Sunday, January 31, 2010

A Black Tie Affair? (MFTeaser #2)



This box was a riot to make.

MFTeaser DANCE box mel stampz

It's for day two of the My Favorite Things teasers &
uses the soon to be released MFT stamp set Dance the Night Away.
Such a great set to play with!

The box is just one of those light wooden paint-able variety. ($1.25!) :o)
It has a lid & bottom (about 2 inches deep) Here's the inside:

MFTeasers DANCE box inside mel stampz
Love that quote!

The chandelier was doodled on with pencil & then metallic pen
and stitched in black thread (adding black, silver, gray, & clear beads):

MFTeasers DANCE box  chandelier mel stampz

The floor is "tiled":

MFTeasers DANCE box floor embossing texture mel stampz

The tiles (and that sweet dance step pattern) were made by...

A) Drawing vanishing lines on some striped patterned paper with a ruler & very fine black marker
B) Stamping on the dance pattern in black ink & embossing in clear
C) Covering the floor with a light layer of Versamarker & clear embossing powder
D) Shading some areas with gray marker

I love that the foot prints are high-heeled ones (giggle giggle)

MFTeasers DANCE box front mel stampz - CROP

The blissful dancer's dress was shaded with gray Prismacolour pencils & Copic markers. I used a paper piercer to score cross-hatched lines in the white for a faux fabric texture & then added Spica glitter over it to make it satin-like. I gave some smoky eyeshadow & a Swarovski crystal bling belt for some glam. ;o)

I used the same fine black pen that made the tile lines
to draw fish net stockings on her:

MFTeasers DANCE box front mel stampz

....and as usual, there's a whack of stitching in general
(knots to hold the silver sequins on & dark gray embroidery thread)


  • Dance the Night Away Stamp Set (new from MFT)
  • Wooden box & lid ($1.25 @ dollar store) & black paint
  • Perfect Paper Panels, Black Archival ink, clear embossing powder, heat gun
  • Copic markers & Prismacolour pencils, Spica glitter pen (clear)
  • Swarovski Crystals, seed & larger beads, sequins
  • Paper piercer, needle & thread (gray & black)
  • Patterned Papers: Cosmo Cricket Everafter (gray flowers) and...
  • Creative Imaginations Narratives #21891 Journal
  • Ruler & black pen (to draw tile lines), Versamark (to emboss tiles)
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Hope you can check out all the inspiration on Kim's Blog at 11:00 AM EST

(with all the MFTeasers linked up & a new featured stamp set each day!)


Thanks so much for taking time out of your busy day!

41 comments:

Barbara said...

OMG !!!it`s gorgeus !!!!

Julie said...

Fabulous, great colouring and your chandelier is divine!! Julie

StampOwl said...

Oh I love this ... and that chandelier is fabulous

Anonymous said...

hi Mel , how very cute..i'm going out today it's very early now,love lady

Dawn said...

Pure Genius once again Mel! are you kidding me... a chandelier!! Oh, nope...right... this is MEL we're talking about! Awesome, just awesome

Lisa Foster said...

This is FABULOUS!!! AWESOME creation, Mel!
Hugs,
Lisa

Yellow Pineapple said...

You know Mel...sometimes there just is NO word to describe how amazing your work is....

Holly said...

All I can say with my mouth hanging open like this is wow!

Barb said...

This is SO amazing!

Dotty Jo said...

Hi Mel, wow, wow, wow, Jo x

StampinCathy said...

This is just breath taking! Love all the details and bling on this gift. WOW! I just can't quit staring at this amazing and inspiring MOJO of yours!

Shannon Kraft said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!!! Over and above, so beautiful. The chandelier is awesome and I wish I could replicate.

Vina said...

Another breathtaking project Mel!
Love your chandelier & every single detail! Hope you're felling better. Take care

Tiffany said...

Mel!! I love this!! You are so full of fantastic ideas!!

Simone P. said...

I love this!

Jana Weaver said...

WOW, this is stunning! all teh details are amazing!

veronica said...

wow! a lot of work went into this card. very cute! love all the details.

g said...

oh it is so stunning & so cool! i love everything about it! just amazing!!

Cindy Haffner said...

OMG girl does your mind ever stop!!! --I love this!!

Tracey said...

WOW!! AMAZING!!!

marie t said...

It's beautiful! You are so talented! Thanks for taking the time to share your art with us!

huntla1 said...

Gorgeous! The little lady is gorgeous in her own right, but I bet she has never looked better than on this night! Thanks for sharing your detail -- that goes for every post you do. You are amazing in your artwork!

Melody said...

I am just going to learn SO much from you!!!! I share your love of beads, embellishments, and stitching, but you just use them in such creative ways!! I just love the chandelier!

Chris said...

love that chandelier

Amy Sheffer said...

How phenomenal!! There is some serious gorgeousness going on here, girl! WOW!! Your details are incredible!

Julie Dinn said...

WOW, Stunning! I don't have anything else to say, it is just Stunning!

Megan said...

I love all the little sparklies!! Darling!

raduse said...

THUD!! My jaw is is totally dropped!! I can't believe all of the fantastic details here.

Christina Fischer said...

HOLY MOLY -- what a work of art! Amazing, Mel! :)

shellshearer said...

absolutley stunning hun

hugs shell xx

Sherrie said...

I don't think you realize how talented you are! This is stunning! I always love coming to your hop as I can just soak in the lovely details of your cards! I also need a fabulous black chandeleir like that one!....My daughter has one (it is white)...but the black is so chic!

Debbie Pamment said...

This is ABSOLUTELY AMAZINGLY STUNNING!!!! LOVE all your detailing - the thought that has gone into this beauty - wow!
xXx

Kelli said...

I REALLY hope you dont expect a comment on this card, ALL WORDS HAVE (like Elvis) LEFT THE BUILDING.... WHAT IN THE WORLD??? I am in AWE, suffering from PTSD as I will NEVER EVER EVER pretend that I can recreate this masterpiece,

OK, no words and here I ramble, that is what this card did to my brain, MUSH !!!! MUSH I TELL YA!!!!

Anonymous said...

Holy Cow, Batman!!! that is amazing!! Can't think of enough words to say WOW!!!!!! :)
jennik

Kim said...

Why oh why do you live in Canada and not in FL where I'd have a chance to have some of your creativity rub off on me?!?!! Sigh. This is to die for.

Philippa said...

Wow, Wow, Wow. Is all I can say. Love it, love it. Thank you so much for sharing. Your work is amazing.

Michele Boyer said...

I cannot BELIEVE you made that chandelier! HOLY MOLY, girl! It's fabulous! I love the footprints too! You are SO creative!

Barbara said...

I'm afraid it's all been said--I couldn't possibly add anything to there other comments except to say that this is completely over-the-top creative and stunningly put together. Just fabulous!!!

PixieShtick said...

I love it. I'm going to use that chandelier idea.

Kim Etherington said...

Fabulous colouring on her and her dress and great Chandelier! Too kickin awesome!

Elisa said...

Wow,your work is amazing,so much attention to detail,the stitching is fab!!