I didn't want to put too much embellishment on these cards - I wanted the gorgeous masking tape transfer background to show through. The tutorial for this great background is here at Lesley's Harmony Road Studio.
I glued a piece of curtain lace to a piece of stiff fabric. Then I stamped the tree images using Stazon Saddle Brown. I then hand-beaded one of he trees, using three shades of beads. I used an ink marker to color the clouds and skies.
July 2 is my birthday. For my July dress in the Dress Up Challenge, I decided to re-create a dress from my fourth birthday. The dress was light blue, and had lots of ruffles. This dress is made of tissue paper and has bond-paper scallops. I did not have a butterfly on my dress, but wish that I had!
I remember this dress very clearly because I have a photo. This photo includes my best friend and myself, all dressed up for my party. That's Sue on the left with the big smile, and me on the right, looking a bit shy, as always. The plastic pearl necklace and bracelet I'm wearing were a gift from Sue. When we grew up, Sue and I were in each other's weddings. Sue now lives in Columbus, Ohio.