Thursday, August 27, 2015

Dress Up

This month's prompt was 
for Kimberly's ATC swap.
(about a 180-degree turn from last month's "grunge" theme!)

I went with a frilly little dress interpretation...wonder if some will choose 'dress up' to mean 'costume' or 'make believe'.  Hmmm, we shall see.

I found this line art image (here) of an old paper doll set:

 I lightened it up a bit and printed to some old blue paper, folded it and added washi tape to the side edges to form a nifty little pouch for each card:

A paper clip shaped like a tiny wire hanger seemed apropos for the theme--
(amazing--and a little ridiculous-- what I can find in my endless stash of crap laying around clever crafting supplies!

And guess daughter now has blue hair!
She kind of matches my little ATC's!

It started out more teal-green (like Ariel, the Little Mermaid!):
This was right after it was dyed...very intense!  It has softened up considerably in the weeks since.

This next photo was taken last week when we went to the Street of Dreams home show.  I was in love with that little turquoise bench.  Her topknot totally blends into the painting.......great camouflage!

After 2 years at University of Kansas, she's back home now, and will be attending Portland State University starting next month. She's happy to be back in the Pacific Northwest, at least for a while.

We're gradually getting used to the hair.


  1. Your dress-up tags are adorable and your daughter's hair is even more adorable!! I got blue chunks in my white hair but my hairdresser couldn't get it to "take" and it washed away in two days. Dangit!!

  2. Oh you do know how mmuch I love blue! and your "Dress Up" ATCs are uber fabulous. When you see my interpretation we are vvery similar in thought. Love your daughter's blue hair. My Granddaughter has done her hair in every color and blue was my favorite. Creative ATC Bliss...

  3. Your "Dress Up" ATCs are adorable...What a cool theme...And your daughter is beautiful with beautiful eyes!

  4. Maggie I just wanted to say THANK YOU, and apologize for being so late

    I received one of Kim's Linen and Lace ATC's and I just love it.
    The little image is adorable and so many fun embellishments and layers Pretty papers for the packaging also.

    I hope to get a post done on these, but so many serious life things going on.

    I really hate to see this exchange coming to an end. It's always been a fun thing for me.
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Fun photos of your daughter too....enjoy they grow up so fast and on to bigger and better things.


  5. Maggie, I just wanted to say that I was one of the lucky swappers who received one of your dress up tags. It knocked me out, so adorably sweet and creative! Just wanted to come by and thank you. I'm a new follower.

    Your daughter is so beautiful, no matter what hair color she is sporting. :) Pam

  6. LOL I like the blue hair, I want pink hair, I'm sure a gal my age shouldn't have pink hair LOL

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