Sunday, September 5, 2010

MMM & Dress Up September & Lots To Do


First of all I am so happy to be back in my studio today after a chaotic week off ...missed lots of fun challenges! This is my entry for Mixed Media Monday which was warm colors and my dress for Alice and Camilla's Dress Up September AND for Lots To Do butterfly challenge. I have never combined 3 challenges before but it just all went together so well and I've wanted to do the Lots To Do challenge with Zoe for a long time so here my piece. I was going to do a pale yellow dress for Dress Up this month but when I saw the warm colors challenge at MMM my thoughts turned to fall and orange butterflies seemed like a good idea! We are not having fall here at all but when football started it was always fall in our house growing up. My petite ultra feminine mother LOVED football and even though she had been transplanted to Florida from Ohio she never missed a good game. So fall it is!
I wanted to use Margaret's original dress shape this month...can't remember where I found it now....and then I went to town with a couple of MS butterfly punches I had in my butterfly drawer...yep I have a butterfly drawer. Then I used a piece of Splatter Net that has been in my stash forever for the top. So with sticky fingers and a couple hundred butterflies later I have my dress. Thanks for looking and I look forward as always to seeing what everyone does!
:) Nan

39 comments:

Terry said...

Got Butterflies! Breathing taking dress and so love all those butterflies. It is entirely gorgeous! Butterfly drawer!!! Never thought of that!

indybev said...

A butterfly dress and a butterfly drawer.....truly the woman who has everything!! Well done!

Kristin said...

This is FAB-u-LOUS! I love all the butterflies and the fact that you have a drawer for them - just perfect! This is elegant and romantic and just beautiful, Kristin xo

Cheryl said...

What a super cute idea! This turned out darling. This would be a wonderful idea for a little girls dress!

Rein said...

Wonderful art work!

johanna said...

oh my god - what a piece of love and effort!! but it was worth it... gorgeous!

Sue West said...

Wow, all those butterflies are incredible. What a fantastic design.
Sue x

Rosie said...

Wow! I'd never have the patience to stick all those buttereflies on Nan... wtg, you! What a stunning little dress! =)

bad penny said...

Totally stunning

Marleen said...

Wowow this is amazinggg, what a beautiful dress! All the butterfly's I love it, my compliments for making this!!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh my gosh--this is gorgeous, Nan!!! It is truly fantastic...I love it.
Hugs,
Cindy
xox

WrightStuff said...

I want that dress! Imagine the way it must swoosh around you - adorable. Butterflies probably fly off then alight again as you walk!!

Zoechaos said...

WOW Nan this is stunning all those butterflys must have taken an age but so pretty thank you for sharing with us at LTD this week its a pleasure to see you there and hope you will be back. xx Zoe

Silvia(Barnie) said...

How cool, such a fantastic butterfly dress.

Patricia's Paper Crafts said...

Love the butterfly accents and the colors so fall.

Willy said...

What a beautiful and warm coloured dress!

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

Love your fall butterfly dress Nan. I had a butterfly dress in mind but it never came to anything ... yours is splendid!
We have seen more butterflies in our garden in N VA this year than for the last several summers!
oxo

Gerrie Johnnic said...

How truely different, and adorable...luv it all!

Faye said...

Nan, that is one hot dress! I love the hundreds of butterflies. I bet your hands hurt after all that punching out. The colors are fab.

lettinglifeunfold said...

Nan, the dress is stunning. I love that it is made up of all of those butterflies and the colors are wonderful! What a great way to combine three challenges. Very nice!

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Hi Nan, thanks for dropping by my "new" blog and thanks for your lovely comments. Your butterfly dress is just AMAZING. I want one to wear, I love it.

Lori Saul said...

What a beautiful butterfly dress Nan- a totally unique design and idea- I love this. Perfection for the challenges as well!

Incipient Wings said...

hello!
this dress is breathtaking.i think the colors look incredible.very cool idea.
thanks for stopping by!
have great night.

ladyjanet_56 said...

This dress is beautiful I couldn't believe the amount of butterflies on it (have you got your feelings back in your hands yet?). like you I have had a look around your lovely blog I loved your story on Yoshi and your desk is nearly as bad as mine, thanks for visiting me & leaving a lovely comment. Janet

Hanne said...

Such a pretty bytterfly dress Nan!
Hanne

crafty creations said...

Hi nan and oh what a beautiful dress - love the warm colours

Thanks for sharing your work with the Lotstodo Challenge x Hilda

Jackie said...

These dresses just get better and better - exquisite work, Nan. It must have taken you ages!

Margaret said...

Nan, stunning September dress!! I love your butterflies so much, what an inspired idea! great colour choice and superb detail, fab!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Nan, this is stunning. I'm not often at a loss for words, but this is incredible. I was so impressed at the netting you used. It was the absolute PERFECT addition to this dress. I'm sure it's what collected all the lovely butterflies. You may have sticky fingers, but you have a dress worth shouting about.

Diana Evans said...

oh NAN!!!! I am still working on my September dress!!! but you my dear have created magic with this piece...I want to wear one like this!!!! wow!!! wonderful work!!!

I love popping in here

Katie said...

This is so interesting and the colors are beautiful.

Katie said...

This is so interesting and the colors are beautiful. Can you make one in my size!

Diane said...

Wow, what a great creation, Nan!

Nan said...

Lynn has left a new comment on your post "MMM & Dress Up September & Lots To Do":

Nan, as always I'm in love with your work! What a wonderful creation you made and how it does remind me of Fall. Can't wait for the cooler weather. I love all the Butterflies...esp. your Organized Drawer system! Love ya, Lynn

Thank you Lynn! Sorry I hit delete instead of publish on your comment. Blogger is very unforgiving of these mistakes! I can't wait for Fall either. It doesn't seem as though we get much fall here though does it? Love ya back :)Nan

Rosana Bonalume said...

I love Butterfly and your dress is so pretty!!!

Sherry said...

What a beautiful, vibrant dress! I love that you have a butterfly drawer!

Jeanie Callaghan said...

What a spectacular dress!

Electra said...

Love the butterflies and all the detail! Stunning!

Sandy Ang said...

I'm absolutely blown away by your enchanting dress.
I did an Oct Dress Up but it's nowhere as beautiful as yours.

Love to see you at my challenge - http://angsandy.blogspot.com/2010/11/sandys-challenge-1.html