The little chipboard dresses by Crafty Secrets (releasing at the end of July - available in my shop then too!) are SO addicting! I think it reminds me of when I was young, playing dolls. I made this one today, and already I have an idea for another...and another...and another! I could make these all day! (and I just might!)
I wanted this dress to have a little bit of a Halloween look to it, so I used the black dotted paper for the dress. I thought the lime green apron would give it a sweet "witchy" look without having to actually BE a Halloween print. Of course I had to have sparkle, so I really sparkled up the collar. The glitter I used has little silver stars in it, which I though would be fun! I put down a layer of Glossy Accents and sprinkled the glitter right on top. When the Glossy Accents dries the glitter is held in place nicely.
The little black buttons are by Doodlebug. It bugs me to see buttons on paper craft projects that don't actually LOOK like they've been sewn on, but I don't always like having to pull out a needle and thread just for a card. So, a little trick I like to use is to cut a narrow strip of paper and thread it through the button. When you adhere the button to your project, the adhesive (glue dots work great!) holds the ends of the paper in place. Easy-peasy threaded buttons.
I used my serrated tracing wheel to create the look of stitching around the hems of the dress, apron, and pocket. The tracing wheel is a great way to very quickly and easily add faux stitching to any paper craft project! I *love* this little tool!
Hmmm... which dress to make next...