love the way you've folded the napkin and attached it to the bodice.

I can't wait to see what you do in 'catch-up'!

Margaret

Silvia said...

Such a lovely dress, wonderful work.

Rosie said...

Very cool Nan! That's such a lovely blog, isn't it? And you have created the sweetest dress!

Zuzu's Blog said...

I love Teal too.. from the darkest shade to the lightest.. and i think I use it way more than i use any other colour. AND... i love pretty dresses.. LOL.. I am finding that a lot of people are showing favourite things that are some of mine too.
nice job. As I said to the lovely Cindy.. shame you cant wave a wand and make it real..

Faye said...

Gorgeous napkin dress, Nan. I love that color too. I also love anything that shines.

Kathy said...

These are currently my favorite colors too, Nan, as you can see by all the art I've created lately in these shades Playing "Dress UP" was my favorite childhood game too, so I especially love yor entry this week. It's beautiful and so original!

Esther said...

That dress is lovely - and I really love those colours too..although purple will always win for me - how about purple and teal ? Esther xx

tammy said...

those napkins are perfect for this and the way you made the back of the napkin show. very beautiful dress.

joanna said...

Hi Nan! your dress is so beautiful! teal is my favorite colour.

jenny said...

Oh this is wonderful Nan...gorgeous colors...one of my friends is also participating in the dress ups and I have been loving seeing the creations...
Jenny

Cheryl said...

Thats a napkin? What a beautiful piece of art you've created with it!

Hermine said...

Very elegant

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

What a super first dress. I am sure it won't take long to catch up, especially if you make one each week. I really love the idea of the napkins for the dress. The skirt is so clever and looks like you could dance the night away. You sure knew how to name it.

I must check out your blog. I'm in a color swap and I'm having trouble identifying teal. Since it seems to be one of your favorite colors, maybe it will help me better identify it. Even an internet search isn't sure what color teal is, calling it a mix of blue and green.

Diane said...

Wow, Nan, this is GORGEOUS! Diane

Julie (Legacy Crafter) said...

Oh la la - what a pretty dress! Great blog

purplepaint said...

Oh this is fabulous!!!! Looks so summery and cool! Marva

Electra said...

Lovely. The perfect dress for a perfect summer eve's dance!

Guriana said...

absolutely lovely dress...specially colour:)))