It's week three of the Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner Hop and I have to say I am getting more and more addicted to this thing! It really is a go anywhere, take anywhere, scan ANYTHING device! Even big things.. you simply scan in sections and it has a program built into the card that will stitch it together for you! Seriously love it!
A few weeks ago, I was at a thrift store and someone had just brought in a sealed box that was marked "wedding" on it. It looked like it hadn't been opened in years. The gal behind the counter carefully opened the box and inside were these beautiful vintage lace gowns.. probably at least 50 to 60 years old! I was dying! I asked her how much for each one (there were four dresses and 2 tops in all).She said "how about $4.00 for each one".. Ithought she was crazy but I said.. I will take all of them! lol.
I instantly knew who I wanted to send them too. Who could take them and make the old vintage dresses into something totally wearable for the modern girl. But before I shipped them off, I used my Flip-Pal Mobile Scanner to scan in the details of the dresses. The cuffs, the collars, the buttons, the pleats.. everytihng I wanted to remember.
As I was trying to decide what to create with scans.. I thought.. what about a dress? I could create a girl on canvas and create her dress out of these ACTUAL pieces. So that is what I did!
I used the gathered blue skirt waist as the skirt on the girl, I used the pleated lace top as her shirt, and then I used bits of the lace trim as her waistband and one as her collar. It turned out wonderfully!
"she was a modern girl with a vintage soul"
I had a ton of fun with this week's challenge! oh who am I kidding.. I do every week!
Make sure to check out the other wonderful projects these 6 other fabulous ladies have created for this week! Simply click on the links below to enjoy the Blog hop! Don't forget to read on.. to find out how YOU can win one of your own scanners too!
Remember! Flip Pal MObile Scanner is giving away a scanner EACH week during the Blog Hop!! Now through Feb. 3rd!!!!! All you have to do is post on the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner Blog here to get entered to win!! To find out more about the Flip Pal Mobile Scanner and how they work.. check out their website here! They have some awesome videos.. and instructions on what you can do with them!
Well, right now I am in Salt Lake City at ALT Conferance and you KNOW I took my scanner with me! The event is at the Grand American Hotel, so I am having fun scanning in art, furniture, rugs, wallpaper.. oh so beautiful! Love this little guy!
If you haven't entered yet, make sure you also enter to win a spot into my new "The She Art Workshop! Registration launched Tuesday.. and I am giving away a spot here on my blog!
Check out THIS post here to get entered to win and find out more about this fun Workshop!
Make sure you check back tomorrow..I am posting some jewelry I made using the zippers and vintage clip on earrings I found at the thrift store (from my Thrifty Finds post on Wednesday).. Here is a peak!